The pity of war: Kent Nagano’s shattering War Requiem in Zurich  

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Britten, War Requiem: Georgia Jarman (soprano), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Russell Braun (baritone), Zürcher Sing-Akademie (chorus master: Florian Helgath), Zürcher Sängerknaben (chorus masters: Konrad von Aarburg & Alphons von Aarburg), Tonhalle Orchestra / Kent Nagano (conductor). Tonhalle, Zurich 7.10.2021. (JR)

Kent Nagano (c) Antoine Saito

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Brooklyn Art Song Society opens season with Wolf’s Mörike-Lieder

Beginnings, Middles, and Ends © Joan Chiverton

United StatesUnited States ‘Beginnings, Middles, and Ends’ [1] – Mörike Liederbuch: Amy Owens (soprano), Sarah Nelson Craft (mezzo-soprano), Daniel McGrew (tenor), Tyler Duncan (baritone), Spencer Myer, Erika Switzer (piano). Brooklyn Art Song Society, First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, 1.10.2021. (RP)

(l-r) Tyler Duncan (baritone), Erika Switzer (piano), Sarah Nelson Craft (mezzo-soprano), Spencer Myer (piano), Amy Owens (soprano0) & Daniel McGrew (tenor)

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High-energy season opener for Esa-Pekka Salonen’s San Francisco Symphony

United StatesUnited States San Francisco Symphony’s ‘Re-Opening Night’: esperanza spalding (bass and vocals), Leo Genovese (piano), Terri Lyne Carrington (drums), Ravi Coltrane (tenor sax), dancers from Alonzo King LINES Ballet, San Francisco Symphony / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor). Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 1.10.2021. (HS)

esmeralda spalding sings Wayne Shorter’s Gaia (c) Drew Altizer Photography

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