concerts_hpicConcerts, Upcoming & Past…

Below you find a list of concerts that I consider attending (or have attended); this is merely for information (e.g., what reviews you might see in my blog) — 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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  • 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)


  • Sat
    16
    Jan
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Oxana Shevchenko — Dietlikon ZH, 2016-01-16

    17:00Zurich area, private recital

    Oxana Shevchenko, private concert, Zurich area, 2016-01-16
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Polonaise-Fantaisie in A♭ major, op.61
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): La Valse, Poème choréographique
    Nikolai Medtner (1880 - 1951): "Sonata-Idyl", op. 56
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Paraphrase after Mendelssohn's Scherzo from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Paraphrase after Tchaikovsky's “Lullaby”, op.16/1
    Igor Stravinsky (1881 - 1971): Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    17
    Jan
    2016

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

    18:30Lucerne, KKL

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

    Sol Gabetta, cello
    Alexei Volodin, piano

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


  • Tue
    19
    Jan
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Le Quatuor Sine Nomine, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2007-03-27 (© Pierre-Antoine Grisoni / STRATES)
    Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga (1806 - 1826): String Quartet No.1 in D minor
    Dmitri Shostakovitch (1906 - 1975): String Quartet No.7 in F♯ minor, op.108
    Alexander Borodin (1833 - 1887): String Quartet No.2 in D major

    Le Quatuor Sine Nomine:

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

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


  • Sat
    23
    Jan
    2016

    Concert: Daniel Behle, Oliver Schnyder Trio — Greifensee ZH, 2016-01-23

    19:30Greifensee ZH, Landenbergsaal

    Daniel Behle (© Marco Borggreve)
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Winterreise (Winter Journey), op.89, D.911

    Daniel Behle, tenor
    Oliver Schnyder Trio:

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • 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)


  • Tue
    09
    Feb
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Andrew Tyson — Zurich, 2016-02-09

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Andrew Tyson @ ETHZ, 2016-02-09
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757): Sonatas K.9, K.322, and K.96
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): Miroirs
    Isaac Albéniz (1860 - 1909): Iberia (1st book)
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Rhapsodie espagnole

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Wed
    10
    Feb
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Ruvim Ostrovsky — Zurich, 2016-02-10

    19:30Zurich, Kirchgemeinde Zürich-Enge

    Ruvim Ostrovsky @ Zürich-Enge
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): 5 Piano Sonatas

    • Sonata No.24 in F♯ major, op.78, "À Thérèse"
    • Sonata No.25 in G major, op.79
    • Sonata No.26 in E♭ major, op.81a, "Les Adieux"
    • Sonata No.27 in E minor, op.90
    • Sonata No.28 in A major, op.101

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • 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)


  • Thu
    25
    Feb
    2016

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

    17:30Arosa, Evangelische Dorfkirche

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Fri
    26
    Feb
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Kit Armstrong — Baden, 2016-02-26

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

    Kit Armstrong @ Druckerei Baden
    William Byrd (1540 - 1623): «Hugh Ashton’s Ground»
    Jan Pieterszon Sweelinck (1562 - 1621): Variations on «Mein junges Leben hat ein End’»
    John Bull (1563 - 1628): 30 Variations on «Walsingham»
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Goldberg-Variations, BWV 988

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


  • Sun
    06
    Mar
    2016

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

    17:00Lucerne, Marianischer Saal

    2016-03-06 LU Hakhnazaryan Shevchenko
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Cello Sonata No.3 in A major, op.69
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): Preludes for Cello and Piano (arr.: Lera Auerbach)
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Cello Sonata in G minor, op.19

    Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello
    Oxana Shevchenko, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Tue
    08
    Mar
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Olga Scheps — Zurich, 2016-03-08

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Olga Scheps (© 2015 Uwe Arens / Sony Classical)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Les Seasons (The Seasons), op.37a/37b
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Variations on a Theme by Corelli in D minor, op.42
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Piano Sonata No.7 in B♭ major, op.83

    Olga Scheps, piano

    → 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)


  • Tue
    22
    Mar
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Alessandro Marangoni — Zurich, 2016-03-22

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Alessandro Marangoni (© Daniele Cruciani)
    Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895 - 1968): Evangélion (The Story of Jesus), op. 141

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


  • Fri
    01
    Apr
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Beatrice Rana — Baden, 2016-04-01

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

    Beatrice Rana
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Partita No.2 in C minor, BWV 826
    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): Suite «Pour le Piano»
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Piano Sonata No.2 in B♭ minor, op.35
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): «La Valse»

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


  • Tue
    19
    Apr
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Konstantin Scherbakov — Zurich, 2016-04-19

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Konstantin Scherbakov
    Original Works by Leopold Godowsky (1870 - 1938):

    • 6 Pieces from "Triakontameron"
    • 3 Pieces from "Java" Suite

    Transcriptions by Leopold Godowsky:

    • J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750): Cello Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV 1008
    • Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): 3 Lieder
    • Isaac Albéniz (1860 - 1909): Triana, Tango
    • Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Ständchen
    • Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899): "Wein, Weib und Gesang"

    → 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)


  • Tue
    17
    May
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Viviana Sofronitsky — Zurich, 2016-05-17

    19:30Zurich, Auditorium maximum / ETH

    Viviana_Sofronitsky_with_copy_of_Liszt_personal_Boisselot_piano
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788): Sonata in G minor, W.65/17
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Fantasia in D minor, KV 397; Rondo in D major, KV 485
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Sonata quasi una Fantasia, C♯ minor, op. 27/2, "Moonlight"
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Impromptu in B♭ major, op.posth.142/3
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Nocturne in C minor, op.48
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Funerailles

    Viviana Sofronitsky on five replicas of historic pianos by Paul McNulty, Divisov, CZ

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


  • Wed
    25
    May
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Kirchgemeinde Zürich-St. Anton

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

    Jonas Iten, cello
    Andriy Dragan, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • 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)


  • Sat
    25
    Jun
    2016

    Opera: Stockhausen, "Donnerstag" aus "Licht" — Basel, 2016-06-25

    16:00Theater Basel

    Stockhausen: "Donnerstag" aus "Licht" (photo © Sandra Then)
    Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928 - 2007): "Donnerstag" aus "Licht"
    Opera in a "Gruß" (Greeting), 3 Acts, and an "Abschied" (Farewell)

    Titus Engel — Sinfonieorchester Basel
    Direction: Lydia Steiner

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


  • Wed
    29
    Jun
    2016

    Concert: René Jacobs / Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2016-06-29

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    René Jacobs, thumbnail image
    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Oratorio "The Seasons", Hob.XX:3

    René Jacobs / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Marlis Petersen, soprano
    Werner Güra, tenor
    Johannes Weisser, bass
    Zürcher Sing-Akademie (Tim Brown)

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


  • Thu
    30
    Jun
    2016

    Concert: Fortepiano Recital Kristian Bezuidenhout — Cully, 2016-06-30

    20:00Cully / VD, Temple de Cully

    Kristian Bezuidenhout (thumbnail picture)
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Toccata in D minor, BWV 913
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Piano Sonata No.11 in A major, KV 331 (300i), "Alla Turca"
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Piano Sonata No.15 in F major, KV 533/494
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, op.13, "Pathétique"

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


  • Fri
    01
    Jul
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Boris Berezovsky — Vevey, 2016-07-01

    19:00Vevey / VD, Salle del Castillo

    Boris Berezovsky (thumbnail picture)
    Paul Hindemith (1895 - 1963): Suite "1922" for piano, op.26
    Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945): Sonata, BB 88
    György Ligeti (1923 - 2006): 3 Etudes for piano (selection)
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757): 3 Sonatas
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Sonata
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Pétrouchka

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


  • 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

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  • 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)
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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Sun
    25
    Sep
    2016

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

    17:00Schönenwerd SO / Switzerland

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

    Christoph Croisé, cello
    Oxana Shevchenko, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • 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)

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  • 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)
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  • Tue
    25
    Oct
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Pietro de Maria — Zurich, 2016-10-25

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Pietro de Maria
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849):

    • Mazurka in F minor, op.7/3
    • Mazurka in C major, op.24/2
    • Mazurka in C♯ minor, op.63/3
    • Ballade No.1 in  G minor, op.23
    • Nocturne in D major, op.27/2
    • Scherzo No.2 in B minor, op.31

    György Ligeti (1923 - 2006):

    • Étude No.8: Fém
    • Étude No.5: Arc-en-ciel
    • Étude No.13: L’escalier du diable

    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886):

    • "Soirées de Vienne, 9 Valses-Caprices d'après Schubert": No.6 in A minor
    • "Années de Pèlerinage, Deuxième Année – Italie": Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
    • Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S141: Etude No.3 G♯ minor, "La Campanella"

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Sat
    29
    Oct
    2016

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

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

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

    Christoph Croisé, cello
    Oxana Shevchenko, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2016

    Concert: Junger Konzertchor Zürich, Basel Sinfonietta — Zurich, 2016-11-12

    17:00Zurich, Fraumünster

    Stephan Klarer (source: www.stephanklarer.ch; © Michael Bosshard Zürich)
    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Oratorio "The Creation", Hob.XXI:2

    Catriona Bühler, soprano
    Sebastian Lipp, tenor
    Samuel Zünd, bass
    Stephan Klarer / Junger Konzertchor Zürich
    Basel Sinfonietta

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  • Sun
    13
    Nov
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Hando Nahkur — Dietlikon ZH, 2016-11-13

    16:30Dietlikon ZH, private recital

    Hando Nahkur (© Hando Nahkur)
    John Adams (*1947): China Gates (1977)
    Ferruccio Busoni (1866 - 1924): Transcriptions of Chorale-Preludes by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):

    "Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ", BWV 639
    "Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland", BWV 659

    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Transcription of the Lied "Widmung" from "Myrthen", op.25 by Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
    Erkki-Sven Tüür (*1959): Piano Sonata (1985)
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): "Harmonies poétiques et religieuses": "Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude", S.173, from  (1847)
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Concert Paraphrase on "Rigoletto" by Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901), S.434 (1859)

    → Blog Review (★★½)


  • 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

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  • Tue
    15
    Nov
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Benedek Horváth, Alexandra Sikorskaya — Zurich, 2016-11-15

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Rahn Prize Winners 2016

    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788): Sonata in A major, Wq.55/4
    Dmitri Shostakovitch (1906 - 1975): 13 Preludes op.34

    Chiara Opalio, piano

    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Davidsbündlertänze op.6

    Benedek Horváth, piano

    Nikolai Medtner (1880 - 1951): Sonata-reminiscenza in A minor, op.38/1
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante, op.22

    Alexandra Sikorskaya, piano

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  • Sun
    04
    Dec
    2016

    Concert: Ian Bostridge, Thomas Zehetmair — Winterthur, 2016-12-04

    17:00Winterthur, Stadthaus

    Ian Bostridge (© Sim Canetty-Clarke)
    Hans Zender (*1936): Schubert's Winterreise, a composed interpretation for tenor and small orchestra (1993)

    Ian Bostridge, tenor
    Thomas Zehetmair — Orchester Musikkollegium Winterthur

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Tue
    06
    Dec
    2016

    Concert: Arias, Duets & Trios from Mozart's Operas — Zurich, 2016-12-06

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH


    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Arias, Duets, Trios from various operas, Notturni

    Manuela Dumfart, soprano
    Olga Privalova, mezzosoprano
    Thomas Hansen, baritone
    Josef Wallnig, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • 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

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  • Sat
    10
    Dec
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Lise de la Salle — Baden, 2016-12-10

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

    Lise de la Salle, © Marco Borggreve, all rights reserved
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.3 in C major, op.2/3
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor, op.111
    György Ligeti (1923 - 2006): 3 Etudes from "Études pour piano" (Nos.4, 2, 13)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Variations and Fugue for Piano on a Theme by Handel, op.24

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  • Tue
    13
    Dec
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

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

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  • 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)
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  • Sat
    17
    Dec
    2016

    Concert: Neufeld / Münsterkantorei, Sinfonietta — Basel, 2016-12-17

    19:30Basel, Münster

    Annedore Neufeld TN (© Georges Bornschlegl)
    Artur Honegger (1892 - 1955): Une cantate de Noël (1953)
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921): Oratorio de Noël, op.12

    Soloists of the Mädchenkantorei Basel
    Basler Münsterkantorei
    Annedore Neufeld / Basel Sinfonietta

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