Glorious, triumphant Ninth Symphony caps the ORR’s Beethoven series at Carnegie Hall

28/02/2020

United StatesUnited States ORR Beethoven Cycle [3]: Lucy Crowe (soprano), Jess Dandy (contralto), Ed Lyon (tenor), Matthew Rose (bass), Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Carnegie Hall, New York, 23 & 24.2.2020. (RP)

ORR and Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor) at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee

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A forgettable Berlin concert from Zubin Mehta

26/02/2020

GermanyGermany Ravel, Stravinsky: Martha Argerich (piano), Staatskapelle Berlin / Zubin Mehta (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 23.2.2020. (MB)

Martha Argerich (c) Robbie-Jack-Corbis

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The ORR’s Beethoven at Carnegie Hall celebrates nature’s beauty and the triumph of the human spirit

26/02/2020

United StatesUnited States ORR Beethoven Cycle [2]: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Carnegie Hall, New York, 20 & 21.2.2020. (RP)

ORR and Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor) at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee

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Beethoven’s message triumphed in the QEH, as did Chineke!’s BAME message

26/02/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Coleridge-Taylor, Bruch, Beethoven: Tai Murray (violin), Chineke! Orchestra / Fawzi Haimor (conductor). Queen Elizabeth Hall, 23.2.2020. (AK)

Tai Murray (violin) and Chineke! at Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Nicky Spence’s intense Cardiff performance of Janáček’s The Diary of One Who Disappeared

26/02/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Janáček, Diary of One Who Disappeared: Nicky Spence (tenor), Simon Lepper (piano), Annie George (mezzo), Charlotte Forfar (soprano), Verity Belle Atkinson (soprano), Molly Beere (soprano). Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. 21.2.2020. (GPu)

Nicky Spence (c) Bertie Watson

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Sol Gabetta and the NHK Symphony Orchestra impress in London

25/02/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Takemitsu, Schumann, Rachmaninov: Sol Gabetta (cello), NHK Symphony Orchestra / Paavo Järvi (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 24.2.2020. (CC)

Sol Gabetta (cello), NHK Symphony & Paavo Järvi (conductor) (c) Belinda Lawley

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Elim Chan kicks off RSNO’s Beethoven Revolution concert series

25/02/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bruch, Beethoven: Noa Wildschut (violin) Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Elim Chan (conductor). Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 22.2.2020. (GT)

Noa Wildschut (c) Marco Borggreve

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Tilson Thomas introduces lyrical Meditations to Cleveland

24/02/2020

United StatesUnited States Tilson Thomas, Berlioz: Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano), Dashon Burton (bass), Cleveland Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor). Severance Hall, Cleveland, 20.2.2020. (MSJ)

Sasha Cook, Michael Tilson Thomas and Dashon Burton with the Cleveland Orchestra
© Roger Mastroianni

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