Blues and Brahms for violinist Randall Goosby’s YCA Encore performance at The Morgan

United StatesUnited States Various: Randall Goosby (violin), Zhu Wang (piano), Gilder Lehrman Hall, The Morgan Library, New York. Viewed on 7.4.2021, and available for streaming on YCA’s Facebook page or YouTube channel. (RP)

Randall Goosby (violin) and Zhu Wang (piano)

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Sladkovsky unleashes the Tenth International Festival ‘Rakhlin Seasons’ with a superb ‘Eroica’ Symphony

Russian FederationRussian Federation International Festival ‘Rakhlin Seasons’- Beethoven: Wang Yugian (pianist), Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra / Alexander Sladkovsky (conductor). Livestreamed from the Saydachev Concert Hall, Kazan, 3.4.2021. (GT)

Tartarstan National Symphony Orchestra & Alexander Sladkovsky (conductor)

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Winds return to Cleveland concerts via flute and organ

United StatesUnited States In Focus/Episode Eight, Visions and Impressions: Joshua Smith (flute), Paul Jacobs (organ), Strings and Timpani of the Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Severance Hall, Cleveland, on 18-20.3.2021, and reviewed as a video stream. (MSJ)

Joshua Smith plays Takemitsu © Roger Mastroianni

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Beautiful, powerful concert performed at the highest level by the Castalian String Quartet at Stoller Hall

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Haydn, Janáček, Adès, The Polyphonic Concert Club – Castalian String Quartet: Sini Simonen, Daniel Roberts (violin), Charlotte Bonneton (viola), Christopher Graves (cello). Performed at Stoller Hall, Manchester, 21.3.2021, and broadcast via Vimeo, 8.4.2021 (CC)

Castalian String Quartet at Stoller Hall

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Köpplinger’s child-friendly Die Zauberflöte returns opera to Dresden’s Semperoper

GermanyGermany Mozart, Die Zauberflöte: Soloists, Dresden State Opera Chorus, Staatskapelle Dresden / Christoph Gedschold (conductor). Filmed (directed by Tilo Krause) at the Semperoper Dresden on 31.3.2021 and streamed on 5.4.2021. (JPr)

Klaus Florian Vogt (Tamino) and Nikola Hillebrand (Queen of the Night)

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Christoph Loy explores the passion and beauty of Tchaikovsky’s songs for Oper Frankfurt

GermanyGermany Tchaikovsky, Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt: Soprano – Olesya Golovneva (soprano), Kelsey Lauritano (mezzo-soprano), Andrea Carè (tenor) and Vladislav Sulimsky, Mikołaj Trąbka (baritones), Mariusz Kłubczuk and Nikolai Petersen (piano), Members of the Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester, Oper Frankfurt. Streaming on Arte from 26.3. to 25.6.2021. (RP)

Olesya Golovneva (soprano) & Mikołai Trąbka (baritone) © M. Rittershaus

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This Bach B minor Mass is arguably VOCES8’s finest achievement to date

United KingdomUnited Kingdom LIVE From London Spring – Bach’s Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Carolyn Sampson, Eleonore Cockerham (sopranos), Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Jeremy Budd (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass-baritone), Rachel Podger (guest leader). Academy of Ancient Music / Barnaby Smith (conductor). Church of St Bartholomew the Great, London, 4.2.2021, and streamed 5.4.2021. (CC)

Bach’s B minor Mass in London’s Church of St Bartholomew the Great
(c) Colin Steen

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Apollo’s Fire brings the inspiration of Jewish culture in the Italian Baroque to Cleveland

United StatesUnited States Various composers, Apollo’s Fire’s Tapestry – Jewish Ghettos of Baroque Italy: Daphna Mor (soprano, recorder), Ashlee Foreman (soprano), Daniel Moody (countertenor), Jacob Perry (tenor), Jeffrey Strauss (baritone), Apollo’s Fire / Jeannette Sorrell (conductor/harpsichord). First Baptist Church, Shaker Heights, Ohio, on 20-21.3.2021 and reviewed as a concert stream. (MSJ)

Apollo’s Fire’s Tapestry – Jewish Ghettos of Baroque Italy

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