The Second Liszt Anniversary Recital from Pierre-Laurent Aimard. As Challenging and Rewarding as the First


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Liszt, Wagner, Berg, and Scriabin: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 7.12.2011 (MB)

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Pressler’s Passion Charms Canton Symphony Audience


United StatesUnited States  Mozart, Beethoven, Saint-Saens, Debussy: Menahem Pressler (piano), Canton Symphony Orchestra, Gerhardt Zimmerman (conductor), Umstattd Hall, Canton, Ohio (USA). 4.12.2011 (TW) Read more

Lugansky: a Pianist of Awesome Talent


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


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


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


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


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


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

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