A Gil Shaham encore and sparkling Prokofiev in Philadelphia


United StatesUnited States Jolas, Beethoven, Prokofiev: Gil Shaham (violin), Philadelphia Orchestra / Susanna Mälkki (conductor), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 30.11.2019. (BJ)

Gil Shaham (c) Christian Steiner

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Christian Spuck’s danse macabre: a choreographed rendering of Verdi’s Requiem is revived in Zurich  


SwitzerlandSwitzerland Verdi, Messa da Requiem: Soloists, Ballett Zürich, Chorus and Supplementary Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich, Philharmonia Zürich / Karina Canellakis (conductor), Opernhaus Zürich, Zurich, 22.11 and 7.12.2019. (CCr)

Yen Han and Filipe Portugal (c) Gregory Batardon

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Improvisation from Chernyavsky, Kadarauch, and members of the San Francisco Symphony


United StatesUnited States Soundbox, Principia: David Chernyavsky (curator and violin), Katie Kadarauch (curator and viola), Scott Pingel (curator and bass), members of San Francisco Symphony / Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser (conductor), Soundbox at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 6.12.2019. (HS)

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser (conductor)

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A bouquet of Britten folk songs from the Brooklyn Art Song Society


United StatesUnited States Britten: Kristina Bachrach (soprano), Andrew Fuchs (tenor), Michael Brofman (piano), Brooklyn Art Song Society, Old Stone House, Brooklyn, 7.12.2019. (RP)

Andrew Fuchs (tenor) © Joshua South

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The Fugue was Mozart’s and the gallantry Bach’s: the wonderful Berliner Barock Solisten in Zurich


SwitzerlandSwitzerland C.P.E. Bach, Mozart: Julia Fischer (violin), Nils Mönkemeyer (viola), Berliner Barock Solisten / Willi Zimmermann (concert master and first violinist). Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 4.12.2019. (CCr)

Berliner Barock Solisten © Frederic Brenner

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András Schiff and the Staatskapelle Berlin offer the treat of hearing Bach on modern instruments


GermanyGermany Bach: Claudia Stein (flute), Staatskapelle Berlin, András Schiff (piano, conductor). Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 6.12.2019. (MB)

András Schiff (c) Nadia F. Romanini

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Glorious Strauss from Thielemann and the Berlin Philharmonic


GermanyGermany Wagner and R. Strauss: Anja Kampe (soprano), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Christian Thielemann (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 5.12.2019. (MB)

Anja Kampe (c) Sasha Vasiljev

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A second, excellent instalment of Beethoven piano trios in Berlin


GermanyGermany Beethoven: Michael Barenboim (violin), Kian Soltani (cello), Daniel Barenboim (piano). Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 2.12.2019. (MB)

Michael Barenboim (violin), Daniel Barenboim (piano), Kian Soltani (cello)
(c) Monika Rittershaus

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