Charismatic Benson Wilson and virtuosic James Baillieu ReSound in their exceptional synchronicity

United KingdomUnited Kingdom St Martin in the Fields’s ReSound – Benson Wilson (baritone) and James Baillieu (piano): Performed 5.6.2021 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, and streamed from 7.6.2021. (JPr)

James Baillieu (piano) and Benson Wilson (baritone)

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Hope is in the air as the Philharmonia bids ’au revoir’ to Esa-Pekka Salonen

United KingdomUnited Kingdom ‘Salonen: The Finale’: Bach, Salonen, and Beethoven: Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Benjamin Marquise Gilmore (violin), Philharmonia Orchestra / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 10.6.2021. (MB)

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Mitsuko Uchida (piano) & the Philharmonia
(c) Luca Migliore

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A socially distanced semi-staged Die Walküre with many musical highlights returns summer opera to Longborough

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists and Longborough Festival Orchestra / Anthony Negus (conductor). Longborough, Gloucestershire, 8.6.2021. (JPr)

Sarah Marie Kramer (Sieglinde) & Peter Wedd (Siegmund) (c) Jorge Lizalde

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Thought-provoking Waterloo Festival concert by the Doric String Quartet  

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Waterloo Festival [3] – Schubert, Bartók, and Mozart: Doric String Quartet (Alex Redington, Ying Xue [violins], Hélène Clément [viola], John Myerscough [cello]). St John’s, Waterloo, London, 8.6.2021 (MB)

Doric String Quartet (c) Matthew Johnson

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LOTNY presents Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and other gems from the Seicento

United StatesUnited States Monteverdi & Other Treasures from the Seicento: Summer Hassan (soprano), Michael Kuhn & Raúl Melo (tenors), Manami Mizumoto & Rebecca Nelson (violins), Majka Demcak (viola), Paul Holmes Morton (theorbo & guitar), Doug Balliett (bass instruments) / Elliot Figg (music director & harpsichord). The little OPERA theatre of ny, St. John’s in the Village, New York, 4.6.2021. Streamed by Musae live. (RP)

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Fresh and vital Kernis and Suk from The Cleveland Orchestra

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Episode Twelve, Celestial Serenades: Michael Sachs (trumpet), Yolanda Kondonassis (harp), Strings of The Cleveland Orchestra / Vinay Parameswaran (conductor). Performed in Severance Hall, Cleveland, recorded in spring 2021, broadcast 3.5.2021, and reviewed as a video stream. (MSJ)

Vinay Parameswaran conducts The Cleveland Orchestra (c) Roger Mastroianni

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