Harnoncourt — Monteverdi: Operas (Diary 2015-08-04)

Harnoncourt / Ponnelle’s legendary Zurich Monteverdi cycle on DVD — and memories of getting addicted to its live performances at the Zurich Opera in the late 1970’s


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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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Bach: St.John Passion BWV 245

Bach, St.John Passion BWV 245, with the following artists: Harnoncourt / Equiluz (1965), Jochum / Haefliger (1967), Rotzsch / Schreier (1976), Koopman / de Mey (1993), Suzuki / Türk (1998), Gardiner / Padmore (2003), Layton / Bostridge (2012)


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Bach: The Motets

Bach: The Motets — comparing recordings with the following artists: Bernius (2012), Christophers (1989), Gardiner (1980), Gardiner (2011), Harnoncourt (1980), Herreweghe (1985), Junghänel (1995), Katschner (2012)


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Bach: Cantata BWV 140

Bach: Cantata BWV 140, “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme” — Comparing 5 recordings: Leppard/English Chamber Orchestra, London Voices (1981), Harnoncourt/Concentus musicus (1984, partial), Gardiner/Monteverdi Choir/English Baroque Soloists (1992), Koopman/Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (2006), Lutz/J.S.Bach-Stiftung St.Gallen (2008, DVD)


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