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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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  • Thu
    11
    Sep
    2014

    Concert: Yuja Wang, Lionel Bringuier, Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2014-09-11

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Lionel Bringuier (© Priska Ketterer)

    Yuja Wang & Lionel Bringuier @ Tonhalle Zurich

    Esa-Pekka Salonen (*1958): “Karawane” for choir and orchestra (premiere)
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953): Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, op.16
    Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869): Symphonie fantastique, op.14

    Yuja Wang, piano
    Lionel Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Zürcher Sing-Akademie (chorus master: Tim Brown)

    → Blog Review


  • Tue
    28
    Oct
    2014

    Concert: Maurice Steger, Nicola Mosca, ZKO — Zurich, 2014-10-28

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Maurice Steger (© M. Borggreve)
    Works by Antonio Vivaldi (1681 - 1741):
    Concerto in C for strings and continuo, RV 114
    Recorder Concerto in D, “La pastorella”, RV 95a
    Cello Concerto in E minor, RV 409
    Concerto in g minor, “La notte”, RV 439
    Concerto for Flautino, Strings and Continuo in D major, “Il gardellino”, RV 428
    Concerto in B♭ major, RV 375
    Concerto in G major for Flautino, Strings and Continuo, RV 443

    Maurice Steger, recorders
    Nicola Mosca, cello
    Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)

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


  • Tue
    25
    Nov
    2014

    Concert: Albrecht Mayer, Sir Roger Norrington, ZKO — Zurich, 2014-11-25

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Albrecht Mayer (© F. Broede)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Symphony No.4 in D major, KV 19
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Oboe Concerto in C major, KV 314
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Symphony No.40 in G minor, KV 550

    Albrecht Mayer, oboe
    Sir Roger Norrington, Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)

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


  • Sun
    14
    Dec
    2014

    Concert: Cornelius Meister / Philharmonia — Zurich, 2014-12-14

    20:00Zurich, Opera

    Cornelius Meister [© Rosa-Frank.com]
    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809): Symphony No.103 in E♭ major, “Drumroll”
    Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911): Das Lied von der Erde

    Cornelius Meister / Philharmonia Zurich
    Elisabeth Kulmann, alto
    Stuart Skelton, tenor

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


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

    Lise de la Salle, piano
    Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia Zurich

    → 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)
    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

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

    → 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)
    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”

    Sophia Jaffé, violin
    Heiko Mathias Förster, Staatskapelle Halle

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2015

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Arabella Steinbacher (© David Blazevic)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)

    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)
    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)
    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”

    Alexei Volodin, piano
    Yves Abel / Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie

    → 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
    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)
    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
    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)
    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)


  • Wed
    13
    Jan
    2016

    Concert: Gautier Capuçon, Andrey Boreyko / LSO — Lucerne, 2016-01-13

    18:30Lucerne, KKL

    Andrey Boreyko (© Richard de Stoutz)
    Ottorino Respighi (1879 - 1936): Suite "Belkis, Regina di Saba"
    Ernest Bloch (1880 - 1959): "Schelomo", Hebraic Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Symphony No.7 in D minor, op.70

    Gautier Capuçon, cello
    Andrey Boreyko / Lucerne Symphony Orchestra

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


  • Tue
    26
    Jan
    2016

    Concert: Oliver Schnyder, Sir Roger Norrington / ZKO — Zurich, 2016-01-26

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Sir Roger Norrington (© Alberto Venzago)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto No.5 in E♭ major, op.73, "Emperor"
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.3 in E♭ major, op.55, "Eroica"

    Oliver Schnyder, piano
    Sir Roger Norrington, Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)

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


  • Tue
    02
    Feb
    2016

    Concert: Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr / ZKO — Zurich, 2016-02-02

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Steven Isserlis / ZKO — Zürich
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Symphony No.17 in G major, KV 129
    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Cello Concerto No.1 in C major, Hob. VIIb:1
    Luigi Boccherini (1743 - 1805): Cello Concerto No.3 in G major, G.480
    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Symphony No.68 in B♭ major, Hob.I:68

    Steven Isserlis, cello
    Richard Egarr, Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)

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


  • Sun
    21
    Feb
    2016

    Concert: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Gianandrea Noseda / Philharmonia — Zurich, 2016-02-21

    20:00Zurich, Opera

    Noseda @ Philharmonia Zürich
    Ottorino Respighi (1879 - 1936): Antiche danze et arie per liuto, Suite No.3
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Piano Concerto No.3 in C major, op.26
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Symphony No.3 in A minor, op.44

    Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano
    Gianandrea Noseda / Philharmonia Zurich

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


  • Tue
    15
    Mar
    2016

    Concert: Carolin Widmann, Zurich Chamber Orchestra — Zurich, 2016-03-15

    19:30Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Carolin Widmann
    George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759): Concerto grosso in D minor, op.6/10, HWV 328
    Johann Georg Pisendel (1687 - 1755): Sonata for solo violin in A minor
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Symphony No.13 in C minor "Sinfoniesatz"
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Violin concerto in D minor, BWV 1052R

    Carolin Widmann, Violine
    Stephan Mai / Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)

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


  • Sun
    20
    Mar
    2016

    Concert: Pierre Boulez Memorial Concert — Lucerne, 2016-03-20

    14:00Lucerne, KKL

    Boulez Memorial Concert
    Pierre Boulez (1925 - 2016): "Don" from "Pli selon pli", Portrait de Mallarmé for soprano and orchestra
    Alban Berg (1885 - 1935): Three Pieces for Orchestra, op.6
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)
    Pierre Boulez (1925 - 2016): Mémoriale (… explosante-fixe … Originel) for flute and eight instruments

    Matthias Pintscher / Alumni of the Lucerne Festival Academy
    Yeree Suh, soprano

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


  • Mon
    25
    Apr
    2016

    Concert: Sol Gabetta, Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Rotterdam Philharmonic — Zurich, 2016-04-25

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Sol Gabetta (© Uwe Arens)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): "Francesca da Rimini", Symphonic Fantasy in E minor, op.32
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): Cello Concerto No.2 in G minor, op.126
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Symphony No.7 in C♯ minor, op.131

    Sol Gabetta, cello
    Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

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


  • Mon
    09
    May
    2016

    Concert: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Vladimir Jurowski / COE — Zurich, 2016-05-09

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja TN
    Mieczysław Weinberg (1919 - 1996): String Symphony No.10, op.98, "Transcendence"
    Sergei Prokofjew (1891 - 1953): Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor, op.63
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.7 in A major, Op.92

    Thierry Fischer — Chamber Orchestra of Europe
    Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin

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


  • Sat
    28
    May
    2016

    Concert: Khatia Buniatishvili, Paavo Järvi / Orchestre de Paris — Zurich, 2016-05-28

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Khatia Buniatishvili, Thumbnail (© Esther Haase / Sony classical)
    Richard Dubugnon (*1968): Caprice for Orchestra, op.72/2
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Piano Concerto in A minor, op.54
    Dmitri Shostakovitch (1906 - 1975): Symphony No.6 in B minor, op.54

    Khatia Buniatishvili, piano
    Paavo Järvi / Orchestre de Paris

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


  • Wed
    01
    Jun
    2016

    Concert: Radu Lupu, David Zinman / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2016-06-01

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Radu Lupu, Thumbnail
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, KV 491
    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896): Symphony No.5 in B♭ major, WAB 105

    Radu Lupu, piano
    David Zinman / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

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


  • Thu
    16
    Jun
    2016

    Concert: Lisa Batiashvili, Lionel Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2016-06-16

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Lisa Batiashvili (source: lisabatiashvili.com)
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Violin Concerto in A minor, op.53
    Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911): Symphony No.1 in D major, "Der Titan"

    Lisa Batiashvili, violin
    Lionel Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

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


  • Tue
    21
    Jun
    2016

    Concert: Fazıl Say, Gábor Boldoczki, Willi Zimmermann / ZKO — Zurich, 2016-06-21

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Fazıl Say (thumbnail)
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): Piano Concerto No.1 in C minor, op.35
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770- 1827): String Quartet No.11 in F minor, op.95 (arr. Gustav Mahler)

    Fazıl Say, piano
    Gábor Boldoczki
    , trumpet
    Willi Zimmermann / Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)

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


  • Sun
    10
    Jul
    2016

    Concert: Carlo Grante, Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia — Zurich, 2016-07-30

    11:30Zurich, Opera

    Fabio Luisi (TN)
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Romeo and Juliet, Suite No.1, op.64bis
    Bruce Adolphe (*1955): Piano Concerto (2013, World Premiere)
    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908): Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, op.35

    Carlo Grante, piano
    Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia Zurich

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


  • Tue
    30
    Aug
    2016

    Concert: Sir Simon Rattle / Berlin Philharmonic — Lucerne, 2016-08-30

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Sir Simon Rattle (© Thomas Rabsch)
    Pierre Boulez (1925 - 2016): "Éclat"
    Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911): Symphony No.7

    Sir Simon Rattle / Berlin Philharmonics

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Wed
    31
    Aug
    2016

    Concert: Pacini, Bouchkov, Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2016-08-31

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Orpheum concert, thumbnail)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto No.4 in G major, op.58
    Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957): Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op.28

    Sophie Pacini, piano
    Marc Bouchkov, violin
    Lionel Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

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


  • Sun
    04
    Sep
    2016

    Concert: Isabelle Faust, Bernard Haitink / COE — Lucerne, 2016-09-04

    11:00Lucerne, KKL

    Isabelle Faust (© Detlev Schneider)
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): The Wood Dove (Holoubek), Symphonic Poem, op.110
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op.70

    Bernard Haitink / Chamber Orchestra of Europe
    Isabelle Faust, violin

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


  • Thu
    08
    Sep
    2016

    Concert: 6th Swiss Charity Concert / Rossini, Mendelssohn, Dvořák — Zurich, 2016-09-08

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Victor Emanuel Dijon de Monteton
    Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868): Overture to the Opera "Il Barbiere di Siviglia"
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Symphony No.9 in E minor, op.95, "From the New World", B.178

    Mira Marie Foron, violin
    Victor Emanuel Dijon von Monteton
     / Praga Camerata

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


  • Sun
    11
    Sep
    2016

    Concert: Gustavo Dudamel / Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar — Lucerne, 2016-09-11

    17:00Lucerne, KKL

    Gustavo Dudamel (© Adam Latham)
    Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992): Turangalîla Symphony

    Gustavo Dudamel / Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela
    Cynthia Millar, Ondes Martenot
    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

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


  • Wed
    14
    Sep
    2016

    Concert: Martin Grubinger, Lionel Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2016-09-14

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Tonhalle Percussive, TN
    Avner Dorman (*1975): Frozen in Time
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

    Martin Grubinger, percussion
    Lionel Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

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


  • Sat
    24
    Sep
    2016

    Concert: Worldwidemusic / Basel Sinfonietta — Basel, 2016-09-24

    19:00Basel, Volkshaus

    Baldur Brönnimann
    Yannik Giger (*1985): Came adrift (2016, World Première)
    Toshio Hosokawa (*1955): Ferne Landschaft III — Seascapes of Fukuyama (1996)
    Andrew Norman (*1979): Unstuck (2008)
    Brett Dean (*1961): Amphitheatre — Scene for Orchestra (2000)
    Kevin Volans (*1949): Strip-Weave for Orchestra (2002/03)
    Arturo Marquez (*1950): Danzón No.2 (1994)

    Baldur Brönnimann / Basel Sinfonietta

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


  • Tue
    27
    Sep
    2016

    Concert: Daniel Hope / Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO) — Zurich, 2016-09-27

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Daniel Hope (© Harald Hoffmann/DG)
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Violin concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Octet in E♭ major, op.20
    Mieczysław Weinberg (1919 - 1996): Concertino for violin and string orchestra, op.42 (Swiss Première)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.2 in D major, op.36

    Daniel Hope, violin / conductor
    Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)

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


  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2016

    Concert: Joshua Bell, Regula Mühlemann, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra — Zurich, 2016-10-22

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Joshua Bell (© Eric Kabik)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): "Exsultate, Jubilate", Motet for soprano, KV 165 (158a)
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.7 in A major, op.92

    Joshua Bell, violin
    Regula Mühlemann, soprano
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra

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


  • Mon
    14
    Nov
    2016

    Concert: Kristian Bezuidenhout, Sir John Eliot Gardiner / ORR — Zurich, 2016-11-14

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Kristian Bezuidenhout (thumbnail picture)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Serenade No.2 in A major for small orchestra, op.16
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto No.4 in G major, op.58
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Symphony No.5 in B major, D.485

    Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano
    Sir John Eliot Gardiner
     — Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

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


  • Wed
    07
    Dec
    2016

    Concert: András Schiff, Bernard Haitink / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2016-12-07

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    András Schiff
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto No.5 in E major, op.73, "Emperor"
    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896): Symphony No.9 in D minor, WAB 109

    Bernard Haitink — Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Sir András Schiff, Piano

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


  • Wed
    14
    Dec
    2016

    Concert: Steven Isserlis, Paavo Järvi / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2016-12-14

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Steven Isserlis / ZKO — Zürich
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Cello Concerto in E minor, op.58
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Symphony No.3 in E major, op.97, "Rhenish"

    Paavo Järvi — Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Steven Isserlis, cello

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


  • Fri
    27
    Jan
    2017

    Concert: Ghindin, Sushanskaya / Warsaw Festival Orchestra — Zurich, 2017-01-27

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Alexander Ghindin (source: www.alexanderghindin.com)
    Alexander Borodin (1833 - 1887): Prince Igor – Polovtsian Dances
    Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Piano Concerto No.1 in B minor, op.23
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Symphony No.9 in E minor, op.95, "From the New World"

    Rimma Sushanskaya — Warsaw Festival Orchestra
    Alexander Ghindin, piano

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


  • Sun
    29
    Jan
    2017

    Concert: Zwegintsov, Perrault, Brönnimann / Basel Sinfonietta — Basel, 2017-01-29

    19:00Basel, Musical Theater

    Baldur Brönnimann (© João Messias | Casa da Música)
    Olivier Messiaen (1908 – 1992): Turangalîla Symphony

    Baldur Brönnimann — Basel Sinfonietta
    Kirill Zwegintsow, piano
    Bruno Perrault, Ondes Martenot

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


  • Thu
    23
    Feb
    2017

    Concert: Debut at the Laeiszhalle — Hamburg, 2017-02-23

    20:00Hamburg, Laeiszhalle

    Hamburg, Laeiszhalle

    Winners of the International Concerto Competition "Debut at the Laeiszhalle Hamburg 2017"

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (156 - 1791): Violin concerto No.5 in A major, KV 219
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.7 in A major, op.92
    Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934): Cello concerto in E minor, op.85
    Sergei Prokofjev (1891 - 1953): Piano concerto No.2 in G minor, op.16

    Sanghee Ji — violin
    Jorge Luis Uzcategui — Klassikphilharmonie Hamburg
    Dóra Kokas — cello
    Oxana Shevchenko — piano
    Ayyub GuliyevKlassikphilharmonie Hamburg

    (not reviewed)


  • Tue
    28
    Feb
    2017

    Concert: Christian Tetzlaff, Sir Roger Norrington / ZKO — Zurich, 2017-02-28

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Sir Roger Norrington, © Alberto Venzago
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.7 in A major, op.92

    Sir Roger NorringtonZurich Chamber Orchestra
    Christian Tetzlaff — violin

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


  • Fri
    03
    Mar
    2017

    Concert: David Zinman / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2017-03-03

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    David Zinman (source: picasa; © David Zinman)
    Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911): Symphony No.6 in A minor, "Tragic"

    David ZinmanTonhalle Orchestra Zurich

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


  • Wed
    15
    Mar
    2017

    Concert: Jan Willem de Vriend / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich — Zurich, 2017-03-15

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Jan Willem de Vriend (© Hans Morren)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791):

    Symphony in E♭ major, KV 543
    Symphony in G minor, KV 550
    Symphony in C major, KV 551 "Jupiter"

    Jan Willem de VriendTonhalle Orchestra Zurich

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
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  • Sun
    26
    Mar
    2017

    Concert: Renaud Capuçon, ZKO — Zurich, 2017-03-26

    16:00Zurich, Schauspielhaus / Pfauen

    Renaud Capuçon (© Darmigny)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Divertimento in D major, "Salzburg Symphony" KV 136 (KV 125a)
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Violin Concerto in A minor, after the Cello Concerto, op.129
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Serenade for strings in C major, op.48

    Renaud Capuçon, violin
    Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)

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


  • Sun
    02
    Apr
    2017

    Concert: Barbara Hannigan / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2017-04-02

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Barbara Hannigan (© Musacchio and Ianniellos)
    György Ligeti (1923 - 2006): "Atmosphères" for grand orchestra
    Alban Berg (1885 - 1935): Symphonic pieces from "Lulu"
    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): "Nuages" from "Nocturnes"
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Symphony in Three Movements

    Barbara HanniganTonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Barbara Hannigan, soprano

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


  • Mon
    10
    Apr
    2017

    Concert: Oxana Shevchenko, Ronald Corp / Duet Philharmonic — London, 2017-04-10

    19:30London, Royal Festival Hall

    Oxana Shevchenko
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): "Montagues and Capulets" from the Suite "Romeo & Juliet"
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Piano concerto No.2 in G minor, op.16
    Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911): Symphony No.5

    Ronald Corp — Duet Philharmonic Orchestra
    Oxana Shevchenko — piano

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


  • Thu
    20
    Apr
    2017

    Concert: Orpheum Foundation; Zhao, Mráček, Fedoseyev — Zurich, 2017-04-20

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Vladimir Fedoseyev (© Fedoseyev.com)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Francesca da Rimini, Symphonic Fantasia in E minor, Op.32
    Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, op.35
    Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B minor, op.23

    Vladimir Fedoseyev, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra
    Jan Mráček, violin
    Mélodie Zhao, piano

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


  • Fri
    05
    May
    2017

    Concert: de Maistre, Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2017-05-05

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Xavier de Maistre (© Marco Borggreve)
    Kaija Saariaho (*1952): Trans, for harp and orchestra
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Symphony No.2 in B major, op.52, "Lobgesang"

    Lionel Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Xavier de Maistre, harp
    Mojca Erdmann, soprano
    Katharina Konradi, soprano
    Christian Elsner, tenor
    Zürcher Sing-Akademie (Andreas Felber, chorus director)

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


  • Sun
    07
    May
    2017

    Concert: Beatrice Rana, Antonio Pappano — Lugano, 2017-05-07

    19:00Lugano, LAC

    Beatrice Rana (source: www.beatriceranapiano.com; © Marie Staggat)
    Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868): "Le siège de Corinthe", Overture
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Piano Concerto No.1 in B♭ minor, op.23
    Ottorino Respighi (1879 - 1936): Fontane di Roma 
    Ottorino Respighi (1879 - 1936): Pini di Roma

    Sir Antonio Pappano / Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
    Beatrice Rana, piano

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


  • Tue
    09
    May
    2017

    Concert: Francisco Fullana, Eldar Separayev / Lyra Festival Orchestra — Zurich, 2017-05-09

    19:30Zurich, Auditorium maximum / ETH

    Eldar Separayev
    Works by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791), Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918), and Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)

    Eldar Separayev / Lyra Festival Orchestra
    Francisco Fullana
    , violin
    Giulia Ott, harp

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Thu
    18
    May
    2017

    Concert: Steven Isserlis, Mario Venzago, Bern Symphony Orchestra — Bern, 2017-05-18

    19:30Bern, Kultur-Kasino, Big Hall

    Steven Isserlis / ZKO — Zürich
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): "Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche", op.28
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Cello concerto in A minor, op.129
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Symphony No.1 in C minor, op.68

    Mario Venzago — Bern Symphony Orchestra
    Steven Isserlis, cello

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


  • Sun
    21
    May
    2017

    Concert: Emmanuel Pahud, Willi Zimmermann / ZKO — Zurich, 2017-05-21

    16:00Zurich, Schauspielhaus / Pfauen

    Emmanuel Pahud (© Denis Felix)
    Ignaz Joseph Pleyel (1757 - 1831): Symphony in D major, Ben.126
    Ignaz Joseph Pleyel (1757 - 1831): Flute Concerto in C major, Ben.106
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Andante in C major for Flute, KV 315 (285e)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Symphony No.28 in C major, KV 200 (189k)

    Willi Zimmermann / Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)
    Emmanuel Pahud, flute

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


  • Mon
    12
    Jun
    2017

    Concert: Festival Academy Budapest, Baroque in the Water — Budapest, 2017-06-12

    22:00Budapest — Széchenyi Spa

    Festival Academy Budapest, Chamber Music Festival 2017, Logo
    A "special" event, featuring George Frideric Handel's Water Music, played in the Széchenyi Spa in Budapest

    In addition, two "Young Talents" Matinee Concerts were covered, with students from the Festival Academy master classes.

    → Blog Review


  • Thu
    15
    Jun
    2017

    Concert: Baráti, Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2017-06-15

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Kristóf Baráti (© Marco Borggreve)
    Peter Eötvös (*1944): ZeroPoints
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Pétrouchka” Suite (version 1947)
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, op.99

    Lionel Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Kristóf Baráti, violin

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


  • Wed
    21
    Jun
    2017

    Concert: Faust, Hrůša / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2017-06-21

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Isabelle Faust (© Detlev Schneider)
    Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945): The Miraculous Mandarin, op.19: suite
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Violin Concerto in D minor
    Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928): Sinfonietta, op.60

    Jakub Hrůša / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Isabelle Faust, violin

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


  • Sun
    25
    Jun
    2017

    Concert: Benjamin Nyffenegger, Olivera Sekulić / OGZ — Zurich, 2017-06-25

    19:00Zurich, Tonhalle

    Benjamin Nyffenegger (source & © www.benjaminnyffenegger.com)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Polonaise from the Opera "Eugene Onegin", op.24
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, for Cello and Orchestra, op.33
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Symphony No.5 in E minor, op.64

    Olivera Sekulić / Orchestergesellschaft Zürich
    Benjamin Nyffenegger, cello

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


  • Mon
    03
    Jul
    2017

    Concert: Hanna Weinmeister, Jonathan Cohen, La Scintilla — Zurich, 2017-07-03

    19:00Zurich, Opera

    Hanna Weinmeister, TN (© Artan Hürsever)
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B major, BWV 1051
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Orchestral Suite No.4 in D major, BWV 1069

    Hanna Weinmeister, violin
    Jonathan Cohen / Orchestra La Scintilla Zurich

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


  • Wed
    05
    Jul
    2017

    Concert: Becker, Antonini / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2017-07-05

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Giovanni Antonini (credit: Decca, © David Ellis)
    Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Symphony No.101 in D major, "The Clock"
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Violin Concerto No.3 in G major, KV 216, "Strassburg"
    Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Symphony No.103 in E major, "Drumroll" (Paukenwirbel)

    Giovanni Antonini / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Julia Becker, violin

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


  • Sat
    15
    Jul
    2017

    Concert: InMo Yang, Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia — Zurich, 2017-07-15

    19:00Zurich, Opera

    InMo Yang TN
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Symphonic Poem "Don Juan", op.20
    Niccolò Paganini (1782 - 1840): Violin Concerto No.1 in D major, op.6
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Symphonic Poem "Ein Heldenleben", op.40

    InMo Yang, violin
    Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia Zurich

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


  • Tue
    15
    Aug
    2017

    Concert: Lucerne Festival; Gerhaher, Haitink / COE — Lucerne, 2017-08-15

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Bernard Haitink (© Todd Rosenberg)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): Symphony in D major, KV 385, "“Haffner"
    Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911): Rückert Lieder
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): Symphony in D major, KV 504, "Prague"

    Bernard HaitinkChamber Orchestra of Europe
    Christian Gerhaher, baritone

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


  • Thu
    17
    Aug
    2017

    Concert: Lucerne Festival; Barenboim / West-Eastern Divan Orchestra — Lucerne, 2017-08-17

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Daniel Barenboim (© Monika Ritterhaus)
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Don Quixote, op.35
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893): Symphony No.5 in E minor, op.64

    Daniel BarenboimWest-Eastern Divan Orchestra
    Kian Soltani, cello
    Miriam Manasherov, viola

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


  • Mon
    04
    Sep
    2017

    Concert: Lucerne Festival; Gatti / Concertgebouw Orchestra — Lucerne, 2017-09-04

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Daniele Gatti (© Daniele Gatti)
    Wolfgang Rihm (*1952): IN-SCHRIFT
    Anton Bruckner (1824 – 1896): Symphony No.9 in D minor, WAB 109

    Daniele Gatti — Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

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


  • Wed
    18
    Oct
    2017

    Concert: Francesco Piemontesi, Charles Dutoit / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2017-10-18

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Francesco Piemontesi (© Benjamin Ealovega)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, op.37
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): Symphony No.15 in A major, op.141

    Charles Dutoit / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Francesco Piemontesi, piano

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


  • Sun
    22
    Oct
    2017

    Concert: Lise de la Salle, Alain Altinoglu / Philharmonia — Zurich, 2017-10-22

    19:30Zurich, Opera

    Lise de la Salle, © Marco Borggreve, all rights reserved
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Symphonic Poem No.3, "Les Préludes"
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Piano Concerto No.1 in E♭ major, S.124
    Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945): Concerto for Orchestra, Sz.116, BB 123

    Alain Altinoglu / Philharmonia Zurich
    Lise de la Salle, piano

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


  • Mon
    30
    Oct
    2017

    Concert: Vilde Frang, Trevor Pinnock / Kammerorchester Basel — Zurich, 2017-10-30

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Vilde Frang (www.vildefrang.com; © Lillian Birnbaum)
    Matthias Arter (*1964): Aquarell about J.S. Bach's "Ricercar a 6"
    Max Reger (1873 - 1916): Aria "O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross" for string orchestra, after J.S. Bach's choral prelude, BWV 622
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Violin Concerto in D major, op.61
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Symphony No.5 in D major/D minor, op.107, "Reformation"

    Trevor Pinnock / Kammerorchester Basel
    Vilde Frang, violin

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


  • Fri
    03
    Nov
    2017

    Concert: Giovanni Antonini / Tonhalle Orchestra, Zürcher Singakademie — Zurich, 2017-11-03

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Giovanni Antonini (© Paolo Morello)
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Symphony No.4 in C minor, D.417, "Tragic"
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Mass No.5 in A♭ major, D.678, "Missa solemnis"

    Giovanni Antonini / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Katja Stuber, soprano
    Olivia Vermeulen, mezzosoprano
    Martin Mitterrutzner, tenor
    Tobias Berndt, bass
    Zürcher Singakademie (Florian Helgath)

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sun
    12
    Nov
    2017

    Concert: Jan Vogler, Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia — Zurich, 2017-11-12

    19:30Zurich, Opera

    Jan Vogler (© Jim Rakete)
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Cello Concerto in B minor, op.104
    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896): Symphony No.4 in E♭ major, "Romantic"

    Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia Zurich
    Jan Vogler, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½ / English)
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  • Wed
    15
    Nov
    2017

    Concert: Franz Welser-Möst / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2017-11-15

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Franz Welser-Möst (© Michael Poehn)
    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896): Symphony No.8 in C minor

    Franz Welser-Möst / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
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  • Wed
    22
    Nov
    2017

    Concert: Christoph Croisé, Sherniyaz Mussakhan, YES Chamber Orchestra — Zurich, 2017-11-22

    19:30Zurich, Kirche Oberstrass

    Christoph Croisé (source: www.christophcroise.ch; © Stefan Della Pietra)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Violin Concerto No.4 in D major, K.218
    Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Cello Concerto Nr.1 in C major, Hob.VIIb:1
    Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Cello Concerto Nr.2 in D major, Hob.VIIb:2
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741): Double Concerto for Violin, Cello, Strings and Continuo in B♭ major, RV 547

    Sherniyaz Mussakhan, violin
    Christoph Croisé, cello
    Young Eurasian Soloists (YES) Chamber Orchestra

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Thu
    30
    Nov
    2017

    Concert: Nikolai Lugansky, Mikhail Pletnev / Russian National Orchestra — Lucerne, 2017-11-30

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Nikolai Lugansky (© Jean-Baptiste Millot)
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, op.30
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 – 1915): Symphony No.2 in C minor, op.29

    Mikhail Pletnev — Russian National Orchestra
    Nikolai Lugansky, piano

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


  • Wed
    06
    Dec
    2017

    Concert: Pablo Heras-Casado / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2017-12-06

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Pablo Heras-Casado (© Dario Acosta)
    Henri Dutilleux (1916 - 2013): "Correspondances" for soprano and orchestra
    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): "La Mer"
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Symphony No.4 in E minor, op.98

    Pablo Heras-Casado / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Camilla Tilling, soprano

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


  • Mon
    18
    Dec
    2017

    Concert: Ferrández, Masleev, Eschenbach / Bamberger Symphoniker — Zurich, 2017-12-18

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Dmitry Masleev (source: dmitry-masleev.com)
    Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Cello Concerto Nr.1 in C major, Hob.VIIb:1
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): "Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini" for piano and orchestra, op.43
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Symphony No.4 in A major, op.90, "Italian"

    Christoph Eschenbach / Bamberger Symphoniker
    Pablo Ferrández, cello
    Dmitry Masleev, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Wed
    20
    Dec
    2017

    Concert: Maria João Pires, Bernard Haitink / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2017-12-20

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Maria João Pires (© Felix Broede /Deutsche Grammophon)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Piano Concerto No.27 in B♭ major, K.595
    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896): Symphony No.4 in E♭ major, "Romantic"

    Bernard Haitink / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Maria João Pires, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
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  • Sun
    14
    Jan
    2018

    Concert: Hélène Grimaud, Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia — Zurich, 2018-01-14

    19:30Zurich, Opera

    Hélène Grimaud (© Mat Hennek)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto No.4  in G major, op.58
    Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Symphony No.5 in E minor, op.64

    Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia Zurich
    Hélène Grimaud, piano

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


  • Tue
    23
    Jan
    2018

    Concert: Daniele Gatti / Mahler Chamber Orchestra — Lucerne, 2018-01-23

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Daniele Gatti (© Daniele Gatti)
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Genoveva, op.81, Overture
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.4 in B♭ major, op.60
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Symphony No.3 in E♭ major, op.97, "Rhenish"

    Daniele Gatti — Mahler Chamber Orchestra

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
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  • Thu
    25
    Jan
    2018

    Concert: Bertrand Chamayou, Semyon Bychkov / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2018-01-25

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Bertrand Chamayou (© Marco Borggreve / Warner Classics)
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): "Don Juan", Tone Poem in E major, op.20
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Burlesque in D minor for piano and orchestra
    Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Symphony No.4 in F minor, op.36

    Semyon Bychkov — Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Bertrand Chamayou, piano

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


  • Tue
    30
    Jan
    2018

    Concert: Andreas Janke, Sergey Simakov / Giraud Ensemble — Zurich, 2018-01-30

    19:30Zurich, Auditorium maximum / ETH

    Giraud Ensemble (© Mark Xiao)
    Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Serenade for String Orchestra, op.48
    Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990): Serenade after Plato's "Symposion" for solo violin, harp, percussion and strings

    Sergey Simakov — Giraud Ensemble
    Andreas Janke, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018

    Concert: Brett Dean / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2018-02-28

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Brett Dean (© Bettina Stoess)
    Brett Dean (*1961): Testament
    Brett Dean (*1961): From Melodious Lay (A Hamlet Diffraction)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.3 in E♭ major, op.55, "Eroica"

    Brett Dean — Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Mojca Erdmann, soprano
    Topi Lehtipuu, tenor
    Brett Dean, viola

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


  • Wed
    07
    Mar
    2018

    Concert: Kristian Bezuidenhout, Zurich Chamber Orchestra — Zurich, 2018-03-07

    19:30Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Kristian Bezuidenhout (© Marco Borggreve)
    Johann Christian Bach (1735 - 1782): Symphony in G major, op.3/6
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788): Concerto in C major for Fortepiano and Strings Wq.20
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788): Symphony No.3 in F major, Wq.183/3
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Piano Concerto No.9 in E♭ major, K.271, "Jenamy" ("Jeunehomme")

    Kristian Bezuidenhout — Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)
    Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano

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


  • Wed
    14
    Mar
    2018

    Concert: Kanneh-Mason, Tjeknavorian, Sanderling / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2018-03-14

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Michael Sanderling (© Marco Borggreve)

    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Carnival Overture, op.92
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): Cello Concerto No.1 in E♭ major, op.107
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Violin Concerto in D major, op.77

    Michael Sanderling — Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
    Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★½ / English)
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  • Sun
    18
    Mar
    2018

    Concert: Steger, Griffiths / Brandenburg State Orchestra — Bern, 2018-03-18

    19:30Bern, Kursaal

    Maurice Steger (© M. Borggreve)

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in B♭ major, K.191 (version for recorder)
    Anton Heberle (c.1780 - c.1816): Concerto for Recorder and Orchestra in G major
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.4 in B♭ major, op.60

    Howard Griffiths — Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt
    Maurice Steger, recorder

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018

    Concert: Vilde Frang, Sakari Oramo / BBC Symphony Orchestra — Zurich, 2018-03-24

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Vilde Frang (www.vildefrang.com; © Lillian Birnbaum)
    Anna Clyne (*1980): This midnight hour
    Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976): Violin Concerto, op.15
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.6 in F major, op.68, "Pastorale"

    Sakari Oramo / BBC Symphony Orchestra
    Vilde Frang, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Wed
    04
    Apr
    2018

    Concert: Steven Isserlis, Thomas Dausgaard / RPO — London, 2018-04-04

    19:30London, Royal Festival Hall

    Steven Isserlis

    Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976): 4 Sea Interludes from "Peter Grimes", op.33a
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934): Cello Concerto in E minor, op.85
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): 3 Symphonic Dances, op.45

    Thomas Dausgaard — Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Steven Isserlis — cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    06
    May
    2018

    Concert: Schmelzender Schnee / Basel Sinfonietta — Basel, 2018-05-06

    19:00Basel, Volkshaus

    Marius Neset (Source: Creative Commons; Aldus Rietveld: Own work)

    Marius Neset (*1985): Snowmelt (2015, Swiss Premiere)

    Geoffrey Paterson — Basel Sinfonietta
    Marius Neset, saxophone
    Ivo Neame, piano
    Frans Petter Eldh, double bass
    Anton Eger, percussion

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Wed
    16
    May
    2018

    Concert: Leif Ove Andsnes, Lionel Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2018-05-16

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Leif Ove Andsnes (© Gregor Hohenberg)

    Arthur Honegger (1892 - 1955): Mouvement symphonique No.2, H.67, "Rugby"
    Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976): Piano Concerto in D major, op.13
    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908): Symphonic Suite "Schéhérazade", op.35

    Lionel Bringuier — Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

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


  • Thu
    17
    May
    2018

    Concert: Alena Baeva, Anastasia Kobekina, Julia Jones / Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra — Uster, 2018-05-17

    19:30Uster, Stadthofsaal

    Julia Jones (Creative Commons)

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Overture to "L'infedeltà delusa" (1773)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Double Concerto in A minor, op.102 (1887)
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Symphony No.3 in A minor, op.56, "Scottish" (1842)

    Julia Jones — Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra
    Alena Baeva, violin
    Anastasia Kobekina, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Wed
    23
    May
    2018

    Concert: Lisa Batiashvili, Sir Antonio Pappano / COE — Zurich, 2018-05-23

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Lisa Batiashvili (source: lisabatiashvili.com)

    György Ligeti (1923 - 2006): Concert Românesc (1951)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Violin Concerto in D major, op.77
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Serenade No.1 in D major, op.11

    Sir Antonio Pappano — Chamber Orchestra of Europe
    Lisa Batiashvili, violin

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


  • Tue
    29
    May
    2018

    Concert: Piotr Anderszewski, Willi Zimmermann / ZKO — Zurich, 2018-05-29

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Piotr Anderszewski (© K. Miura, 2007)

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Symphony No.86 in D major, Hob.I:86
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Piano Concerto No.12 in A major, K.414 (385p)
    Franz Schreker (1878 - 1934): Intermezzo for String Orchestra, op.8
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Piano Concerto No.17 in G major, K.453

    Willi Zimmermann — Zürcher Kammerorchester (ZKO)
    Piotr Anderszewski, piano

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


  • Thu
    31
    May
    2018

    Concert: Matsuev, Thielemann / Staatskapelle Dresden — Lucerne, 2018-05-31

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Denis Matsuev (source: matsuev.com; © 2011)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (18:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — Chiara Enderle, cello (Bach, Penderecki, Cassadò)
    ——————
    Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826): Overture to "Oberon"
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Piano Concerto No.2 in A major, S.125
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Symphony No.4 in E minor, op.98

    Christian ThielemannSächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
    Denis Matsuev, piano

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


  • Thu
    07
    Jun
    2018

    Concert: Wang, Rouilly, Grossenbacher, Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2018-06-07

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Yuja Wang (© Kirk Edwards)

    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Tone poem "Don Quixote", op.35
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Piano Concerto No.3 in C major, op.26
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): La Valse, poème choréographique pour orchestre

    Lionel Bringuier — Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Yuja Wang, piano
    Michel Rouilly, viola
    Thomas Grossenbacher, cello

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


  • Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018

    Concert: Gautier Capuçon, Philippe Jordan / Vienna Symphony Orchestra — Zurich, 2018-06-09

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Gautier Capuçon (source: gautiercapucon.com; © Gregory Batardon)

    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Tone poem "Don Quixote", op.35
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Tone poem "Ein Heldenleben", op.40

    Philippe Jordan — Vienna Symphony Orchestra
    Gautier Capuçon, cello

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


  • Sun
    10
    Jun
    2018

    Concert: Kaleidoscope String Quartet, Brönnimann, Basel Sinfonietta — Basel, 2018-06-10

    19:00Basel, Altes Kraftwerk

    Baldur Brönnimann (© João Messias | Casa da Música)

    Mason Bates (*1977): "Mothership" for Orchestra & Electronica (2011, CH-Premiere)
    Simon Heggendorn (*1982): "Simply that" for String Quartet (2018, World Premiere)
    Simon Heggendorn (*1982): 
    "Cascades" for String Quartet and Woodwinds (2018, World Premiere)
    Missy Mazzoli (*1980): River Rouge Transfiguration (2013, CH-Premiere)
    Simon Heggendorn (*1982): "Lava" for String Quartet and String Orchestra (2018, World Premiere)
    Philip Glass (*1937): Dance from "Akhnaten" (1984, CH-Premiere)
    Simon Heggendorn (*1982): "Choral" for String Quartet (2014)
    Simon Heggendorn (*1982): "Horizons" for String Quartet and Orchestra (2018, World Premiere)

    Baldur Brönnimann — Basel Sinfonietta
    Kaleidoscope String Quartet

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


  • Mon
    02
    Jul
    2018

    Concert: Aleksandr Shaikin, Anastasia Kobekina, Heiko-Mathias Förster / Zürcher Symphoniker — Zurich, 2018-07-02

    18:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Aleksandr Shaikin (© Emil Matveev)

    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Overture "A Midsummer Night's Dream", op.21
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, op.21
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Cello Concerto in A minor, op.129
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.8 in F major, op.93

    Heiko Mathias Förster — Zürcher Symphoniker
    Aleksandr Shaikin, piano
    Anastasia Kobekina, cello

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


  • Tue
    03
    Jul
    2018

    Concert: Anastasia Kobekina, Sebastian Manz, CHAARTS — Boswil, 2018-07-03

    20:15Boswil AG, Alte Kirche

    Anastasia Kobekina (© Rolf Kyburz, all rights reserved)

    Antonin Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Serenade for Wind Instruments, Cello and Double Bass in D minor, op.44, B.77
    Friedrich Gulda (1930 - 2000): Concerto for Cello and Wind Instruments

    Gábor Takács-Nagy — CHAARTS (Chamber Artists)
    Anastasia Kobekina, cello
    Sebastian Manz, clarinet

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Mon
    23
    Jul
    2018

    Concert: Kahánek, Orozco-Estrada / Vienna Symphony Orchestra — Bregenz, 2018-07-23

    19:30Bregenz, Festspielhaus

    Andrés Orozco-Estrada (© Martin Sigmund)

    Bregenzer Festspiele

    Bohuslav Martinů (1890 - 1959): Double Concerto for Two String Orchestras, Piano and Timpani, H.271
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Te Deum, op.103, B.176
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Symphony No.9 in E minor, op.95, B.178, "From the New World"

    Andrés Orozco-Estrada / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
    Ivo Kahánek, piano
    Michael Vladar, timpani
    Mojca Bitenc, soprano
    Dariusz Perczak, baritone
    Prague Philharmonic Choir

    → Blog Review (to be written / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • 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


  • Sun
    19
    Aug
    2018

    Concert: R.Capuçon, Nott / OSR — Lucerne, 2018-08-19

    11:00Lucerne, KKL

    Renaud Capuçon (© Darmigny)

    Lucerne Festival

    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): "Jeux", Poème dansé, L.126
    Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957): Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Suite from the Ballet "Schlagobers", op.70

    Jonathan Nott / Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
    Renaud Capuçon, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Fri
    24
    Aug
    2018

    Concert: Chailly / Lucerne Festival Orchestra — Lucerne, 2018-08-24

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Riccardo Chailly (source: riccardochailly.com; © Decca Classics)

    Lucerne Festival

    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): Valses nobles et sentimentales, for orchestra
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): La Valse, poème choréographique pour orchestre
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): Daphnis et Chloé, Orchestral Suite No.1
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): Daphnis et Chloé, Orchestral Suite No.2
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): Boléro

    Riccardo Chailly / Lucerne Festival Orchestra

    → Blog Review (★★★★★ / English)
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  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018

    Concert: Chailly / Lucerne Festival Orchestra — Lucerne, 2018-08-25

    18:30Lucerne, KKL

    Riccardo Chailly (source: riccardochailly.com; © Decca Classics)

    Lucerne Festival

    Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883): Rienzi, der Letze der Tribunen: Overture
    Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883): Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman): Overture
    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896): Symphony No.7 in E major, WAB 107

    Riccardo Chailly / Lucerne Festival Orchestra

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Tue
    04
    Sep
    2018

    Concert: Redkin, Temirkanov / SPBPO — Lucerne, 2018-09-04

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Sergei Redkin (© Sergei Redkin)

    Lucerne Festival

    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908): Opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan": The Three Miracles
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, op.18
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): The Nutcracker Suite, op.71a (arr. Temirkanov)

    Yuri Temirkanov — St.Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
    Sergei Redkin, piano

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


  • Wed
    12
    Sep
    2018

    Concert: Skride, Nelsons / Boston Symphony Orchestra — Lucerne, 2018-09-12

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Baiba Skride (thumbnail)

    Lucerne Festival

    Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990): Serenade after Plato's "Symposion", for solo violin, strings, harp, and percussion
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): Symphony No.4 in C minor, op.43

    Andris Nelsons — Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Baiba Skride, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Fri
    14
    Sep
    2018

    Concert: Gabetta, Alsop / London Philharmonic Orchestra — Lucerne, 2018-09-14

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Sol Gabetta (© Uwe Arens)

    Lucerne Festival

    Sir Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934): "The Wand of Youth", Suites No.1 & 2 for Orchestra, op.1a/1b (excerpts)
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934): Cello Concerto in E minor, op.85
    Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911): Symphony No.1 in D major, "Titan"

    Marin Alsop — London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Sol Gabetta, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Sun
    16
    Sep
    2018

    Concert: Baldur Brönnimann / Basel Sinfonietta — Basel, 2018-09-16

    19:00Basel, Musical Theater

    Baldur Brönnimann (© João Messias | Casa da Música)

    Festival KlangBasel

    George Crumb (*1929): A Haunted Landscape (1985)
    Beat Furrer (*1954): Nero su nero (2018, Swiss Premiere)
    Harrison Birtwistle (*1934): Earth Dances (1986)

    Baldur Brönnimann — Basel Sinfonietta

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Wed
    19
    Sep
    2018

    Concert: Till Fellner, Bernard Haitink / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2018-09-19

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Bernard Haitink (© Todd Rosenberg)

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Piano Concerto No.22 in E flat major, K.482
    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896): Symphony No.7 in E major, WAB 107

    Bernard Haitink — Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Till Fellner, piano

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


  • Fri
    21
    Sep
    2018

    Concert: Werner Bärtschi, Kammerorchester Arpeggione Hohenems — Uster, 2018-09-21

    19:30Uster, Stadthofsaal

    Kammerorchester Arpeggione Hohenems (source: www.arpeggione.at)

    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788): Symphony in A major, Wq.182/4, H.660 (1773)
    Galina Ustvolskaya (1919 - 2006): Concerto for Piano, String Orchestra and Timpani (1946)
    Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868): Sonata a quattro No.3 in C major (1804)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Symphony No.29 in A major, K.201 / 186a (1774)

    Werner Bärtschi — Kammerorchester Arpeggione Hohenems
    Werner Bärtschi, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018

    Concert: Claire Huangci, Heiko Mathias Förster / Prague Royal Philharmonic — Zurich, 2018-10-20

    15:00Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Claire Huangci (picture from concert brochure)

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Overture "Leonore" No.3 in C major, op.72a
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto No.5 in E♭ major, op.73
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.6 in F major, op.68, "Pastorale"

    Heiko Mathias Förster — Prague Royal Philharmonic 
    Claire Huangci, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sun
    21
    Oct
    2018

    Concert: Christian Dierstein, Baldur Brönnimann / Basel Sinfonietta — Basel, 2018-10-21

    19:00Basel, Musical Theater

    Baldur Brönnimann (© João Messias | Casa da Música)

    Alles bleibt anders (All Remains Different)

    Alexander Lazarevich Lokshin (1920 - 1987): Symphony No.4, "Sinfonia stretta" (1968, Swiss Premiere)
    Emmanuel Nuñes (1941 - 2012): "Wandlungen", Five Passacaglias (1986, Swiss Premiere)
    Michel Roth (*1976): "Die letzte Welt"  ("The last world", 2018, World Premiere)

    Baldur Brönnimann — Basel Sinfonietta
    Christian Dierstein, percussion

    → 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: Francesco Piemontesi, Daniele Rustioni / Philharmonia Zürich — Zurich, 2018-10-28

    11:15Zurich, Opera

    Francesco Piemontesi (© Benjamin Ealovega)

    Philharmonic Concert

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Rondo in A major, K.386
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Burlesque for Piano and Orchestra in D minor, TrV 145
    Dmitri Shostakovitch (1906 - 1975): Symphony No.5 in D minor, op.47

    Daniele Rustioni — Philharmonia Zürich
    Francesco Piemontesi, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Wed
    28
    Nov
    2018

    Concert: Schwizgebel, Hamar, Hungarian National Philharmonic — Lucerne, 2018-11-28

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Louis Schwizgebel (© Marco Borggreve)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (18:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — Alexandre Beuchat, baritone & Marija Bokor, piano
    ——————
    Sándor Veress (1907 - 1992): Threnos in memoriam Béla Bartók (1945)
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Piano Concerto No.1 in E♭ major, S.124
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): A Faust Symphony in three character pictures, S.108

    Zsolt Hamar — Hungarian National Philharmonic
    Louis Schwizgebel, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    02
    Dec
    2018

    Concert: Claire Huangci, Howard Griffiths / Camerata Schweiz — Zurich, 2018-12-02

    11:00Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Claire Huangci (© Mateusz Zahora)

    MS Charity Concert

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto in D major, op.61a, after the Violin Concerto in D major, op.61
    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Symphony No.104 in D major, Hob.I/104 ("London" / "Salomon")

    Howard Griffiths — Camerata Schweiz
    Claire Huangci, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Thu
    13
    Dec
    2018

    Concert: Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre — Geneva, 2018-12-13

    20:00Geneva, Victoria Hall

    Marc Minkowski (© Marco Borggreve)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Arrangement of the Ode for St. Cecilia's Day by George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759), K.592
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Mass in C minor, K.427

    Marc Minkowski / Les Musiciens du Louvre
    Ana Maria Labin, soprano
    Ambroisine Bré, mezzosoprano
    Owen Willetts, countertenor
    Stanislas de Barbeyrac, tenor
    Norman D. Patzke, baritone

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Wed
    09
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra — Lucerne, 2019-01-09

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Valery Gergiev (source: Wikimedia Commons)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Opera "Iolanta", op.69 (excerpts)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Symphony No.5 in E minor, op.64

    Valery Gergiev / Mariinsky Orchestra
    Irina Churilova, soprano (Princess Iolanta)
    Najmiddin Mavlyanov, tenor (Count Vaudémont)
    Roman Burdenko, baritone (Duke Robert)
    Mikhail Petrenko, bass (King René)
    Evgeny Nikitin, bass-baritone (Ibn-Hakia, Moorish Physician)

    → 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 (★★★★)


  • Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019

    Concert: Beatrice Rana, Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia Zürich — Zurich, 2019-02-10

    11:15Zurich, Opera

    Beatrice Rana (© Marie Staggat)

    Philharmonic Concert

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, op.37
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Symphony in C major, D.944, "Great C major"

    Fabio Luisi — Philharmonia Zürich
    Beatrice Rana, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Martin Fröst, Sakari Oramo, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra — Lucerne, 2019-03-22

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Sakari Markus Oramo OBE (© Benjamin Ealovega)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (18:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — Marie Lys, soprano / Céline Latour Monnier, piano
    ——————
    Rolf Liebermann (1910 - 1999): "Furioso" for big orchestra (1947)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622
    Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911): Symphony No.1 in D major, "The Titan"

    Sakari Oramo / Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
    Martin Fröst, clarinet

    → 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 (★★★★)


  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Denis Matsuev, Riccardo Chailly, Filarmonica della Scala — Lucerne, 2019-04-11

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Denis Matsuev (source: matsuev.com; © 2011)

    Lucerne Easter Festival

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Piano Concerto No.1 in B♭ minor, op.23
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881) / orch. Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): Pictures at an Exhibition

    Riccardo Chailly / Filarmonica della Scala
    Denis Matsuev, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    05
    May
    2019

    Concert: Wu Wei, Baldur Brönnimann / Basel Sinfonietta — Basel / Muttenz, 2019-05-05

    19:00Basel / Muttenz, Pantheon

    Baldur Brönnimann (© João Messias | Casa da Música)

    Leuchtende Garage (Luminous Garage)

    Rudolf Kelterborn (*1931): Musica Luminosa per Orchestra (1984)
    Bernd Richard Deutsch (*1977): "Phaenomena", Music for Sheng and Orchestra (2019, World Premiere)
    Isang Yun (1917 - 1995): Symphony II in Three Movements (1984, Swiss Premiere)

    Baldur Brönnimann — Basel Sinfonietta
    Wu Wei, sheng


  • Sun
    19
    May
    2019

    Concert: Jakub Hrůša / Bamberg Symphony — Zurich, 2019-05-19

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Jakub Hrůša (source: jakubhrusa.com, © IMG Artists)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Bedřich Smetana (1824 – 1884): Má Vlast, JB 1:112

    Jakub Hrůša / Bamberg Symphony

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Thu
    23
    May
    2019

    Concert: Vernikov, Piccotti, Voltchok, Čepaitė / YES Orchestra — Basel, 2019-05-23

    19:30Basel, Musical Theater

    Adrija Čepaitė

    Konzertgesellschaft / Coop-Sinfoniekonzert

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, op.56, "Triple Concerto"
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Symphony No.1 in C minor, op.11

    Adrija Čepaitė — YES Orchestra
    Pavel Vernikov, violin
    Erica Piccotti, cello
    Anastasia Voltchok, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Fri
    24
    May
    2019

    Concert: Szymon Nehring, Timothy Ridout, David Zinman / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2019-05-24

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    David Zinman (source: picasa; © David Zinman)

    Young Soloists On Stage — Orpheum Foundation

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, op.15
    William Walton (1902 - 1983): Viola Concerto (1929)
    Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990): Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story"

    David Zinman / Tonhalle Orchestra
    Szymon Nehring
    , piano
    Timothy Ridout, viola

    → 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
    23
    Jun
    2019

    Concert: Baldur Brönnimann / Basel Sinfonietta — Basel / Münchenstein, 2019-06-23

    19:00Basel / Münchenstein, Freilagerplatz

    Baldur Brönnimann (© João Messias | Casa da Música)

    Stadt Musik (City Music)

    Heiner Goebbels (*1952): Surrogate Cities (1994)

    Baldur Brönnimann — Basel Sinfonietta
    Jocelyn B. Smith, voice
    David Moss, voice

    → Event Website
    → Blog Review (planned)
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