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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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  • Tue
    17
    Jan
    2017

    Concert: Gallant Harpsichord Music, Recitation, & Dance — Zurich, 2017-01-17

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Stephan Mester, 2017-01-17 (photo: Rolf Kyburz)

    Musik an der ETH

    Gallant harpsichord music, courtly dances, and women's correspondence around Versailles


    Urte Lucht, harpsichord
    Stephan Mester, recitation & dance

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Fri
    27
    Jan
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Alexander Ghindin (source: www.alexanderghindin.com)

    Warsaw Festival Orchestra

    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)

    Basel Sinfonietta

    Olivier Messiaen (1908 – 1992): Turangalîla Symphony


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

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


  • Wed
    01
    Feb
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Oxana Shevchenko — Rüti ZH, 2017-02-01

    19:30Rüti, Amthaussaal

    Oxana Shevchenko (source: www.oxanashevchenko.com; © Andreea Tufescu Photography)

    Oxana Shevchenko — Piano Recital: Igor Stravinsky

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Allegro in B♭ major, KV 400
    Igor Stravinsky (1881 - 1971): Piano Sonata (1924)
    Igor Stravinsky: Les cinq doigts
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.13 in E major, op.27/1, "Quasi una fantasia"
    Igor Stravinsky: Choral for piano
    Igor Stravinsky: Serenade for piano in A
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): "Du bist die Ruh'", op.59/3, D.776, transcription for piano (S.558/3) by Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
    Franz Schubert: "Der Erlkönig", op.1, D.328, transcription for piano (S.558/4) by Franz Liszt


    Oxana Shevchenko, piano

    → Blog Review


  • Thu
    02
    Feb
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Oxana Shevchenko — Uster ZH, 2017-02-02

    19:30Uster, Gemeinderatssaal

    Oxana Shevchenko (Thumbnail)

    Oxana Shevchenko — Piano Recital: Igor Stravinsky

    Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): From "Les Saisons" for piano, op.37a
    Janvier: Au coin du feu
    Février: Carnaval
    Mars: Chant de l'alouette

    Igor Stravinsky (1881 - 1971): Suite «L'oiseau de feu» (arr. Guido Agosti)
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): "Du bist die Ruh'", op.59/3, D.776, transcription for piano (S.558/3) by Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
    Franz Schubert: "Der Erlkönig", op.1, D.328, transcription for piano (S.558/4) by Franz Liszt
    Igor Stravinsky: Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka


    Oxana Shevchenko, piano

    → Blog Review


  • Fri
    03
    Feb
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Oxana Shevchenko — Zurich, 2017-02-03

    19:30Zurich, Jecklin-Forum

    Oxana Shevchenko (source: www.oxanashevchenko.com; © Raphaelle Photography)

    Oxana Shevchenko — Piano Recital: Igor Stravinsky

    Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): From "Les Saisons" for piano, op.37a
    Janvier: Au coin du feu
    Février: Carnaval
    Mars: Chant de l'alouette
    Mai: Les nuits de mai
    Novembre: Troïka
    Igor Stravinsky (1881 - 1971) — Works for piano:
    Scherzo
    Piano Sonata in F♯ minor (1904)
    Four Etudes
    Chorale
    Serenade in A
    Piano Rag Music
    Tango


    Oxana Shevchenko, piano

    → Blog Review


  • Sun
    05
    Feb
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Oxana Shevchenko — Weinfelden TG, 2017-02-05

    17:15Weinfelden TG, Ref. Kirchgemeindehaus

    Oxana Shevchenko (Thumbnail)

    Oxana Shevchenko — Piano Recital: Igor Stravinsky

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Allegro in B♭ major, KV 400
    Igor Stravinsky (1881 - 1971): Piano Sonata (1924)
    Igor Stravinsky: Les cinq doigts
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.13 in E major, op.27/1, "Quasi una fantasia"
    Igor Stravinsky: Choral for piano
    Igor Stravinsky: Serenade for piano in A
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): "Du bist die Ruh'", op.59/3, D.776, transcription for piano (S.558/3) by Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
    Franz Schubert: "Der Erlkönig", op.1, D.328, transcription for piano (S.558/4) by Franz Liszt


    Oxana Shevchenko, piano

    → Blog Review


  • Tue
    07
    Feb
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Juan Pérez Floristán — Zurich, 2017-02-07

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Juan Pérez Floristán (© Kirill Bashkirov)

    Musik an der ETH

    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886):
    Sonata in B minor, S.178
    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918):
    Préludes, Livre 2:
    No.3: La puerta del vino: Mouvement de habanera avec de brusques oppositions d'extrême violence et de passionnée douceur
    No.10: Canope: Très calme et doucement triste
    No.6: "General Lavine" - eccentric: Dans le style et le mouvement d'un cake-walk
    Préludes, Livre 1:
    No.7: Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest: Animé et tumultueux
    George Gershwin (1898 - 1937):
    3 Preludes
    Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945):
    Piano Sonata, Sz.80
    Alberto Ginastera (1916 – 1983):
    3 Danzas argentinas


    Juan Pérez Floristán, piano

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


  • Thu
    23
    Feb
    2017

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

    20:00Hamburg, Laeiszhalle

    Hamburg, Laeiszhalle

    Debut at the Laeiszhalle Hamburg 2017

    Winners of the International Concerto Competition

    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


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

    (not reviewed)


  • Sat
    25
    Feb
    2017

    Concert: Yaara Tal & Andreas Groethuysen — Baden, 2017-02-25

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

    Duo Tal & Groethuyzen (thumbnail)

    Piano District, Baden

    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921): Variations on a Theme by Beethoven, op.35
    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): La mer (arr. Andé Caplet)
    Théophile Ysaÿe (1865 - 1918): Variations on an original theme, op.10
    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op.28 (arr. O. Singer)


    Duo Yaara Tal & Andreas Groethuysen — 2 pianos

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


  • Mon
    27
    Feb
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Oliver Schnyder — Zurich, 2017-02-27

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Oliver Schnyder (source: oliverschnyder.com; © Fotostudio Wolf)

    Meisterinterpreten in Zürich

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.9 in E major, op.14/1
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.27 in E minor, op.90
    Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945): Piano Sonata, Sz.80
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor, op.5


    Oliver Schnyder, piano

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


  • Tue
    28
    Feb
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Sir Roger Norrington, © Alberto Venzago

    Zürcher Kammerorchester (ZKO)

    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)

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

    Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911): Symphony No.6 in A minor, "Tragic"


    David ZinmanTonhalle Orchestra Zurich

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


  • Sun
    05
    Mar
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Yulianna Avdeeva — Aarau, 2017-03-05

    17:00Aarau, Kultur- und Kongresshaus

    Yulianna Avdeeva

    Konzert der Hans Huber-Stiftung

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Toccata in D major, BWV 912
    Johann Sebastian Bach(1685 - 1750): Overture in the French Style, BWV 831
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Four Mazurkas, op.7
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Sonata No.3 in B minor, op.58


    Yulianna Avdeeva, piano

    → 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)

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

    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)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Fri
    17
    Mar
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Vadym Kholodenko — Baden, 2017-03-17

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

    Vadym Kholodenko (thumbnail)

    Piano District, Baden

    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Études d’exécution transcendante, S.139

    1. „Ricordanza“
    2. „Vision“
    3. „Feux follet“

    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Mephisto Waltz No.1, S.514
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915): Sonata No.4 in F♯ major, op.30
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915): Sonata No.5, op.53
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Préludes, op.32

    1. Prélude in C major
    2. Prélude in B minor
    3. Prélude in B major

    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Etudes-tableaux, op.33

    1. Etude-tableau in C major
    2. Etude-tableau in c minor
    3. Etude-tableau in d minor

    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Etudes-tableaux, op.39

    1. Etude-tableau in a minor
    2. Etude-tableau in c minor
    3. Etude-tableau in d minor
    4. Etude-tableau in D major

    Vadym Kholodenko, piano

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


  • Sun
    26
    Mar
    2017

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

    16:00Zurich, Schauspielhaus / Pfauen

    Renaud Capuçon (© Darmigny)

    Zürcher Kammerorchester (ZKO)

    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


    Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)
    Renaud Capuçon, violin

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


  • Tue
    28
    Mar
    2017

    Concert: Christoph Croisé & Oxana Shevchenko — Zurich, 2017-03-28

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Visions — Christoph Croisé / Oxana Shevchenko; CD cover

    Musik an der ETH

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Sonata for Cello and Piano No.1 in E minor, op.38
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Suite Italienne
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, D.821, "Arpeggione"
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): "The Love for the three Oranges"
    Rodion Shchedrin (*1932): "In the Style of Albéniz"


    Christoph Croisé — cello
    Oxana Shevchenko — piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sun
    02
    Apr
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Barbara Hannigan (© Musacchio and Ianniellos)

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

    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

    Duet Philharmonic Orchestra @ Royal Festival Hall

    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)


  • Tue
    11
    Apr
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Konstantin Scherbakov — Zurich, 2017-04-11

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Piano Recital Konstantin Scherbakov, 2016-04-19 (© Rolf Kyburz)

    Musik an der ETH

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): 18 Morceaux, op.72 (selection)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Grande Sonate in G major, op.37
    Sergei Mikhailovich Lyapunov (1859 - 1924): Études dʹexécution transcendante, op.11 (selection)


    Konstantin Scherbakov, 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)

    Orpheum — Young Soloists on Stage

    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
    21
    Apr
    2017

    Concert: Gringolts Quartet — Lugano, 2017-04-21

    20:30Lugano, LAC

    Gringolts Quartet (source / ©: gringoltsquartet.com)

    Lugano Musica — Weekend Quartetti d'archi

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.6 in B♭ major, op.18/6
    Henri Dutilleux (1916 - 2013): "Ainsi la Nuit", for string quartet
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.8 in E minor, op.59/2, "Razumovsky"


    Gringolts Quartet:

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

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


  • Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017

    Concert: Cuarteto Casals — Lugano, 2017-04-22

    20:30Lugano, LAC

    Cuarteto Casals (source / ©: cuartetocasals.com)

    Lugano Musica — Weekend Quartetti d'archi

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.1 in F major, op.18/1
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): String Quartet No.10 in A♭ major, op.118
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.16 in F major, op.135


    Cuarteto Casals:

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

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


  • Sun
    23
    Apr
    2017

    Concert: Jerusalem Quartet — Lugano, 2017-04-23

    17:00Lugano, LAC

    Jerusalem Quartet (© Felix Broede)

    Lugano Musica — Weekend Quartetti d'archi

    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): String Quartet No.1 in B minor, op.50
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.11 in F minor, op.95, "Serioso"
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.7 in F major, op.59/1, "Razumovsky"


    Jerusalem Quartet:

    • Alexander Pavlovsky, violin
    • Sergei Bresler, violin
    • Ori Kam, viola
    • Kyril Zlotnikov, cello

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


  • Fri
    05
    May
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Xavier de Maistre (© Marco Borggreve)

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

    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)

    Lugano Musica @ LAC

    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

    Musik an der ETH

    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 (★★★)


  • Mon
    15
    May
    2017

    Concert: Schnyder Trio — Bern, 2017-05-15

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Oliver Schnyder Trio (@ Raphael Zubler)

    Konzert Theater Bern — Kammermusik Bern

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Trio No.4 in B♭ major, op.11
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): Piano Trio No.2 in E minor, op.67
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Piano Trio No.1 in B major, op.8


    Oliver Schnyder Trio:

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

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


  • 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

    Konzert Theater Bern — Symphoniekonzerte

    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)

    Zürcher Kammerorchester (ZKO)

    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

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  • Tue
    23
    May
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Pierre-Laurent Aimard — Zurich, 2017-05-23

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Pierre-Laurent Aimard (© Roger Mastroianni)

    Zürcher Kammerorchester (ZKO) — Piano Recital

    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Piano Sonata No.18 in G major, D.894
    György Kurtág (*1926): "Passio sine nomine" and other works
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, op.57, "Appassionata"


    Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

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  • Tue
    30
    May
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Piotr Anderszewski — Zurich, 2017-05-30

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Piotr Anderszewski (© K. Miura, 2007)

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich — Piano Recital

    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Variations in E major "Ghost Variations", WoO 24
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Fantasia in C minor, KV 475
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Piano Sonata No.14 in C minor, KV 457
    Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928): On an Overgrown Path, Book II
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Three Mazurkas, op.59
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Polonaise No.7 in A major "Polonaise-fantaisie", op.61


    Piotr Anderszewski, piano

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  • Thu
    08
    Jun
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Igor Levit — Zurich, 2017-06-08

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Igor Levit (© Robbie Lawrence)

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich — Piano Recital

    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): 24 Preludes and Fugues, op.87


    Igor Levit, piano

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  • Sat
    10
    Jun
    2017

    Concert: Festival Academy Budapest, Opening Concert — Budapest, 2017-06-10

    19:45Budapest — Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music

    Festival Academy Budapest, Chamber Music Festival 2017, Logo

    Festival Academy Budapest 2017

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Two songs for voice, viola and piano, op.91
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Metamorphosen (arr. Rudolf Leopold)
    Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967): Ave Maria
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): L'histoire du soldat


    Brahms: Ildikó Komlósi, mezzo-soprano
    Katalin Kokas, viola
    Shai Wosner, piano
    Strauss: Aleksey Semenenko, Gábor Homoki, Gareth Lubbe, Atar Arad, László Fenyő, Andreas Brantelid, Knut Erik Sundquist
    Kodály: Andrea Vigh, harp
    Cantemus choir
    Stravinsky: Pál Mácsai, Barnabás Kelemen, Knut Erik Sundquist, Thorsten Johanns, Attila Jankó, Balázs Nemes, Róbert Káip, Zoltán Rácz
    Maxim Rysanov, conductor

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  • Sun
    11
    Jun
    2017

    Concert: Festival Academy Budapest, From Beethoven to Mother Goose — Budapest, 2017-06-11

    19:45Budapest — Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music

    Festival Academy Budapest, Chamber Music Festival 2017, Logo

    Festival Academy Budapest 2017

    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Fantasy in C major, D.934
    Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967): 16 Songs on Hungarian Popular Words, op.1 (excerpts)
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): Ma mère l'Oye
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.7 in F major, op.59/1, "Razumovsky"


    Schubert: Vilde Frang, violin
    José Gallardo, piano
    Kodály: Ildikó Komlósi, mezzo-soprano
    József Balog - piano
    Ravel: Shai Wosner & József Balog, piano
    Beethoven: Kelemen Quartet

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  • 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

    Festival Academy Budapest 2017

    A "special" event, featuring George Frideric Handel's Water Music, performed in the Széchenyi Spa in Budapest

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


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  • Tue
    13
    Jun
    2017

    Concert: Festival Academy Budapest, Eastern European Classics — Budapest, 2017-06-13

    19:45Budapest — Pesti Vigadó Grand Hall

    Festival Academy Budapest, Chamber Music Festival 2017, Logo

    Festival Academy Budapest 2017

    Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967): Sonata for cello and piano, op.4
    Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967): Duo for violin and cello, op.7
    Georges Enescu (1881 - 1955): Octet, op.7


    Kodály op.4:
    Andreas Brantelid, cello
    Shai Wosner, piano
    Kodály op.7:
    Barnabás Kelemen, violin
    László Fenyő, cello
    Enescu:
    Vilde Frang, Gábor Homoki, Aleksey Semenenko, and Alexandre Dimcevski, violin
    Gareth Lubbe & Maxim Rysanov, viola
    Andreas Brantelid & Dóra Kokas, cello

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  • Thu
    15
    Jun
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Kristóf Baráti (© Marco Borggreve)

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

    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

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  • Wed
    21
    Jun
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Isabelle Faust (© Detlev Schneider)

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

    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

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  • Sun
    25
    Jun
    2017

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

    19:00Zurich, Tonhalle

    Benjamin Nyffenegger (source & © www.benjaminnyffenegger.com)

    Orchestergesellschaft Zürich

    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

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  • Mon
    03
    Jul
    2017

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

    19:00Zurich, Opera

    Hanna Weinmeister, TN (© Artan Hürsever)

    Philharmonic Concert @ Zurich Opera

    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


    Jonathan Cohen / Orchestra La Scintilla Zurich
    Hanna Weinmeister, violin

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  • Wed
    05
    Jul
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Giovanni Antonini (credit: Decca, © David Ellis)

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

    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

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  • Sat
    15
    Jul
    2017

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

    19:00Zurich, Opera

    InMo Yang TN

    Philharmonic Concert @ Zurich Opera

    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


    Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia Zurich
    InMo Yang, violin

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  • Tue
    15
    Aug
    2017

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

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Bernard Haitink (© Todd Rosenberg)

    Lucerne Festival 2017

    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

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  • Thu
    17
    Aug
    2017

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

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Daniel Barenboim (© Monika Ritterhaus)

    Lucerne Festival 2017

    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

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  • Tue
    22
    Aug
    2017

    Opera-Concert: Lucerne Festival; Gardiner, L'Orfeo — Lucerne, 2017-08-22

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Sir John Eliot Gardiner (© Sim Canetty-Clarke)

    Lucerne Festival 2017

    Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643): L’Orfeo


    Sir John Eliot GardinerEnglish Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
    Krystian Adam, Orfeo
    Hana Blažiková, La Musica, Euridice
    Kangmin Justin Kim, Speranza
    Anna Dennis, Ninfa
    Lucile Richardot, Messaggiera
    Francesca Boncompagni, Proserpina
    Gianluca Buratto, Caronte, Plutone
    Furio Zanasi, Apollo

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  • Sat
    26
    Aug
    2017

    Opera-Concert: Lucerne Festival; Gardiner, L'incoronazione di Poppea — Lucerne, 2017-08-26

    18:30Lucerne, KKL

    Sir John Eliot Gardiner (© Sim Canetty-Clarke)

    Lucerne Festival 2017

    Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643): L'incoronazione di Poppea


    Sir John Eliot GardinerEnglish Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
    Hana Blažiková, Poppea, Fortuna
    Kangmin Justin Kim, Nerone
    Carlo Vistoli, Ottone
    Gianluca Buratto, Seneca
    Lucile Richardot, Arnalta, Venere
    Michał Czerniawski, Nutrice
    Silvia Frigato, Amore, Valletto
    Anna Dennis, Drusilla, Virtù, Pallade
    John Taylor Ward, Mercurio, Littore

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  • Mon
    04
    Sep
    2017

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

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Daniele Gatti (© Daniele Gatti)

    Lucerne Festival 2017

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


    Daniele Gatti — Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

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  • Tue
    19
    Sep
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Sir András Schiff — Schaffhausen, 2017-09-19

    19:30Schaffhausen, Kirche St.Johann

    András Schiff (© Nadia F. Romanini)

    Schaffhauser Meisterkonzerte 2017

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo, BWV 992
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.26 in E♭ major, op.81a, "Les Adieux"
    Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945): Piano Sonata Sz 80
    Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928): Piano Sonata 1 X 1905
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Piano Sonata No.19 in C minor, D.958


    Sir András Schiff, piano

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  • Sat
    23
    Sep
    2017

    Concert: Carolin Widmann & Alexander Lonquich — Schaffhausen, 2017-09-23

    19:30Schaffhausen, Kirche St.Johann

    Carolin Widmann

    Schaffhauser Meisterkonzerte 2017

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Violin Sonata No.1 in G major, op.78
    Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928): Violin Sonata
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Sonata for violin and piano in E♭ major, op.18


    Carolin Widmann, violin
    Alexander Lonquich, piano

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  • Sun
    01
    Oct
    2017

    Concert: Hagen Quartett — Stein am Rhein SH, 2017-10-01

    17:00Stein am Rhein / SH, Kirche Burg

    Beethoven/Mozart/Webern, string quartets, Hagen Quartett (2010), CD cover

    Schaffhauser Meisterkonzerte 2017

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): "The Art of the Fugue", BWV 1080, Contrapunctus I, II, III,IV
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): String Quartet No.15 in E♭ minor, op.144
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D.810, "Death and the Maiden"


    Hagen Quartet::

    • Lukas Hagen, violin
    • Rainer Schmidt, violin
    • Veronika Hagen, viola
    • Clemens Hagen, cello

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  • Mon
    02
    Oct
    2017

    Concert: Philipp Mahrenholz, La Scintilla dei Fiati — Zurich, 2017-10-02

    19:30Zurich, Opera

    Philipp Mahrenholz (thumbnail)

    Philharmonic Concert @ Zurich Opera

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Overture to "Egmont", op.84
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Wind octet in E♭ major, op.posth.103
    Jonathan Dove (*1959): Figures in the Garden (1991), Serenade for wind octet after Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro"
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Serenade in C minor for wind instruments, KV 388 (384a)


    Philipp MahrenholzLa Scintilla dei Fiati

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  • Sun
    08
    Oct
    2017

    Concert: Signum Quartet — Zurich, 2017-10-08

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Signum Quartett (© Irène Zandel, 2016)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich — Streichquartette in der Kirche St.Peter

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in D major, op.20/4
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.15 in A minor, op.132


    Signum Quartett:

    • Florian Donderer, violin
    • Annette Walther, violin
    • Xandi van Dijk, viola
    • Thomas Schmitz, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Tue
    10
    Oct
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Marina Baranova — Zurich, 2017-10-10

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Musik an der ETH

    Marina Baranova (*1981): Hypersuites (2016)


    Marina Baranova, piano

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  • Wed
    18
    Oct
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Francesco Piemontesi (© Benjamin Ealovega)

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

    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

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  • 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

    Philharmonic Concert @ Zurich Opera

    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

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  • 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)

    Kammerorchester Basel

    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

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  • 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)

    Philharmonic Concert @ Zurich Opera

    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

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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)

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896): Symphony No.8 in C minor


    Franz Welser-Möst / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

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  • Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017

    Concert: Nicolas Altstaedt, Alexander Lonquich — Zurich, 2017-11-18

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Nicolas Altstaedt (source: nicolasaltstaedt.com; © Marco Borggreve)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich — Kammermusik @ Tonhalle Maag

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): The 5 Sonatas for Piano and Cello

    Sonata No.1 in F major, op.5/1
    Sonata No.2 in G minor, op.5/2
    Sonata No.3 in A major, op.69
    Sonata No.4 in C major, op.102/1
    Sonata No.5 in D major, op.102/2


    Nicolas Altstaedt, cello
    Alexander Lonquich, piano

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  • Sun
    19
    Nov
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Radu Lupu — Baden, 2017-11-19

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

    Radu Lupu (© Klaus Rudolph)

    Piano District, Baden

    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Moment Musicaux, op.94, D.780
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Sonata in A minor, op.143, D.784
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Sonata in A major, D.959


    Radu Lupu, piano

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  • Tue
    21
    Nov
    2017

    Concert: Isabel Villanueva & François Dumont — Zurich, 2017-11-21

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Isabel Villanueva (@Juan García Rosell, 2017)

    Musik an der ETH

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Sonata No.2 in E♭ major, op.120/2
    John Dowland (1563 - 1626): "Flow my Tears"
    Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976): Lachrymae, op.48a (Reflection about a song by J. Dowland)
    César Franck (1822 - 1890): Sonata in A major, FWV 8


    Isabel Villanueva — viola
    François Dumont — piano

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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)

    Young Eurasian Soloists (YES) Chamber Orchestra

    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 (★★★)


  • Fri
    24
    Nov
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Beatrice Rana — Lucerne, 2017-11-24

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Beatrice Rana (© Marie Staggat)

    Lucerne Piano Festival — Debut Series

    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) : Blumenstück in D♭ major, op.19
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) : Symphonic Etudes, op.13
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Sonata in B minor, S.178


    Beatrice Rana, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Concert: Piano Recital Daniil Trifonov — Lucerne, 2017-11-24

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Daniil Trifonov TN

    Lucerne Piano Festival

    Federico Mompou (1893 - 1987): Variations on a Theme of Chopin
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Carnaval, op.9 — 12. "Chopin"
    Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907): Moods, op.73 — 5. “Hommage à Chopin”
    Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981): Nocturne "Homage to John Field", op.33
    Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): 18 Pieces, op.72 — 5. Un Poco di Chopin
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Variations on a Theme of Chopin, op.22
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Piano Sonata No.2 in B♭ minor, op.35


    Daniil Trifonov, piano

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


  • Thu
    30
    Nov
    2017

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

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Nikolai Lugansky (© Jean-Baptiste Millot)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    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)
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  • Mon
    04
    Dec
    2017

    Concert: Pavel Haas Quartet — Bern, 2017-12-04

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Pavel Haas Quartet (© Marco Borggreve)

    Konzert Theater Bern — Kammermusik Bern

    Igor Stravinksky (1882 - 1971): Concertino for String Quartet (1920)
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): String Quartet in F major, M.35 (1902/03)
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): String Quartet No.14 in A♭ major, op.105


    Pavel Haas Quartet:

    • Veronika Jarůšková, violin
    • Marek  Zwiebel, violin
    • Radim Sedmidubský, viola
    • Peter Jarůšek, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Wed
    06
    Dec
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Pablo Heras-Casado (© Dario Acosta)

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

    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)
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  • Tue
    12
    Dec
    2017

    Concert: Leonidas Kavakos, Yuja Wang — Zurich, 2017-12-12

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Brahms, The Violin Sonatas — Kavakos, Wang; CD cover

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich — Kammermusik-Soirée

    Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928): Violin Sonata
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Fantasy in C major, D.934
    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): Violin Sonata in G minor, L.140
    Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945):  Violin Sonata No.1, op.21, Sz.75, BB 84


    Leonidas Kavakos, violin
    Yuja Wang, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Mon
    18
    Dec
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Dmitry Masleev (source: dmitry-masleev.com)

    Orpheum — Young Soloists on Stage

    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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  • Tue
    19
    Dec
    2017

    Concert: Reto Knöpfel, Leticia Kahraman, Andrea Wiesli — Zurich, 2017-12-19

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Reto Knöpfel, Leticia Kahraman, Andrea Wiesli @ ETH Zürich, 2017-12-19

    Musik an der ETH

    Christmas Concert "Bei Menschen, welche Liebe fühlen": Lied and Aria Duets by

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847)
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)


    Leticia Kahraman, soprano
    Reto Knöpfel, bass-baritone
    Andrea Wiesli, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • 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)

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

    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)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)




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