Concert review, Mojca Erdmann, Topi Lehtipuu, Brett Dean, Tonhalle Orchestra @ Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 2018-02-28 — Brett Dean (*1961): “Testament”, Music for Twelve Violas (2002); Dean: From Melodious Lay (A Hamlet Diffraction) for Soprano, Tenor, and Orchestra (2016); Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E♭ major, op.55, “Eroica”
Concert review, Zurich Tonhalle, 2016-01-26 — Oliver Schnyder and Sir Roger Norrington with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra playing Beethoven: Piano Concerto in E♭ major, op.73; Symphony No.3 in E♭ major, op.55, “Eroica”
Piano Recital by Konstantin Scherbakov at Zurich Tonhalle, 2015-12-12 — Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C♯ minor, op.27/2, “Moonlight” / Variations with Fugue in E♭ major, op.35, “Eroica”; Liszt: Transcription of L.v.Beethoven’s Symphony No.3 in E♭ major, op.55, “Eroica”
… while for the past two decades the artist is mostly pictured with an earnest, maybe “Beehovenian” / titanic, somewhat closed facial expression, in the concert (which he presented with a mostly relaxed, yet controlled body language) his face hinted at a wealth of emotions — and his playing struck me as a prime example of the “big Russian Piano School” …
With the entrance of the solo violin, though, the attention turned towards Sophia Jaffé, who presented herself as an experienced, expressive violinist, with a sonorous, full tone, delivering a solid, convincing interpretation.