The pleasure of Albrecht Mayer’s oboe at Vancouver’s Chan Centre

08/11/2019

CanadaCanada Haydn, Mozart, Fiala: Albrecht Mayer (oboe, English horn and director), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Chan Centre, Vancouver, 25.10.2019. (GN)

Albrecht Mayer and the VSO. © Matthew Baird

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Thrilling Old Testament prophecy in Birmingham

08/11/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mendelssohn, Elijah Op.70: Keri Fuge (soprano), Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano), Robert Murray (tenor); Matthew Brook (baritone), CBSO Chorus, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Kazuki Yamada (conductor), Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 7.11.2019. (JQ)

Matthew Brook (c) Gerard Collett

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Zubin Mehta returns to the Berlin Philharmonic with Bruckner’s Eighth  

07/11/2019

GermanyGermany Bruckner: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 6.11.2019 (MB)

Zubin Mehta

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Dark undercurrents and reserve in Uchida’s Cleveland recital

06/11/2019

United StatesUnited States Schubert: Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 3.11.2019. (MSJ)

Mitsuko Uchida at Severance Hall (c) Roger Mastroianni

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Can less be more? ECCO’s assured Beethoven and Mozart give contrasting answers  

06/11/2019

United StatesUnited States Beethoven, Clara Schumann, Geminiani, Cerrone, and Mozart: Shai Wosner (piano), ECCO, Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 25.10.2019. (BJ)

Shai Wosner © Miles Essex

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Superlative Janáĉek and Liszt in a Cardiff recital by Llŷr Wiliams

05/11/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Schumann, Janáĉek, Britten, and Liszt: Llŷr Wiliams (piano), Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff 31.10.2019. (GPu)

Llŷr Wiliams (c) Hannan Images

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Joyce DiDonato’s ‘In War and Peace’ is apt for Buenos Aires

05/11/2019

ArgentinaArgentina Händel, Leo, Cavalieri, Purcell, Gesualdo, Pärt: Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano), Il Pomo d´Oro / Maxim Emelyanychev (conductor), for Mozarteum Argentino at Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 30.10.2019. (JSJ)

Joyce DiDonato’s ‘In War and Peace’ (c) Liliana Morsia

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Excessive feast of an over-production: Handel’s Belshazzar in Zurich

04/11/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Handel, Belshazzar: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Orchestra La Scintilla / Laurence Cummings (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich, 3.11.2019. (JR)

Handel, Belshazzar (c) Herwig Prammer

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