Extraordinary mezzo-soprano Kayleigh Decker in recital for Carnegie Hall Citywide

15/01/2020

United StatesUnited States Various composers: Kayleigh Decker (mezzo-soprano), Madeline Slettedahl (piano). Carnegie Hall Citywide, St. Michael’s Church, New York, 11.1.2020. (RP)

Kayleigh Decker (mezzo-soprano) & Madeline Slettedahl (piano)
(c) Simon Pauly

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In San Francisco, plenty to chew on in new Rilke song cycle from Tilson Thomas

14/01/2020

United StatesUnited States Berlioz, Tilson Thomas, Mahler, Ravel: Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano), Ryan McKinny (bass-baritone), San Francisco Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor). Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 10.1.2020. (HS)

Sasha Cooke (c) Stephanie Girard

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A Dvořák rarity scores over subdued Janáček in Cleveland

13/01/2020

United StatesUnited States Dvořák, Mozart, Janáček: Yefim Bronfman (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 9.1.2020. (MSJ)

The Cleveland Orchestra & Franz Welser-Möst (conductor) (c) Roger Mastroianni

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Paavo Järvi continues his impressive Tchaikovsky cycle with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

10/01/2020

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Bartók, Tchaikovsky: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Paavo Järvi (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 9.1.2020. (JR)

Paavo Järvi (c) Priska Ketterer

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Homeward bound with Chopin and Szymanowski at the Brooklyn Art Song Society

06/01/2020

United StatesUnited States Brooklyn Art Song Society Home III – Chopin and Szymanowski: Amy Owens (soprano), Sarah Nelson Craft (mezzo-soprano), Michael Brofman, Spencer Myer, Miori Sugiyama (piano). Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, 3.1.2020. (RP)

Chopin and Syzmanowski © Joan Chiverton

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Superbly executed Wigmore Hall exploration of Dawn to Dusk by Pavel Kolesnikov

05/01/2020

  1. United KingdomUnited Kingdom Chopin, Schumann, Debussy, Bartók, Beethoven – Dawn to Dusk: Pavel Kolesnikov (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 4.1.2020. (CC)

Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel

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Barenboim leads a profound anticipation of the Berlin Beethoven 250th anniversary year

03/01/2020

GermanyGermany Mozart and Beethoven: Elena Stikhina (soprano), Marina Prudenskaya (mezzo-soprano), Andreas Schager (tenor), René Pape (bass), Staatsopernchor Berlin (chorus director: Martin Wright), Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (piano & conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 31.12.2019. (MB)

Daniel Barenboim © Pablo Castagnola

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Philadelphia’s Messiah achieves mixed results

30/12/2019

United StatesUnited States Handel, Messiah: Susanna Phillips (soprano), Paula Murrihy (mezzo-soprano), Jonas Hacker (tenor), Henry Waddington (bass-baritone), Philadelphia Symphonic Choir (Joe Miller, director), Philadelphia Orchestra / Jane Glover (conductor). Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 22.12.2019. (BJ)

Jane Glover (c) Jim Steere

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