Yuja Wang, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla / CBSO — Zurich, 2019-05-26

Blog post #499 — Concert review, ★★★★½, Yuja Wang, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla / CBSO @ Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 2019-05-26 — Honegger: Pastorale d’été, H.31; Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, op.54; Brahms: Symphony No.2 in D major, op.73 — Pre-concert: AKMI Duo (Valentine Michaud, saxophone & Akvilė Šileikaitė, piano): Bernstein, Albright, Jazz
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Dudamel / OSSB: Messiaen, Turangalîla — KKL Lucerne, 2016-09-11

Concert review, final concert of this year’s Lucerne Festival, at the KKL, 2016-09-11: Gustavo Dudamel, Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), Cynthia Millar (Ondes Martenot), Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela — Olivier Messiaen: Turangalîla Symphony


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Chopin: Piano Concerto E minor, op.11

Chopin: Piano Concerto in E minor, op.11 — comparing recordings with the following artists: Argerich/Abbado (1967), Askenase/Otterloo (1960), Avdeeva/Wit (2010), Avdeeva/Brüggen (2012), Rubinstein/Barbirolli (1937), Rubinstein/Wallenstein (1953), Rubinstein/Skrowaczewski (1961)


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Wang, Bringuier — Tonhalle Zurich, 2014-09-11

(…) Lionel Bringuier (*1986) takes over from David Zinman (*1936) who has directed the orchestra for 19 years — more than twice as long as any director after the first two, Friedrich Hegar (from the foundation 1868 up till 1906) and Volkmar Andreae (1906 – 1949). Zinman has led the orchestra into a new and successful international and recording career — for him, this was the crowning of his career, while for Bringuier this is the second direction (after 3 years in Valladolid / Spain), and likely the first highlight in a promising career…


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Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2, op.16

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2, op.16 — comparing recordings with the following artists: Yundi Li, Seiji Ozawa, Berliner Philharmoniker (live, 2007) / Yuja Wang, Gustavo Dudamel, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela (live, 2013); comments on “blind” comparisons on the radio


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