Glorious Mozart and Dispiriting Schubert from Bezuidenhout and the Chiaroscuro Quartet

20/03/2019

Schubert, Mozart: Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano), Chiaroscuro Quartet (Alina Ibragimova and Pablo-Hernan Benedi [violins], Emilie Hörnlund [viola], Claire Thirion [cello]), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 10.3.2019. (GN)

Kristian Bezuidenhout playing an 1790 Shantz fortepiano © Jan Gates

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Paul Lewis Shows Fortitude in Completing His Haydn-Beethoven-Brahms Project

12/03/2019

 Haydn-Beethoven-Brahms Project – Concert IV: Paul Lewis (piano), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 3.3.2019. (GN)

Paul Lewis © Johan Jacobs

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The Danish Quartet’s Search for Beethoven Style

06/03/2019

Beethoven & Nordic folk music: Danish String Quartet (Frederik Øland and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen [violins], Asbjørn Nørgaard [viola], Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin [cello]), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 24.2.2019. (GN)

Danish String Quartet. © Caroline Bittencourt

Danish String Quartet. © Caroline Bittencourt

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A New Goldberg Variations Highlights Kraggerud’s Night of Magic

02/03/2019

Grieg, Svendsen, Kraggerud, J. S. Bach: Jason Ho (violin), Victor de Almeida (viola), Zoltan Rosznyai (cello), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Henning Kraggerud (violin/director), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 22.2.2019. (GN)

Henning Kraggerud and the VSO © Matthew Baird

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The Astonishing Filippo Gorini

27/02/2019

Beethoven, Bartók, Stockhausen: Filippo Gorini (piano), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 17.2.2019. (GN)

Filippo Gorini © Ernesto Casareto

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Hoopes and Gullberg Jensen Expose a Different Magic in Dvořák’s Violin Concerto

22/02/2019

Mozart, Dvořák, Brahms: Chad Hoopes (violin), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Eivind Gullberg Jensen (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 16.2.2019. (GN)

Chad Hoopes (violin), VSO & Eivind Gullberg Jensen (conductor) © Matthew Baird

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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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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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