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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BBC SO’s Barbican Elijah gets luxury casting, a magnificent chorus, and expressive conducting

15/02/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mendelssohn, Elijah: Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Claudia Huckle (contralto), Allan Clayton (tenor), Johan Reuter (bass-baritone), Toby Davies (treble). BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (conductor). Barbican Hall, 7.2.2020. (AK)

Soloists, BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, & Sakari Oramo (conductor)
(c) Mark Allan

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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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Accessible, popular classics with a romantic theme from the RSNO in Edinburgh

15/02/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bizet, Khachaturian, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Ravel: Florian Mitrea (piano), Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Michael Seal (conductor). Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 14.2.2020 (SRT) Read more

Unforgettable Hibla Gerzmava recital at the Cadogan Hall

14/02/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various composers – Hibla Gerzmava (soprano) and Ekaterina Ganelina (piano): Cadogan Hall, London, 13.2.2020. (JPr)

Hibla Gerzmava (soprano) & Ekaterina Ganelina (piano) (c) Tania Naiden

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A provocative approach to Beethoven and Olli Mustonen’s new Sextet at BTVN WOCHE 2020

14/02/2020

GermanyGermany BTVN WOCHE [4] – Beethoven and Mustonen: Meta4 (Antti Tikkanen, Mina Pensola [violins], Atte Kilpeläinen [viola], Tomas Djupsjöbacka [cello]), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Janne Saksala (double bass), Olli Mustonen (piano). Kammermusiksaal Hermann J. Abs, Bonn, 9.2.2020. (MB)

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Iceland Symphony Orchestra tour reaches Cardiff

14/02/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Ravel, Thorvaldsdottir, Prokofiev, Bizet: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano), Iceland Symphony Orchestra / Yan-Pascal Tortelier (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 13.2.2020. (PCG)

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (c) Ben Ealovega

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