PROM 57: Elder’s Majestic Parsifal Spoilt by Cast Weaknesses

27/08/2013

 Prom 57, Wagner, Parsifal: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus, Trinity Boys Choir, Hallé Youth Choir, Hallé Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder.(conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London 25.7.2013. (JPr)

 

Prom 57 CR BBC Chris Christodoulou_

Prom 57 CR BBC Chris Christodoulou

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Edinburgh Festival (18):Velvety String Tone from Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra

27/08/2013

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  Edinburgh International Festival 2013 (18) – Brahms: Rachel Harnisch (soprano), Florian Boesch (baritone), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Edinburgh Festival Chorus / David Zinman (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 26.8.2013 (SRT)

David Zinman, credit Tom Haller

David Zinman, credit Tom Haller

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The Pros and Cons of Michael Schade’s Die schöne Müllerin

27/08/2013

 Salzburg Festival (6) – Schubert, Die schöne Müllerin: Michael Schade (tenor), Rudolf Buchbinder (piano). Haus für Mozart, Salzburg, 24.8.2013 (MB) Read more

Mostly Mozart (12): Imagination and Expert Playing Light Up a Venerable Festival

27/08/2013

 Mostly Mozart (12): International Contemporary Ensemble, Clark Studio, Lincoln Center, New York City. 15-19-20.8.2013 (BH) Read more

Mostly Mozart (10): In Tribute to Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

27/08/2013

 Mostly Mozart 10: Handel, In Tribute to Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Renata Pokupić (mezzo-soprano), Anna Stéphany (mezzo-soprano), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Laurence Cummings (conductor), Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York,  22.8.2013 (SSM).

 

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PROM 55: Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Surely a Proms Highlight?

27/08/2013

  Prom 55. Lutoslawski, Shostakovich, Panufnik: Alexander Melnikov (piano), Warsaw Phiharmonic Orchestra / Antoni Wit (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 23.8.2013 (GD)

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PROM 56: Philippe Jordan Brings the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester to the Proms

26/08/2013

 Prom 56, Wagner, Ravel, ShostakovichJean-Yves Thibaudet(piano), Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, Philippe Jordan (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London 25.8.2013. (JPr) Read more

Edinburgh Festival (17): Odd Pairing of Purcell and Bartók Operas

26/08/2013

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 Edinburgh International Festival 2013 (17) – Purcell, Bartók: Oper Frankfurt / Constantinos Carydis (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 25.8.2013 (SRT)

Dido and Aeneas, Photo by Monika Rittershaus

Dido and Aeneas, Photo by Monika Rittershaus

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