Yo-Yo Ma delivers in ‘Songs of Comfort and Hope’ recital

Taiwan; Republic Of China (roc)Taiwan; Republic Of China (roc) Various: Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Kathryn Stott (piano), in recital at National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) Concert Hall, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on 14 November. Streamed by Cal Performances beginning 27.11.2020. (HS)

Yo Yo Ma (cello) and Kathryn Stott (piano)

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Kirill Petrenko directs a magnificent performance of Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony in Berlin

GermanyGermany Shostakovich: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor). 14.11.2020 performance from the Philharmonie Berlin and viewed as a livestream on the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall. (GT)

Kirill Petrenko

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Cleveland’s Apollo’s Fire finds sizzling Allure in the early Baroque

United StatesUnited States Allure: The Three Amandas: Amanda Forsythe (soprano), Amanda Powell (soprano), Amanda Crider (mezzo-soprano), Members of Apollo’s Fire / Jeannette Sorrell (conductor  / harpsichord). First Baptist Church, Shaker Heights, Ohio, 8.11.2020, and reviewed as a livestream. (MSJ)

(From left) Amanda Forsythe, Amanda Powell, Jeanette Sorrell,
and Amanda Crider with Apollo’s Fire.

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Bychkov and Czech Philharmonic’s phenomenal Má vlast performance of great dignity and strength

Czech RepublicCzech Republic Velvet Revolution Concert: Smetana, Má vlast: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Livestreamed from Rudolfinum, Prague, 17.11.2020. (CC)

Semyon Bychkov conducts the Czech Philharmonic (c) Petra Hajská

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Humane Haydn and human Bartók from the Cleveland Orchestra

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Episode Three – Ax Plays Haydn: Emanuel Ax (piano), strings of the Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 5.11.2020, and reviewed as a livestream. (MSJ)

Franz Welser-Möst (conductor) & Emanuel Ax (piano) © Roger Mastroianni

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