An operatic take on The Halloween Tree delights at InsightALT 2020

United StatesUnited States Theo Popov, The Halloween Tree (concert version): Soloists, American Lyric Theater Chamber Orchestra, MasterVoices / Geoffrey McDonald (conductor). American Lyric Theater, Ailey Citigroup Theater, New York, 23.2.2020. (RP)

The Halloween Tree (c) American Lyric Theater

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A provocative approach to Beethoven and Olli Mustonen’s new Sextet at BTVN WOCHE 2020

GermanyGermany BTVN WOCHE [4] – Beethoven and Mustonen: Meta4 (Antti Tikkanen, Mina Pensola [violins], Atte Kilpeläinen [viola], Tomas Djupsjöbacka [cello]), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Janne Saksala (double bass), Olli Mustonen (piano). Kammermusiksaal Hermann J. Abs, Bonn, 9.2.2020. (MB)

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Beethoven chamber music provides an evening of delights in Bonn

GermanyGermany BTVN WOCHE [2] – Beethoven: Adam Walker (flute), Lucas Macías Navarro (oboe), Vicente Alberola (clarinet), Guilhaume Santana (bassoon), José Vicente Castelló (horn), Daniel Sepec (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Tomas Djupsjöbacka (cello), Janne Saksala (double bass), Olli Mustonen (piano). Kammermusiksaal Hermann J. Abs, Bonn, 7.2.2020. (MB)

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Much to enjoy as Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra play Mozart

AustriaAustria Salzburg Mozartwoche [5] – Mozart: Chiara Tonelli (flute), Alexi Kenney (violin), Béatrice Muthelet (viola), Frank-Michael Guthmann (cello), Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Mitsuko Uchida (piano, conductor). Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 27.1.2020. (MB)

Mitsuko Uchida (c) Richard Avedon

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A delightful celebration of Mozart’s birthday in Salzburg

AustriaAustria Salzburg Mozartwoche [4] – Mozart: Les Vents français (François Leleux [oboe], Paul Meyer [clarinet], Gilbert Audin [bassoon], Radovan Vlatković [horn]), Kodály Quartet (Attila Falvay, Ferenc Bangó [violins], Zoltán Tuska [viola], György Éder [cello)), Éric Le Sage (piano). Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 27.1.2020. (MB)

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Another fine morning for Mozart at the Salzburg Mozartwoche

AustriaAustria Salzburg Mozartwoche [3] – Mozart: Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Paul Meyer (clarinet), Radovan Vlatković (horn), Gilbert Audin (bassoon), Camerata Salzburg, François Leleux (oboe, conductor). Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 26.1.2020. (MB)

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