Lucerne Festival (4):Vienna Philharmonic Impresses but Dudamel Disappoints

25/09/2014

  Lucerne Festival (4)  Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel (conductor), Volkhard Steude (violin) Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern, Lucerne    14.9.2014 (JR)

Dudamel (c) Vern Evans Photo

Dudamel (c) Vern Evans Photo

Read more

Lucerne Festival (3) – Magnificent Mahler from Gilbert and the Gewandhaus  

11/09/2014

  Lucerne Festival  (3) Mahler  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Ladies of the Leipzig Opera Choir (chorus-master Alessandro Zuppardo), Ladies of the Gewandhaus Choir (chorus-master Gregor Meyer), Gewandhaus Childrens‘ Chorus (Frank-Steffen Elster chorus-master), Gerhild Romberger (Alto), , Alan Gilbert (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern, Lucerne 8.9.2014 (JR)

 

Alan Gilbert in New York, 11/18/09.  Photo by Chris Lee.

Alan Gilbert in New York, 11/18/09. Photo by Chris Lee.

Read more

Lucerne Festival (2): Rattle and the Berliners Raise the Roof

03/09/2014

   Rachmaninov, Stravinsky  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Simon Rattle (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern, Lucerne 2.9.2014 (JR)

Copyright Lucerne Tourismus

Copyright Lucerne Tourismus

Read more

Lucerne Festival (1) – Elgar a Brave Choice in Lucerne

01/09/2014

 Beethoven, Elgar:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons (conductor), Rudolf Buchbinder (piano), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern, Lucerne 30.8.2014 (JR)

Rudolf Buchbinderc_AlexanderBasta3-500

Rudolf Buchbinder (c) Alexander Basta

  Read more

Recent Reviews

Season Previews

__________________________________
  • NEW! The Leeds Lieder Concert Series 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! The 18th Oxford Lieder Festival from 11 to 26 October 2019 __________________________________
  • NEW! Anjali Dance Company Genius UK Tour 2019 __________________________________
  • NEW! Edinburgh Usher Hall 2019-2020 Orchestral Season __________________________________
  • NEW! Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2020 Ring Cycles __________________________________
  • NEW! Ex Cathedra’s 50th Anniversary Season in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! Geneva Grand Théâtre in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • UPDATED! 2019-20 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden __________________________________
  • NEW! City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! Zurich Opera House in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • UPDATED! English National Opera in 2019-2020 and New Artistic Director __________________________________
  • NEW! ENB in 2019-2020 and Opening of their New London City Island Home __________________________________
  • NEW! Classical Music and Other Events at the Southbank Centre in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • UPDATED! Cleveland Orchestra in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! Classical Music at the Barbican in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! The Met: Live in HD in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • Subscribe to Free Review Summary Newsletter

    Reviews by Reviewer

    News and Featured Articles

    __________________________________
  • NEW! Abay Kazakh State Opera and Ballet Theatre at the London Coliseum on 17 November __________________________________
  • NEW! HarrisonParrott celebrates 50 years at the Royal Festival Hall __________________________________
  • NEW! Highgate International Chamber Music Festival’s Beethoven 249 in November __________________________________
  • NEW! PIANIST JAMES LISNEY IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEATTIE __________________________________
  • NEW! SOPRANO ANGELA GHEORGHIU IN CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL COOKSON __________________________________
  • NEW! The Joys of the Marlboro Music Festival: Chamber Music’s Best-Kept Secret __________________________________
  • NOW REVIEWED! MATTHEW BOURNE’S ROMEO AND JULIET IN CINEMAS FROM 22 OCTOBER __________________________________
  • NEW! CELLIST JOHANNES MOSER IN CONVERSATION WITH GEOFFREY NEWMAN __________________________________
  • CHORUS MASTER STEPHEN DOUGHTY IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEATTIE __________________________________
  • REVIEWED! Ron Howard’s Pavarotti in Cinemas 13 July (Preview) and Nationwide (15 July) __________________________________
  • MULTI-FACETED MUSICIAN JOY LISNEY IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEATTIE __________________________________
  • ‘MUSICAL MAGIC’: AN INTERVIEW WITH VIOLINIST HENNING KRAGGERUD __________________________________
  • CONDUCTOR THOMAS SANDERLING IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE __________________________________
  • A Q&A WITH GERMAN SOPRANO PETRA LANG __________________________________
  • Search S&H

    Archives by Week

    Archives by Month