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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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  • Sun
    14
    Sep
    2014

    Concert: Yuja Wang, Klaidi Sahatçi, Thomas Grossenbacher — Zurich, 2014-09-14

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Chamber music concert at Tonhalle Zurich, Yuja Wang / program title

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich — Kammermusik-Soirée

    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943): Cello Sonata in G minor, op.19
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 – 1847): Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, op.49
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904): Piano Trio in e minor, op.90, B.166, “Dumky”


    Klaidi Sahatçi, violin
    Thomas Grossenbacher, cello
    Yuja Wang, piano

    → Blog Review


  • Thu
    27
    Aug
    2015

    Concert: Christoph Croisé, Oxana Shevchenko — Lucerne, 2015-08-27

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Christoph Croisé / Oxana Shevchenko

    Lucerne Festival 2015 — Debut Series

    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953): Cello Sonata in C major, op.119 (1949)
    Rodion Shchedrin (*1932): Quadrille from the Opera “Not Love Alone” (1961, transcribed for cello and piano by Grigori Singer)
    Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918): Cello Sonata in D minor (1915)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849): Introduction et Polonaise Brillante, op.3 (1829)
    Sulkhan Tsintsadze (1925 – 1991): “Sachidao” from “5 Pieces for Cello and Piano” (1950)
    Niccolò Paganini (1782 – 1840): Variations on a theme from Rossini’s “Mosè in Egitto” (1819, arranged for cello and piano by Pierre Fournier)


    Christoph Croisé, cello
    Oxana Shevchenko, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Sun
    06
    Sep
    2015

    Concert: Bach & Mendelssohn Bartholdy — Tonhalle Zurich, 2015-09-06

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Zurich, kleiner Tonhallesaal

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich — Kammermusik-Matinee

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Counterpoints 1, 4, 6, 9, and 10 from “The Art of the Fugue”, BWV 1080
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 – 1847): String Quintet No.1 in A major, op.18


    Members of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich:
    Peter McGuire, violin
    Isabelle Weilbach-Lambelet, violin
    Michel Rouilly, viola
    Katja Fuchs, viola
    Thomas Grossenbacher, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Tue
    13
    Oct
    2015

    Concert: Sebastian Bohren & Benjamin Engeli — Zurich, 2015-10-13

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Sebastian Bohren (source: www.sebastianbohren.ch; © Tomasz Trzebiatowski)

    Musik an der ETH

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Violin Sonata No.2 in A major, op.100
    Leos Janáček (1854 - 1928): Sonata for Violin and Piano
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Violin Sonata in E♭ major, op.18


    Sebastian Bohren, violin
    Benjamin Engeli, piano

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


  • Sat
    07
    Nov
    2015

    Concert: Christoph Croisé, Oxana Shevchenko — Zurich, 2015-11-07

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Christoph Croisé / Oxana Shevchenko

    Hochuli Konzert AG — Junge Talente, und wie!

    Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945): Rhapsody No.1 for Cello and Piano, Sz 88
    Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918): Cello Sonata in D minor (1915)
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Sonata in A minor, D.821, “Arpeggione”
    Alberto Ginastera (1916 – 1983): Pampeana No.2 (1950)


    Christoph Croisé, cello
    Oxana Shevchenko, piano

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


  • Sat
    21
    Nov
    2015

    Concert: Camerata Zurich / Rossini, Beethoven, Rihm, Schubert — Zurich, 2015-11-21

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Wolfgang Rihm

    Camerata Zürich

    Gioacchino Rossini (1792 – 1868): String Sonata No.1 in G major
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): “Duet for two Eyeglasses Obligato”, WoO 32
    Wolfgang Rihm (*1952): “Erscheinung” (1978)
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No.15 in G major, D.887


    Igor Karško / Camerata Zurich
    Hannes Bärtschi, viola
    Thomas Demenga, cello

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


  • Tue
    24
    Nov
    2015

    Concert: TwoPianists: Goldberg Variations — ETH Zurich, 2015-11-24

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    TwoPianists (source: ninaandluis.com)

    Musik an der ETH

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, arranged by Josef Rheinberger (1839 – 1901) and Max Reger (1873 – 1916)


    Nina Schumann, piano
    Luis Magalhães, piano

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


  • Tue
    08
    Dec
    2015

    Concert: Frang, Boyd, Altstaedt, Lonquich — Zurich, 2015-12-08

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Vilde Frang (www.vildefrang.com; © Lillian Birnbaum)

    Zürcher Kammerorchester (ZKO) — Lockenhaus on Tour

    Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904): Piano Trio No.3 in F minor, op.65
    Sándor Veress (1907 – 1992): Trio per archi (1954)
    Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949): Piano Quartet in C minor, op.13


    Vilde Frang, violin
    James Boyd, viola
    Nicolas Altstaedt, cello
    Alexander Lonquich, piano

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


  • Sun
    20
    Dec
    2015

    Concert: Duo Praxedis — Zurich, 2015-12-20

    11:15Zurich, Zunfthaus zur Waag

    Duo Praxedis (source: www.praxedis.ch)

    Duo Praxedis

    Johann Baptist Krumpholz (1742 – 1790): Sonata in F major for Harp & Piano
    John Thomas (1826 – 1913): Schubert Lied Transcriptions
    Théodore Labarre (1805 – 1870): Duo sur des motifs de La Favorite de G. Donizetti, op.111


    Praxedis Hug-Rütti, harp
    Praxedis Geneviève Hug, piano

    → Blog Review (★★½)


  • Sun
    17
    Jan
    2016

    Concert: Sol Gabetta, Alexei Volodin — Lucerne, 2016-01-17

    18:30Lucerne, KKL

    Sol Gabetta (source: solgabetta.com; © Uwe Arens)

    Swiss Classics — Lucerne Chamber Circle

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Cello Sonata Nr.1 in F major, op.5/1
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Cello Sonata Nr.4 in C major, op.102/1
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Adagio from the Suite "Cinderella", op.97bis
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Cello Sonata in C major, op.119


    Sol Gabetta, cello
    Alexei Volodin, piano

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


  • Tue
    19
    Jan
    2016

    Concert: Quatuor Sine Nomine — Zurich, 2016-01-19

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Le Quatuor Sine Nomine, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2007-03-27 (© Pierre-Antoine Grisoni / STRATES)

    Musik an der ETH

    Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga (1806 - 1826): String Quartet No.1 in D minor
    Dmitri Shostakovitch (1906 - 1975): String Quartet No.7 in F♯ minor, op.108
    Alexander Borodin (1833 - 1887): String Quartet No.2 in D major


    Le Quatuor Sine Nomine:

    • Patrick Genet, violin
    • François Gottraux, violin
    • Hans Egidi, viola
    • Marc Jaermann, cello

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


  • Thu
    25
    Feb
    2016

    Concert: Orpheum Young Soloists on Stage — Arosa, 2016-02-25

    17:30Arosa, Evangelische Dorfkirche

    Christoph Croisé (source: www.christophcroise.ch)

    Arosa Musik Festival: Orpheum — Young Soloists on Stage

    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Piano Sonata in C minor, D.958
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Fantasy in F minor for piano / 4 hands, D.940
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Cello Sonata in G minor, op.19


    Oliver Schnyder, piano
    Christoph Croisé, cello
    Meta Fajdiga, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sun
    06
    Mar
    2016

    Concert: Narek Hakhnazaryan & Oxana Shevchenko — Lucerne, 2016-03-06

    17:00Lucerne, Marianischer Saal

    2016-03-06 LU Hakhnazaryan Shevchenko

    Gesellschaft Kammermusik Marianischer Saal Luzern

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Cello Sonata No.3 in A major, op.69
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): Preludes for Cello and Piano (arr.: Lera Auerbach)
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Cello Sonata in G minor, op.19


    Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello
    Oxana Shevchenko, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Wed
    25
    May
    2016

    Concert: Jonas Iten & Andriy Dragan — Zurich, 2016-05-25

    19:30Zurich, Kirchgemeinde Zürich-St. Anton

    Jonas Iten (thumbnail)

    Verein Allegro con brio

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Cello Suite No.3 in C major, BWV 1009
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Cello Suite No.4 in E major, BWV 1010
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.21 in C major, op.53, "Waldstein"
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Impromptu No.3 in G♭ major, D.899 (op.90)
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): 4. "Alborada del gracioso" from "Miroirs" (1905)


    Jonas Iten, cello
    Andriy Dragan, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sun
    25
    Sep
    2016

    Concert: Christoph Croisé & Oxana Shevchenko — Schönenwerd SO, 2016-09-25

    17:00Schönenwerd SO / Switzerland

    Croisé / Shevchenko, TN

    Konzert der Hans Huber-Stiftung

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Sonata for Cello & Piano No.1 in E minor, op.38
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Pezzo capriccioso, op.62
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Suite Italienne for Cello & Piano
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Polonaise brillante in C major, op.3


    Christoph Croisé, cello
    Oxana Shevchenko, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sat
    29
    Oct
    2016

    Concert: Christoph Croisé & Oxana Shevchenko — Brugg, 2016-10-29

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Croisé / Shevchenko, TN

    Kammermusik im Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Cello Sonata No.1 in E minor, op.38
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Suite Italienne for Cello & Piano
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Sonata in A minor, D.821, “Arpeggione”
    Rodion Shchedrin (*1932): In the Style of Albéniz (1973)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Introduction et Polonaise brillante in C major, op.3


    Christoph Croisé, cello
    Oxana Shevchenko, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Tue
    13
    Dec
    2016

    Concert: Trio Zimmermann: Goldberg Variations — Zurich, 2016-12-13

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Trio Zimmermann (© Mats Bäcker)

    Zürcher Kammerorchester (ZKO) — Kammermusik

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
    Arrangement for string trio by Dmitry Sitkovetsky (*1954)


    Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin
    Antoine Tamestit, viola
    Christian Poltéra, cello

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


  • 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

    Musik an der ETH

    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)

    Lugano Musica — Weekend Quartetti d'archi

    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"


    Gringolts Quartet:

    • 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)

    Lugano Musica — Weekend Quartetti d'archi

    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


    Cuarteto Casals:

    • 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)

    Lugano Musica — Weekend Quartetti d'archi

    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"


    Jerusalem Quartet:

    • 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

    Oliver Schnyder Trio (@ Raphael Zubler)

    Konzert Theater Bern — Kammermusik Bern

    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


    Oliver Schnyder Trio:

    • 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

    Festival Academy Budapest 2017

    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

    Festival Academy Budapest 2017

    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

    Festival Academy Budapest 2017

    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

    Schaffhauser Meisterkonzerte 2017

    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

    Schaffhauser Meisterkonzerte 2017

    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)

    Philharmonic Concert @ Zurich Opera

    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)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich — Streichquartette in der Kirche St.Peter

    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


    Signum Quartett:

    • 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)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich — Kammermusik @ Tonhalle Maag

    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)

    Musik an der ETH

    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)

    Konzert Theater Bern — Kammermusik Bern

    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

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich — Kammermusik-Soirée

    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)


  • Mon
    22
    Jan
    2018

    Concert: Trio Gaspard — Bern, 2018-01-22

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Trio Gaspard (photo © Iréne Zandel)

    Kammermusik @ Konsi Bern

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Piano Trio in C major, K.548
    Mauricio Kagel (1931 - 2008): Piano Trio No.2 (2001)
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Notturno in E♭ major, op.148, D.897
    Arnold Schönberg (1874 -1951): "Verklärte Nacht" (Transfigured Night), op.4 (arr. Edward Steuermann, 1932)


    Trio Gaspard:

    • Jonian Ilias Kadesha, violin
    • Vashti Hunter, cello
    • Nicholas Rimmer, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sun
    04
    Feb
    2018

    Concert: Belcea Quartet — Zurich, 2018-02-04

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Belcea Quartet (© Marco Borggreve)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich — Streichquartette in der Kirche St.Peter

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): String Quartet in B♭ major, K.589, "Prussian"
    Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928): String Quartet No.1 in E minor, "Kreutzer Sonata"
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): String Quartet No.12 in F major, op.96, "American"


    Belcea Quartet:

    • Corina Belcea-Fisher, violin
    • Axel Schacher, violin
    • Krzysztof Chorzelski, viola
    • Antoine Lederlin, cello

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


  • Sun
    04
    Mar
    2018

    Concert: Julia Fischer & Yulianna Avdeeva — Zurich, 2018-03-04

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Julia Fischer (© Decca / Felix Broede)

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich — Kammermusik-Soirée

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Violin Sonata No.2 in A major, op.100, "Thun Sonata"
    Karol Szymanowski (1882 - 1937): "Myths" for Violin and Piano, op.30
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): Violin Sonata in G major, op.134


    Julia Fischer, violin
    Yulianna Avdeeva, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Mon
    12
    Mar
    2018

    Concert: Vilde Frang & Friends — Zurich, 2018-03-12

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Vilde Frang (www.vildefrang.com; © Lillian Birnbaum)

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich — Kammermusik-Soirée

    Sándor Veress (1907 - 1992): String Trio
    Anton Stepanovich Arensky (1861 - 1906): String Quartet No.2 in A minor, op.35
    George Enescu (1881 - 1955): String Octet in C major, op.7


    Vilde Frang, violin
    Tai Murray, violin
    Gregory Ahss, violin
    Rosanne Philippens, violin
    Lawrence Power, viola
    Lily Francis, viola
    Nicolas Altstaedt, cello
    Jan-Erik Gustafsson, cello

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


  • Mon
    19
    Mar
    2018

    Concert: Quatuor Diotima — Bern, 2018-03-19

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Quatuor Diotima (© Quatuor Diotima)

    Konzert Theater Bern — Kammermusik Bern

    Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945): String Quartet No.3, Sz.85 / BB 93
    Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini (*1971): String Quartet No.1 in Six Movements 
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No.15 in G major, D.887


    Quatuor Diotima:

    • Yun-Peng Zhao, violin
    • Constance Ronzatti, violin
    • Franck Chevalier, viola
    • Pierre Morlet, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Mon
    02
    Apr
    2018

    Concert: Narek Hakhnazaryan & Oxana Shevchenko — London, 2018-04-02

    19:30London, Wigmore Hall

    Narek Hakhnazaryan & Oxana Shevchenko

    Chamber Music @ Wigmore Hall, London

    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Adagio and Allegro in A♭ major, op.70
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Cello Sonata No.2 in F major, op.99
    Sulkhan Tsintsadze (1925 - 1991): Five pieces on Folk Themes
    Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912): Méditation, from Thaïs
    Isaac Albéniz (1860 - 1909): Suite Española, op.47 — 5. Asturias (Leyenda)
    Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin (*1932): In the Style of Albéniz
    Gaspar Cassadó (1897 - 1966): Requiebros


    Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello
    Oxana Shevchenko, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Sun
    08
    Apr
    2018

    Concert: Schumann Quartet — Zurich, 2018-04-08

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Schumann Quartet (©Kaupo Kikkas)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich — Streichquartette in der Kirche St.Peter

    FranzJoseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in B♭ major, op.76/4, Hob III:78,  "Sunrise"
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): String Quartet No.3 in E♭ minor, op.30


    Schumann Quartet:

    • Erik Schumann, violin
    • Ken Schumann, violin
    • Liisa Randalu, viola
    • Mark Schumann, cello

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


  • Fri
    13
    Apr
    2018

    Concert: Quatuor Zaïde, Lise de la Salle, Chiara Enderle — Zurich, 2018-04-13

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Quatuor Zaïde (© Jeremy Sangare)

    Orpheum — Young Soloists on Stage

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in F minor, op.20/5,  Hob.III/35
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Piano Quintet in E♭ major, op.44
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quintet in C major, op.163, D.956


    Quatuor Zaïde:

    • Charlotte Maclet, violin
    • Leslie Boulin Raulet, violin
    • Sarah Chenaf, viola
    • Juliette Salmona, cello

    Lise de la Salle, piano
    Chiara Enderle, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018

    Concert: Belcea Quartet — Lugano, 2018-04-20

    20:30Lugano, LAC, Teatrostudio

    Belcea Quartet (© Marco Borggreve)

    Lugano Musica — Weekend Quartetti d'archi

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in D major, op.20/4, Hob.III/34
    György Ligeti (1923 - 2006): String Quartet No.1, "Métamorphoses nocturnes"
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): String Quartet No.12 in F major, op.96, "American"


    Belcea Quartet:

    • Corina Belcea-Fisher, violin
    • Axel Schacher, violin
    • Krzysztof Chorzelski, viola
    • Antoine Lederlin, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018

    Concert: Pražák Quartet — Lugano, 2018-04-21

    20:30Lugano, LAC, Teatrostudio

    Pražák Quartet (source: prazakquartet.com)

    Lugano Musica — Weekend Quartetti d'archi

    Anton Webern (1883 - 1945): Langsamer Satz for String Quartet, WoO 6
    Arnold Schönberg (1874 - 1951): String Quartet in D major
    Bedřich Smetana (1824 - 1884): String Quartet No.1 in E minor, "From My Life"


    Pražák Quartet:

    • Jana Vonášková-Nováková, violin
    • Vlastimil Holek, violin
    • Josef Klusoň, viola
    • Michal Kaňka, cello

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


  • Sun
    22
    Apr
    2018

    Concert: Quatuor Van Kuijk — Lugano, 2018-04-22

    17:00Lugano, LAC, Teatrostudio

    Quatuor Van Kuijk (© Nikolaj Lund)

    Lugano Musica — Weekend Quartetti d'archi

    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): String Quartet in G minor, op.10, L.85
    Anton Webern (1883 - 1945): Five Movements for string quartet, op.5
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Quartet No.4 in E minor, op.44/2


    Quatuor Van Kuijk:

    • Nicolas Van Kuijk, violin
    • Sylvain Favre-Bulle, violin
    • Emmanuel François, viola
    • François Robin, cello

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


  • Mon
    23
    Apr
    2018

    Concert: Nash Ensemble of London — Bern, 2018-04-23

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Nash Ensemble of London (© Hanya Chlala/ArenaPAL)

    Konzert Theater Bern — Kammermusik Bern

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Piano Trio No.39 in G major, Hob.XV:25, "Gipsy Trio"
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Piano Quintet in E♭ major, op.44
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934): Piano Quintet in A minor, op.84


    Henning Kraggerud, violin
    Michael Gurevich, violin
    Lawrence Power, viola
    Adrian Brendel, cello
    Ian Brown, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018

    Concert: Gringolts Quartet — Brugg, 2018-05-05

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Gringolts Quartet (source / ©: gringoltsquartet.com)

    Kammermusik im Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in G major, op.76/1, Hob.III/75
    Lotta Wennäkoski (*1970): Culla d'Aria
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.12 in E♭ major, op.127


    Gringolts Quartet:

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Mon
    14
    May
    2018

    Concert: Auryn Quartett — Bern, 2018-05-14

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Auryn Quartett (© Marion Koell)

    Konzert Theater Bern — Kammermusik Bern

    Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918): String Quartet in G minor, op.10, L.85 (1892/93)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): String Quartet in B♭ major, K.458, "Hunt" (1784)
    Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907): String Quartet in G minor, op.27 (1877/78)


    Auryn Quartett:

    • Matthias Lingenfelder, violin
    • Jens Oppermann, violin
    • Stewart Eaton, viola
    • Andreas Arndt, cello

    → Blog Review (★★½)


  • Sun
    27
    May
    2018

    Concert: Chiaroscuro Quartet — Zurich, 2018-05-27

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Chiaroscuro Quartet (© Sussie Ahlburg)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich — Streichquartette in der Kirche St.Peter

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.2 in G major, op.18/2
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Quartet No.1 in E♭ major, op.12


    Chiaroscuro Quartet:

    • Alina Ibragimova, violin
    • Pablo Hernán Benedí, violin
    • Emilie Hörnlund, viola
    • Claire Thirion, cello

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


  • Sun
    08
    Jul
    2018

    Concert: Armida Quartett — Zurich, 2018-07-08

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Armida Quartett (© Felix Broede)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich — Streichquartette in der Kirche St.Peter

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K.546
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.13 in B♭ major, op.130 / Great Fugue in B♭ major, op.133


    Armida Quartett:

    • Martin Funda, violin
    • Johanna Staemmler, violin
    • Teresa Schwamm, viola
    • Peter-Philipp Staemmler, cello

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


  • Wed
    25
    Jul
    2018

    Concert: Festival Academy Budapest — 2018-07-25

    20:00Budapest — Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Solti Hall

    Festival Academy Budapest, Chamber Music Festival 2018, Logo

    Budapest Festival Academy, "The Taste of the Spring is Always New"

    Georges Enescu (1881 - 1955): Violin Sonata No.3, op.25

    Katalin Kokas, violin
    József Balog, piano

    Tímea Ildikó Dragony (*1976): Lángrózsa Song Cycle on Poems by Melinda Fellegi (world premiere)

    Lilla Horti, soprano
    Barnabás Kelemen, violin
    Katalin Kokas, violin
    Alexandre Dimcevski, viola
    Danjulo Ishizaka, cello
    Melinda Fellegi, piano

    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Piano Quintet in E♭ major, op.44 

    Natalia Lomeiko, violin
    Dmitry Smirnov, violin
    Yuri Zhislin, viola
    Jan-Erik Gustafsson, cello
    Alexander Ullman, piano


    → Blog Review (★★★★)

    → Blog Review (Master & Students Concert #2)


  • Thu
    26
    Jul
    2018

    Concert: Festival Academy Budapest — Budapest/Danube, 2018-07-26

    19:00Budapest — Európa Boat

    Festival Academy Budapest, Chamber Music Festival 2018, Logo

    Budapest Festival Academy, "Music has Soul"

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major, BWV 1048

    Katalin Kokas, Dmitry Smirnov, & Attila Ökrös, violin
    Yuri Zhislin, Razvan Popovici, & Alexandre Dimcevski, viola
    Natalie Clein, Danjulo Ishizaka, & Jan-Erik Gustafsson, cello
    Zsolt Fejérvári, double bass
    Soma Dinyés, harpsichord

    InFusion Trio (premiere)

    Nándor Weisz, vocal & drums
    Izsák Farkas, violin
    Mihály Simkó-Várnagy, cello / bass
    Barnabás Kelemen & Katalin Kokas, violin
    Alexandre Dimcevski, viola
    Jan-Erik Gustafsson, cello

    Argentine Tangos

    Barnabás Kelemen, violin
    José Gallardo, piano

    Gipsy music

    Lajos Sárközy jr. and his band


    → Blog Review


  • Fri
    27
    Jul
    2018

    Concert: Festival Academy Budapest — 2018-07-27

    20:00Budapest — Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Solti Hall

    Festival Academy Budapest, Chamber Music Festival 2018, Logo

    Budapest Festival Academy, "The Anchorite Has Gone Back"

    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Sonata in C major for two violins, op.56

    Alexandre Dimcevski, violin
    Attila Ökrös, violin

    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): String Quartet No.8 in C minor, op.110

    Yuri Zhislin, violin
    Natalia Lomeiko, violin
    Razvan Popovici, viola
    Danjulo Ishizaka, cello

    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Allegro in A minor, D.947, "Lebensstürme"

    José Gallardo & Alexander Ullman, piano

    Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963): Le bal Masqué, secular cantata on poems by Max Jacob, FP 60 (1932)

    Lilla Horti, sopran
    Philippe Tondre, oboe
    Csaba Klenyán, clarinet
    György Lakatos, bassoon
    Balázs Nemes, trumpet
    Nándor Weisz, drums
    József Balog, piano
    Barnabás Kelemen, violin
    Natalie Clein, cello
    Jan Latham Koenig, conductor


    → Blog Review (★★★★½)

    → Blog Review (Master & Students Concert #3, 2018-07-27)
    → Blog Review (Master & Students Concert #4, 2018-07-28)


  • Tue
    04
    Sep
    2018

    Concert: Paul Huang & Orion Weiss — Lucerne, 2018-09-04

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Paul Huang (© Carlin Ma)

    Lucerne Festival — Debut Series

    Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904): Sonatina in G major, op.100, B.183
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953): Violin Sonata No.1 in F minor, op.80
    Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 – 1931): Rêve d’enfant, op.14
    César Franck (1822 – 1890): Violin Sonata in A major


    Paul Huang, violin
    Orion Weiss, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sun
    09
    Sep
    2018

    Concert: Stradivari Quartett — Zurich, 2018-09-09

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Stradivari Quartett (© Marco Borggreve)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich — Streichquartette in der Kirche St.Peter

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): String Quartet No.21 in D major, K.575, "Prussian"
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet Movement in C minor, D.103 (1814)
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): String Quartet No.1 in A minor, op.41/1


    Stradivari Quartett:

    • Xiaoming Wang, violin
    • Sebastian Bohren, violin
    • Lech Antonio Uszynski, viola
    • Maja Weber, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Tue
    11
    Sep
    2018

    Concert: Rolston String Quartet — Lucerne, 2018-09-11

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Rolston String Quartet (© Huang Photography)

    Lucerne Festival — Debut Series

    Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918): String Quartet in G minor, op.10, L.85
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893): String Quartet No.1 in D major, op.11


    Rolston String Quartet:

    Luri Lee, violin
    Emily Kruspe, violin
    Hezekiah Leung, viola
    Jonathan Lo, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Thu
    13
    Sep
    2018

    Concert: Sebastian Bohren & José Gallardo — Lucerne, 2018-09-13

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Sebastian Bohren (source: www.sebastianbohren.ch; © Tomasz Trzebiatowski)

    Lucerne Festival — Debut Series

    Igor Stravinsky (1882 – 1971): Divertimento, Suite from the ballet "Le Baiser de la Fée", for Violin and Piano
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): 12 Variations on Mozart's aria "Se vuol ballare", WoO 40
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Partita in D minor for Violin solo, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne
    Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949): Sonata for Violin and Piano in E♭ major, op.18


    Sebastian Bohren, violin
    José Gallardo, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Tue
    23
    Oct
    2018

    Concert: From Duo to Quintet — Zurich, 2018-10-23

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Yakovleva, Yakovlev, Sivkov, Mizera, Demiashkin (source: musicaldiscovery.ch)

    Musik an der ETH

    George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759): Passacaglia from the Harpsichord Suite in G minor, HWV 432, arr. for violin & viola by Johan Halvorsen (1864 – 1935)
    Nikolai Amani (1872 – 1904): String Trio in D minor, op.1 (1900)
    Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949): Piano Quartet in C minor, op.13
    Franz Schubert (17697 – 1828): Piano Quintet in A major, op.114, D.667, “Trout”


    Marina Yakovleva, violin
    Mikhail Yakovlev, viola
    Lev Sivkov, cello
    Dariusz Mizera, double bass
    Ekaterina Tereshchenko, piano
    Nadezhda Dalvit Saminskaya, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018

    Concert: Pinchas Zukerman, Lahav Shani / Rotterdam Philharmonic — Zurich, 2018-10-25

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Pinchas Zukerman (© Cheryl Mazak)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (18:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — Anton Spronk, cello
    ——————
    Ernest Bloch (1880 - 1959): Hiver – Printemps, deux poèmes pour orchestre
    Max Bruch (1838 - 1920): Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, op.26
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Symphony No.4 in E minor, op.98


    Lahav Shani — Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
    Pinchas Zukerman, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018

    Concert: Aris Quartett — Zurich, St.Peter, 2018-10-28

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Aris Quartett (source: www.arisquartett.de)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich — Streichquartette in der Kirche St.Peter

    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Quartet No.2 in A minor, op.13
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): String Quartet No.13 in G major, op.106


    Aris Quartett:

    • Anna Katharina Wildermuth, violin
    • Noémi Zipperling, violin
    • Caspar Vinzens, viola
    • Lukas Sieber, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018

    Concert: Berlin Piano Trio — Brugg, 2018-12-01

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Berlin Piano Trio (source: berlinpianotrio.com; © Berlin Piano Trio)

    Kammermusik im Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Mieczysław Weinberg  (1919 - 1996): Piano Trio in A minor, op.24 (1945)
    Wolfgang Rihm (*1952): Piano Trio "Fremde Szene II"
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, op.63


    Berlin Piano Trio:

    • Krzysztof Polonek, violin
    • Katarzyna Polonek, cello
    • Nikolaus Resa, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Tue
    11
    Dec
    2018

    Concert: Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason — Zurich, 2018-12-11

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Sheku Kanneh-Mason (© Thomas Entzeroth)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Luigi Boccherini (1743 - 1805): Sonata for Cello and Basso continuo No.4 in A major, G.4
    Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963): Cello Sonata, FP 143
    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): Cello sonata in D minor, L.135
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Cello Sonata No.2 in F major, op.99


    Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
    Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Mon
    21
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Cuarteto Casals — Bern, 2019-01-21

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Cuarteto Casals (source / ©: cuartetocasals.com)

    4. Kammermusik Bern / "Molto espressivo"

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.1 in F major, op.18/1
    Benet Casablancas (*1956): String Quartet No.4, "Widmung" (2017)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.13 in B♭ major, op.130 / Great Fugue in B♭ major, op.133


    Cuarteto Casals:

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

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Martinů Quartet, Karel Košárek — Brugg, 2019-01-26

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Martinů Quartett & Karel Košárek (source: Zimmermannhaus Brugg)

    Chamber Music IV @ Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Piano Quintet in F minor, op.34
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1897): Piano Quintet No.2 in A major, op.81, B.155


    Karel Košárek, piano
    Martinů Quartet:

    • Lubomir Havlák, violin
    • Libor Kaňka, violin
    • Zbyněk Pad'ourek, viola
    • Jitka Vlašánková, cello

    → Blog Review (★★½)


  • Sun
    27
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Tan Dun, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra — Lucerne, 2019-01-27

    18:30Lucerne, KKL

    Tan Dun (source: tandun.com)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (18:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — Cosmic Percussion Ensemble
    ——————
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Feu d'artifice, op.4 (1908)
    Tan Dun (*1957): Farewell My Concubine – Symphonic Poem for Piano & Qingyi
    Ren Tongxiang (*1926): Hundreds of Birds Paying Homage To The Phoenix (arrangement by Guan Xia)
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Suite "L'oiseau de feu" (1919)


    Tan Dun / Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra
    Ralph van Raat, piano
    Wenqing Lian, Beijing opera singer
    Wenwen Liu, suona

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Orion String Trio — Brugg, 2019-03-02

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Orion String Trio (© Marco Borggreve)

    Chamber Music V @ Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Divertimento in E♭ major, K.563
    Alfred Schnittke (1934 - 1998): String Trio (1985)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Trio in C minor, op.9/3


    Orion String Trio:

    • Soyoung Yoon, violin
    • Veit Hertenstein, viola
    • Benjamin Gregor-Smith, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Fri
    15
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Artemis Quartet — Lugano, 2019-03-15

    20:30Lugano, LAC, Teatrostudio

    Artemis Quartet (© Felix Broede)

    Weekend Quartetti d'Archi

    Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981): Adagio for Strings, op.11a (1937), from the String Quartet, op.11 (1936)
    Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976): String Quartet No.2 in C major, op.36 (1945)
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D.810, "Death and the Maiden" (1824)


    Artemis Quartet:

    • Vineta Sareika, violin
    • Anthea Kreston, violin
    • Gregor Sigl, viola
    • Eckart Runge, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    16
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Quartetto Energie Nove — Lugano, 2019-03-16

    20:30Lugano, LAC, Teatrostudio

    Quartetto Energie Nove (source: energienove.com)

    Weekend Quartetti d'Archi

    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): String Quartet No.2 in F major, op.92
    Gian Francesco Malipiero (1882 - 1973): String Quartet No.1, "Rispetti e strambotti" (1920)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.13 in B♭ major, op.130


    Quartetto Energie Nove:

    • Hans Liviabella, violin
    • Barbara Ciannamea, violin
    • Ivan Vukčević, viola
    • Felix Vogelsang, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Quatuor Modigliani — Lugano, 2019-03-17

    17:00Lugano, LAC, Teatrostudio

    Modigliani Quartet (© Modigliani Quartet)

    Weekend Quartetti d'Archi

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in D minor, op.76/2, "Fifths"
    Kaija Saariaho (*1952): "Terra memoria", for String Quartet (2007)
    Johannes Brahms (1833- 1897): String Quartet No.2 in A minor, op.51/2


    Quatuor Modigliani:

    • Amaury Coeytaux, violin
    • Loïc Rio, violin
    • Laurent Marfaing, viola
    • François Kieffer, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Mon
    01
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Quatuor Akilone — Bern, 2019-04-01

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Quatuor Akilone (© Laurent Monlaü)

    7. Kammermusik Bern — "Mozart Meets Brahms"

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): String Quartet No.2 in D major, K.155 (134a)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): String Quartet No.19 in C major, K.465, "Dissonances"
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): String Quartet No.1 in C minor, op.51/1


    Quatuor Akilone:

    • Emeline Concé, violin
    • Elise de Bendelac, violin
    • Louise Desjardins, viola
    • Lucie Mercat, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Tue
    09
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Leonidas Kavakos, Chamber Orchestra of Europe — Zurich, 2019-04-09

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Leonidas Kavakos (© Marco Borggreve)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (18:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — Paul Handschke, cello & Mathias Clausen, piano
    ——————
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Violin Concerto No.3 in G major, K.216
    Othmar Schoeck (1886 - 1957): Summernight for String Orchestra, op.58
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.3 in E♭ major, op.55, "Eroica"


    Chamber Orchestra of Europe
    Leonidas Kavakos, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Fri
    12
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Pacific Quartet Vienna — Zürich, 2019-04-12

    19:30Zurich, St.Anna-Kapelle

    Pacific Quartet Vienna (© Julia Wesely)

    Pacific Quartet Vienna / Zurich Series

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.12 in E♭ major, op.127
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.13 in B♭ major, op.130


    Pacific Quartet Vienna:

    • Yuta Takase, violin
    • Eszter Major, violin
    • Chin-Ting Huang, viola
    • Sarah Weilenmann, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sun
    21
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Sebastian Bohren — Windisch AG, 2019-04-21

    17:00Windisch AG, Reformed Church

    Sebastian Bohren (source: www.sebastianbohren.ch; © Tomasz Trzebiatowski)

    Stretta Concerts Brugg: Easter Sunday Concert

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Sonata No.1 for Violin solo in G minor, BWV 1001
    Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 - 1931): Sonata for Solo Violin in D minor "à Georges Enesco", op.27/3, "Ballade"
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Sonata No.2 for Violin solo in A minor, BWV 1003
    Niccolò Paganini (1782 - 1840): 24 Capricci for violin solo, op.1 — Capriccio No.13 in B♭ major, "Le Rire du Diable"
    Niccolò Paganini (1782 - 1840): 24 Capricci for violin solo, op.1 — Capriccio No.24 in A minor (Theme and Variations)


    Sebastian Bohren, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Fri
    03
    May
    2019

    Concert: Sitkovetsky Trio — Brugg, 2019-05-03

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Sitkovetsky Trio (© Vinci Ng)

    Chamber Music VI @ Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Trio élégiaque No.1 in G minor
    Bedřich Smetana (1824 - 1884): Piano Trio in G minor, op.15, JB 1:64
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Piano Trio No.2 in E♭ major, op.100, D.929 


    Sitkovetsky Trio:

    • Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
    • Isang Enders, cello
    • Wu Qian, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    12
    May
    2019

    Concert: Quatuor Hermès — Zurich, St.Peter, 2019-05-12

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Quatuor Hermès (© Svend Anderson, 2017)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Luigi Cherubini (1760 - 1842): String Quartet No.1 in E♭ major
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.4 in C minor, op.18/4
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No.13 in A minor, D.804, "Rosamunde"


    Quatuor Hermès:

    • Omer Bouchez, violin
    • Elise Liu, violin
    • Yung-Hsin Lou Chang, viola
    • Anthony Kondo, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Mon
    20
    May
    2019

    Concert: Trio Alba — Bern, 2019-05-20

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Trio Alba (© Kanizaj Marija-m.)

    9. Kammermusik Bern — "Himmelserscheinungen (Heavenly Appearances)"

    Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828): Piano Trio No.2 in E♭ major, op.100, D.929 (1827)
    Bedřich Smetana (1824 – 1884): Piano Trio in G minor, op.15, JB 1:64 (1855 / 1857)


    Trio Alba:

    • Livia Sellin, violin
    • Philipp Comploi, cello
    • Chengcheng Zhao, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sun
    26
    May
    2019

    Concert: Yuja Wang, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla / CBSO — Zurich, 2019-05-26

    18:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (© Frans Jansen)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (17:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — AKMI Duo (Valentine Michaud, saxophone & Akvilė Šileikaitė, piano)
    ——————
    Arthur Honegger (1892 - 1955): Pastorale d’été, H.31 (1920)
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, op.54
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Symphony No.2 in D major, op.73


    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
    Yuja Wang
    , piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sun
    02
    Jun
    2019

    Concert: Isabelle Faust — Zurich, St.Peter, 2019-06-02

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Isabelle Faust (© A.Savin, Wikimedia Commons)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich, Extrakonzert: "J.S. Bach – Marathon"

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): "Sei Solo" — Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo

    • Sonata No.1 for Violin solo in G minor, BWV 1001
    • Partita No.1 for Violin solo in B minor, BWV 1002
    • Sonata No.2 for Violin solo in A minor, BWV 1003
      (intermission)
    • Partita No.3 for Violin solo in E major, BWV 1006
    • Sonata No.3 for Violin solo in C major, BWV 1005
    • Partita No.2 for Violin solo in D minor, BWV 1004

    Isabelle Faust, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Sun
    21
    Jul
    2019

    Concert: Bohren, Uszynski, Demenga — Brugg, 2019-07-21

    17:00Brugg, Ref. Stadtkirche

    Thomas Demenga, 2014 (© Ismael Lorenzo)

    Stretta Concerts Brugg

    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Trio in B♭ major, D.471
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Divertimento for String Trio in E♭ major, K.563


    Sebastian Bohren, violin
    Lech Antonio Uszynski, viola
    Thomas Demenga, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Tue
    10
    Sep
    2019

    Concert: Bomsori Kim, Michail Lifits — Lucerne, 2019-09-10

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Michail Lifits (© Felix Broede)

    Bomsori Kim (© Harald Hoffmann @ Deutsche Grammophon)

    Lucerne Festival — Debut Series

    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Violin Sonata No.1 in A minor, op.105
    Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957): Three Pieces from "6 Pieces for Violin and Piano", op.79
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Violin Sonata No.2 in D major, op.94bis
    Franz Waxman (1906 - 1967): Carmen Fantasie


    Bomsori Kim, violin
    Michail Lifits, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Thu
    12
    Sep
    2019

    Concert: Esmé Quartet — Lucerne, 2019-09-12

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Esmé Quartet (© Sihoo Kim 2018)

    Lucerne Festival — Debut Series

    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Quartet No.6 in F minor, op.80
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No.15 in G major, D. 887


    Esmé Quartet:

    • Wonhee Bae, violin
    • Yuna Ha, violin
    • Jiwon Kim, viola
    • Ye-eun Heo, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019

    Concert: Merel Quartet — Zurich, St.Peter, 2019-09-22

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Quartet No.1 in E♭ major, op.12
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.9 in C major, op.59/3, "Razumovsky III"


    Merel Quartet:

    • Mary Ellen Woodside, violin
    • Edouard Mätzener, violin
    • Alessandro D'Amico, viola
    • Rafael Rosenfeld, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019

    Concert: Merel Quartet & Castalian String Quartet — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-09-28

    19:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Castalian String Quartet (© Kaupo Kikkas)

    Merel Quartett (© Hannes Heinzer)

    Top Klassik Zürcher Oberland

    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Quartet No.1 in E♭ major, op.12
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): String Quartet No.2 in F major, op.41/2
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Octet in E♭ major, op.20


    Merel Quartet:

    • Mary Ellen Woodside, violin
    • Edouard Mätzener, violin
    • Alessandro D'Amico, viola
    • Rafael Rosenfeld, cello

    Castalian String Quartet:

    • Sini Simonen, violin
    • Daniel Roberts, violin
    • Charlotte Bonneton, viola
    • Christopher Graves, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Tue
    08
    Oct
    2019

    Concert: Duo Recital Alissa Margulis & Luís Magalhães — Zurich, 2019-10-08

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Luis Magalhães (© Adriaan Fuchs, 2013, All Rights reserved)

    Alissa Margulis (© Petra Benovsky)

    Musik an der ETH und UZH

    Eugène Ysaÿe (1865 - 1918): Poème élégiaque in D minor, op.12
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Sonata for Violin and Piano in E♭ major, op.18, TrV 151
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): 4 Romantic Pieces in G minor, op.75, B.150
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953): Violin Sonata No.2 in D major, op.94bis


    Alissa Margulis, violin
    Luís Magalhães, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sun
    13
    Oct
    2019

    Concert: Sebastian Bohren — Solo Recital @ Schloss Uster, 2019-10-13

    17:00Uster, Schloss

    Sebastian Bohren, Windisch, 2019-04-21 (© Rolf Kyburz)

    Klassik im Schloss — Violine Solo

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Partita No.2 for Violin solo in D minor, BWV 1004
    Lucas F. Jordan (Brazil, London, Zurich): "Passagalia" for Violin solo (2006)
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): 1. "Kaddich" from Deux mélodies hébraïques, M.A22 (arr. Yehudi Menuhin)
    Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 – 1931): Sonata for Solo Violin in D minor “à Georges Enescu“, op.27/3, “Ballade“
    Rachel Fortin (*1980, Prague): Abyss of Anxiety, for Violin solo
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): III. Andante from Sonata No.2 for Violin solo in A minor, BWV 1003


    Sebastian Bohren, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sun
    20
    Oct
    2019

    Concert: Carmina Quartett — Zurich, St.Peter, 2019-10-20

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Carmina Quartett (source: carminaquartet.com)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in D major, op.76/5
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D.810, "Death and the Maiden"


    Carmina Quartett:

    • Matthias Enderle, violin
    • Agata Lazarczyk, violin
    • Wendy Champney, viola
    • Chiara Samatanga, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    Concert: Oberon Trio — Brugg, 2019-11-02

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Oberon Trio (© Maike Helbig)

    Chamber Music II — Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Piano Trio No.37 in D minor, Hob.XV:23
    Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990): "Vitebsk" for Piano Trio (1929)
    Toshio Hosokawa (*1955): Piano Trio (2013 / 2017)
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Piano Trio No.2 in F major, op.80


    Oberon Trio:

    • Henja Semmler, violin
    • Antoaneta Emanuilova, cello
    • Jonathan Aner, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019

    Concert: Pacific Quartet Vienna — Brugg, 2019-11-30

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Pacific Quartet Vienna (© Julia Wesely)

    Chamber Music III — Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in C major, op.76/3, "Emperor"
    Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967): String Quartet No.2, op.10
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.16 in F major, op.135, "Muss es sein? — Es muss sein!"


    Pacific Quartet Vienna:

    • Yuta Takase, violin
    • Ronny Spiegel (for Eszter Major), violin
    • Chin-Ting Huang, viola
    • Sarah Weilenmann, cello

    → Event Website
    Blog review planned


  • Tue
    21
    Jan
    2020

    Concert: Lev Sivkov, Cello Recital — Zurich, 2020-01-21

    19:30Zurich, ETH, Semper-Aula

    Lev Sivkov (source: musicaldiscovery.ch)

    Musik an ETH und UZH — "The Cello's Beautiful Voice..."

    Max Reger (1873 - 1916): 3 Suites for Cello solo, op.131c: Suite No.1 (1915)
    Jacques Ibert (1890 - 1962): "Ghirlarzana" quasi adagio for cello solo (1950)
    Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976): Suite No.2 for Cello solo, op.80 (1967)
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Suite for Cello solo No.3 in C major, BWV 1009
    Luciano Berio (1925 - 2003): Les mots sont allés... — "recitativo" for cello (1978)
    Eric Tanguy (*1968): "Rising" for Cello solo (2015)


    Lev Sivkov, cello

    → Event Website
    Blog review planned




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