Joyce DiDonato and Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s perspectives on Schubert’s Winterreise at Carnegie Hall

18/12/2019

United StatesUnited States Schubert, Winterreise: Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano), Yannick Nézet-Séguin (piano). Carnegie Hall, New York, 15.12.2019. (RP)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin (piano) and Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
© Chris Lee

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From Sō Percussion, an astonishing New York survey of 100 years

18/12/2019

United StatesUnited States Beyer, Cage, Chávez, Lang, Reich, Trueman, Varèse, Wolfe, Xenakis: Sō Percussion (Eric Cha-Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski and Jason Treuting) and Friends. Zankel Hall, New York City, 7.12.2019. (DS)

Sō Percussion (c) Stefan Cohen

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From Apollo’s Fire in Ohio, the gift of Bach

18/12/2019

United StatesUnited States J.S. Bach, Christmas Oratorio: Molly Netter (soprano), Daniel Moody (contralto), Steven Soph (tenor), Jesse Blumberg (baritone), Apollo’s Fire / Julian Wachner (conductor). St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Akron, Ohio, 12.12.2019. (MSJ)

Julian Wachner conducting Apollo’s Fire & Apollo’s Singers (c) Erica Brenner

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A wonderful concert from Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin

17/12/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Schumann, Elgar, and Debussy: Elina Garanča (mezzo-soprano), Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 16.12.2019. (MB)

Daniel Barenboim © Pablo Castagnola

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Happy Birthday in Madrid to William Christie and Les Arts Florissants on their Baroque Odyssey tour

16/12/2019

SpainSpain A Baroque Odyssey – Handel, Purcell, Charpentier, D’Ambruis, Lully, Rameau: Sandrine Piau (soprano), Lea Desandre (mezzo-soprano), Marcel Beekman (tenor), Christophe Dumaux (countertenor), Marc Mauillon (baritone), Lisandro Abadie (bass-baritone), Les Arts Florissants / William Christie and Paul Agnew (conductors). Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid, 15.12.2019. (JMI)

Les Arts Florissants (c) CNDM Elvira Megías

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A concert from the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and François-Xavier Roth to lift the spirits

16/12/2019

GermanyGermany Haydn, Martinů, and Ligeti: Holger Groschopp (piano), Stefan Dohr (horn), Mahler Chamber Orchestra / François-Xavier Roth (conductor). Kammermusiksaal, Berlin, 15.12.2019. (MB)

Stefan Dohr (c) Simon Pauly

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Blomstedt guides a wondrous horn section through a stellar Bruckner Four in Zurich

16/12/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Mozart, Bruckner: Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich / Herbert Blomstedt (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 12.12.2019. (CCr)

Herbert Blomstedt (c) Mark Allan

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Lully’s Isis is a delectable experience at Versailles

14/12/2019

FranceFrance Lully, Isis (1676, concert performance): Soloists, Namur Chamber Choir, Les Talens Lyriques / Christophe Rousset (conductor). Opéra Royal, Château de Versailles, Versailles, France 10.12.2019. (CC)

Christophe Rousset (c) Eric Larrayadieu

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