More DG ‘Musical Moments’: Baillieu is one of our foremost piano accompanists and Matshikiza is a real talent

GermanyGermany Hahn, Fauré, Obradors, Puccini, Dvořák: Pumeza Matshikiza (soprano), James Baillieu (piano). Recorded in Berlin from Tanzaal an der Panke. Streamed via DG Stage (click here) on 19.2.2021. (CC)

Pumeza Matshikiza (c) Decca

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Zakir Hussain gets symphony musicians into a North Indian mood

United StatesUnited States CURRENTS – Rhythm Spirits: Zakir Hussain (curator, tabla), Kala Ramnath (Indian classical violin), members of San Francisco Symphony. Recorded at Davies Hall, San Francisco, and first streamed 18.2.2021. (HS)

Violinist In Sun Jang and tabla master Zakir Hussain playing Sands of Time

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Fabio Luisi returns to Dallas to conduct orchestral favorites and a world premiere

United StatesUnited States Various: Alessandro Taverna (piano), Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Dallas Symphony Orchestra / Fabio Luisi (conductor). Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas. Livestreamed on DSO’s NEXT STAGE Digital Concert Series, 17.2.2021. (RP)

Alessandro Taverna

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The Scholars of the Karajan Academy bring to life ‘The Golden Twenties’ with music by Eisler and Weill

GermanyGermany ‘The Golden Twenties’ – Eisler, Weill: Kolja Blacher (violin), Scholars of the Karajan Academy / Marie Jacquot (conductor), Livestreamed via the Digital Concert Hall from the Philharmonie Berlin, 16.2.2021. (GT)

Marie Jacquot (c) Werner Kmetitsch

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Luna is a terrific opportunity to experience a phenomenally inventive hour-long film from the Orchestra of the Swan

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Night Owl Digital Concert – Luna: Graham Vick (narrator), David Le Page (violin/director), Orchestra of the Swan. Concert performed on 11.10.2020 at Stratford Playhouse, Stratford-upon-Avon, and can be streamed for free from 17 to 19.2.2021 click here. (CC)

David Le Page (deviser and creator of OOTS’s Luna)

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Dmitri Tcherniakov’s new Munich Der Freischütz is a hit-or-miss corporate affair

GermanyGermany Weber, Der Freischütz: Soloists, Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper, Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Antonello Manacorda (conductor). Livestreamed from the Munich National Theatre, 13.2.2021. (JPr)

Opening scene of Der Freischütz © Wilfried Hösl

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Love is in the air with the Brooklyn Art Song Society

United StatesUnited States Brooklyn Art Song Society – Schubert IV: Liebe: Lucy Fitz Gibbon (soprano), Blythe Gaissert, Kate Maroney & Devony Smith (mezzo-sopranos), Michael Brofman & Dimitri Dover (piano). Brooklyn Art Song Society, Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn. Livestream available from 13.2.2021. (RP)

Blythe Gaissert © Tara Tomlinson

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Apollo5’s LOVE from London is an appropriately lovely, heart-warming Valentine’s Day concert

United KingdomUnited Kingdom LIVE from London SpringLOVE from London: Apollo5 (Emily Owen, Clare Stewart [sopranos], Josh Cooter, Oli Martin-Smith [tenors], Greg Link [bass])  Livestreamed from VOCES8 Centre, London, 14.2.2021. (CC)


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