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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
    14
    Jan
    2018

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

    19:30Zurich, Opera

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

    Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia Zurich
    Hélène Grimaud, piano

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


  • Mon
    22
    Jan
    2018

    Concert: Trio Gaspard — Bern, 2018-01-22

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Trio Gaspard (photo © Iréne Zandel)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Piano Trio in C major, K.548
    Mauricio Kagel (1931 - 2008): Piano Trio No.2 (2001)
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Notturno in E♭ major, op.148, D.897
    Arnold Schönberg (1874 -1951): "Verklärte Nacht" (Transfigured Night), op.4 (arr. Edward Steuermann, 1932)

    Jonian Ilias Kadesha, violin
    Vashti Hunter
    , cello
    Nicholas Rimmer, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Tue
    23
    Jan
    2018

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

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

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

    Daniele Gatti — Mahler Chamber Orchestra

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


  • Thu
    25
    Jan
    2018

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

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

    Semyon Bychkov — Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Bertrand Chamayou, piano

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


  • Tue
    30
    Jan
    2018

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

    19:30Zurich, Auditorium maximum / ETH

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

    Sergey Simakov — Giraud Ensemble
    Andreas Janke, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Wed
    31
    Jan
    2018

    Concert: Piano Recital Oliver Schnyder — Wetzikon ZH, 2018-01-31

    19:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Oliver Schnyder (© Marco Borggreve)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): Sonata in B♭ major, K.570
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): Sonata in A minor, K.310
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Sonata in B♭ major, op.106 ("Hammerklavier")

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Thu
    01
    Feb
    2018

    Concert: Mario Venzago / Bern Symphony Orchestra — Bern, 2018-02-01

    19:30Bern, Minster

    Mario Venzago (© Mario Venzago)
    Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905 - 1963): Concerto funebre for solo violin and string orchestra
    Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928): Glagolitic Mass

    Mario Venzago — Bern Symphony Orchestra
    Theresa Bokány, violin
    Andrea Danková, soprano
    Hilke Andersen, alto
    Tomáš Černý, tenor
    Young Kwon, bass
    Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno
    Peter Solomon, organ

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


  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018

    Concert: Piano Recital Yulianna Avdeeva — Wetzikon ZH, 2018-02-02

    19:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Yulianna AvdeevaJohann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Toccata in D major, BWV 912
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Partita in B minor, BWV 831 ("French Overture")
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1949): Mazurka in B♭ major, op.7/1
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1949): Mazurka in A minor, op.7/2
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1949): Mazurka in F minor, op.7/3
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1949): Mazurka in A♭ major, op.7/4
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1949): Sonata No.3 in B minor, op.58

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sun
    04
    Feb
    2018

    Concert: Belcea Quartet — Zurich, 2018-02-04

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Belcea Quartet (© Marco Borggreve)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): String Quartet in B♭ major, K.589, "Prussian"
    Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928): String Quartet No.1 in E minor, "Kreutzer Sonata"
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): String Quartet No.12 in F major, op.96, "American"

    Corina Belcea-Fisher, violin
    Axel Schacher, violin
    Krzysztof Chorzelski, viola
    Antoine Lederlin, cello

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


  • Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

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

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

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


  • Sun
    04
    Mar
    2018

    Concert: Julia Fischer & Yulianna Avdeeva — Zurich, 2018-03-04

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Julia Fischer (© Decca / Felix Broede)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Violin Sonata No.2 in A major, op.100, "Thun Sonata"
    Karol Szymanowski (1882 - 1937): "Myths" for Violin and Piano, op.30
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): Violin Sonata in G major, op.134

    Julia Fischer, violin
    Yulianna Avdeeva, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Wed
    07
    Mar
    2018

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

    19:30Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

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

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

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


  • Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018

    Concert: Piano Recital Werner Bärtschi — Zurich, 2018-03-09

    19:30Zurich, Konservatorium Florhofgasse

    Werner Bärtschi, 2014 (source: Wikipedia)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.1 in F minor, op.2/1
    Reinhard Febel (*1952): "Expanding Universe" (World premiere)
    Wilhelm Killmayer (1927 - 2017): "Am Grat"
    Max Eugen Keller (*1947): "Selbstgespräche"
    Werner Bärtschi (*1950): "In Trauer und Prunk"
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor, op.111

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Mon
    12
    Mar
    2018

    Concert: Vilde Frang & Friends — Zurich, 2018-03-12

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Vilde Frang (www.vildefrang.com; © Lillian Birnbaum)
    Sándor Veress (1907 - 1992): String Trio
    Anton Stepanovich Arensky (1861 - 1906): String Quartet No.2 in A minor, op.35
    George Enescu (1881 - 1955): String Octet in C major, op.7

    Vilde Frang, violin
    Tai Murray, violin
    Gregory Ahss, violin
    Rosanne Philippens, violin
    Lawrence Power, viola
    Lily Francis, viola
    Nicolas Altstaedt, cello
    Jan-Erik Gustafsson, cello

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


  • Wed
    14
    Mar
    2018

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Michael Sanderling (© Marco Borggreve)

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

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

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


  • Sun
    18
    Mar
    2018

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

    19:30Bern, Kursaal

    Maurice Steger (© M. Borggreve)

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

    Howard Griffiths — Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt
    Maurice Steger, recorder

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Mon
    19
    Mar
    2018

    Concert: Quatuor Diotima — Bern, 2018-03-19

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Quatuor Diotima (© Quatuor Diotima)

    Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945): String Quartet No.3, Sz.85 / BB 93
    Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini (*1971): String Quartet No.1 in Six Movements 
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No.15 in G major, D.887

    Yun-Peng Zhao, violin
    Constance Ronzatti, violin
    Franck Chevalier, viola
    Pierre Morlet, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

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

    Sakari Oramo / BBC Symphony Orchestra
    Vilde Frang, violin

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


  • Thu
    29
    Mar
    2018

    Concert: Winfried Toll, Camerata Vocale Freiburg, Kammerorchester Basel — Basel, 2018-03-29

    19:30Basel, Martinskirche

    Camerata Vocale Freiburg
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): St.John Passion, BWV 245

    Winfried Toll — Kammerorchester Basel
    Christoph Prégardien, tenor
    Daniel Ochoa, bass
    Regula Mühlemann, soprano
    Oscar Verhaar, countertenor
    Michael Feyfar, tenor
    Benoît Arnould, bass
    Camerata Vocale Freiburg

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018

    Concert: Solomon's Knot, Les Passions de l'Âme — Lausanne, 2018-03-31

    17:00Lausanne, Église Saint-François

    Solomon's Knot

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): St.John Passion, BWV 245

    Les Passions de l'Âme (Orchester für Alte Musik, Bern)
    Solomon's Knot
    Zoë Brookshaw, soprano
    Kate Symonds-Joy, alto
    Ruairi Bowen, tenor
    Thomas Herford, tenor
    Jonathan Sells, baritone

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Mon
    02
    Apr
    2018

    Concert: Narek Hakhnazaryan & Oxana Shevchenko — London, 2018-04-02

    19:30London, Wigmore Hall

    Narek Hakhnazaryan & Oxana Shevchenko
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Adagio and Allegro in A♭ major, op.70
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Cello Sonata No.2 in F major, op.99
    Sulkhan Tsintsadze (1925 - 1991): Five pieces on Folk Themes
    Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912): Méditation, from Thaïs
    Isaac Albéniz (1860 - 1909): Suite Española, op.47 — 5. Asturias (Leyenda)
    Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin (*1932): In the Style of Albéniz
    Gaspar Cassadó (1897 - 1966): Requiebros

    Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello
    Oxana Shevchenko, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Wed
    04
    Apr
    2018

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

    19:30London, Royal Festival Hall

    Steven Isserlis

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

    Thomas Dausgaard — Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Steven Isserlis — cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    08
    Apr
    2018

    Concert: Schumann Quartet — Zurich, 2018-04-08

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Schumann Quartet (©Kaupo Kikkas)
    FranzJoseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in B♭ major, op.76/4, Hob III:78,  "Sunrise"
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): String Quartet No.3 in E♭ minor, op.30

    Erik Schumann, violin
    Ken Schumann, violin
    Liisa Randalu, viola
    Mark Schumann, cello

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


  • Fri
    13
    Apr
    2018

    Concert: Quatuor Zaïde, Lise de la Salle, Chiara Enderle — Zurich, 2018-04-13

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Quatuor Zaïde (© Jeremy Sangare)

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in F minor, op.20/5,  Hob.III/35
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Piano Quintet in E♭ major, op.44
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quintet in C major, op.163, D.956

    Quatuor Zaïde:

    • Charlotte Maclet, violin
    • Leslie Boulin Raulet, violin
    • Sarah Chenaf, viola
    • Juliette Salmona, cello

    Lise de la Salle, piano
    Chiara Enderle, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018

    Concert: Belcea Quartet — Lugano, 2018-04-20

    20:30Lugano, LAC, Teatrostudio

    Belcea Quartet (© Marco Borggreve)
    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in D major, op.20/4, Hob.III/34
    György Ligeti (1923 - 2006): String Quartet No.1, "Métamorphoses nocturnes"
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): String Quartet No.12 in F major, op.96, "American"

    Corina Belcea-Fisher, violin
    Axel Schacher, violin
    Krzysztof Chorzelski, viola
    Antoine Lederlin, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018

    Concert: Pražák Quartet — Lugano, 2018-04-21

    20:30Lugano, LAC, Teatrostudio

    Pražák Quartet (source: prazakquartet.com)

    Anton Webern (1883 - 1945): Langsamer Satz for String Quartet, WoO 6
    Arnold Schönberg (1874 - 1951): String Quartet in D major
    Bedřich Smetana (1824 - 1884): String Quartet No.1 in E minor, "From My Life"

    Jana Vonášková-Nováková, violin
    Vlastimil Holek, violin
    Josef Klusoň, viola
    Michal Kaňka, cello

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


  • Sun
    22
    Apr
    2018

    Concert: Quatuor Van Kuijk — Lugano, 2018-04-22

    17:00Lugano, LAC, Teatrostudio

    Quatuor Van Kuijk (© Nikolaj Lund)
    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): String Quartet in G minor, op.10, L.85
    Anton Webern (1883 - 1945): Five Movements for string quartet, op.5
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Quartet No.4 in E minor, op.44/2

    Nicolas Van Kuijk, violin
    Sylvain Favre-Bulle, violin
    Emmanuel François, viola
    François Robin, cello

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


  • Mon
    23
    Apr
    2018

    Concert: Nash Ensemble of London — Bern, 2018-04-23

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Nash Ensemble of London (© Hanya Chlala/ArenaPAL)

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Piano Trio No.39 in G major, Hob.XV:25, "Gipsy Trio"
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Piano Quintet in E♭ major, op.44
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934): Piano Quintet in A minor, op.84

    Henning Kraggerud, violin
    Michael Gurevich, violin
    Lawrence Power, viola
    Adrian Brendel, cello
    Ian Brown, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018

    Concert: Gringolts Quartet — Brugg, 2018-05-05

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Gringolts Quartet (source / ©: gringoltsquartet.com)

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in G major, op.76/1, Hob.III/75
    Lotta Wennäkoski (*1970): Culla d'Aria
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.12 in E♭ major, op.127

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Sun
    06
    May
    2018

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

    19:00Basel, Volkshaus

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

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Mon
    14
    May
    2018

    Concert: Auryn Quartett — Bern, 2018-05-14

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Auryn Quartett (© Marion Koell)

    Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918): String Quartet in G minor, op.10, L.85 (1892/93)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): String Quartet in B♭ major, K.458, "Hunt" (1784)
    Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907): String Quartet in G minor, op.27 (1877/78)

    Matthias Lingenfelder, violin
    Jens Oppermann, violin
    Stewart Eaton, viola
    Andreas Arndt, cello

    → Blog Review (★★½)


  • Wed
    16
    May
    2018

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Leif Ove Andsnes (© Gregor Hohenberg)

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

    Lionel Bringuier — Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

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


  • Thu
    17
    May
    2018

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

    19:30Uster, Stadthofsaal

    Julia Jones (Creative Commons)

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Wed
    23
    May
    2018

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Lisa Batiashvili (source: lisabatiashvili.com)

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

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

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


  • Sun
    27
    May
    2018

    Concert: Chiaroscuro Quartet — Zurich, 2018-05-27

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Chiaroscuro Quartet (© Sussie Ahlburg)

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.2 in G major, op.18/2
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Quartet No.1 in E♭ major, op.12

    Alina Ibragimova, violin
    Pablo Hernán Benedí, violin
    Emilie Hörnlund, viola
    Claire Thirion, cello

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


  • Tue
    29
    May
    2018

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Piotr Anderszewski (© K. Miura, 2007)

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

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

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


  • Thu
    31
    May
    2018

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

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

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

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

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

    Christian ThielemannSächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
    Denis Matsuev, piano

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


  • Thu
    07
    Jun
    2018

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Yuja Wang (© Kirk Edwards)

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

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

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


  • Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

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

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

    Philippe Jordan — Vienna Symphony Orchestra
    Gautier Capuçon, cello

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


  • Sun
    10
    Jun
    2018

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

    19:00Basel, Altes Kraftwerk

    Baldur Brönnimann (© João Messias | Casa da Música)

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

    Baldur Brönnimann — Basel Sinfonietta
    Kaleidoscope String Quartet

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


  • Mon
    02
    Jul
    2018

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

    18:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Aleksandr Shaikin (© Emil Matveev)

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

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

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


  • Tue
    03
    Jul
    2018

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

    20:15Boswil AG, Alte Kirche

    Anastasia Kobekina (© Rolf Kyburz, all rights reserved)

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    08
    Jul
    2018

    Concert: Armida Quartett — Zurich, 2018-07-08

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Armida Quartett (© Felix Broede)

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K.546
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.13 in B♭ major, op.130 / Great Fugue in B♭ major, op.133

    Martin Funda, violin
    Johanna Staemmler, violin
    Teresa Schwamm, viola
    Peter-Philipp Staemmler, cello

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


  • Sun
    15
    Jul
    2018

    Concert: Mendelssohn's "Elijah", Luisi / Philharmonia — Zurich, 2018-07-15

    11:15Zurich, Opera

    Fabio Luisi, © BALU Photography, all rights reserved

    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Oratorio "Elias" (Elijah), op.70, MWV A 25

    Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia Zurich
    Christof Fischesser, bass
    Golda Schultz, soprano
    Mihoko Fujimura, mezzosoprano
    Zurich Opera Chorus

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


  • Mon
    23
    Jul
    2018

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

    19:30Bregenz, Festspielhaus

    Andrés Orozco-Estrada (© Martin Sigmund)

    Bregenzer Festspiele

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

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

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


  • Wed
    25
    Jul
    2018

    Concert: Festival Academy Budapest — 2018-07-25

    20:00Budapest — Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Solti Hall

    Festival Academy Budapest, Chamber Music Festival 2018, Logo

    Budapest Festival Academy, "The Taste of the Spring is Always New"

    Georges Enescu (1881 - 1955): Violin Sonata No.3, op.25

    Katalin Kokas, violin
    József Balog, piano

    Tímea Ildikó Dragony (*1976): Lángrózsa Song Cycle on Poems by Melinda Fellegi (world premiere)

    Lilla Horti, soprano
    Barnabás Kelemen, violin
    Katalin Kokas, violin
    Alexandre Dimcevski, viola
    Danjulo Ishizaka, cello
    Melinda Fellegi, piano

    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Piano Quintet in E♭ major, op.44 

    Natalia Lomeiko, violin
    Dmitry Smirnov, violin
    Yuri Zhislin, viola
    Jan-Erik Gustafsson, cello
    Alexander Ullman, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)

    → Blog Review (Master & Students Concert #2)


  • Thu
    26
    Jul
    2018

    Concert: Festival Academy Budapest — Budapest/Danube, 2018-07-26

    19:00Budapest — Európa Boat

    Festival Academy Budapest, Chamber Music Festival 2018, Logo

    Budapest Festival Academy, "Music has Soul"

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major, BWV 1048

    Katalin Kokas, Dmitry Smirnov, & Attila Ökrös, violin
    Yuri Zhislin, Razvan Popovici, & Alexandre Dimcevski, viola
    Natalie Clein, Danjulo Ishizaka, & Jan-Erik Gustafsson, cello
    Zsolt Fejérvári, double bass
    Soma Dinyés, harpsichord

    InFusion Trio (premiere)

    Nándor Weisz, vocal & drums
    Izsák Farkas, violin
    Mihály Simkó-Várnagy, cello / bass
    Barnabás Kelemen & Katalin Kokas, violin
    Alexandre Dimcevski, viola
    Jan-Erik Gustafsson, cello

    Argentine Tangos

    Barnabás Kelemen, violin
    José Gallardo, piano

    Gipsy music

    Lajos Sárközy jr. and his band

    → Blog Review


  • Fri
    27
    Jul
    2018

    Concert: Festival Academy Budapest — 2018-07-27

    20:00Budapest — Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Solti Hall

    Festival Academy Budapest, Chamber Music Festival 2018, Logo

    Budapest Festival Academy, "The Anchorite Has Gone Back"

    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Sonata in C major for two violins, op.56

    Alexandre Dimcevski, violin
    Attila Ökrös, violin

    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): String Quartet No.8 in C minor, op.110

    Yuri Zhislin, violin
    Natalia Lomeiko, violin
    Razvan Popovici, viola
    Danjulo Ishizaka, cello

    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Allegro in A minor, D.947, "Lebensstürme"

    José Gallardo & Alexander Ullman, piano

    Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963): Le bal Masqué, secular cantata on poems by Max Jacob, FP 60 (1932)

    Lilla Horti, sopran
    Philippe Tondre, oboe
    Csaba Klenyán, clarinet
    György Lakatos, bassoon
    Balázs Nemes, trumpet
    Nándor Weisz, drums
    József Balog, piano
    Barnabás Kelemen, violin
    Natalie Clein, cello
    Jan Latham Koenig, conductor

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)

    → Blog Review (Master & Students Concert #3, 2018-07-27)
    → Blog Review (Master & Students Concert #4, 2018-07-28)


  • Sun
    19
    Aug
    2018

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

    11:00Lucerne, KKL

    Renaud Capuçon (© Darmigny)

    Lucerne Festival

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

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

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


  • Fri
    24
    Aug
    2018

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

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

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

    Lucerne Festival

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

    Riccardo Chailly / Lucerne Festival Orchestra

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


  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018

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

    18:30Lucerne, KKL

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

    Lucerne Festival

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

    Riccardo Chailly / Lucerne Festival Orchestra

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


  • Tue
    04
    Sep
    2018

    Concert: Paul Huang & Orion Weiss — Lucerne, 2018-09-04

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Paul Huang (© Carlin Ma)

    Lucerne Festival — Debut Series

    Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904): Sonatina in G major, op.100, B.183
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953): Violin Sonata No.1 in F minor, op.80
    Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 – 1931): Rêve d’enfant, op.14
    César Franck (1822 – 1890): Violin Sonata in A major

    Paul Huang, violin
    Orion Weiss, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


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

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Sergei Redkin (© Sergei Redkin)

    Lucerne Festival

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

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

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


  • Thu
    06
    Sep
    2018

    Concert: Piano Recital Dmitry Masleev — Lucerne, 2018-09-06

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Dmitry Masleev (source: dmitry-masleev.com)

    Lucerne Festival — Debut Series

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): 18 Morceaux, op.72 (selection)
    Sergei Prokofjev (1891 – 1953): Piano Sonata No.2 in D minor, op.14
    Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886): Rhapsodie espagnole, S.254

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sun
    09
    Sep
    2018

    Concert: Stradivari Quartett — Zurich, 2018-09-09

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Stradivari Quartett (© Marco Borggreve)

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): String Quartet No.21 in D major, K.575, "Prussian"
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet Movement in C minor, D.103 (1814)
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): String Quartet No.1 in A minor, op.41/1

    Xiaoming Wang, violin
    Sebastian Bohren, violin
    Lech Antonio Uszynski, viola
    Maja Weber, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Tue
    11
    Sep
    2018

    Concert: Rolston String Quartet — Lucerne, 2018-09-11

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Rolston String Quartet (© Huang Photography)

    Lucerne Festival — Debut Series

    Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918): String Quartet in G minor, op.10, L.85
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893): String Quartet No.1 in D major, op.11

    Rolston String Quartet:

    Luri Lee, violin
    Emily Kruspe, violin
    Hezekiah Leung, viola
    Jonathan Lo, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Wed
    12
    Sep
    2018

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

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Baiba Skride (thumbnail)

    Lucerne Festival

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

    Andris Nelsons — Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Baiba Skride, violin

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


  • Thu
    13
    Sep
    2018

    Concert: Sebastian Bohren & José Gallardo — Lucerne, 2018-09-13

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Sebastian Bohren (source: www.sebastianbohren.ch; © Tomasz Trzebiatowski)

    Lucerne Festival — Debut Series

    Igor Stravinsky (1882 – 1971): Divertimento, Suite from the ballet "Le Baiser de la Fée", for Violin and Piano
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): 12 Variations on Mozart's aria "Se vuol ballare", WoO 40
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Partita in D minor for Violin solo, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne
    Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949): Sonata for Violin and Piano in E♭ major, op.18

    Sebastian Bohren, violin
    José Gallardo, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Fri
    14
    Sep
    2018

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

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Sol Gabetta (© Uwe Arens)

    Lucerne Festival

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

    Marin Alsop — London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Sol Gabetta, cello

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


  • Sun
    16
    Sep
    2018

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

    19:00Basel, Musical Theater

    Baldur Brönnimann (© João Messias | Casa da Música)

    Festival KlangBasel

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

    Baldur Brönnimann — Basel Sinfonietta

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Wed
    19
    Sep
    2018

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Bernard Haitink (© Todd Rosenberg)

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

    Bernard Haitink — Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Till Fellner, piano

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


  • Fri
    21
    Sep
    2018

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

    19:30Uster, Stadthofsaal

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

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

    Werner Bärtschi — Kammerorchester Arpeggione Hohenems
    Werner Bärtschi, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018

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

    15:00Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Claire Huangci (picture from concert brochure)

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

    Heiko Mathias Förster — Prague Royal Philharmonic 
    Claire Huangci, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sun
    21
    Oct
    2018

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

    19:00Basel, Musical Theater

    Baldur Brönnimann (© João Messias | Casa da Música)

    Alles bleibt anders (All Remains Different)

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

    Baldur Brönnimann — Basel Sinfonietta
    Christian Dierstein, percussion

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Tue
    23
    Oct
    2018

    Concert: From Duo to Quintet — Zurich, 2018-10-23

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Yakovleva, Yakovlev, Sivkov, Mizera, Demiashkin (source: musicaldiscovery.ch)

    George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759): Passacaglia from the Harpsichord Suite in G minor, HWV 432, arr. for violin & viola by Johan Halvorsen (1864 – 1935)
    Nikolai Amani (1872 – 1904): String Trio in D minor, op.1 (1900)
    Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949): Piano Quartet in C minor, op.13
    Franz Schubert (17697 – 1828): Piano Quintet in A major, op.114, D.667, “Trout”

    Marina Yakovleva, violin
    Mikhail Yakovlev, viola
    Lev Sivkov, cello
    Dariusz Mizera, double bass
    Ekaterina Tereshchenko, piano
    Nadezhda Dalvit Saminskaya, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018

    Concert: Pinchas Zukerman, Lahav Shani / Rotterdam Philharmonic — Zurich, 2018-10-25

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Pinchas Zukerman (© Cheryl Mazak)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (18:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — Anton Spronk, cello
    ——————
    Ernest Bloch (1880 - 1959): Hiver – Printemps, deux poèmes pour orchestre
    Max Bruch (1838 - 1920): Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, op.26
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Symphony No.4 in E minor, op.98

    Lahav Shani — Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
    Pinchas Zukerman, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018

    Concert: Piano Recital Martin Helmchen — Baden, 2018-10-26

    19:30Baden, Druckerei

    Martin Helmchen (© Giorgia Bertazzi)

    Piano District — "Novelletten"

    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1956): Novelletten, op.21
    Clara Schumann-Wieck (1819 - 1896): Soirées musicales, op.6 (excerpts)
    Arnold Schönberg (1874 - 1951): 6 Little Pieces for Piano, op.19
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Partita No.4 in D major, BWV 828 (excerpt)
    Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992): Vingt regards sur l ́Enfant-Jésus (excerpt)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Waltz No.3 in A minor, op.34/2, B.64
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Bagatelle sans tonalité, S.216a
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): "Nuages gris", S.199

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018

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

    11:15Zurich, Opera

    Francesco Piemontesi (© Benjamin Ealovega)

    Philharmonic Concert

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

    Daniele Rustioni — Philharmonia Zürich
    Francesco Piemontesi, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Concert: Aris Quartett — Zurich, St.Peter, 2018-10-28

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Aris Quartett (source: www.arisquartett.de)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Quartet No.2 in A minor, op.13
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): String Quartet No.13 in G major, op.106

    Anna Katharina Wildermuth, violin
    Noémi Zipperling, violin
    Caspar Vinzens, viola
    Lukas Sieber, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Tue
    30
    Oct
    2018

    Concert: Sir John Eliot Gardiner / ORR, Monteverdi Choir — Lucerne, KKL, 2018-10-30

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Sir John Eliot Gardiner (© Sim Canetty-Clarke)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901): Messa da Requiem

    Sir JohnEliot Gardiner — Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
    Monteverdi Choir
    Corinne Winters, soprano
    Ann Hallenberg, mezzosoprano
    Edgaras Montvidas, tenor
    Gianluca Buratto, bass

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Fri
    02
    Nov
    2018

    Concert: Maria João Pires & Miloš Popović — Zurich, 2018-11-02

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Maria João Pires (© Felix Broede / Deutsche Grammophon)

    Orpheum — Young Soloists on Stage

    A musical setting with texts by Frédéric Sounac, featuring piano works by
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) and Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849),
    presented by Maria João Pires, Miloš Popović, and participants of the "Partitura Workshop 2018".

    Maria João Pires, piano
    Miloš Popović, piano
    Participants of the "Partitura Workshop 2018":

    • Teo Gheorghiu, piano
    • Annika Treutler, piano
    • Giorgi Iuldashevi, piano
    • Marta Patrocínio, piano
    • Marianna Uzankichyan, piano
    • Richard Octaviano Kogima, piano

    Mona Petri, recitation

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018

    Concert: Piano Recital Fabian Müller — Brugg, 2018-11-03

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Fabian Müller (© Herff)

    Charles Ives (1874 - 1954): Piano Sonata No.2, "Concord"
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): 3 Intermezzi, op.117
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, op.57, "Appassionata"

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Tue
    20
    Nov
    2018

    Concert: Piano Recital Claire Huangci — Zurich, 2018-11-20

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Claire Huangci (picture from concert brochure)

    Musik an der ETH und UZH

    Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757): 4 Sonatas
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.26 in E♭ major, op.81a, “Les Adieux”
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Hungarian Rhapsody No.13 in A minor, S.244/13
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Piano Sonata in A major, D.959

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Wed
    21
    Nov
    2018

    Concert: Piano Recital Haochen Zhang — Lucerne, 2018-11-21

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Haochen Zhang (© Benjamin Ealovega)

    Lucerne Piano Festival — Debut Series

    Pierre Boulez (1925 - 2016): Piano Sonata No.1
    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): Préludes, Livre 2, L.123:

    1. Bruyères
    2. La Terrasse des audiences du clair de lune
    3. Feux d'artifice

    Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928): In the Mists
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Thu
    22
    Nov
    2018

    Concert: Piano Recital Schaghajegh Nosrati — Lucerne, 2018-11-22

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Schaghajegh Nosrati (© Irene Zandel)

    Lucerne Piano Festival — Debut Series

    "Concert sans orchestre"

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971
    Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813 - 1888): Concerto pour piano seul, op.39/8 - 10

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Concert: Piano Recital Grigory Sokolov — Lucerne, 2018-11-22

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Grigory Sokolov (© Picture Alliance: DPA)

    Lucerne Piano Festival

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata in C major, op.2/3
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): 11 Bagatelles, op.119
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Four Impromptus, op.posth.142, D.935

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Fri
    23
    Nov
    2018

    Concert: Piano Recital Federico Colli — Lucerne, 2018-11-23

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Federico Colli (© Roberto Mora)

    Lucerne Piano Festival — Debut Series

    Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757): Keyboard Sonatas

    • F minor, K.19
    • G minor, K.450
    • D major, K.492
    • F minor, K.69
    • D minor, K.32
    • D minor, K.430
    • D minor, K.1
    • A major, K.39

    Ferruccio Busoni (1866 - 1924) / Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Transcription of the Chaconne from Partita No.2 for Violin solo in D minor, BWV 1004 / BV B 24
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881): Pictures at an Exhibition

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Wed
    28
    Nov
    2018

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

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Louis Schwizgebel (© Marco Borggreve)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

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

    Zsolt Hamar — Hungarian National Philharmonic
    Louis Schwizgebel, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018

    Concert: Berlin Piano Trio — Brugg, 2018-12-01

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Berlin Piano Trio (source: berlinpianotrio.com; © Berlin Piano Trio)

    Mieczysław Weinberg  (1919 - 1996): Piano Trio in A minor, op.24 (1945)
    Wolfgang Rihm (*1952): Piano Trio "Fremde Szene II"
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, op.63

    Berlin Piano Trio:

    • Krzysztof Polonek, violin
    • Katarzyna Polonek, cello
    • Nikolaus Resa, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sun
    02
    Dec
    2018

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

    11:00Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Claire Huangci (© Mateusz Zahora)

    MS Charity Concert

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

    Howard Griffiths — Camerata Schweiz
    Claire Huangci, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Fri
    07
    Dec
    2018

    Concert: Florian Helgath, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, La Scintilla — Zürich, 2018-12-07

    19:30Zurich, Kirche St.Jakob

    Zürcher Sing-Akademie (© Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich)

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Cantatas 1 – 3
    Arvo Pärt (*1935): Magnificat (1989)
    Michael Praetorius (1571 – 1621) / Jan Sandström (*1954): Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (1990)

    Florian Helgath / Orchestra La Scintilla
    Zürcher Sing-Akademie
    Malin Hartelius, soprano
    Christina Daletska, alto
    Benjamin Bruns, tenor
    Ludwig Mittelhammer, bass

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Tue
    11
    Dec
    2018

    Concert: Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason — Zurich, 2018-12-11

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Sheku Kanneh-Mason (© Thomas Entzeroth)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Luigi Boccherini (1743 - 1805): Sonata for Cello and Basso continuo No.4 in A major, G.4
    Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963): Cello Sonata, FP 143
    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): Cello sonata in D minor, L.135
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Cello Sonata No.2 in F major, op.99

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Thu
    13
    Dec
    2018

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

    20:00Geneva, Victoria Hall

    Marc Minkowski (© Marco Borggreve)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)




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