Exploring grief through beauty with The Angel’s Share in Brooklyn

13/10/2019

United StatesUnited States Pärt, Pergolesi, Barber: Molly Netter (soprano) Kate Maroney (mezzo-soprano), String Orchestra of Brooklyn / Eli Spindel (conductor), The Angel’s Share, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, 9.10.2019. (RP)

Eli Spindel in the Catacomb at Green-Wood Cemetery © Kevin Condon

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In Los Angeles, chamber music from the Philharmonic

11/10/2019

United StatesUnited States Haydn, Lowell Liebermann, Beethoven: Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic: Catherine Ransom Foley (flute), Nathan Cole, Michelle Tseng, Akiko Tarumoto, Stacy Wetzel (violins), Minor L. Wetzel, Ben Ullery (violas), Ben Hong, Jonathan Karoly, Dahae Kim (cellos), Stephen Vanhauwaert (piano). Disney Hall, Los Angeles, 3.10.2019. (LV) Read more

Daniil Trifonov propels the Vancouver Symphony’s new season

09/10/2019

CanadaCanada Simms, Schubert, Mahler, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin: Adrianne Pieczonka (soprano), Daniil Trifonov (piano), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Otto Tausk, Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 20 & 27.9.2019. (GN)

Daniil Trifonov, Otto Tausk and The VSO © Matthew Baird

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Jaime Martin leads Anne Sofie von Otter and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in a rewarding program

08/10/2019

United StatesUnited States Norman, Berlioz, Beethoven: Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano), Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) / Jaime Martín (conductor). Royce Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, 29.9.2019. (DD)

Anne Sofie von Otter, Jaime Martin & the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (c) LACO

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The Cleveland Orchestra shows its mettle in Mahler’s Fifth at Carnegie Hall

07/10/2019

United StatesUnited States Widmann, Mahler: Yefim Bronfman (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York, 4.10.2019. (RP)

Franz Welser-Möst (conductor) with the Cleveland Orchestra © Chris Lee

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Intelligent and largely convincing performances of Mozart and Haydn in Berlin

07/10/2019

GermanyGermany Mozart and Haydn: Julia Lezhneva (soprano), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Ádám Fischer (conductor, piano). Philharmonie, Berlin, 4.10.2019. (MB)

Julia Lezhneva (c) Simon Fowler

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Vienna Symphony with Philippe Jordan and Julia Fischer make splendid impression in Zurich

07/10/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Brahms: Julia Fischer (violin), Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Philippe Jordan (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 6.10.2019. (JR)

Philippe Jordan (c) Johannes Ifkovits

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In Los Angeles, Camerata Pacifica finds Beethoven at his most delicious

06/10/2019

United StatesUnited States Beethoven and Schubert: Camerata Pacifica (Joseph Lin and Tricia Park [violins], Melissa Reardon [viola], Andrew Janss [cello]), Gilles Vonsattel (piano). Zipper Hall, Colburn School, Los Angeles. 3.10.2019. (LV)

Camarata Pacifica

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