Bonus delights from Cleveland and London

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Bonus Episode 1: Sonata and Serenade: Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Strings of the Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Wigmore Hall, London (January 2021); Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio (November 2020, reviewed as a video stream). (MSJ)

Mitsuko Uchida (c) Geoffrey Schied

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Riveting Musical Patterns in Cleveland Orchestra livestream

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Episode Five: Musical Patterns: Marc-André Hamelin (piano), Jung-Min Amy Lee (violin), Strings of the Cleveland Orchestra / Vinay Parameswaran (conductor). Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, Performance from January 2021 reviewed as a livestream. (MSJ)

Jung-Min Amy Lee (violin) performs Arvo Pärt’s Fratres © Roger Mastroianni

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Urbane comfort from the Cleveland Orchestra and Nicholas McGegan

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Episode Four: Inventions: Strings of the Cleveland Orchestra / Nicholas McGegan (conductor and harpsichord). Severance Hall, Cleveland, 10.12.2020, and reviewed as a livestream. (MSJ)

Nicholas McGegan & the Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni

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Cleveland’s Apollo’s Fire finds sizzling Allure in the early Baroque

United StatesUnited States Allure: The Three Amandas: Amanda Forsythe (soprano), Amanda Powell (soprano), Amanda Crider (mezzo-soprano), Members of Apollo’s Fire / Jeannette Sorrell (conductor  / harpsichord). First Baptist Church, Shaker Heights, Ohio, 8.11.2020, and reviewed as a livestream. (MSJ)

(From left) Amanda Forsythe, Amanda Powell, Jeanette Sorrell,
and Amanda Crider with Apollo’s Fire.

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Humane Haydn and human Bartók from the Cleveland Orchestra

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Episode Three – Ax Plays Haydn: Emanuel Ax (piano), strings of the Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 5.11.2020, and reviewed as a livestream. (MSJ)

Franz Welser-Möst (conductor) & Emanuel Ax (piano) © Roger Mastroianni

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Catharsis and regeneration with Schnittke and Beethoven in Cleveland

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Episode Two, Bronfman and Beethoven: Yefim Bronfman (piano), strings of the Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Recorded at the Severance Hall, Cleveland, on 15-16.10.2020, and reviewed as a livestream. (MSJ)

Yefim Bronfman, Franz Welser-Most & the strings of the Cleveland Orchestra
© Roger Mastroianni

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Apollo’s Fire strikes sparks in a timely Ohio return

United StatesUnited States Resilience – Music for Troubled Times: Members of Apollo’s Fire/Jeannette Sorrell (conductor). October 2020 performance from First Baptist Church, Shaker Heights, Ohio, reviewed when streamed on 19.10.2020. (MSJ)

Members of Apollo’s Fire perform between clear separators (c) Apollo’s Fire

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