Daniel Barenboim’s Berlin Staatskapelle concert is beautifully played, yet bittersweet

GermanyGermany Mozart, Schoenberg: Soloists of the Berlin Staatskapelle / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Streamed from the Berlin Staatsoper on the Staatsoper’s YouTube channel, 14.3.2021. (SRT)

Soloists of the Berlin Staatskapelle and Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

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Yekaterinburg’s Myaskovsky. Dialogues closes on a stirring note with the great tragic Sixth Symphony

Russian FederationRussian Federation Myaskovsky. Dialogues – A Dialogue with Fate: Alexander Ramm (cellist), Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Choir, Ural Academic Philharmonic Orchestra / Dmitry Liss (conductor). Livestream on the Virtual Concert Hall from the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Hall, Yekaterinburg, 13.3.2021. (GT)

Dmitry Liss

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Multi-faceted saxophonist Steven Banks in recital for Young Concert Artists

United StatesUnited States Young Concert Artists’s ‘Come As You Are’: Steven Banks (saxophone), Xak Bjerken (piano), Zorá Quartet. Streamed from Merkin Hall, New York, on the YCA’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, 10.3.2021. (RP)

Steven Banks © Young Concert Artists

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From Munich via San Francisco Julia Bullock finds revelatory connections in 900 years of music

United StatesUnited States SoundBox, ‘Lineage’: Julia Bullock (curator, singer), San Francisco Symphony Chorus, San Francisco Girls Chorus, members of San Francisco Symphony / Daniel Stewart (conductor). Recorded at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco and Bavaria Musik Studio in Munich. Presented by SFSymphony+ and first streamed 11.3.2021. (HS)

Julia Bullock

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Percussion returns to Cleveland via Shchedrin’s witty Carmen ballet

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Episode Six – Shchedrin, Carmen-Suite: Strings and percussion of the Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Reviewed as a performance livestreamed from the Severance Hall, Cleveland, 11.3.2021. (MSJ)

Franz Welser-Möst conducts the strings and percussion of the Cleveland Orchestra
(c) Roger Mastroianni (courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra.)

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Myaskovsky. Dialogues opens up the friendship of Prokofiev and Myaskovsky in music and words

Russian FederationRussian Federation Myaskovsky. Dialogues – Myaskovsky and Prokofiev: A Lifelong Dialogue: Maria Ostroukhova (mezzo-soprano), Yury Favorin (pianist), Konstantin Tyulkin (pianist), Boris Zyranov (actor as Prokofiev), Nikolay Rotov (actor as Myaskovsky), Livestreamed on the Virtual Concert Hall from Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Hall, Yekateringburg, 11.3.2021. (GT)

Myaskovsky and Prokofiev: A lifelong dialogue

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Jennifer Pike and Petr Limonov launch The Polyphonic Concert Club, a new online concert series

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Szymanowski, Paganini/Szymanowski, Massenet: Jennifer Pike (violin), Petr Limonov (piano). Streamed by The Polyphonic Music Club (click here), St George’s, Bristol, 11.3.2021. (CC)

Jennifer Pike (violin) & Petr Limonov (piano)

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