Intensity Over Subtlety: NSO Excels at Stabat Mater


United StatesUnited States Dvořák: Anne Schwanewilms (soprano), Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto), Steve Davislim (tenor), Burak Bilgili (bass), National Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, DC. 22.3.2012 (RRR) Read more

In New York, Immersed in the Dreamworld of Kaija Saariaho


United StatesUnited States  Making Music: Kaija Saariaho: Jean-Baptiste Barrière (video artist), Solistes XXI, Rachid Safir (director), Zankel Hall, New York City, 5.3.2012 (BH) Read more

Ton Koopman and Amsterdam Baroque Perform Bach the Old-Fashioned Way


Bach: Teresa Wakim (Soprano), Bogna Batosz (Alto), Tilman Lichdi (Tenor), Klaus Mertens (Bass-baritone) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, Ton Koopman (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York, 15.3.2012 (SSM) Read more

Jurowski disappoints with the Tonhalle


SwitzerlandSwitzerland  Mozart, Messaien and Brahms: Tonhalle Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Roger Muraro (piano), Tonhalle, Zurich 16.3.2012 (JR) Read more

John Adams and Mason Bates Premieres Jostle Earlier Musical Mavericks


  United StatesUnited States Adams, Bates, Feldman, Varèse: Paul Jacobs (organ), Emmanuel Ax (piano), St. Lawrence String Quartet, San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 15.3.2012 (HS) Read more

Magnificent Cello Playing Brings Out a Unique Composer’s Voice


United StatesUnited States Auerbach: Lera Auerbach (composer-pianist), Alisa Weilerstein (cello), Lina Tetriani (soprano), presented by San Francisco Performances, Herbst Hall, San Francisco. 14.3.2012 (HS) Read more

Ludovic Morlot’s Bond with the Seattle Symphony Grows Stronger


United StatesUnited States Debussy, Dutilleux, Martinů, and Ravel: Xavier Phillips (cello), Seattle Symphony, Ludovic Morlot (conductor), Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 15.3.2012 (BJ) Read more

Art for Arties’ Sake – Promoting Western Classical Music in Mumbai


IndiaIndia Arties Festival India: Karen Vourc’h (soprano), Olivier Patey (clarinet), Emmanuel Christien (piano), Hugues Borsarello (violin), Diet Tilanus (violin), Marie Chilemme (viola), Gauthier Herrmann (cello); Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai, 13.3.2012 (JSM). Read more

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