The loveliest of sounds – English lute songs performed by Kate Maroney and Adam Cockerham

United StatesUnited States T( )NIGHT – In Darkness Let Me Dwell: Kate Maroney (mezzo-soprano), Adam Cockerham (lute). Performed on 2.9.2020 at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, New York, and viewed on tenet.nyc on 22.10.2020. (RP)

Kate Maroney (mezzo-soprano) © Tatiana Daubek

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Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle opens the 2020 Wexford Festival Opera

IrelandIreland 2020 Wexford Festival Opera – Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle: Claudia Boyle (soprano), Tara Erraught (mezzo-soprano), Pietro Adaini (tenor), John Molloy (bass), The Wexford Factory Ensemble, Finghin Collins and Carmen Santoro (pianos), Andrew Synnott  (harmonium) / Kenneth Montgomery (conductor). National Opera House, Wexford, Broadcast in Association with RTE Culture and RTE Player, 11.10.2020. (RB)

2020 Wexford Festival Opera’s Petite messe solennelle

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The stellar Cleveland Orchestra is back with a superb concert and a new streaming app

United StatesUnited States In Focus/Episode One, Inspirations: Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Performed at Severance Hall, Cleveland, and live-streamed on 8.10.2020, and currently steaming on Cleveland’s Adella app. (MSJ)

Cleveland Orchestra in Severance Hall (c) Roger Mastroianni

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Emanuel Ax and the Philadelphia Orchestra intelligently juxtapose a world premiere with Mozart and Brahms

United StatesUnited States Hunt, Mozart, Brahms: Emanuel Ax (piano), Philadelphia Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Recorded live at the Mann Music Center in Philadelphia on 15.10.2020 and reviewed from an 18.10.2020 live stream on the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Digital Stage. (BJ)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Emmanuel Ax (piano)
and members of the Philadelphia Orchestra (c) Jeff Fusco

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Haunting arrangements of Haitian songs from Nathalie Joachim and the Spektral Quartet

United StatesUnited States Various, Fanm d’Ayiti: Nathalie Joachim (vocals, flute and electronics) and Spektral Quartet (Clara Lyon, Maeve Feinberg [violins], Doyle Armbrust [viola], Russell Rolen [cello]). Filmed for Cal Performances at Black Ensemble Theater, Chicago, reviewed as a live stream (14.10.2020) and available on demand through 12.1.2021. (HS)

Nathalie Joachim

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