A Keenlyside Recital at Once Ravishing and Baffling

21/12/2018

Schubert, Poulenc, Brahms, Ravel: Sir Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano), Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 7.12.2018. (BJ) Read more

Varduhi Abrahamyan and Luca Pisaroni Are Outstanding in Liceu’s L’italiana in Algeri

19/12/2018

Rossini, L’italiana in Algeri: Liceu Chorus and Orchestra / Riccardo Frizza (conductor), Gran Theatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 17 & 18.12.2018. (JMI)

L’italiana in Algeri © A. Bofill

L’italiana in Algeri © A. Bofill

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Three Years Later, Nézet-Séguin’s Retake of Messiah

19/12/2018

Handel, Messiah: Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Christophe Dumaux (countertenor), Jonas Hacker (tenor), Philippe Sly (bass-baritone), Westminster Symphonic Choir (director: Joe Miller), Philadelphia Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 8.12.2018. (BJ) Read more

Edward Gardner Leads a Memorable Account of L’Enfance du Christ

19/12/2018

Berlioz: Soloists, BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus & Orchestra / Edward Gardner (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 17.12.2018. (CC)

Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ with the BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
and Edward Gardner (conductor) (c) BBC/Mark Allan

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Reverence and Distilled Beauty from Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan

17/12/2018

Various: Joanne Lunn (soprano), Ryo Terakado (violin), Liliko Maeda (traverse flute), Masamitsu San’nomiya (oboe), Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki (director/continuo), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 9.12.2018. (GN)

Joanne Lunn (soprano) with Masaaki Suzuki & Bach Collegium Japan © Jan Gates

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Wonderful Strength and Cohesion in Yefim Bronfman’s Brahms

17/12/2018

Brahms, Liszt, R. Strauss: Yefim Bronfman (piano), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Jun Märkl (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 8.12.2018. (GN)

Yefim Bronfman © Todd Rosenberg

Yefim Bronfman © Todd Rosenberg

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Musical Year Ends with a Big Smile: Blendulf’s Prokokiev Fifth

17/12/2018

 Glinka, Eliasson, Prokofiev: Janine Jansen (violin), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Daniel Blendulf (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 15.12.2018. (JR)

Daniel Blendulf (c) Marco Borggreve

Daniel Blendulf (c) Marco Borggreve

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Kavakos, Rattle and the LSO Give an Evening of Great Music-Making

17/12/2018

Brahms, Debussy and Enescu: Leonidas Kavakos (violin), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Barbican Centre, London, 16.12.2018. (AS)

Leonidas Kavakos (c) Marco Borggreve

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