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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
    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)


  • Tue
    10
    Feb
    2015

    Concert: Piano Recital Claire Huangci — Zurich, 2015-02-10

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Claire Huangci (picture from concert brochure)
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757): Sonatas K.13, K.124, K.125, K.144, K.454, K.470, and K.284
    Pjotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893): Concert Suite “Sleeping Beauty”, op.66 (arr. Mikhail Pletnev)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Piano Sonata No.26 in E♭ major, op.81a, “Les Adieux
    Sergej Prokofiev (1891 – 1953): Excerpts from the Suite “Romeo and Juliet”, op.75

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • 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 (★★★)


  • Tue
    24
    Mar
    2015

    Concert: Piano Recital Konstantin Scherbakov — Zurich, 2015-03-24

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Konstantin Scherbakov (source: www.scherbakov.ch, © 2014)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): 6 Bagatelles, op.126
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): 15 Variations and Fugue in E major, op.35, “Eroica Variations”
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.3 in E♭ major, op.55, “Eroica” — transcription by Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • 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)


  • Sat
    23
    May
    2015

    Concert: Zürcher Konzertchor & ZKO — Zurich, 2015-05-23

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle


    Gioacchino Rossini (1792 – 1868): Petite Messe Solennelle

    André Fischer / Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)
    Zürcher Konzertchor
    Rachel Harnisch, soprano
    Judith Schmid, mezzo-soprano
    Vsevolod Grivnov, tenor
    Klaus Mertens, baritone

    → 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)


  • Thu
    27
    Aug
    2015

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

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Christoph Croisé / Oxana Shevchenko
    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 (★★★★★)


  • 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)


  • Sun
    06
    Sep
    2015

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Zurich, kleiner Tonhallesaal
    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)


  • Thu
    10
    Sep
    2015

    Concert: Piano Recital Julian Layn — Zurich, 2015-09-10

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Julian Layn — Concert Flyer 2015-09-10
    Julian LaynPiano Sonata No.1, “The Queen”, excerpts from other works

    → Blog Review (★½ / 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)


  • Fri
    18
    Sep
    2015

    Concert: Piano Recital Stephen Kovacevich — Baden, 2015-09-18

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

    Stephen Kovacevich (source: onyxclassics.com)
    (Interview with Ilse von Alpenheim)
    Alban Berg (1885 – 1935): Piano Sonata in B minor, op.1
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): 6 Bagatelles, op.126
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Piano Sonata No.31 in A♭ major, op.110
    Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828): Piano Sonata in B flat major, D.960

    → Blog Review (★★★½ / 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)


  • 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)

    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
    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
    31
    Oct
    2015

    Concert: Piano Recital Teo Gheorghiu — Baden, 2015-10-31

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

    Teo Gheorghiu (source: www.pianodistrict.ch)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80
    Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828): Four Impromptus, op.90, D.899
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943): 8 Études-Tableaux, op.33
    Mily Balakirev (1837 – 1910): Oriental Fantasy, “Islamey”, op.18

    → 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
    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
    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)
    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)


  • Fri
    27
    Nov
    2015

    Concert: Piano Recital Denis Matsuev — Zurich, 2015-11-27

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Denis Matsuev
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893): “Les Saisons” (The Seasons), op.37a (or op.37b)
    Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886): Mephisto Waltz No.1, S.514
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893): 5. “Méditation” from 18 Morceaux, op.72
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943): Piano Sonata No.2 in B♭ minor, op.36

    → 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)


  • Tue
    08
    Dec
    2015

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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


  • Sat
    12
    Dec
    2015

    Concert: Piano Recital Konstantin Scherbakov — Zurich, 2015-12-12

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Konstantin Scherbakov (source: scherbakov.ch; photo © Jen-Pin)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.14 in C♯ minor, op.27/2, “Moonlight”
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): 15 Variations and Fugue in E♭ major, op.35, “Eroica Variations”
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.3 in E♭ major, op.55, “Eroica” — transcription by Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sat
    19
    Dec
    2015

    Concert: Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort & Players — KKL Lucerne, 2015-12-19

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Paul McCreesh (source: www.gabrieli.com)
    George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759): Oratorio “Messiah”, HWV 56

    Paul McCreesh / Gabrieli Consort & Players
    Sarah Tynan, soprano
    Iestyn Davies, countertenor
    Stuart Jackson, tenor
    Neal Davies, bass

    → 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)
    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)


  • Tue
    22
    Dec
    2015

    Concert: Piano Recital Alexander Malofeev — ETH Zurich, 2015-12-22

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Alexander Malofeev (source: www.jazzmagazine.com; © Christophe Gremiot)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849): Scherzo No.1 in B minor, op.20
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849): Scherzo No.2 in B♭ minor, op.31
    Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886): Consolation No.2 in E major, S.172/2
    Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886): Consolation No.3 in D♭ major, S.172/3
    Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886): Mephisto Waltz No.1, “Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke”, S.514
    Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886): Grand Étude de Paganini in G♯ minor, “La Campanella”, S141/3
    Pjotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893): Concert Suite “The Nutcracker” (arr. Mikhail Pletnev)
    Pjotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893): Dumka, Russian rustic scene in c minor for piano, op.59
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 – 1971):Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring, arr. Alexey Kurbatov)

    → 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)




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