Grotesque Comedy Illuminates Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

09/01/2017

Shostakovich, Lady Macbeth of MtsenskSoloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Vasily Petrenko (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 7.1.2017. (JR)

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Isserlis Persuasive in Prokofiev Concerto; Järvi delights with the ‘Rhenish’

16/12/2016

Prokofiev, Schumann: Steven Isserlis (cello), Tonhalle Orchestra / Paavo Järvi (conductor), Tonhalle, Zurich, 15.12.2016. (JR)

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Haitink and Schiff: Two Giants of the Musical World, Two Magnificent Works

12/12/2016

Beethoven & Bruckner: Sir Andras Schiff (piano), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Bernard Haitink (conductor), Tonhalle Zurich, 8.12.2016. (JR) Read more

Ian Bostridge and Winterreise in Winterthur: But Not as You Might Know it

06/12/2016

Schubert arr. Zender: Musikkollegium Winterthur, Thomas Zehetmair (conductor), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Stadthaus, Winterthur, 4.12.2016. (JR) Read more

Verdi Requiem with Ballet – Courage Required

04/12/2016

Verdi: Soloists, Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano), Veronica Simeoni (mezzosoprano), Francesco Meli (tenor), Georg Zeppenfeld (bass), Zurich Ballet, (augmented) Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich, 3.12.16. (JR)

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Harteros Cancels but Tamara Wilson steps in to make Impressive Debut

28/11/2016

Verdi, Don Carlos: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 27.11.2016. (JR)

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Gergiev, Kavakos and the Mariinsky Leave Superb Impression

18/11/2016

Ammann, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky (Ravel): Mariinsky Orchestra / Valery Gergiev (conductor), Leonidas Kavakos (violin) Tonhalle, Zurich 15.11.16. (JR) Read more

Gardiner has his Orchestra stand for Schubert’s Fifth

15/11/2016

Brahms, Beethoven and Schubert: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor), Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano) Tonhalle, Zurich 14.11.2016. (JR) Read more

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