Edward Gardner’s Philadelphia debut demonstrates a fine sense of musical proportion

04/03/2020

United StatesUnited States Britten, Daugherty, Elgar: Paul Jacobs (organ), Philadelphia Orchestra / Edward Gardner (conductor). Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 28.2.2020. (BJ)

Edward Gardner (c) Benjamin Ealovega

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More splendid Beethoven from Pinchas Zukerman and Daniel Barenboim in Berlin

04/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven: Pinchas Zukerman (violin), Daniel Barenboim (piano). Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 1.3.2020. (MB)

Pinchas Zukerman and Daniel Barenboim (c) Monika Rittershaus

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Delicious French four-hand recital from Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne in Vancouver

04/03/2020

CanadaCanada Various composers: Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne (piano). Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 23.2.2020. (GN)

Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne © Christani Pal

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Sir Roger Norrington directs the RSNO in a glorious Beethoven ‘Eroica’

02/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Debussy, Beethoven: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano), Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Sir Roger Norrington (conductor). Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 29.2.2020. (GT)

Sir Roger Norrington (c) Alberto Venzago

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Ann Hallenberg and the Venice Baroque Orchestra pay tribute to Jenny Lind at Carnegie Hall

02/03/2020

United StatesUnited States Various composersThe Swedish Nightingale: Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano), Venice Baroque Orchestra / Gianpiero Zanocco (concertmaster and leader). Carnegie Hall, New York, 27.2.2020. (RP)

Ann Hallenberg and Venice Baroque Orchestra © Stephanie Berger

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Pinchas Zukerman and Daniel Barenboim bring to Beethoven a freshness born of internalisation

02/03/2020

GermanyGermany Beethoven: Pinchas Zukerman (violin), Daniel Barenboim (piano). Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 29.2.2020. (MB)

Pinchas Zukerman and Daniel Barenboim © Monika Rittershaus

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Salonen + Concerto + Josefowicz + San Francisco Symphony = Nirvana

02/03/2020

United StatesUnited States Beethoven, Salonen, Nielsen: Leila Josefowicz (violin), San Francisco Symphony / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor). Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 28.2.2020. (HS)

Leila Josefowicz (c) Brandon Patoc

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Superb Berlin performances of Pierre Boulez’s ‘Music for the thinking ear’

01/03/2020

GermanyGermany Boulez: Silvia Careddu (flute), Denis Kozhukhin (piano), Yulia Deyneka (viola), Boulez Ensemble / François-Xavier Roth (conductor). Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 29.2.2020. (MB) Read more

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