Rosanne van Sandwijk Makes a Huge Impression at Chipping Campden


Schubert & Schumann: Rosanne van Sandwijk (mezzo soprano), Julius Drake (piano), Chipping Campden International Music Festival, St James’ Church, Chipping Campden, 13.5.2016. (RJ) Read more

Jerusalem Quartet Play Shostakovich’s Dresden Quartet in Dresden with Concentration and Understanding



Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2016 – Shostakovich: Jerusalem Quartet, Konzertsaal, Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber, Dresden, 9.5.2016. (MC)

Jerusalem Quartet, photo Felix Broede

Jerusalem Quartet (c) Felix Broede

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Adventurous Bach Arrangements from Jeffrey Cohan and the Salish Sea Festival


J.S. Bach: Jeffrey Cohan (baroque flute), Ingrid Matthews (baroque violin), Hans-Jürgen Schnoor (harpsichord), Ryerson United Church, Vancouver, 17.4.2016. (GN)

 Jeffrey Cohan © Reed Carlson.

Jeffrey Cohan © Reed Carlson.

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Litton Lavishes Loving Care on Orchestration of Die ägyptische Helena


Strauss-Wochen (3) – Die ägyptische Helena: Soloists, Chorus (chorus master: William Spaulding) and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper, Andrew Litton (conductor). Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 8.4.2016. (MB) Read more

Fine Performance of Elektra Despite a Lacklustre Production


Strauss-Wochen (2), Elektra: Soloists, Chorus (chorus master: William Spaulding) and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper, Donald Runnicles (conductor). Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 7.4.2016. (MB) Read more

A Salome of Great Musico-Dramatic Import at Deutsche Oper, Berlin


Strauss-Wochen (1) – Salome: Soloists, Statisterie and Male Dancers from the Deutsche Oper, Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper, Alain Altonoglu (conductor). Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 6.4.2016. (MB)


Deutsche Oper’s Salome (c) Monika Rittershaus

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Two Great Pianists – and Musical Minds – in Partnership


Berlin Festtage (3) – Schumann, Debussy, and Bartók: Daniel Barenboim, Martha Argerich (pianos), Torsten Schönfeld, Dominic Oelze (percussion). Philharmonie, Berlin, 26.3.2016. (MB) Read more

High Standards of Musical Performance and Dramatic Intelligence In Staatsoper Berlin’s Parsifal


Wagner, Parsifal: Soloists, Staatsopernchor Berlin (chorus master: Martin Wright), Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Schiller Theater, Berlin, 25.3.2016. (MB)


Parsifal (c) Ruth Walz

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