Julia Fischer and Juanjo Mena Excel in Less Popular Fare

11/01/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Britten, Bruckner: Julia Fischer (violin), Tonhalle Orchester Zurich / Juanjo Mena (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich 10.1.2019. (JR)

Julia Fischer (c) Uwe Arens

Julia Fischer (c) Uwe Arens

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Cecilia Bartoli Celebrates 30 Years on Zurich Opera Stage with Spectacular Semele

09/01/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Handel, Semele: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Orchestra La Scintilla / William Christie (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 8.1.2019. (JR)

Cecilia Bartoli performing Semele in 2007 © Suzanne Schwiertz

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Musical Year Ends with a Big Smile: Blendulf’s Prokokiev Fifth

17/12/2018

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Glinka, Eliasson, Prokofiev: Janine Jansen (violin), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Daniel Blendulf (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 15.12.2018. (JR)

Daniel Blendulf (c) Marco Borggreve

Daniel Blendulf (c) Marco Borggreve

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Sweeney Todd, like his Customers and Meat Pies, Goes Down a Treat in Zurich

11/12/2018

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Sondheim, Sweeney Todd: Soloists, Chorus of Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / David Charles Abell (conductor), Zurich Opera 9.12.2018. (JR)

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Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Overshadowed by Praetorius and Pärt

09/12/2018

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Bach, Pärt, Praetorius (arr. Sandström): Malin Hartelius (soprano), Christina Daletska (alto), Benjamin Bruns (tenor), Ludwig Mittelhammer (bass), Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Orchestra La Scintilla / Florian Helgath (conductor and chorus master), Kirche St. Jakob, Zurich 7.12.2018. (JR)  Read more

Very Enjoyable Hungarian Night at the Tonhalle

08/12/2018

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Brahms, Saint-Saëns, Bartók: Joshua Bell (violin), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Jakub Hrůša (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 6.12.2018. (JR)

Joshua Bell (c) Bill Phelps

Joshua Bell (c) Bill Phelps

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Unearthed Berwald Songs Followed by Shani’s Inspiring Mahler

02/12/2018

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Berwald, Mahler: Lisa Larsson (soprano), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Lahav Shani (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 29.11.2018. (JR)

Lisa Larsson © Merlijn Doomernik

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Swedish RSO and Harding on European Tour in Zurich

21/11/2018

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Pettersson, Schumann, Beethoven: Veronika Eberle (violin). Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Daniel Harding (conductor), Tonhalle Zurich, 19.11.2018. (JR)

Daniel Harding (c) Tonhalle, Zurich

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