In New York, an operatically inclined group excels in chamber music

22/01/2020

United StatesUnited States Aucoin, Ives, Wollschleger, Honstein: American Modern Opera Company, The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation, New York City, 11.1.2020. (DS)

Matthew Aucoin (c) Steven Laxton

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Rousing Pictures crowns an evening in Miami

22/01/2020

United StatesUnited States Berlioz, Saint-Saëns, Mussorgsky: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), New World Symphony / Chad Goodman and Juanjo Mena (conductors). Knight Concert Hall, Miami, 11.1.2020. (RDA)

Juanjo Mena (c) Michal Novak

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Melodies abound in Gianandrea Noseda’s fine debut with the Philharmonia Zurich

20/01/2020

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn: Narek Haknazaryan (cello), Philharmonia Zurich / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor). Zurich Opera House, 19.1.2010. (JR)

Gianandrea Noseda (c) Steve Sherman

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Unusual programme enlivens Cartagena Music Festival

17/01/2020

ColombiaColombia Martinus, Pinzón, Victoria: Santiago Cañón–Valencia (cello), Orquesta de Cámara de Colombia / Federico Hoyos (conductor), Julio Victoria Live Band. Auditorio Getsemaní, Cartagena, Columbia, 11.1.2020. (LV)

Santiago Cañón–Valencia (cello), Orquesta de Cámara de Colombia & Federico Hoyos (conductor)
(c) Diego Vega

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Lahav Shani impresses with the Staatskapelle Berlin

15/01/2020

GermanyGermany Elgar and Mussorgsky: Pinchas Zukerman (violin), Staatskapelle Berlin, Lahav Shani / (conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 13.1.2020. (MB)

Pinchas Zukerman © Cheryl Mazak

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A thrillingly ambitious recital by Igor Levit in Berlin

15/01/2020

GermanyGermany Muffat, Rzewski, Kerll, and Busoni: Igor Levit (piano), Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 11.1.2020. (MB)

Igor Levit at Pierre Boulez Saal © Peter Adamik

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Extraordinary mezzo-soprano Kayleigh Decker in recital for Carnegie Hall Citywide

15/01/2020

United StatesUnited States Various composers: Kayleigh Decker (mezzo-soprano), Madeline Slettedahl (piano). Carnegie Hall Citywide, St. Michael’s Church, New York, 11.1.2020. (RP)

Kayleigh Decker (mezzo-soprano) & Madeline Slettedahl (piano)
(c) Simon Pauly

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In San Francisco, plenty to chew on in new Rilke song cycle from Tilson Thomas

14/01/2020

United StatesUnited States Berlioz, Tilson Thomas, Mahler, Ravel: Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano), Ryan McKinny (bass-baritone), San Francisco Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor). Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 10.1.2020. (HS)

Sasha Cooke (c) Stephanie Girard

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