AKMI Duo (Valentine Michaud, Akvilė Šileikaitė)— Lucerne, 2023-11-19

Concert review, ★★★★½, AKMI Duo (Valentine Michaud, Akvilė Šileikaitė) @ Der MaiHof, Lucerne, 2023-11-19 — Hindemith: Sonata for Viola and Piano No.1 in F major, op.11/4; Gershwin: Three Préludes; Schulhoff: Hot Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano (1930); Kovács: Sholem-Alekhem, Rov Feidman!; Albright: Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano
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Schumann Chamber Music Summit with Isabelle Faust — Zurich, 2023-11-03

Concert review, ★★★★★, Isabelle Faust, Anne Katharina Schreiber, Antoine Tamestit, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexander Melnikov @ Tonhalle am See, Zurich, 2023-11-03 — Works by Robert Schumann: String Quartet in A minor, op.41/1; Piano Quartet in E♭ major, op.47; Piano Quintet in E♭ major, op.44; Johannes Brahms: II. Andante, un poco adagio from the Piano Quintet in F minor, op.34 (encore)
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Piano Recital Aleksandr Kliuchko — Zurich, 2023-10-11

Concert review, ★★★★★, Aleksandr Kliuchko @ Aula der Universität, Zurich, 2023-10-11 (Musik an der ETH und UZH) — Liszt: Études d’exécution transcendante, S.139 (1 – 5, 8, 11, 12); Rachmaninoff: Morceaux de fantaisie, op.3; Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No.2 in B♭ minor, op.36; encores by Tchaikovsky (Nocturne) and Feinberg/Tchaikovsky
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Ariel Lanyi / Prix Serdang — Feldbrunnen, 2023-06-25

Concert review, ★★★★½, Prix Serdang 2023 for Ariel Lanyi. Award award ceremony and recital @ Villa Serdang, Feldbrunnen SO, 2023-06-25 — Hugo Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch (Italian Songbook), HWW 159 (selection, arranged for piano by Ariel Lanyi); Robert Schumann: Symphonic Etudes in C♯ minor, op.13 (including the 5 extra variations, op.posth.)
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Piano Recital Hans H. Suh — Zurich, 2023-05-12

Concert review, ★★★½, Hans H. Suh @ Aula der Universität, Zurich, 2023-05-12 (Musik an der ETH und UZH) — Works by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Bagatelles, op.126; Piano Sonatas Nr.8 in C minor, op.13, “Pathétique”; Piano Sonatas Nr.30 in E major, op.109; Piano Sonatas Nr.23 in F minor, op.57, “Appassionata”;
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Piano Recital Konstantin Scherbakov — Zurich, 2023-04-20

Concert review, ★★★★½, Konstantin Scherbakov @ Aula der Universität, Zurich, 2023-04-20 (Musik an der ETH und UZH) — Hommage à Sergei Rachmaninoff, on the Occasion of the Composer’s 150th Anniversary: Morceaux de fantaisie, op.3: Nos.1, 2, 3, 4; Morceaux de Salon op.10: Nos.2, 3, 6, 5; Études-tableaux op.33: Nos.2, 5, 7, 6; Préludes op.32: Nos.10, 11, 12; Préludes op.23: Nos.4, 5, 6, 7; Études-tableaux, op.39: Nos.5, 9; Moment Musical op.16/3; 4 Pieces (1887/1888): 3. Melody in E major
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