Apollo’s Fire conjures up the Renaissance in Akron

27/11/2019

United StatesUnited States ‘Scarborough Fayre’ – works by Dowland, Baltzar, Purcell and others: Amanda Powell (soprano), Brian Kay (tenor, lute), Parker Ramsay (tenor, harp), Peter Walker (bass, harp), Apollo’s Fire / Jeannette Sorrell (director), First United Methodist Church, Akron, Ohio, 21.11.2019. (MSJ)

Alan Choo (baroque violin) and Brian Kay (lute) in a pre-concert talk
(c) Mark Jordan

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In California, Telemann with heroic breadth and stunning virtuosity

27/11/2019

United StatesUnited States Telemann, R. Strauss, Handel: Joshua Ranz (clarinet), Kenneth Munday (bassoon), Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra / Jaime Martin (conductor). First Presbyterian Church, Santa Monica. 21.11.2019. (LV)

LACO’s new music director Jaime Martin (c) Jamie Pham

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A Philadelphia quartet ranges from depth and delicacy to champagne-like sparkle

26/11/2019

United StatesUnited States Haydn, Mozart, and Dvořák: Kim Kashkashian (viola), Marcy Rosen (cello), Orion String Quartet. Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 17.11.2019. (BJ)

Orion String Quartet (c) Andreas Hafenscher

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Bach to the power of four produces very satisfying results in Poznań

22/11/2019

PolandPoland 4 x Bach: Keyboard Concertos. Dmitri Shishkin, Marek Bracha, Lukas Geniušas, Pawel Wakarecy (pianos); Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio / Anna Duczmal-Mróz (conductor). Adam Mickiewicz Institute University Hall, Poznań, Poland, 17.11.2019. (CC)

Pianists of 4 x Bach with Anna Duczmal-Mróz (centre) (c) Jacek Mójta

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Looking forward as well as back, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra celebrates 20 years of music-making

22/11/2019

GermanyGermany ‘A New Divan’ – Schumann, Wolf, Mendelssohn, Palomar, and Brahms: Dorothea Röschmann (soprano), Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano), Michael Volle (baritone), Members of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim (piano). Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 20.11.2019. (MB) Read more

In Cleveland, Hrůša leads epic, draining Adams, followed by restorative Mahler

22/11/2019

United StatesUnited States John Adams, Mahler: Joélle Harvey (soprano), Cleveland Orchestra Chorus (director: Lisa Wong), members of the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus (director: Ann Usher), members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus (director: Daniel Singer), Cleveland Orchestra / Jakub Hrůša (conductor). Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 14.11.2019. (MSJ)

Joélle Harvey, Jakub Hrůša, & The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni.

Joélle Harvey, Jakub Hrůša, & The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni.

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Zlata Chochieva’s unique Chopin and Rachmaninoff arrive in Vancouver

20/11/2019

CanadaCanada Chopin, Rachmaninoff: Zlata Chochieva (piano), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 10.11.2019. (GN)

Zlata Chochieva (c) Chris Woloczko

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Increasingly worth the hype, Pretty Yende finds her recital feet in Zurich

20/11/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Schumann, Donizetti, Tosti, R. Strauss, J. Strauss II: Pretty Yende (soprano), Michele D’Elia (piano), Opernhaus, Zurich, 27.11.2019. (CCr)

Pretty Yende (c) Kim Fox

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