Edward Gardner’s Philadelphia debut demonstrates a fine sense of musical proportion

04/03/2020

United StatesUnited States Britten, Daugherty, Elgar: Paul Jacobs (organ), Philadelphia Orchestra / Edward Gardner (conductor). Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 28.2.2020. (BJ)

Edward Gardner (c) Benjamin Ealovega

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More splendid Beethoven from Pinchas Zukerman and Daniel Barenboim in Berlin

04/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven: Pinchas Zukerman (violin), Daniel Barenboim (piano). Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 1.3.2020. (MB)

Pinchas Zukerman and Daniel Barenboim (c) Monika Rittershaus

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Delicious French four-hand recital from Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne in Vancouver

04/03/2020

CanadaCanada Various composers: Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne (piano). Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 23.2.2020. (GN)

Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne © Christani Pal

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Ann Hallenberg and the Venice Baroque Orchestra pay tribute to Jenny Lind at Carnegie Hall

02/03/2020

United StatesUnited States Various composersThe Swedish Nightingale: Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano), Venice Baroque Orchestra / Gianpiero Zanocco (concertmaster and leader). Carnegie Hall, New York, 27.2.2020. (RP)

Ann Hallenberg and Venice Baroque Orchestra © Stephanie Berger

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Pinchas Zukerman and Daniel Barenboim bring to Beethoven a freshness born of internalisation

02/03/2020

GermanyGermany Beethoven: Pinchas Zukerman (violin), Daniel Barenboim (piano). Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 29.2.2020. (MB)

Pinchas Zukerman and Daniel Barenboim © Monika Rittershaus

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Salonen + Concerto + Josefowicz + San Francisco Symphony = Nirvana

02/03/2020

United StatesUnited States Beethoven, Salonen, Nielsen: Leila Josefowicz (violin), San Francisco Symphony / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor). Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 28.2.2020. (HS)

Leila Josefowicz (c) Brandon Patoc

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Insula’s remarkable musical exploration of the relationship between man and nature

01/03/2020

FranceFrance Pastoral for the Planet: Sophie Karthäuser (soprano), Insula Orchestra / Laurence Equilbey (dramaturg / conductor). La Seine Musicale, Paris, 26.2.2020. (CC)

Insula Orchestra’s Pastorale for the Planet (c) Marie Guilloux

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Blomstedt brings plain-spoken Bruckner to Cleveland

01/03/2020

United StatesUnited States Bruckner: Cleveland Orchestra / Herbert Blomstedt (conductor). Severance Hall, Cleveland, 27.2.2020. (MSJ)

Herbert Blomstedt (c) Cleveland Orchestra

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