A Very Satisfying Debut for the Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio

16/04/2018

 Schubert, Brahms, Turnage, Ravel: Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio [Nicola Benedetti (violin), Leonard Elschenbroich (cello), Alexei Grynyuk (piano)], Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 8.4.2018. (GN)

Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio (c) Jane Lawrence

Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio (c) Jane Lawrence

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High Anxiety with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

16/04/2018

Bernstein, Shostakovich: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), Boston Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelson (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York, 11.4.2018. (RP)

 Andris Nelsons and Jean-Yves Thibaudet in Bernstein’s The Age of Anxiety © Hillary Scott

Andris Nelsons & Jean-Yves Thibaudet in Bernstein’s The Age of Anxiety © Hillary Scott

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Evocative Bernstein, Machover’s Crowd-Sourced Philadelphia Voices and Spectacular Mussorgsky

13/04/2018

Bernstein, Machover, Mussorgsky: Dante Michael DiMaio (boy soprano), Westminster Symphonic Choir, Keystone State Boychoir, Pennsylvania Girlchoir, Sister Cities Girlchoir, Philadelphia Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York, 10.4.2018. (RP)

Dante Michael DiMaio & Yannick Nézet-Séguin with the Philadelphia Orchestra
© Jennifer Taylor

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Acoustic and Electric Violas in an Ingenious Program

11/04/2018

 Mozart, Hummel, Mooke, Fauré: Born Lau (viola), Martha Mooke (electric viola), Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia / Dirk Brossé (conductor),  Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 2.4.2018. (BJ) Read more

Insights Are Not Always Illuminating

09/04/2018

Schumann, Brahms, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven: Sir András Schiff (piano), Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 31.3.2018. (BJ) Read more

Wessex Consort Sings Thomas Hardy Poems at His Family Church Near Dorchester

09/04/2018

[Updated Tuesday 17 April 2018 – Seen and Heard International is sad to report the passing of Graham Stansfield  on Friday 13 April, following a long struggle against cancer, an illness he steadfastly refused to make concessions to. He worked consistently throughout lengthy and often debilitating periods of treatment. Indeed, just six days before he had introduced his latest work – new settings of poems by his beloved Thomas Hardy – at a concert in St Michael’s Stinsford, the Hardy family church, given by the Wessex Consort ensemble he co-founded with conductor Andrew King.]

 Graham Stansfield: Wessex Consort (Vicky Jackson, Alison Gormley, Melissa Stansfield [soprano], Sarah Palfreman-Kay, Natalie Davies [mezzo-soprano], Aino Konkka, Ellie Edmonds [alto], Matt Spillett, Michael Aitkenhead [tenor], Tom Asher, John Twitchen [baritone], Tim Emberson, Andrew Fellowes [bass]), Andrew King (conductor), St Michael’s Church, Stinsford, Dorchester, 7.4.2018. (IL)

Graham Stansfield and Andrew King

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A Bernstein Celebration Enriches the 2018 VSO Spring Festival

09/04/2018

Bernstein, Mahler, R. Strauss: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Bramwell Tovey (conductor). (GN)

 Leonard Bernstein and Bramwell Tovey in 1986 © Susie Maeder (London)


Leonard Bernstein and Bramwell Tovey in 1986 © Susie Maeder (London)

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Scotland – England 1:1, Zurich’s New Maria Stuarda

09/04/2018

Donizetti, Maria StuardaPhilharmonia Zurich / Enrique Mazzola (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 8.4.2018. (JR)

Maria Stuarda (c) Monika Rittershaus

Maria Stuarda (c) Monika Rittershaus

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