Heartwarming Performance on a Stormy Evening from Lancashire Sinfonietta


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Vivaldi, Handel, J. S. Bach, Debussy, Vaughan Williams, Mendelssohn: Sarah Whewell (flute), Eleanor Hudson (harp), Lancashire Sinfonietta/Andrew Watkinson (violin), Christmas Candlelight Concerto series, United Reformed Church, St. Annes-on-Sea, Lancashire, 08.12.2011 (MC) Read more

The Choir of St John’sCollege, Cambridge: More Interesting in Purcell Than in Seasonal Music


United StatesUnited States  Purcell et al.: Soloists, Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, St John’s Sinfonia, Andrew Nethsingha (conductor). Cadogan Hall, London, 9.12.2011 (MB) Read more

After More than Three Decades, Haitink Returns to New York Philharmonic


United StatesUnited States  Haydn, Bruckner: Bernard Haitink (conductor), New York Philharmonic, Avery Fisher Hall, New York City. 19.11.2011 (BH) Read more

Unusual Stucky Score Opens Jaap van Zweden’s Chicago Program


United StatesUnited States   Stucky, Mozart, and Mahler: David McGill (bassoon), Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden (conductor), Symphony Center, Chicago, 3.12.2011 (JLZ) Read more

Boston Symphony on Tour in San Francisco Blows the Roof Off With Ravel, But Gets Way Too Careful With Mahler and Harbison


United StatesUnited States  Harbison, Ravel, Mahler: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Ludivoc Morlot (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 7.12.2011 (HS) Read more

A Variable Recital by Khatia Buniatishvili at the Wigmore Hall


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Bach, Liszt, Schubert, Chopin, Prokofiev. Khatia Buniatishvili (piano). Wigmore Hall, London. 6.12.2011 (RB) Read more

Merry Widow – Belle Époque in Buenos Aires


ArgentinaArgentina  Lehár, The Merry Widow: Soloists and Orchestra of Teatro Colón, Gregor Bühl (conductor), Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 2.12.2011. (JSJ) Read more

Vladimir Jurowski Makes a Good Case for an Early Bruckner Symphony


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Pintscher, Beethoven, Bruckner: Lars Vogt (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimer Jurowski (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 30.11.2011 (GDn) Read more

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