At the Montréal Chamber Music Festival, Transcendence from Brott and Lisiecki

26/06/2017

Bach, Beethoven, Chopin: Denis Brott (cello), Jan Lisiecki (piano), Pollack Hall, McGill University, Montréal, 13.6.2017. (LV)

Jan Liesecki and Denis Brott (Photo: Victor Brott)

Jan Liesecki and Denis Brott (c) Victor Brott

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Telemann Honoured in Style by Florilegium

26/06/2017

Telemann 250th Anniversary Concert:  Florilegium [Marta Goncalves (flute); Bojan Cicic,  Magdalena Loth-Hill (violins); Elitsa Bogdanova (viola); Jennifer Motsches (cello); Reiko Ichise (viola da gamba); Carina Cosgrove (double-bass); Pawel Siwczak (harpsichord/chamber organ)] / Ashley Solomon (flute/director) with Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano). Wigmore Hall, London, 25.6.2017. (CC) Read more

Inconsistent vocals mediated by strong conducting: Verdi’s La traviata at the Royal Opera

26/06/2017

 Verdi, La traviata: Cast, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Maurizio Benini. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 24.6.2017. (CC)

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Ekaterina Bakanova (Violetta Valéry) & Atalla Ayan (Alfredo) (c) Tristram Kenton

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Hrůša and Faust Make Fine Impression at the Tonhalle

26/06/2017

Bartók, Schumann, Janáček: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Jakob Hrůša (conductor), Isabelle Faust (violin) Tonhalle, Zurich, 23.6.2017. (JR) Read more

An Unforgettable End to the Vienna Konzerthaus’s Boulez Festival

23/06/2017

Boulez: Klangforum Wie / Baldur Brönnimann (conductor). Grosser Saal, Konzerthaus, Vienna, 19.6.2017. (MB) Read more

NEW! St John’s Smith Square announces its 2017/18 Season

23/06/2017

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St John’s Smith Square has announced its 2017/18 Season

In a characteristic programme, punctuated by a range of Festival celebrations, St John’s Smith Square continues its core mission to provide a home for Baroque music within the UK’s only concert hall dating from the Baroque period while equally championing new music. International artists sit comfortably alongside emerging talent and St John’s Smith Square also continues to provide a vital and unique central London home for the best in community music. Read more

Zurich Opera’s First Exploration into Operetta Does Not Quite Hit the Mark

21/06/2017

Lehár, The Land of Smiles: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 19.6.2017. (JR)

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Lehár’s The Land of Smiles (c) T+T Fotografie Toni Suter

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WNO’s ‘Musically Glorious’ Rosenkavalier shines in a Perceptive and Focused Production

21/06/2017

 Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 10.6.2017. (GPu)

Rebecca Evans (Marschallin); photo credit: Bill Cooper.

Rebecca Evans (Marschallin) in WNO’s Der Rosenkavalier (c) Bill Cooper

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