Ferrández, Masleev, Eschenbach — Zurich, 2017-12-18

Concert review, Pablo Ferrández, Dmitry Masleev, Christoph Eschenbach / Bamberger Symphoniker @ Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 2017-12-18 — Haydn: Cello Concerto Nr.1 in C major, Hob.VIIb:1; Rachmaninoff: “Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini” for piano and orchestra, op.43; Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No.5 in D major / D minor, op.107, “Reformation”


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Croisé, YES Chamber Orchestra — Zurich, 2017-11-22

Concert review, Christoph Croisé, Sherniyaz Mussakhan / Young Eurasian Soloists (YES) Chamber Orchestra @ Kirche Oberstrass, Zurich, 2017-11-22 — Mozart: Violin Concerto in D major, K.218; Haydn: Cello Concerto No.1 in C major, Cello Concerto No.2 in D major; Vivaldi: Double Concerto in B major, RV 547


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Isserlis, Egarr / ZKO — Zurich, 2016-02-02

Concert review: Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr / ZKO at Tonhalle Zurich, 2016-02-02 — Haydn: Symphony No.68 in B♭ major, Cello concerto No.1 in C major; Boccherini: Cello concerto No.3 in G major; Mozart: Symphony No.17 in G major K.129


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Haydn: Works for Cello & Orchestra

Haydn: Cello concertos No.1 C & No.2 D — Maisky (1986), Mørk/Brown (1992), Rostropovich/Brown (1975), Isserlis/Norrington (1996); Haydn: Sinfonia concertante in B♭ major, Hob.I/105 — Antal Doráti (1972), Dennis Russell Davies (2009), Sir Roger Norrington (1996)


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Early Encounters with Music

… I listened to all the shallow music that was broadcasted on the radio around 1960 (our radio was an old “steam radio” built into a book shelf). I also distinctly remember that on Sundays the radio always played classical music — typically chamber music, such as music for wind instruments by Mozart — and I hated that music — not because I disliked it, but …


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