Fine Schumann from the LSO and Sir John Eliot Gardiner

11/02/2019

Schumann and Beethoven: Piotr Anderszewski (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor), Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London, 10.2.2019 (AS)

Piotr Anderszewski (c) Robert Workman

Piotr Anderszewski (c) Robert Workman

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A Superb Cast, Led by Amanda Majeski, for the Royal Opera’s Katya Kabanova

11/02/2019

Janáček – Katya Kabanova: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus (chorus master: William Spaulding), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Edward Gardner (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 9.2.2019. (MB)

Susan Bickley (Kabanicha) & Amanda Majeski (Katya) (c) ROH/Clive Barda

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Beatrice Rana’s Thrilling London Recital Far Exceeds Expectations

08/02/2019

Chopin, Ravel, Stravinsky/Agosti: Beatrice Rana (piano). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 8.2.2019. (CC)

Beatrice Rana (c) Marie Staggat

Beatrice Rana (c) Marie Staggat

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Pražák and Zemlinsky Quartets Combine for Two Sextets and Mendelssohn’s Octet

08/02/2019

Dvořák , Schulhoff, Mendelssohn: Pražák Quartet (Jana Vonášková and Vlastimil Holek [violins], Josef Kluson [viola], Michal Kanka [cello]) and Zemlinsky Quartet (František Souček and Petr Střížek [violins], Petr Holman [viola], Vladimír Fortin [cello]), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 29.1.2019. (GN)

Pražák and Zemlinsky String Quartets © Mark Mushet

Pražák and Zemlinsky String Quartets © Mark Mushet

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A Blood-Drenched Elektra in Chicago

08/02/2019

 R. Strauss, Elektra: Soloists, Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Donald Runnicles (conductor). Civic Opera House, Chicago. 2.2.2019. (JLZ)

Nina Stemme as Elektra at Lyric Opera of Chicago (c) Cory Weaver

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Intellectual Curiosity and Musical Insight from the Britten Sinfonia at Wigmore Hall

08/02/2019

Mozart, Skryabin, Britten, Colin Matthews, R. Strauss: Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Britten Sinfonia, Wigmore Hall, London, 6.2.2019. (CS)

Nicholas Daniel (c) Eric Richmond

Nicholas Daniel (c) Eric Richmond

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America Writ Large – The Brooklyn Art Song Society Presents the Songs of Aaron Copland

04/02/2019

Brooklyn Art Song Society – Iconoclasts IV. Aaron Copland: Kristina Bachrach (soprano), Dominic Armstrong (tenor), Jorell Williams (baritone), Michael Brofman (piano), Brent Funderburk, (piano), Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, 1.2.2019. (RP)

Aaron Copland © Boosey & Hawkes

Aaron Copland © Boosey & Hawkes

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Heroism and Radiance in Canton, Ohio

04/02/2019

Beethoven, R. Strauss: Canton Symphony Orchestra / Gerhardt Zimmermann (conductor), Umstattdt Performing Arts Hall, Canton, Ohio, 26.1.2019. (TW)

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