Striking Coherence and Strength in Karen Gomyo’s Brahms

29/10/2018

 Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann: Karen Gomyo (violin), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Jeffrey Kahane (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 19.10.2018. (GN)

Karen Gomyo and the VSO © Matthew Baird

Karen Gomyo and the VSO © Matthew Baird

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Rotterdam Philharmonic Impress With Their New Chief Conductor Lahav Shani

26/10/2018

Bloch, Bruch, Brahms: Pinchas Zukerman (violin), Rotterdam Philharmonic / Lahav Shani (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich 25.10.2018. (JR)

Lahav Shani (c) Marco Borggreve

Lahav Shani (c) Marco Borggreve

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A Minimalist Opera in a Minimalist Production

24/10/2018

Saariaho, Only the Sound Remains: Meta 4 Quartet, Theatre of Voices / Ivor Bolton (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 23.10.2018. (JMI)

Philippe Jaroussky, Davone Tines, Nora Kimball-Mentzos
in Only the Sound Remains © J. del Real

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Stark Realism and Perfect Casting Make for an Unforgettable Jenůfa

24/10/2018

Janáček, Jenůfa: Soloists, Chorus, Ballet and Orchestra of The National Theatre / Jaroslav Kyzlink (conductor), The National Theatre, Prague, 19.10.2018. (RP)

Alžběta Poláčková as Jenůfa © National Theatre Prague

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Polenzani Excels in Title Role of Idomeneo

24/10/2018

Mozart, Idomeneo: Soloists, Chorus, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor). Civic Opera House, Chicago. 20.10.2018. (JLZ)

Matthew Polenzani in Idomeneo
(c) Kyle Flubacker

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Sinaisky in Sibelius at Cardiff

24/10/2018

Sibelius, Mozart, Wagner: Louis Schwizgebel (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Vassily Sinaisky (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 23.10.2018. (PCG)

Louis Schwizgebel (c) Marco Borggreve

Louis Schwizgebel (c) Marco Borggreve

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Opening Concert in Cardiff’s International Season

17/10/2018

Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Glinka: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Alondra de la Parra (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 16.10.2018. (PCG)

Benjamin Grosvenor (c) Patrick Allen/Opera Omnia

Benjamin Grosvenor (c) Patrick Allen/Opera Omnia

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Rewarding Chamber Music by Charlotte Bray in Excellent Performances

17/10/2018

Bray and Meyer: Mariani Piano Quartet (Philipp Bohnen (violin), Barbara Buntrock (viola), Isang Enders (cello), Gerhard Vielhaber (piano)), Huw Watkins (piano). Purcell Room, London, 16.10.2018. (MB)

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