Marathon Czech Concert Revives Weary Visiting Critic

02/09/2011

Czech RepublicCzech Republic   Ostrava Days 2011 (1): Wolff, Tone, Park, Bakla, Mumma, Jeney, Xenakis, Ferneyhough, Ames, Boulez, Ashley, Cardew, Feldman: Ostravská Banda, Ostrava Days Ensemble, Rhodri Davies (harp), Daan Vandewalle (piano), Conrad Harris (violin), Katalin Károlyi (mezzo-soprano), John Eckhardt (bass), Arne Deforce (cello), Hana Kotková (violin), Fabrizio Rosso (electronics), Roberto Mucchuit (electronics), Thomas Buckner (baritone), Petr Kotik (conductor), Ondrej Vrabec (conductor), John Tilbury (coordinator), Philharmonic Hall, Ostrava, Czech Republic. 30.8.2011 (GG) Read more

Notes from the 2011 Salzburg Festival ( 18 ) – Shostakovich Quartet Cycle

01/09/2011

AustriaAustria Shostakovich: Mandelring Quartett, Grand Concert Hall, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 18. & 19.8.2011 (JFL) Read more

Great Brahms, Played Superbly

01/09/2011

 United StatesUnited States  Kodály, Brahms, and Prokofiev: Jessica Lee and Arnaud Sussmann (violins); Emily Deans and Alan Iglitzin (violas); David Requiro (cello); Julio Elizalde (piano); Olympic Music Festival, Quilcene, WA, 27.8.2010 (BJ) Read more

A Fortnight of Music Nears End at San Sebastian with Schoenberg, Brahms and Beethoven

31/08/2011

SpainSpain   Schoenberg, Brahms, Beethoven: Susanne Bernhard (soprano), Gerhild Romberger (mezzo), Christian Elsner (tenor), Michael Volle (bass),WDR Symphony Orchestra of Cologne, Orfeón Donostiarra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and José Antonio Sainz Alfaro (conductors). Quincena Musical de San Sebastián (Spain), Auditorio Kursaal, 29.08.2011 (LV) Read more

Potent playing in New Zealand from the cosmopolitan Meler chamber ensemble

31/08/2011

New ZealandNew Zealand Mozart, Turina, Antony Verner, Dvořak: MELER Ensemble (Josef Špaček, violin; Amanda Verner, viola; Aleisha Verner, cello; Andrew Tyson, piano), The Old Library, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand, 18.8.2011  (PSe) Read more

Notes from the 2011 Salzburg Festival ( 15 ) – Chamber Concert • Beethoven, Ives

30/08/2011

AustriaAustria Ives, Beethoven: Zehetmair Quartet, Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Grand Concert Hall, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 15.8.2011 (JFL) Read more

Salzburg Festival 2011 – Franz Welser-Möst not quite at his best for Zemlinsky

30/08/2011

AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival 2011 – Schubert/Mahler and Zemlinsky: Christine Schäfer (soprano), Michael Volle (baritone), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 25.8.2011 (MB) Read more

Mozart’s “A Little Night Music” at New York’s Lincoln Center

29/08/2011

 United StatesUnited States  Mostly Mozart Festival (7):  Jennifer Koh (violin), Shai Wosner (piano), Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Lincoln Center, NY, 24-08-2011 (SSM) Read more

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