In Boston, Beethoven Pales Next to Rachmaninov

15/02/2012

United StatesUnited States Beethoven, Rachmaninov: Emanuel Ax (piano), Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden (guest conductor), Symphony Hall, Boston. 11.2.2012 (KH) Read more

Richard Goode in Recital: Almost Unalloyed Delight

14/02/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Schumann and Chopin: Richard Goode (piano). Royal Festival Hall, London, 12.2.2012 (MB) Read more

An Uneven Wigmore Hall Recital by the Pražák Quartet

14/02/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart and Brahms: Pražák Quartet (Pavel Hula, Vlastimil Holek (violins), Josef Klusoň (viola), Michal Kaňka (cello). Wigmore Hall, London, 12.2.2012 (MB) Read more

Luminous Purcell Paired with Handel and Tallis

14/02/2012

United StatesUnited States Purcell, Dido and Aeneas; Handel, Tallis: Soloists, Theatre of Early Music, Daniel Taylor (conductor). Town Hall, Seattle, 11.2.2012 (BJ) Read more

Mumbles Orchestra Does Justice to an Ambitious Programme

12/02/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, Rachmaninov, Sibelius: Duncan Honeybourne (piano), Mumbles Symphony Orchestra, David John (conductor), All Saints’, Oystermouth, 11.2.2012 Read more

Numinous Sibelius Playing Steals the Show in Cardiff

12/02/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Sibelius, Elgar:  Akiko Suwanai (violin), Jane Irwin(mezzo), BBC National Chorus of Wales, BBC Welsh National Orchestra of Wales, Jac van Steen (conductor), St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, 10.2.2012 (GPu) Read more

Errant Cows in Mediocre Mahler

12/02/2012

GermanyGermany Mahler: Kent Nagano (conductor), Munich Philharmonic, Gasteig Philharmonic Hall, Munich, 11.2.2012 (JFL) Read more

NSO From Inside Shostakovich to God’s Doorstep

12/02/2012

United StatesUnited States Shostakovich, Bruckner: Nadia Salerno-Sonnenberg (violin), Christoph Eschenbach (conductor), National Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, DC. 10.2.2012 (RRR) Read more

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