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Below you find a list of concerts that I consider attending (or have attended); this is merely for information. The occurrence of an event does not imply endorsement or promotion (nor do I promise reviewing each and every one of these concerts). All concerts are in Switzerland, unless noted otherwise.
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  • Tue
    28
    Mar
    2017

    Concert: Christoph Croisé & Oxana Shevchenko — Zurich, 2017-03-28

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Visions — Christoph Croisé / Oxana Shevchenko; CD cover
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Sonata for Cello and Piano No.1 in E minor, op.38
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Suite Italienne
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, D.821, "Arpeggione"
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): "The Love for the three Oranges"
    Rodion Shchedrin (*1932): "In the Style of Albéniz"

    Christoph Croisé — cello
    Oxana Shevchenko — piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Fri
    21
    Apr
    2017

    Concert: Gringolts Quartet — Lugano, 2017-04-21

    20:30Lugano, LAC

    Gringolts Quartet (source / ©: gringoltsquartet.com)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.6 in B♭ major, op.18/6
    Henri Dutilleux (1916 - 2013): "Ainsi la Nuit", for string quartet
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.8 in E minor, op.59/2, "Razumovsky"

    Ilya Gringolts, violin
    Anahit Kurtikyan, violin
    Silvia Simionescu
    , viola
    Claudius Herrmann, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★★ / German)


  • Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017

    Concert: Cuarteto Casals — Lugano, 2017-04-22

    20:30Lugano, LAC

    Cuarteto Casals (source / ©: cuartetocasals.com)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.1 in F major, op.18/1
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): String Quartet No.10 in A♭ major, op.118
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.16 in F major, op.135

    Abel Tomàs, violin
    Vera Martínez, violin
    Jonathan Brown, viola
    Arnau Tomàs, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Sun
    23
    Apr
    2017

    Concert: Jerusalem Quartet — Lugano, 2017-04-23

    17:00Lugano, LAC

    Jerusalem Quartet (© Felix Broede)
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): String Quartet No.1 in B minor, op.50
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.11 in F minor, op.95, "Serioso"
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.7 in F major, op.59/1, "Razumovsky"

    Alexander Pavlovsky, violin
    Sergei Bresler, violin
    Ori Kam, viola
    Kyril Zlotnikov, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★½ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★★ / German)


  • Mon
    15
    May
    2017

    Concert: Schnyder Trio — Bern, 2017-05-15

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Schnyder Trio (@ Raphael Zubler)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Trio No.4 in B♭ major, op.11
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): Piano Trio No.2 in E minor, op.67
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Piano Trio No.1 in B major, op.8

    Andreas Janke, violin
    Benjamin Nyffenegger, cello
    Oliver Schnyder, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Sat
    10
    Jun
    2017

    Concert: Festival Academy Budapest, Opening Concert — Budapest, 2017-06-10

    19:45Budapest — Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music

    Festival Academy Budapest, Chamber Music Festival 2017, Logo
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Two songs for voice, viola and piano, op.91
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Metamorphosen (arr. Rudolf Leopold)
    Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967): Ave Maria
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): L'histoire du soldat

    Brahms: Ildikó Komlósi, mezzo-soprano
    Katalin Kokas, viola
    Shai Wosner, piano
    Strauss: Aleksey Semenenko, Gábor Homoki, Gareth Lubbe, Atar Arad, László Fenyő, Andreas Brantelid, Knut Erik Sundquist
    Kodály: Andrea Vigh, harp
    Cantemus choir
    Stravinsky: Pál Mácsai, Barnabás Kelemen, Knut Erik Sundquist, Thorsten Johanns, Attila Jankó, Balázs Nemes, Róbert Káip, Zoltán Rácz
    Maxim Rysanov, conductor

    → Blog Review (★★★½ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Sun
    11
    Jun
    2017

    Concert: Festival Academy Budapest, From Beethoven to Mother Goose — Budapest, 2017-06-11

    19:45Budapest — Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music

    Festival Academy Budapest, Chamber Music Festival 2017, Logo
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Fantasy in C major, D.934
    Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967): 16 Songs on Hungarian Popular Words, op.1 (excerpts)
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): Ma mère l'Oye
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.7 in F major, op.59/1, "Razumovsky"

    Schubert: Vilde Frang, violin
    José Gallardo, piano
    Kodály: Ildikó Komlósi, mezzo-soprano
    József Balog - piano
    Ravel: Shai Wosner & József Balog, piano
    Beethoven: Kelemen Quartet

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Tue
    13
    Jun
    2017

    Concert: Festival Academy Budapest, Eastern European Classics — Budapest, 2017-06-13

    19:45Budapest — Pesti Vigadó Grand Hall

    Festival Academy Budapest, Chamber Music Festival 2017, Logo
    Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967): Sonata for cello and piano, op.4
    Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967): Duo for violin and cello, op.7
    Georges Enescu (1881 - 1955): Octet, op.7

    Kodály op.4:
    Andreas Brantelid, cello
    Shai Wosner, piano
    Kodály op.7:
    Barnabás Kelemen, violin
    László Fenyő, cello
    Enescu:
    Vilde Frang, Gábor Homoki, Aleksey Semenenko, and Alexandre Dimcevski, violin
    Gareth Lubbe & Maxim Rysanov, viola
    Andreas Brantelid & Dóra Kokas, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★½ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★★ / German)


  • Sat
    23
    Sep
    2017

    Concert: Carolin Widmann & Alexander Lonquich — Schaffhausen, 2017-09-23

    19:30Schaffhausen, Kirche St.Johann

    Carolin Widmann
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Violin Sonata No.1 in G major, op.78
    Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928): Violin Sonata
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Sonata for violin and piano in E♭ major, op.18

    Carolin Widmann, violin
    Alexander Lonquich, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Sun
    01
    Oct
    2017

    Concert: Hagen Quartett — Stein am Rhein SH, 2017-10-01

    17:00Stein am Rhein / SH, Kirche Burg

    Beethoven/Mozart/Webern, string quartets, Hagen Quartett (2010), CD cover
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): "The Art of the Fugue", BWV 1080, Contrapunctus I, II, III,IV
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): String Quartet No.15 in E♭ minor, op.144
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D.810, "Death and the Maiden"

    Hagen Quartet:

    • Lukas Hagen, violin
    • Rainer Schmidt, violin
    • Veronika Hagen, viola
    • Clemens Hagen, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★½ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Mon
    02
    Oct
    2017

    Concert: Philipp Mahrenholz, La Scintilla dei Fiati — Zurich, 2017-10-02

    19:30Zurich, Opera

    Philipp Mahrenholz (thumbnail)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Overture to "Egmont", op.84
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Wind octet in E♭ major, op.posth.103
    Jonathan Dove (*1959): Figures in the Garden (1991), Serenade for wind octet after Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro"
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Serenade in C minor for wind instruments, KV 388 (384a)

    Philipp MahrenholzLa Scintilla dei Fiati

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Sun
    08
    Oct
    2017

    Concert: Signum Quartet — Zurich, 2017-10-08

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Signum Quartett (© Irène Zandel, 2016)
    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in D major, op.20/4
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.15 in A minor, op.132

    Florian Donderer, violin
    Annette Walther, violin
    Xandi van Dijk, viola
    Thomas Schmitz, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017

    Concert: Nicolas Altstaedt, Alexander Lonquich — Zurich, 2017-11-18

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Nicolas Altstaedt (source: nicolasaltstaedt.com; © Marco Borggreve)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): The 5 Sonatas for Piano and Cello

    Sonata No.1 in F major, op.5/1
    Sonata No.2 in G minor, op.5/2
    Sonata No.3 in A major, op.69
    Sonata No.4 in C major, op.102/1
    Sonata No.5 in D major, op.102/2

    Nicolas Altstaedt, cello
    Alexander Lonquich, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Tue
    21
    Nov
    2017

    Concert: Isabel Villanueva & François Dumont — Zurich, 2017-11-21

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Isabel Villanueva (@Juan García Rosell, 2017)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Sonata No.2 in E♭ major, op.120/2
    John Dowland (1563 - 1626): "Flow my Tears"
    Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976): Lachrymae, op.48a (Reflection about a song by J. Dowland)
    César Franck (1822 - 1890): Sonata in A major, FWV 8

    Isabel Villanueva — viola
    François Dumont — piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Mon
    04
    Dec
    2017

    Concert: Pavel Haas Quartet — Bern, 2017-12-04

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Pavel Haas Quartet (© Marco Borggreve)
    Igor Stravinksky (1882 - 1971): Concertino for String Quartet (1920)
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): String Quartet in F major, M.35 (1902/03)
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): String Quartet No.14 in A♭ major, op.105

    Pavel Haas Quartet:

    • Veronika Jarůšková, violin
    • Marek  Zwiebel, violin
    • Radim Sedmidubský, viola
    • Peter Jarůšek, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Tue
    12
    Dec
    2017

    Concert: Leonidas Kavakos, Yuja Wang — Zurich, 2017-12-12

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Brahms, The Violin Sonatas — Kavakos, Wang; CD cover
    Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928): Violin Sonata
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Fantasy in C major, D.934
    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): Violin Sonata in G minor, L.140
    Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945):  Violin Sonata No.1, op.21, Sz.75, BB 84

    Leonidas Kavakos, violin
    Yuja Wang, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)




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