Kirill Petrenko masterfully manages music by Thorvaldsdóttir, Prokofiev, and Suk in the latest Berlin Phiharmonic concert

GermanyGermany Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, Prokofiev, Suk: Daniil Trifonov (pianist), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor). Livestream in the Digital Concert Hall (click here) from the Philharmonie Berlin, 29.1.2021. (GT)

Anna Thorvaldsdóttir

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Two views of a short and satisfying concert from Hélène Grimaud, Dallas Symphony and conductor Nicholas McGegan

United StatesUnited States Mozart: Hélène Grimaud (piano), Dallas Symphony Orchestra / Nicholas McGegan (conductor).  Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, USA. Performance from 14.1.2021 livestreamed on DSO’s Next Stage Digital Concert Series (click here) and on DG Stage (click here) 29.1.2021. (CC) (RP)

Helene Grimaud (piano) (c) Brandon Wade

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Riveting Musical Patterns in Cleveland Orchestra livestream

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Episode Five: Musical Patterns: Marc-André Hamelin (piano), Jung-Min Amy Lee (violin), Strings of the Cleveland Orchestra / Vinay Parameswaran (conductor). Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, Performance from January 2021 reviewed as a livestream. (MSJ)

Jung-Min Amy Lee (violin) performs Arvo Pärt’s Fratres © Roger Mastroianni

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Seong-Jin Cho plays 94 seconds of new Mozart for DG Stage on the composer’s 265th birthday

AustriaAustria Seong-Jin Cho and Rolando Villazón present Mozart World Premiere and lecture recital: Seong-Jin Cho (piano), Rolando Villazón (presenter) in conversation with Ulrich Leisinger. Great Hall of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation. Streamed on DG Stage, 27.2.2021. (CC)

Rolando Villazón, Seong-Jin Cho, & Ulrich Leisinger (c) ISM/Wolfgang Lienbacher

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Much memorable singing from Piotr Beczala and Sondra Radvanovsky who are Met Stars Live in Concert in Wuppertal

GermanyGermany Met Stars Live in Concert – Piotr Beczala and Sondra Radvanovsky: Vincenzo Scalera (piano). Livestreamed (directed by Gary Halvorson) from Stadthalle Wuppertal, Germany, 23.1.2021. (JPr)

Sondra Radvanovsky (soprano), Piotr Beczala (tenor), & Vincenzo Scalera (piano)

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Gatti and the BPO were outstanding (in interpretative and musical terms) when contrasting 20th-century Russian works

GermanyGermany Shostakovich, Stravinsky: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniele Gatti (conductor). Livestream on the Digital Concert Hall (click here) from the Philharmonie Berlin, 23.1.2021. (GT)

Daniele Gatti

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Kirill Petrenko and the Berlin Philharmonic start 2021 by exploring themes of life and death in literature and paintings

GermanyGermany Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky: Berlin Philharmonic / Kirill Petrenko (conductor). Livestreamed in the Digital Concert Hall (click here) from the Philharmonie Berlin, 16.1.2021. (GT)

Kirill Petrenko (c) Wilfried Hösl/Berlin Philharmonic

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Brooklyn Art Song Society’s Schubert cycle continues at the start of 2021 with Winterreise

United StatesUnited States Brooklyn Art Song Society – Schubert III: Steven Eddy (baritone), Michael Brofman (piano), Brooklyn Art Song Society, Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn. Livestream available from 16.1.2021. (RP)

BASS – Schubert III (c) Joan Chiverton

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