A Perceptive Production and Excellent Performance of Ariadne auf Naxos at Aix-en-Provence

20/07/2018

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence [2] – Strauss: Soloists, Orchestre de Paris / Marc Albrecht (conductor). Théâtre de l’Archevêché, Aix, 14.7.2018. (MB)

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2018’s Ariadne auf Naxos © Pascal Victor/artcompress.

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Important Donizetti Premiere: Splendidly Performed L’Ange de Nisida

20/07/2018

Donizetti: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Sir Mark Elder (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 17.7.2018. (CC)

L’Ange de Nisida with David Junghoon Kim as Leone di Casaldi
(c) ROH, Opera Rara & Russell Duncan

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Sakari Oramo’s Way with Turangalîla-Symphonie is Not the Full Story

19/07/2018

Proms

Prom 6Gershwin and Messiaen: Angela Hewitt (piano), Cynthia Millar (ondes Martinot), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 18.7.2018. (AS) Read more

Choral Soundscapes Celebrate R. Murray Schafer’s 85th Birthday

18/07/2018

Schafer: Christina Cichos (soprano), Fabiana Katz (alto), Steven Belanger (baritone), George Roberts (narrator), Vancouver Chamber Choir, Vancouver Chamber Orchestra / Jon Washburn (conductor), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 6.7.2018. (GN)

Jon Washburn Conducts Vancouver Chamber Choir & Chamber Players © Matthew Baird

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Glyndebourne’s Proms Pelléas Baffles Watching Audience, Enchants Listeners at Home

18/07/2018

Proms

Prom 5 – Debussy: Soloists, The Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 17.7.2018. (JPr)

Christina Gansch (Mélisande), Christopher Purves (Golaud) & John Chest (Pelléas)
(c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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A Loeffler Discovery and a Charlotte Bray Premiere Impress in Aix-en-Provence

18/07/2018

 Festival d’Aix-en-Provence [1], ‘L’Alto à l’honneur’ – Loeffler, Bray, Liszt, Kodály, and Brahms: Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Andrea Hill (soprano), Edwige Herchenroder (piano). Conservatoire Darius Milhaud, Aix, 13.7.2018. (MB)

Tabea Zimmermann (c) Marco Borggreve

Tabea Zimmermann (c) Marco Borggreve

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Vilde Frang in Revelatory Britten at the Blossom Music Festival

17/07/2018

2018 Blossom Music Festival [2] – Britten, Schumann: Vilde Frang (violin), Cleveland Orchestra / John Storgårds (conductor), Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 15.7.2018. (MSJ)

John Storgårds (c) Heikki Tulli

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Enescu’s Octet Steals the Show

17/07/2018

Beethoven, Prokofiev, Enescu: Seattle Chamber Music Society – Cynthia Phelps (viola), Cameron Crozman (cello), Karen Gomyo (violin), Max Levinson (piano), James Ehnes (violin), Alexander Kerr (violin), Jun Iwasaki (violin), Stephen Rose (violin), Maiya Papach (viola), Rebecca Albers (viola), Raphael Bell (cello), and Bion Tsang (cello), Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Seattle, 13.7.2018. (ZC)

James Ehnes (violin) (c) Ben Ealovega

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