Lush Berg and poised Mozart in Cleveland

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Episode Eleven, Order and Disorder: Afendi Yusuf (clarinet), Stephen Rose (violin), Jeanne Preucil Rose (violin), Lynne Ramsey (viola), Mark Kosower (cello), Strings of The Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Performed in Severance Hall, Cleveland, 18-19.3 and 14.4.2021 and reviewed as a video stream. (MSJ)

Afendi Yusuf (clarinet), Stephen Rose, Jeanne Preucil Rose (violins),
Lynne Ramsey (viola) & Mark Kosower (cello) (c) Roger Mastroianni

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In a sentimental mood – guitarist Jason Vieaux in recital for Chamber Music Northwest

United StatesUnited States Various, Jason Vieaux: Eloquent & Eclectic: Jason Vieaux (guitar). Chamber Music Northwest, Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, premiered on 15.5.2021 and available to stream through 22.5.2021 on cmnw.org. (RP)

Jason Vieaux © Tyler Boye

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The ESO plays David Matthews’s conspicuously successful arrangement of Elgar’s String Quartet

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Elgar reimagined, Elgar (arr. David Matthews): English Symphony Orchestra / Kenneth Woods (conductor). Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth. Relayed via the ESO’s YouTube channel, 14.5.2021. (JQ)

Kenneth Woods conducting the English Symphony Orchestra

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Wagner from Davidsen, Kaufmann and Zeppenfeld welcomes audiences back to Munich’s Nationaltheater

GermanyGermany Wagner, Die Walküre Act I (concert performance): Lise Davidsen (soprano), Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Georg Zeppenfeld (bass), Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Asher Fisch (conductor). Livestreamed from the Nationaltheater Munich, 13.5.2021. (JPr)

Wagner’s Die Walküre Act I in Munich’s Nationaltheater

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New choreographies: Marcelino Sambé and Kristen McNally lift The Royal Ballet’s Spring Draft Works out of the routine

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Royal Ballet’s Spring Draft Works: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, Sergey Levitin (violin), Tim Hugh (cello), Robert Clark, Michael Pansters and Kate Shipway (piano). Performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and streamed from 14.5.2021. (JPr)

Marcelino Sambé’s ‘Othello’s Limbo’

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Beatrice Rana and a Fabbrini piano in a room in Rome full of frescoes

ItalyItaly Bach, Debussy, Chopin: Beatrice Rana (piano), recorded exclusively for Cal Performances at Oratorio del Gonfalone, Rome, 6-7.4.2021. First streamed 13.5.2021, and available on demand through 12.6.2021. (HS)

Beatrice Rana for Cal Performances in Rome

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Under Riccardo Chailly’s baton there was an extraordinary feat of music-making at La Scala’s public reopening

ItalyItaly Various: Lise Davidsen (soprano), Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala / Riccardo Chailly (conductor) Livestreamed (directed by Daniela Vismara) by Raicultura on RaiPlay from La Scala, Milan, 10.5.2021. (JPr)

Lise Davidsen (soprano), La Scala Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

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