Germany Schubert, Mozart, Berg, and Widmann: Sarah Aristidou (soprano), Jörg Widmann (clarinet), Staatskapelle Berlin String Quartet (Wolfram Brandl, Krzysztof Specjal [violins], Yulia Deyneka [viola], Claudius Popp [cello]), Boulez Ensemble / Daniel Barenboim (piano, conductor). Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 1.9.2020. (MB)
United States Various: Jessica Gould, soprano; Noa Frenkel, contralto; Diego Cantalupi, lute; James Waldo, theorbo; Pedro d’Aquino. harpsichord & organ Salon/Sanctuary Concerts; The Library of the House of the Redeemer, New York City, 11.10.2015
Canada Entering the Eclectic Universe of Pianist Stephen Hough
R.I.P. Pierre Boulez, 1925-2016: On Hearing of Boulez’s Death
Robert Beattie There were many fine performances throughout 2015, and it has been very difficult to select a list of outstanding concerts. In drawing up my list I looked at concerts where the music making was at an exceptionally high standard throughout, and where the performers offered fresh insights into some of the great works … Read more
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St John’s Smith Square Unveils its 30th Christmas Festival The St John’s Smith Square 30th Christmas Festival has now flourished into a series of 14 concerts running from 11-23 December under the artistic directorship of Stephen Layton. The great British choral tradition continues to inﬂuence the programming, with The Choir of King’s College London returning to … Read more
United Kingdom St John’s Smith Square Announces its 2015/16 Season