Mendelssohn & Enescu: String Octets (Diary 2023-07-24)

Media Review (Listening Diary) — Gringolts Quartet and Meta4 performing Mendelssohn Octet op.20 & Enescu String Octet op.7; comparisons with Emerson String Quartet (Mendelssohn), Merel Quartet & Castalian String Quartet (Mendelssohn), and Vilde Frang & Friends (Enescu)
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Vilde Frang & Friends — Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 2018-03-12

Concert review: Vilde Frang, Tai Murray, Gregory Ahss, Rosanne Philippens, Lawrence Power, Lily Francis, Nicolas Altstaedt, Jan-Erik Gustafsson @ Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 2018-03-12 — Veress: Trio per archi (1954); Arensky: String Quartet No.2 in A minor, op.35; Enescu: String Octet in C major, op.7

Frang, Pinnock, Kammerorchester Basel — Zürich, 2017-10-30

Concert review: Vilde Frang, Trevor Pinnock / Kammerorchester Basel @ Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 2017-10-30 — Max Reger (1873 – 1916): Aria “O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross” for string orchestra, after J.S. Bach’s choral prelude, BWV 622; Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Violin Concerto in D major, op.61; Matthias Arter (*1964): Aquarell about J.S. Bach’s “Ricercar a 6”; Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 – 1847): Symphony No.5 in D major/D minor, op.107, “Reformation”

Richard Strauss (Diary 2015-10-03)

Richard Strauss, Violin Sonata in E♭ major, op.18 in three interpretations: Haifetz / Sándor (1934); Spivakov / Bezrodnyi (2001); Frang/Lifits (2010) — and memories only (sadly) of an LP recording with Ulf Hoelscher and Michel Béroff (1978)