Sparkling Beethoven and Glorious Haydn from Canton Symphony


United StatesUnited States   Beethoven, Haydn: Tessa Grindle-de Graaf (soprano), Sandra Ross (mezzo-soprano), Benjamin Krumreig (tenor), Brian Keith Johnson (baritone), Canton Symphony Orchestra, Gerhardt Zimmermann (conductor), Umstattd Hall, Canton, Ohio (USA), 26.2.2012 (TW) Read more

Young Scottish Musicians Delight the Cumbrians with their Bruch and Dvořák


United KingdomUnited Kingdom   Mozart, Dvořák, Bruch, Dvořák: Nicola Benedetti (violin), Hallé Orchestra/Rory Macdonald (conductor); Westmorland Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, 25.Feb.2012(MC) Read more

And Then the Earth Shook and Trembled: Rattle, the BPO and Bruckner’s Ninth


United StatesUnited States A. Bruckner: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York 24.2.2012 (SSM) Read more

RSNO’s Franco-Scottish Concert Fails to Impress


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Berlioz, Canteloube, Franck: Lisa Milne (soprano), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Fabien Gabel (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 24.2.2012 (SRT) Read more

Orchestra from Shakespeare’s Home Town Displays Swan-Like Qualities


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Mozart: Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), Orchestra of the Swan / David Curtis (conductor, Town Hall, Cheltenham, 24.Feb.2011. (RJ) Read more

Bring Your Overcoat for This Winterreise


ItalyItaly Schubert, Die Winterreise: Ian Bostridge (tenor), Julius Drake (piano), Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Sala Sinopoli, Rome, 24.2.2012 (JB) Read more

Time Travels with the HMS Pinafore


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gilbert & Sullivan, HMS Pinafore: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Manchester University Gilbert & Sullivan Society (MUGSS), Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 22.2.2012 (RJW) Read more

Dutoit, Philadelphia…and Eight Soloists


United StatesUnited States Martin, Mendelssohn, Bartók: Soloists, James Ehnes (violin), Philadelphia Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (chief conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York City. 14.2.2012 (BH) Read more

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