Orion String Trio — Brugg, 2019-03-02

Blog post #475 — Concert review, ★★★½, Orion String Trio @ Zimmermannhaus, Brugg, 2019-03-02 — Ludwig van Beethoven: String Trio in C minor, op.9/3; Alfred Schnittke: String Trio (1985); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento in E♭ major, K.563
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Ysaÿe: 6 Solo Sonatas op.27 (Diary 2017-12-29)

A short review with a brief comparison of several recordings of the six Sonatas for Solo Violin, op.27 by Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 – 1931), featuring recordings by Oscar Shumsky (1982), Frank Peter Zimmerman (1994), Thomas Zehetmair (2002), and Kristóf Baráti (2013), and a brief outlook to further recordings.


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Frang, Boyd, Altstaedt, Lonquich — Tonhalle Zurich, 2015-12-08

Concert review: Vilde Frang, James Boyd, Nicolas Altstaedt, Alexander Lonquich playing Antonín Dvořák (Piano Trio No.3 in F minor, op.65), Sándor Veress (String Trio), Richard Strauss (Piano Quartet in C minor, op.13)


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Julia Fischer & Oliver Schnyder — Zurich, 2015-04-21

Review of a concert at the Zurich Tonhalle, on 2015-04-21, with Julia Fischer, Oliver Schnyder, and the Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields, featuring Joseph Haydn’s Violin Concerto in G, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s Double Concerto for Violin and Piano in d, and Arnold Schönberg’s “Verklärte Nacht” (Transfigured Night) op.4 — a very enjoyable concert experience, indeed!


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Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, op.61

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, op.61 — comparing recordings with the following artists: Batiashvili (2007), Busch/Busch (1942), Faust/Abbado (2010), Francescatti/Walter (1961), Grumiaux/Galliera (1966), Heifetz/Munch (1955), Huberman/Szell (1934), Jansen/Järvi (2009), Kennedy (2007), Kopatchinskaja/Herreweghe (2009), Kreisler/Blech (1926), Kremer/Harnoncourt (1992), Menuhin/Furtwängler (1947), Milstein/Szell (1964), Mullova/Gardiner (2002), Oistrakh/Gauk (1952), Oistrakh/Cluytens (1959), Stern/Bernstein (1959), Szeryng/Schmidt-Isserstedt (1965), Suk/Konwitschny (1962), Tetzlaff/Zinman (2005), Zehetmair/Brüggen (1997)


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Schubert: Works for Violin & Piano (Diary 2013-11-21)

Schubert, Works for Violin and Piano — Ibragimova, Tiberghien / Shiokawa, Schiff (and for comparison: Fischer-Dieskau, Moore)


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