Gardiner and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique celebrate Beethoven at Carnegie Hall

21/02/2020

United StatesUnited States ORR Beethoven Cycle [1]: Lucy Crowe (soprano), Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Carnegie Hall, New York, 19.2.2020. (RP)

Lucy Crowe (soprano), ORR, & Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor) © Chris Lee

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Authentic but ambivalent Beethoven from Faust, Queyras and Melnikov in Vancouver

21/02/2020

CanadaCanada Beethoven: Isabelle Faust (violin), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Alexander Melnikov (piano). Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 9.2.2020. (GN)


Faust Queyras Melnikov Trio © Josep Molina

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John Storgårds leads a fine account of Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust in Berlin

19/02/2020

GermanyGermany Schumann, Szenen aus Goethes Faust, WoO3: Soloists, RIAS Chamber Choir (chorus director: Gregor Meyer), Children’s Choir of the Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Gymnasium, Berlin (chorus directors: Jan Olberg and Vera Zweiniger). Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / John Storgårds (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 16.2.2020. (MB) Read more

In her Philadelphia Orchestra debut, Canellakis matches Ax in artistry

19/02/2020

United StatesUnited States Di Castri, Beethoven, Lutosławski: Emanuel Ax (piano), Philadelphia Orchestra / Karina Canellakis (conductor). Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 8.2.2020. (BJ)

Karina Canellakis

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In Akron, a lively Valentine from Apollo’s Fire

18/02/2020

United StatesUnited States Vivaldi, Porpora, Fontana, Strozzi, Monteverdi: Erica Schuller (soprano), Brian Giebler (tenor); Olivier Brault, Alan Choo, Adriane Post, Carrie Krause (violin solos), Apollo’s Fire / Jeannette Sorrell (conductor). First United Methodist Church, Akron, Ohio, 13.2.2020. (MSJ)

Erica Schuller

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A big banana split of an evening from Thibaudet and Gabel in San Francisco

17/02/2020

United StatesUnited States Dukas, Zigman, Saint-Saëns: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), Jonathon Dimmick (organ), San Francisco Symphony / Fabien Gabel (conductor). Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 15.2.2020. (HS)

Jean-Yves Thibaudet (c) Kristen Loken

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Rhythmic precision at the heart of Kirill Petrenko’s concert with the Berlin Philharmonic

17/02/2020

GermanyGermany Stravinsky, Zimmermann and Rachmaninov; Grisey: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor); Raphael Haeger, Simon Rössler, Jan Schlichte, Wieland Welzel, Matthias Kessler, Laura Melero Beviá (percussionists) / James Wood (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 15.2.2020. (MB)

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra & Kirill Petrenko (conductor) (c) Marco Borrelli

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Seong-Jin Cho and Manfred Honeck whet the appetite for the Gstaad Festival 2020

15/02/2020

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Beethoven, Dvořák: Seong-Jin Cho (piano), Gstaad Festival Orchestra / Manfred Honeck (conductor). Martinskirche, Basel, Switzerland, 13.2.2020. (CC)

Seong-Jin Cho (c) Holger Hage

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