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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Sweeney Todd, like his Customers and Meat Pies, Goes Down a Treat in Zurich

11/12/2018

Sondheim, Sweeney Todd: Soloists, Chorus of Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / David Charles Abell (conductor), Zurich Opera 9.12.2018. (JR)

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Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Overshadowed by Praetorius and Pärt

09/12/2018

Bach, Pärt, Praetorius (arr. Sandström): Malin Hartelius (soprano), Christina Daletska (alto), Benjamin Bruns (tenor), Ludwig Mittelhammer (bass), Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Orchestra La Scintilla / Florian Helgath (conductor and chorus master), Kirche St. Jakob, Zurich 7.12.2018. (JR)  Read more

Very Enjoyable Hungarian Night at the Tonhalle

08/12/2018

Brahms, Saint-Saëns, Bartók: Joshua Bell (violin), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Jakub Hrůša (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 6.12.2018. (JR)

Joshua Bell (c) Bill Phelps

Joshua Bell (c) Bill Phelps

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Unearthed Berwald Songs Followed by Shani’s Inspiring Mahler

02/12/2018

Berwald, Mahler: Lisa Larsson (soprano), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Lahav Shani (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 29.11.2018. (JR)

Lisa Larsson © Merlijn Doomernik

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Swedish RSO and Harding on European Tour in Zurich

21/11/2018

Pettersson, Schumann, Beethoven: Veronika Eberle (violin). Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Daniel Harding (conductor), Tonhalle Zurich, 19.11.2018. (JR)

Daniel Harding (c) Tonhalle, Zurich

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Hänsel und Gretel: A Clever Carsen Production Lacks Charm

19/11/2018

Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel: Soloists, Children’s Chorus and Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Markus Poschner (conductor). Zurich Opera, Zurich. 18.11.2018. (JR)

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Gardiner Excels in Scrupulously Detailed Verdi Requiem

31/10/2018

 Verdi: Corinne Winters (soprano), Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano), Edgaras Montvidas (tenor), Gianluca Buratto (bass), Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (KKL) Lucerne, 30.10.2018. (JR)

John Eliot Gardiner (c) Susanne Diesner

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