Thomas Søndergård debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic in a magnificent concert of ‘The Golden Twenties’ music

GermanyGermany ‘The Golden Twenties’ – Prokofiev, Sibelius, Weill: Berlin Philharmonic / Thomas Søndergård (conductor). Performed in the Philharmonie Berlin and streamed on the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall, 20.2.2021. (GT)

Thomas Søndergård (c) Martin Bubandt

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JACK Quartet brings Helmut Lachenmann to the Miller Theater

United StatesUnited States Lachenmann: JACK Quartet (Christopher Otto & Austin Wulliman, violins; John Pickford Richards, viola; Jay Campbell, cello), Miller Theater at Columbia University, New York, 16.2.2021, and streaming (Concert Link). (DS)

JACK Quartet (c) Beowulf Sheehan

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More DG ‘Musical Moments’: Baillieu is one of our foremost piano accompanists and Matshikiza is a real talent

GermanyGermany Hahn, Fauré, Obradors, Puccini, Dvořák: Pumeza Matshikiza (soprano), James Baillieu (piano). Recorded in Berlin from Tanzaal an der Panke. Streamed via DG Stage (click here) on 19.2.2021. (CC)

Pumeza Matshikiza (c) Decca

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Zakir Hussain gets symphony musicians into a North Indian mood

United StatesUnited States CURRENTS – Rhythm Spirits: Zakir Hussain (curator, tabla), Kala Ramnath (Indian classical violin), members of San Francisco Symphony. Recorded at Davies Hall, San Francisco, and first streamed 18.2.2021. (HS)

Violinist In Sun Jang and tabla master Zakir Hussain playing Sands of Time

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Fabio Luisi returns to Dallas to conduct orchestral favorites and a world premiere

United StatesUnited States Various: Alessandro Taverna (piano), Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Dallas Symphony Orchestra / Fabio Luisi (conductor). Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas. Livestreamed on DSO’s NEXT STAGE Digital Concert Series, 17.2.2021. (RP)

Alessandro Taverna

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The Scholars of the Karajan Academy bring to life ‘The Golden Twenties’ with music by Eisler and Weill

GermanyGermany ‘The Golden Twenties’ – Eisler, Weill: Kolja Blacher (violin), Scholars of the Karajan Academy / Marie Jacquot (conductor), Livestreamed via the Digital Concert Hall from the Philharmonie Berlin, 16.2.2021. (GT)

Marie Jacquot (c) Werner Kmetitsch

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Love is in the air with the Brooklyn Art Song Society

United StatesUnited States Brooklyn Art Song Society – Schubert IV: Liebe: Lucy Fitz Gibbon (soprano), Blythe Gaissert, Kate Maroney & Devony Smith (mezzo-sopranos), Michael Brofman & Dimitri Dover (piano). Brooklyn Art Song Society, Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn. Livestream available from 13.2.2021. (RP)

Blythe Gaissert © Tara Tomlinson

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From Venice to a Philadelphia screen: a magical evocation of nature and humankind

United StatesUnited States Vivaldi, Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons): Gil Shaham (conductor and violinist), Philadelphia Orchestra, recorded at Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, in November 2020, and reviewed from a 6.2.2021 WHYY TV broadcast. (BJ)

Gill Shaham (c) Jeff Fusco

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