Stunning Schubert and Scriabin from Yuja Wang

December 4, 2014

United StatesUnited States Schubert, Scriabin, Balakirev: Yuja Wang (piano), presented by San Francisco Performances, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 1.12.2014 (HS) Read more

Mälkki Brings No-Nonsense Style to Rich Scoring

December 1, 2014

United StatesUnited States  Griffes, Bartók, Brahms: Jeremy Denk (piano), San Francisco Symphony, Susanna Mälkki (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 29.11.2014 (HS) Read more

Something Borrowed? Maybe, But It’s Not Blue

November 30, 2014

United StatesUnited States Beethoven, Golijov, Haydn: St. Lawrence String Quartet (Geoff Nuttall, Mark Fewer, violins; Lesley Robertson, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello), presented by Cal Performances, Hertz Hall, University of California, Berkeley. 23.11.14 (HS) Read more

Gorgeously Sung Curlew River from Bostridge and Britten Sinfonia

November 18, 2014

United StatesUnited States Britten, Curlew River: Britten Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia Voices (Eamonn Dougan, director), Martin Fitzpatrick (conductor), presented by Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, University of California, Berkeley, California. 15.11.2014 (HS)
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Tepfer Jazzes Up Bach

November 10, 2014

United StatesUnited States Bach/Tepfer: Dan Tepfer (piano), presented by San Francsico Performances, SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium, San Francisco. 11.8.2014 (HS) Read more

From Mozart’s Delicacy to Ravel’s Extravagance

November 10, 2014

United StatesUnited States Liszt, Mozart, Ravel: Gil Shaham (violin), San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 11.7.2014 (HS) Read more

Rarely Heard Rossini Gets Superb Treatment from Soloists, WNO and Rizzi.

October 28, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gioachino Rossini, Mosé in Egitto:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera/Carlo Rizzi (conductor), Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno, 25.10. 2014. (RJF) Read more

A Witty, Colorful, Extravagant Partenope

October 28, 2014

United StatesUnited StatesHandel, Partenope: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of San Francisco Opera, Julian Wachner (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 24.10.2014 (HS)

Danielle de Niese (Partenope), Philippe Sly (Ormonte), Anthony Roth Costanzo (Armindo), David Daniels (Arsace) and Daniela Mack (Rosmira).

Danielle de Niese (Partenope), Philippe Sly (Ormonte), Anthony Roth Costanzo (Armindo), David Daniels (Arsace) and Daniela Mack (Rosmira).©Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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