Ratings — Concerts vs. Media Reviews

How I rate concerts and media / recordings. Rating criteria, scale(s) and detail, how one should / should not read my ratings, their “value”, pitfalls, shortcomings & limitations.


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Baldur Brönnimann / Basel Sinfonietta — Münchenstein, 2020-11-22

Concert review, ★★★★½, Baldur Brönnimann / Basel Sinfonietta @ Kuspo Münchenstein BL, 2020-11-22 (ghost concert) — Georg Friedrich Haas (*1953): Joshua Tree (2020); Gérard Grisey (1946 – 1998): IV. Modulations from “Les espaces acoustiques” (1974 – 1985); Elliott Carter (1908 – 2012): Variations for Orchestra (1954/55)
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Orpheum Foundation: David Nebel, Dorukhan Doruk, Oliver Schnyder — Baden, 2020-11-07

Concert review, ★★★½, Orpheum Foundation Anniversary Concert: David Nebel, Dorukhan Doruk, Oliver Schnyder — Baden, 2020-11-07 — Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.5 in F major, op.24, “Spring Sonata”; Cello Sonata No.5 in D major, op.102/2; Piano Trio No.4 in B♭ major, op.11, “Gassenhauer Trio”
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Trio Amani — Zurich, 2020-10-24

Concert review, ★★★★, Trio Amani (Marina Yakovleva, Lev Sivkov, Kateryna Tereshchenko) @ Zurich, 2020-10-24 — Beethoven Piano Trio No.1 in E♭ major, op.1/1; Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No.1 in G minor; Arensky: Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, op.32
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Els Biesemans, Capriccio Barockorchester — Kirche St.Peter, Zurich, 2020-10-18

Concert review, ★★★★, Els Biesemans, Dominik Kiefer, Capriccio Barockorchester @ Kirche St.Peter, Zurich, 2020-10-18 — Haydn: Overture to “Acide e Galatea”; C.P.E. Bach: Piano Concerto in E minor, Wq.15 / H.418; Zelenka: Capriccio in D major, ZWV 182; Mozart: Piano Concerto in E♭ major, K.271
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Voces Suaves — Don Bosco, Basel, 2020-10-08

Concert review, ★★★½, Voces Suaves, Orí Harmelin @ Paul Sacher Saal, Don Bosco, Basel, 2020-10-08 — Madrigals and canzonette by Giaches de Wert (1535 – 1596)
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