Pierre-Laurent Aimard and François-Xavier Roth challenge us to hear Beethoven in a new way

14/02/2020

GermanyGermany ‘Alleyn Freyheit: Eine Beethoven-Séance’ – Mundry, Beethoven, Lachenmann, Filidei and Zimmermann: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne / François-Xavier Roth (conductor). Philharmonie, Cologne, 10.2.2020. (MB)

‘Alleyn Freyheit: Eine Beethoven-Séance’ (c) Holger Talinski

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Lyrical and fun: Osmo Vänskä leads the Curtis Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

12/02/2020

United StatesUnited States Smith, Beethoven, Sibelius: Jonathan Biss (piano), Curtis Symphony Orchestra / Osmo Vänskä (conductor). Carnegie Hall, New York, 8.2.2020. (RP)

Osmo Vänskä (conductor) & the Curtis Symphony Orchestra © Pete Checchia

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Gidon Kremer returns to Schumann transcriptions in a wide-ranging Vancouver concert

12/02/2020

CanadaCanada Moussa, Schumann, Bruckner: Gidon Kremer (violin), Michael Abramovich (piano), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Otto Tausk (conductor). Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 1.2.2020. (GN)

Gidon Kremer (violin), Otto Tausk (conductor) and the VSO © Matthew Baird

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From Missy Mazzoli, a soothing ‘Sanctuary’ at San Francisco Symphony’s Soundbox

10/02/2020

United StatesUnited States Marcos Balter, Mario Diaz de Leon, Missy Mazzoli, Meredith Monk, John Luther Adams: Missy Mazzoli (curator and synthesizer), Marnie Breckenridge (soprano), Mario Diaz de Leon (synthesizer), Lorna Dune (DJ and synthesizer), members of the San Francisco Symphony / Edwin Outwater (conductor). Soundbox at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 7.2.2020. (HS)

Edwin Outwater conducts Arvo Pärt’s ‘Silentium’, from Tabula Rasa (1977)

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Tenor Dominick Armstrong gives volcanic Janáček performance for Brooklyn Art Song Society

09/02/2020

United StatesUnited States Brooklyn Art Song Society Home IV – Bartók, Kodály, Janáček: Lucy Fitz Gibbon, Caitlin Mead (sopranos), Allison Gish, Kate Maroney (mezzo-sopranos), Dominic Armstrong (tenor), Michael Brofman, Joel Harder (piano). Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, 7.2.2020. (RP)

Janáček, Bartók & Kodály © Joan Chiverton

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Beethoven chamber music provides an evening of delights in Bonn

09/02/2020

GermanyGermany BTVN WOCHE [2] – Beethoven: Adam Walker (flute), Lucas Macías Navarro (oboe), Vicente Alberola (clarinet), Guilhaume Santana (bassoon), José Vicente Castelló (horn), Daniel Sepec (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Tomas Djupsjöbacka (cello), Janne Saksala (double bass), Olli Mustonen (piano). Kammermusiksaal Hermann J. Abs, Bonn, 7.2.2020. (MB) Read more

Meta4’s stimulating celebration of Beethoven 250 in Bonn

09/02/2020

GermanyGermany BTHVN WOCHE [1] – Beethoven: Meta4 (Antti Tikkanen, Mina Pensola [violins], Atte Kilpeläinen [viola], Tomas Djupsjöbacka [cello]). Kammermusiksaal Hermann J. Abs, Bonn, 6.2.2020 (MB) Read more

Rafael Payare and Vilde Frang give towering performances with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

08/02/2020

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Bartók, Shostakovich, Dvořák: Vilde Frang (violin), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Rafael Payare (conductor). Tonhalle Maag, Zurich. 6.1.2020. (JR)

Rafael Payare (c) Benjamin Ealovega

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