Have you ever heard of Florence Price? Learn more from Dr Samantha Ege

Dr Samantha Ege in conversation with Antoine Lévy-Leboyer

Florence Price (1887-1953) was an Afro-American Composer who wrote a very significant amount of music: symphonies, concertos, chamber music, Lieder and some quite simply outstanding piano music. As was the case for numerous composers who, after their death, were somewhat forgotten, Price has found a formidable interpreter in pianist Samantha Ege who has championed her works in concert, recordings and at conferences.

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Austrian violinist Johannes Fleischmann in conversation with Antoine Lévy-Leboyer

Vienna violinist Johannes Fleischmann spoke to Seen and Heard on the release of his new album EXODUS: The Men Who Shaped Hollywood, celebrating the music of two Jewish Austrian composers who fled World War II to California: Erich Korngold and Eric Zeisl. Antoine Lévy-Leboyer: For those who do not live in Vienna and who would … Read more

Geneva’s riveting performance of Janáček’s The Makropoulos Affair with a pre-recorded orchestra

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Janáček, The Makropoulos Affair: Soloists, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Chorus of Grand Théatre de Genève (chorus master: Alan Woodbridge) / Tomas Netopil (conductor). Grand Théâtre de Genève, 26.10.2020. (ALL)

Rachel Harnisch (Emilia Marty) © Magali Dougados

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Revelatory singing by Anja Kampe in Munich’s revival of Wozzeck

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Berg, Wozzeck: Soloists, Chorus and Children’s Chorus of Bavarian State Opera (Chorus master: Stellario Fagone), Bavarian State Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Bavarian State Opera, Munich, 14.10.2020. (ALL)

Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Captain) & Simon Keenlyside (Wozzeck)

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Geneva’s La Cenerentola proves the perfect antidote to the current health crisis

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Rossini, La Cenerentola: Soloists, Choir of the Grand Théâtre de Genève (Chorus master : Alan Woodbridge), Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Antonino Fogiani (conductor). Grand Théâtre de Genève, 14.9.2020. (ALL)

Grand Théâtre de Genève’s La Cenerentola (c) Carole Parodi

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Geneva’s thought-provoking production of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Mozart, Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Soloists, Chorus of the Geneva Grand Théâtre, (chorus master: Alan Woodbridge), Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Fabio Biondi  (conductor). Grand Théâtre de Genève, 26.1.2020. (ALL)

Die Entführung aus dem Serail (c) Carole Parodi

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Iván Fischer’s overly respectful reading of Orfeo in Geneva

SwitzerlandSwitzerland MonteverdiOrfeo: Soloists, Choir and Dancers of the Iván Fischer Opera Company (chorus master: Soma Dinyes), Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer (conductor), Grand Théâtre de Genève, 28.10.2019. (ALL)

Emőke Baráth, Antonio Abete and Valerio Contaldo; (c) Judith Horváth

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