Notes from the 2011 Salzburg Festival ( 10 ) – Schubert, Schumann, Schoenberg

22/08/2011

 Schubert, Schumann, Schoenberg: Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Mark Steinberg (violin, viola), Clemens Hagen (cello), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Barbara Sukowa (speaker), Marina Piccinini (flute), Anthony McGill (clarinet), Haus für Mozart, Salzburg, 10.8.2011 (JFL) Read more

Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (7) – Toshio Hosokawa impresses with his new work

22/08/2011

  Ravel, Hosokawa, Duruflé : Sophie Koch (mezzo), Simon Keenlyside (bar), National Youth Choir of Scotland, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Robin Ticciati (conductor) Usher Hall, 21.8.2011 (SRT)

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Aspen Music Festival (13) – A fully staged West Side Story, recitals by Meyer and Chang,Ravel’s Piano Trio and some Messiaen

22/08/2011

Aspen Music Festival (13): Recitals by Edgar Meyer (bass) and Sarah Chang (violin), Steven Osborne and friends play Ravel’s Piano Trio, Opera Theater does West Side Story. 19.8.2011 (HS) Read more

Prom 44 – Salonen and the Philharmonia in a somewhat variable Russian Prom

22/08/2011

Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky : Lisa Batiashvili (violin), Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen. Royal Albert Hall, London, 17.8. 2011 (CC) Read more

Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (6) – Keenlyside and Martineau bring passion and warmth to a varied song recital

22/08/2011

 Simon Keenlyside sings Mahler, Duparc, Debussy, R Strauss and Schubert: Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano). Usher Hall, 19.8.2011 (SRT)

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe (4) Fresh, energetic and explosive playing from the Heath Quartet

22/08/2011

 The Beethoven Concert Series at Greyfriars Kirk (4): The Heath Quartet, Greyfriars Kirk, 19.08.2011 (SRT) Read more

Edinburgh Festival Fringe (3) – Humour and grandeur in Llŷr Williams’ Beethoven cycle

22/08/2011

The Beethoven Concert Series at Greyfriars Kirk (3) :  Llŷr Williams (piano), Greyfriars Kirk, 19.8.2011 (SRT) Read more

Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (5) – Intelligence, emotion, drama and fun in Angelika’s lieder recital

21/08/2011

Angelika Kirchschlager sings Brahms , Schubert and Mozart : Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo), Helmut Deutsch (piano). Queen’s Hall, 19.8.2011 (SRT)

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