Teatro Real’s Lively and Colorful La Calisto Features Excellent Conducting and Two Strong Casts

20/03/2019

Cavalli, La Calisto: Musicians of The Monteverdi Continuo Ensemble, Seville Baroque Orchestra and Teatro Real Orchestra / Ivor Bolton (18.3) and Christopher Moulds (19.3) (conductors), Teatro Real, Madrid, 18 & 19.3.2019. (JMI)

Teatro Real’s La Calisto © Javier del Real

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Glorious Mozart and Dispiriting Schubert from Bezuidenhout and the Chiaroscuro Quartet

20/03/2019

Schubert, Mozart: Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano), Chiaroscuro Quartet (Alina Ibragimova and Pablo-Hernan Benedi [violins], Emilie Hörnlund [viola], Claire Thirion [cello]), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 10.3.2019. (GN)

Kristian Bezuidenhout playing an 1790 Shantz fortepiano © Jan Gates

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A St John Passion Far Greater than the Sum of its Parts

20/03/2019

Bach, Johannes-Passion: Reinoud Van Mechelen (Evangelist), Rachel Redmond (soprano), Jess Dandy (contralto), Anthony Gregory (tenor), Renato Dolcini (bass-baritone, Pilate), Alex Rosen (bass, Jesus). Les Arts Florissants / William Christie (harpsichord/director). Barbican Hall, 19.3.2019. (CC)

William Christie

William Christie

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A Revealing San Francisco Weekend with Salonen and the Philharmonia

18/03/2019

Sibelius, Salonen, Bartók, López, Stravinsky: Truls Mørk (cello), Ana-María Martinez (soprano), UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus (Dr. Wei Cheng, music director), Volti (Robert Geary, artistic director), Philharmonia Orchestra / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), presented by Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, University of California, Berkeley. 15 & 17.3.2019. (HS)

Truls Mørk (c) Johs Boe

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Augustin Hadelich Wows a Cincinnati Audience

18/03/2019

Barber, Gershwin, Ravel, Varèse: Augustin Hadelich (violinist), Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra / Louis Langrée (conductor), Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH. 15.3.2019. (RDA)

Augustin Hadelich (c) Luca Valentina

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From the Philadelphians, a Schubert Ninth that Stopped for No Man

18/03/2019

Haydn, Mendelssohn, Schubert: Jan Lisiecki (piano), Philadelphia Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 10.3.2019. (BJ)

Jan Lisiecki (c) Mathias Bothor/DG

Jan Lisiecki (c) Mathias Bothor/DG

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A Highly Rewarding Programme from the Heath Quartet

18/03/2019

Haydn, Ligeti, and Beethoven: Heath Quartet (Oliver Heath, Sara Wolstenholme [violins], Gary Pomeroy [viola], Christopher Murray [cello]), Wigmore Hall, London, 16.3.2019 (MB)

The Heath Quartet (c) Sussie Ahlburg

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Barbara Hannigan Makes a Diverse Programme Cohere Through Musicianship and Sheer Personality

18/03/2019

Ligeti, Haydn, Berg, Gershwin (arr. Hannigan and Elliot): Barbara Hannigan (soprano/conductor), London Symphony Orchestra, Barbican Hall, London, 17.3.2019. (CS)

Barbara Hannigan (c) Elmer de Haas

Barbara Hannigan (c) Elmer de Haas

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