Virtuosity, but not Veracity, from Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider at Wigmore Hall

16/02/2019

Beethoven, Brahms, Shostakovich, Prokofiev: Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider (violin), Robert Kulek (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 13.2.2019. (CS)

Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider (c) Lars Gundersen

Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider (c) Lars Gundersen

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Joélle Harvey’s Carnegie Hall Recital Climaxes with the World Premiere of Michael Ippolito’s Vanitas

15/02/2019

Various: Joélle Harvey (soprano), Allen Perriello (piano), Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York, 13.2.2019. (RP)

Joélle Harvey (soprano) © Arielle Doneson

Joélle Harvey (soprano) © Arielle Doneson

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The King’s Singers Push Forward to Their Next 50 Years

15/02/2019

Royal Blood: Music of King Henry VIII: The King’s Singers (Patrick Dunachie and Edward Button [countertenors], Julian Gregory [tenor], Christopher Bruerton and Nick Ashby [baritones], Jonathan Howard [bass]), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 9.2.2019. (GN)

The King’s Singers © Jan Gates

The King’s Singers © Jan Gates

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Authentic and Gripping Dialogue des Carmélites in Stockholm

13/02/2019

Poulenc, Dialogues des Carmélites: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Stockholm Opera / Marc Soustrot (conductor), Royal Stockholm Opera, 9.2.2019. (GF)

Susanne Resmark, Anne Sofie von Otter & Sofie Asplund
© Micke Sandström/Royal Swedish Opera

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In Cleveland, Ohlsson Returns with the Busoni Concerto

13/02/2019

Haydn, Busoni: Garrick Ohlsson (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Alan Gilbert (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 9.2.2019. (MSJ)

Garrick Ohlsson (c) Bartek Sadowski

Garrick Ohlsson (c) Bartek Sadowski

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An Uneven Presentation of Verdi’s Rarely Heard I masnadieri in Valencia

11/02/2019

Verdi, I masnadieriGeneralitat Valenciana Chorus, Comunitat Valenciana Orchestra / Roberto Abbado (conductor), Palau de les Arts, Valencia, 9.2.2019. (JMI)

I masnadieri © M. Lorenzo & M. Ponce

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In San Francisco, ‘Recomposed’ with Daniel Hope

11/02/2019

Vaughan Williams, Schumann, Warlock, Purcell, Max Richter: New Century Chamber Orchestra / Daniel Hope (concertmaster), Wilsey Center for the Arts, San Francisco. 9.2.2019. (HS)

Daniel Hope (c) Nicolas Zonvi

Daniel Hope (c) Nicolas Zonvi

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Fine Pianism and a Fascinatingly Diverse Programme from Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

11/02/2019

Haydn, Schumann, Boulez, Ravel, and Prokofiev: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 10.2.2019. (MB)

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (c) Chandos Records

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