Kirill Petrenko Leads a Magnificent Bayerisches Staatsorchester and an Impressive Cast in Fidelio

25/01/2019

Beethoven, Fidelio: Bayerische Staatsoper Chorus and Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), National Theater, Munich, 24.1.2019. (JMI)

Anja Kampe & Jonas Kaufmann in Fidelio © W. Hösl

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Thibaudet, de Maistre and LA Philharmonic in Compelling, Challenging Performance of Saariaho and Messiaen

23/01/2019

Saariaho, Messiaen: Xavier de Maistre (harp), Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot), Los Angeles Philharmonic / Susanna Mälkki (conductor), Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles. 19.1.2019. (DD)

Susanna Mälkki (c) Simon Fowler

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Elgar’s Welcome Dose of Patriotism is Just What the Doctor Ordered in Newton Abbott

21/01/2019

Glazunov, Suk, Mozart, Elgar: Fitzwilliam String Quartet (Lucy Russell & Marcus Barcham Stevens [violins], Alan George [viola], Sally Pendlebury [cello]), Anna Tilbrook (piano). Courtenay Centre, Newton Abbot, 20.1.2019. (PRB)

Fitzwilliam String Quartet with Anna Tilbrook (inset) (c) Philip R Buttall

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Ensemble Modern’s SoundState Festival Concerts Stimulate the Ears and the Mind

21/01/2019

SoundState Festival – Gedizlioğlu, Abbasi, Grütter, Fure, Žuraj, and Saunders: Paul Cannon (double bass), Juliet Fraser (soprano), Ensemble Modern, Vimbayi Kaziboni (conductor). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 19.1.2019. (MB) Read more

Augustin Hadelich Brings Warmth and Joy to a Cold January Evening in Basingstoke

18/01/2019

 Beethoven, R. Strauss: Augustin Hadelich (violin), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Kirill Karabits (conductor), The Anvil, Basingstoke, 17.1.2019. (CS)

Augustin Hadelich (Photo: Luca Valentina)

Augustin Hadelich (Photo: Luca Valentina)

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IMS Prussia Cove Musicians Show How Beethoven Both Baffles and Beguiles

17/01/2019

Mozart, Beethoven – IMS Prussia Cove Sándor Végh Memorial Concert: Kings Place, London, 14.1.2019. (CS) Read more

Bleak Trovatore Boasts an Outstanding Quartet

16/01/2019

Verdi, Il trovatore: Soloists and Chorus of the Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony / Carlo Montanaro (conductor), Seattle, Washington, 12.1.2019. (ZC)

Seattle Opera’s Il trovatore (c) Philip Newton

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Big-Boned, Muscled-Up Bruckner from Jaap van Zweden

14/01/2019

Mozart, Bruckner: Carey Bell (clarinet), San Francisco Symphony / Jaap van Zweden (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 11.1.2019. (HS) Read more

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