Lugansky: a Pianist of Awesome Talent

09/12/2011

United StatesUnited States  Chopin and Liszt: Nikolai Lugansky (piano), University of Washington President’s Piano Series, Meany Hall, Seattle. 15.11.2011 (BJ) Read more

Despite Downer Material, Soprano Karita Mattila Connects With San Francisco Audience

09/12/2011

United StatesUnited States  Poulenc, Debussy, Sallinen, Marx: Karita Mattila (soprano), Martin Katz (piano), presented by San Francisco Performances, Herbst Hall, San Francisco. 6.12.2011 (HS) Read more

Not Your Usual School Music Recital: Juilliard’s Students Show What They’ve Learned

07/12/2011

United StatesUnited States  Handel, Telemann: Juilliard 415, Monica Huggett (leader and violin), Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Juilliard School, New York City, 2.12.2011 (SSM) Read more

The Draw of Weinberg: Transcriptions from the Castle

07/12/2011

GermanyGermany Weinberg, Glinka, Schumann: Julia Rebekka Adler (viola), Jascha Nemtsov (piano), Sudhaus, Toering Castle, Seefeld (near Munich) 4.12.2011 (JFL) Read more

Even At Less Than Their Best, Takács Gets to the Heart Of Three Twentieth-Century Quartets

06/12/2011

United StatesUnited States  Janáček, Britten, Ravel: Takács Quartet (Edward Dusinberre, Károly Schranz, violins; Geraldine Walther, viola; András Fejér, cello), presented by Cal Performances, Hertz Hall, University of California at Berkeley, 4.12.2011 (HS) Read more

A Regrettable “Carmen” at San Francisco Opera Sunk by the Soloists

06/12/2011

United StatesUnited States  Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Children’s Chorus, War Memorial Opera House, San Francis, 29.11.2011 (HS) Read more

Ouija-Connection to Schubert’s Ghost and Ravel’s Never-Ending Hum(m)dinger

06/12/2011

GermanyGermany Berio, Ravel: David Robertson (conductor), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Herkulessaal, Munich 2.12.2011 (JFL) Read more

Even at Less Than Their Best, Takács Gets to the Heart Of Three Twentieth-Century Quartets

06/12/2011

 United StatesUnited States  Janáček, Britten, Ravel: Takács Quartet (Edward Dusinberre, Károly Schranz, violins; Geraldine Walther, viola; András Fejér, cello), presented by Cal Performances, Hertz Hall, University of California at Berkeley. 4.12.2011 (HS) Read more

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