Bartók at His Most Majestic, Sleekness and Subtlety from the Pacifica, and a Rocky Outing for Bell

28/08/2015

United States Aspen Music Festival (13): Barber, Bartók, Beethoven, Ligeti, Ran, Schubert, Vivaldi. Soloists, Joshua Bell and David Robertson (conductors). Aspen, Colorado. 14-16.8.2015 (HS) Read more

Aspen 14: Singing Prevails in Madcap Così

20/08/2015

United StatesUnited States Aspen Music Festival (14): Mozart, Così fan tutte: Soloists, Jane Glover (conductor), James Robinson (director). Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, Colorado. 19.8.2015 (HS) Read more

Aspen 12: Sultry Piazzola, Brake Drums and Flower Pots, and Scriabin’s Influence

16/08/2015

United StatesUnited States Aspen Music Festival (12): Byne, Donatoni, Glass, Harrison, Mosolov, Piazzola, Protopopov, Roslavets, Rouse, Scriabin, Xenakis: Soloists, Jonathan Haas and Scott Terrell (conductors). Aspen, Colorado. 10-12.8.2015 (HS) Read more

Aspen 11: A Resplendent “Aida,” Rip-Snorting Ginastera, and “Pines of Rome” in Technicolor

11/08/2015

 United StatesUnited States Aspen Music Festival (11): Berlioz, Borodin, Ginastera, Meyer, Mozart, Respighi, Shostakovich, Sibelius, Verdi. Soloists; Robert Spano, Federico Cortese, and Josep Caballé-Domenech (conductors). Aspen, Colorado. 7-9.8.2015 (HS) Read more

Aspen 10: Three Guitar Virtuosi, McGegan in Baroque Splendor, and a Venerable String Quartet

08/08/2015

Aspen Music Festival (10): Bach, Bartók, Boccherini, Brahms, Dohnányi, Fauré, Mozart, Rameau, Shatin, Telemann. 3-6.8.2015 (HS) Aspen Read more

Aspen 9: Opera Humor from Stucky and Theofanidis, Delectable Chamber Music—and More Rain

04/08/2015

United StatesUnited States  Aspen Music Festival (9): Barber, Bernstein, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Haydn, Hindemith, Meyer, Ravel, Stucky, Theofanidis, Turina. Soloists, Patrick Summers and Robert Spano (conductors). Aspen, Colorado. 31.7.2015 through 1-2.8.2015 (HS) Read more

Aspen 8: A Day with Violin in the Spotlight

02/08/2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Aspen Music Festival (8): Brahms, Debussy, Françaix, Franck, Jónsson, Kurtág, Lutoslawski, Mase, Paterson, Rieti, Sacco, Sampson, Stravinsky, Young, Ysaÿe. Augustin Hadelich (violin), Joyce Yang (piano), Aspen, Colorado. 27-30.7.2015 (HS) Read more

Aspen 7: Weilerstein Blazes in Prokofiev, Verve from Kahane, and Hodkinson’s New Quartet              

31/07/2015

United StatesUnited States Aspen Music Festival (7): Argento, J.S. Bach, Brahms, Chausson, Debussy, Haydn, Hodkinson, Mozart, Prokofiev, Shostakovich/Barsai, Stravinsky, Symanowski. Soloists, Jeffrey Kahane and Ludovic Morlot (conductors), Aspen, Colorado. 24-26.7.2015 (HS) Read more

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