Sculptural Experiments at the MATA Festival


United StatesUnited States  MATA Festival 2012, Concert II: Soloists, Roulette, New York City, 19.4.2012 (BH) Read more

The Splendors of Dresden and of the Oboe


United StatesUnited States The Splendors of Dresden: Juilliard415, Gonzalo Ruiz (conductor and oboist), Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater at Juilliard Music School, New York, 12.4.2012 (SSM) Read more

Susanna Mälkki Continues Seattle Survey of Dutilleux


United StatesUnited States  Dutilleux, Imeri, Ravel, and Dukas: Simon Trpčeski (piano), Seattle Symphony, Susanna Mälkki (conductor), Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 11.4.2012 (BJ) Read more

Chang and Moscow Virtuosi Enthral Zurich


SwitzerlandSwitzerland  Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky: Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Vladimir Simkin (conductor), Sarah Chang (violin), David Pia (cello), Tonhalle, Zurich, 23.4.2012 (JR) Read more

Wolf-Ferrari Violin Concerto: an Italian Premiere


ItalyItaly Wolf-Ferrari:  Laura Marzadori (violinist), Orchestra Citta di Ferrara, Marco Zuccarini (conductor ), Teatro Comunale, Ferrara, Italy, 14.4,2012 (ALP)

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Auckland Youth Symphony’s Scheherazade Seduces Whangarei at the Second Attempt


New ZealandNew Zealand Vaughan Williams, Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov: Auckland Youth Symphony Orchestra, Albee Ai (bassoon), Antun Poljanich (conductor); Exhibition Hall, Forum North, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand, 15.4.2012 [Pse] Read more

Elongated Elation: Mahler 3rd with Iván Fischer


GermanyGermany Mahler: Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Iván Fischer (conductor), Munich Philharmonic, Philharmonic Chorus, Bad Tölz Boys’ Choir, Philharmonic Hall Gasteig, Munich, 21.4.2012 (JFL) Read more

Rachmaninoff and Elgar, Bridged


United StatesUnited States Bridge, Rachmaninoff, Elgar: Stephen Hough (piano), Andrew Litton (conductor), National Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, DC. 19.4.2012 (RRR) Read more

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