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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
    18
    Jan
    2015

    Concert: Lise de la Salle, Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia — Zurich, 2015-01-18

    20:00Zurich, Opera

    Lise de la Salle, © Marco Borggreve, all rights reserved

    Philharmonic Concert @ Zurich Opera

    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943): Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, op.30
    Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911): Symphony No.5 in C♯ minor


    Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia Zurich
    Lise de la Salle, piano

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


  • Tue
    03
    Feb
    2015

    Concert: Isabelle Faust, Daniel Blendulf / ZKO — Zurich, 2015-02-03

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Isabelle Faust (© Molina Visuals)

    Zürcher Kammerorchester (ZKO)

    Joseph Martin Kraus (1756 – 1792): “Overtura” from the Incidental Music to the play “Olympie“, VB 33
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Violin Concerto in D major, op.61
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.4 in B♭ major, op.60


    Daniel Blendulf, Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)
    Isabelle Faust, violin

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


  • Sun
    15
    Feb
    2015

    Concert: Sophia Jaffé, H.M. Förster / Staatskapelle Halle — Zurich, 2015-02-15

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Sophia Jaffé (source: sophiajaffe.com)

    Staatskapelle Halle — Beethoven-Galakonzert

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Overture to the Opera “Fidelio”, op.72
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Violin Concerto in D major, op.61
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.3 in E♭ major, op.55, “Eroica”


    Heiko Mathias Förster, Staatskapelle Halle
    Sophia Jaffé, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2015

    Concert: Arabella Steinbacher, Sir Roger Norrington / ZKO — Zurich, 2015-03-28

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Arabella Steinbacher (© David Blazevic)

    Zürcher Kammerorchester (ZKO)

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): Symphony No.5 in B major, KV 22
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): Violin Concerto in A major, KV 219
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): Symphony No.41 in C major, KV 551, “Jupiter”


    Arabella Steinbacher, violin
    Sir Roger Norrington, Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)

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


  • Tue
    21
    Apr
    2015

    Concert: Julia Fischer, Oliver Schnyder, Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields — Zurich, 2015-04-21

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Julia Fischer (© Decca / Felix Broede)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Joseph Haydn (1732 — 1809): Violin Concerto in G major
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 — 1847): Double Concerto in D minor for piano, violin and strings
    Arnold Schönberg (1874 — 1951): String Sextet “Verklärte Nacht” (Transfigured Night), op.4


    Julia Fischer, violin
    Oliver Schnyder, piano
    The Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields

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


  • Mon
    29
    Jun
    2015

    Concert: Natalia Gutman, Benjamin Zander, BPYO — Lucerne, 2015-06-29

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Natalia Gutman (source: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra / apo.am)

    Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975): Festive Overture, op.96
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904): Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, op.104
    Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945): Concerto for Orchestra


    Natalia Gutman, cello
    Benjamin Zander / Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

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


  • Fri
    04
    Sep
    2015

    Concert: Nikolaj Znaider, Kyoungmin Park, Philippe Jordan — Zurich, 2015-09-04

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Nikolaj Znaider (source: imgartists.com; © Lars Gundersen)

    Orpheum — Young Soloists on Stage

    Anton Webern (1883 – 1945): Variations for Orchestra, op.30 (1940 – 41)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): Sinfonia concertante in E♭ major, KV 364
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Symphony No.7 in A major, op.92


    Nikolaj Znaider, violin
    Kyoungmin Park, viola
    Philippe Jordan / Vienna Symphony Orchestra

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


  • Wed
    16
    Sep
    2015

    Concert: Batiashvili, G. Capuçon, Widmann, Bringuier — Zurich, 2015-09-16

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Lisa Batiashvili (source: lisabatiashvili.com)

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

    Jörg Widmann (*1973): Concert Overture “Con Brio”
    Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897): Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, op.102
    Jörg Widmann (*1973): “Elegie” for clarinet and orchestra
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 – 1915): Symphony No.4, “Poème de l’extase”, op.54


    Lisa Batiashvili, violin
    Gautier Capuçon, cello
    Jörg Widmann, clarinet
    Lionel Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

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


  • Sat
    03
    Oct
    2015

    Concert: Daníel Bjarnason, Basel Sinfonietta / Ísland — Zurich, 2015-10-03

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Daníel Bjarnason (source: danielbjarnason.net; © Samantha West, 2013)

    Basel Sinfonietta

    Jón Leifs: “Geysir”, op.51 (1961)
    Þráinn Hjálmarsson: “As Heard Across a Room” (2014)
    Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir: Aerality (2011)
    Hlynur Aðils Vilmarsson: “BD” (2014)
    Daníel Bjarnason: Processions (2010)


    Vikingur Olafsson, piano
    Daníel Bjarnason / Basel Sinfonietta

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


  • Sat
    17
    Oct
    2015

    Concert: Alexei Volodin, Yves Abel / NWD Philharmonie — Zurich, 2015-10-17

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Alexei Volodin (source: alexeivolodin.com; © Photo@ndrea)

    Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie

    Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856): Symphony No.1 in B♭ major, op.38
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943): Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, op.30
    Mikhail Glinka (1804 – 1857): Overture to “Ruslan and Lyudmila”


    Yves Abel / Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
    Alexei Volodin, 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)


  • Sun
    29
    Nov
    2015

    Concert: Anna Vinnitskaya, Rafael Payare / Philharmonia — Zurich, 2012-11-29

    20:00Zurich, Opera

    Anna Vinnitskaya (source: www.annavinnitskaya.com; © Esther Haase)

    Philharmonic Concert @ Zurich Opera

    Johannes Brahms I1833 - 1897): Piano Concerto in D minor, op.15
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): Symphony No.10 in E minor, op.93


    Anna Vinnitskaya, piano
    Rafael Payare / Philharmonia Zurich

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


  • Sat
    05
    Dec
    2015

    Concert: Aloÿs Fornerod / Shevchenko, Siffert — Lausanne, 2015-12-05

    17:00Lausanne, HÉMU, BCV Concert Hall

    Fornerod — Un Portrait, CD cover

    Hommage à Aloÿs Fornerod

    Aloÿs Fornerod (1890 – 1965): „Prométhée enchaîné“, Pièce symphonique pour grand orchestre, op.34
    Aloÿs Fornerod (1890 – 1965): Piano Concerto, op.29 (1944)
    Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924): Suite “Pelléas et Mélisande”, op.80


    Emmanuel Siffert / Orchestre de l’HÉMU Lausanne
    Oxana Shevchenko, piano

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


  • Sun
    27
    Dec
    2015

    Concert: Zukernik, Pannon Philharmonic — Geneva, 2015-12-27

    17:00Geneva, Victoria Hall

    Michael Zukernik (source: www.zukernik.com)

    Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra @ Victoria Hall

    Carl Orff (1895 – 1982): Carmina burana
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.9 in D minor, op.125


    Michael Zukernik - Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra
    Katarzyna Jagiełło, soprano
    Kinga Dobay, alto
    Jan Jakub Monowid, tenor
    Sascha Kramer, tenor
    Jonathan Sells, baritone
    Hungarian Festival Chorus

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




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