LA Master Chorale Ends a Superb Season with a Look to the Future from a Not-So-Distant Past

26/06/2017

Salonen, Childs, Smiley, Whitacre, Kirchner, Lauridsen: Los Angeles Master Chorale and Orchestra, Grant Gershon (conductor), Jenny Wong (assistant conductor), Eric Whitacre (guest conductor), Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, 23.6.2017. (DLD) Read more

Theatrical Mavericks—Including the Conductor

26/06/2017

Ives, Tilson Thomas, Harrison, Antheil: Measha Brueggergosman (soprano), Mikaela Bennett, Kara Dugan (vocalists), Nadya Tichman (violin), Peter Dugan (piano), San Francisco Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 23.6.2017. (HS)

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Erin Moore as Josephine Baker in George Antheil’s A Jazz Symphony (c) Cory Weaver

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At the Montréal Chamber Music Festival, Transcendence from Brott and Lisiecki

26/06/2017

Bach, Beethoven, Chopin: Denis Brott (cello), Jan Lisiecki (piano), Pollack Hall, McGill University, Montréal, 13.6.2017. (LV)

Jan Liesecki and Denis Brott (Photo: Victor Brott)

Jan Liesecki and Denis Brott (c) Victor Brott

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Lise Davidsen is Imperious in Katharina Thoma’s Comic and Profound Ariadne auf Naxos

26/06/2017

Richard Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos – Glyndebourne Festival 2017 [1]: Soloists, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Cornelius Meister (conductor). Glyndebourne, East Sussex. 25.6.2017. (JPr)

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Lise Davidsen (Prima Donna/Ariadne) & Nicholas Folwell (Major-Domo) (c) Robert Workman

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Telemann Honoured in Style by Florilegium

26/06/2017

Telemann 250th Anniversary Concert:  Florilegium [Marta Goncalves (flute); Bojan Cicic,  Magdalena Loth-Hill (violins); Elitsa Bogdanova (viola); Jennifer Motsches (cello); Reiko Ichise (viola da gamba); Carina Cosgrove (double-bass); Pawel Siwczak (harpsichord/chamber organ)] / Ashley Solomon (flute/director) with Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano). Wigmore Hall, London, 25.6.2017. (CC) Read more

Inconsistent vocals mediated by strong conducting: Verdi’s La traviata at the Royal Opera

26/06/2017

 Verdi, La traviata: Cast, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Maurizio Benini. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 24.6.2017. (CC)

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Ekaterina Bakanova (Violetta Valéry) & Atalla Ayan (Alfredo) (c) Tristram Kenton

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Hrůša and Faust Make Fine Impression at the Tonhalle

26/06/2017

Bartók, Schumann, Janáček: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Jakob Hrůša (conductor), Isabelle Faust (violin) Tonhalle, Zurich, 23.6.2017. (JR) Read more

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s CBSO make Petrushka ‘Snap and Fizz’

26/06/2017

Aldeburgh Festival [2] – Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky: Trio Isimsiz (Michael Petrov, cello; Erdem Misirlioglu, piano; Pablo Hernan Benedi, violin); City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Aldeburgh Music Festival, 18.6.2017. (CF) Read more

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