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Below you find a list of concerts that I consider attending (or have attended); this is merely for information. The occurrence of an event does not imply endorsement or promotion (nor do I promise reviewing each and every one of these concerts). All concerts are in Switzerland, unless noted otherwise.
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  • Thu
    11
    Sep
    2014

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Lionel Bringuier (© Priska Ketterer)

    Yuja Wang & Lionel Bringuier @ Tonhalle Zurich

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

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

    → Blog Review


  • Sun
    14
    Sep
    2014

    Concert: Yuja Wang, Klaidi Sahatçi, Thomas Grossenbacher — Zurich, 2014-09-14

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Chamber music concert at Tonhalle Zurich, Yuja Wang / program title
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943): Cello Sonata in G minor, op.19
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 – 1847): Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, op.49
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904): Piano Trio in e minor, op.90, B.166, “Dumky”

    Klaidi Sahatçi, violin
    Thomas Grossenbacher, cello
    Yuja Wang, piano

    → Blog Review


  • Tue
    21
    Oct
    2014

    Concert: Piano Recital Igor Levit — Zurich, 2014-10-21

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Igor Levit (© F. Broede)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.22 in F major, op.54
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Partita No.2 in C minor, BWV 826
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.31 in A♭ major, op.110
    Ferruccio Busoni (1866 – 1924): “Fantasia after J.S. Bach”, BV 253
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor, op.111

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


  • Tue
    28
    Oct
    2014

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

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

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


  • Tue
    25
    Nov
    2014

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

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

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


  • Sun
    14
    Dec
    2014

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

    20:00Zurich, Opera

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

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

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


  • Fri
    19
    Dec
    2014

    Concert: Tim Brown, Zürcher Sing-Akademie — Zürich, 2014-12-19

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Zürcher Sing-Akademie (© Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich)
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Cantatas 1 – 3
    Arnold Bax (1883 – 1953): Mater ora Filium (1921)
    Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976): Christ’s Nativity — Christmas Suite (1931)

    Tim Brown / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Zürcher Sing-Akademie
    Stephanie Pfeffer, soprano
    Patricia Bardon, alto
    Thomas Hobbs, tenor
    Neal Davies, bass

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sun
    18
    Jan
    2015

    Concert: Lise de la Salle, Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia — Zurich, 2015-01-18

    20:00Zurich, Opera

    Lise de la Salle, © Marco Borggreve, all rights reserved
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943): Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, op.30
    Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911): Symphony No.5 in C♯ minor

    Lise de la Salle, piano
    Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia Zurich

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


  • Tue
    03
    Feb
    2015

    Concert: Isabelle Faust, Daniel Blendulf / ZKO — Zurich, 2015-02-03

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Isabelle Faust (© Molina Visuals)
    Joseph Martin Kraus (1756 – 1792): “Overtura” from the Incidental Music to the play “Olympie“, VB 33
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Violin Concerto in D major, op.61
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.4 in B♭ major, op.60

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

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


  • Tue
    10
    Feb
    2015

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

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

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

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sun
    15
    Feb
    2015

    Concert: Sophia Jaffé, H.M. Förster / Staatskapelle Halle — Zurich, 2015-02-15

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Sophia Jaffé (source: sophiajaffe.com)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Overture to the Opera “Fidelio”, op.72
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Violin Concerto in D major, op.61
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.3 in E♭ major, op.55, “Eroica”

    Sophia Jaffé, violin
    Heiko Mathias Förster, Staatskapelle Halle

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Tue
    24
    Mar
    2015

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

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2015

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Arabella Steinbacher (© David Blazevic)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): Symphony No.5 in B major, KV 22
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): Violin Concerto in A major, KV 219
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): Symphony No.41 in C major, KV 551, “Jupiter”

    Arabella Steinbacher, violin
    Sir Roger Norrington, Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)

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


  • Tue
    21
    Apr
    2015

    Concert: Julia Fischer, Oliver Schnyder, Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields — Zurich, 2015-04-21

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Julia Fischer (© Decca / Felix Broede)
    Joseph Haydn (1732 — 1809): Violin Concerto in G major
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 — 1847): Double Concerto in D minor for piano, violin and strings
    Arnold Schönberg (1874 — 1951): String Sextet “Verklärte Nacht” (Transfigured Night), op.4

    Julia Fischer, violin
    Oliver Schnyder, piano
    The Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields

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


  • Sat
    23
    May
    2015

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle


    Gioacchino Rossini (1792 – 1868): Petite Messe Solennelle

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

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


  • Mon
    29
    Jun
    2015

    Concert: Natalia Gutman, Benjamin Zander, BPYO — Lucerne, 2015-06-29

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Natalia Gutman (source: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra / apo.am)
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975): Festive Overture, op.96
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904): Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, op.104
    Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945): Concerto for Orchestra

    Natalia Gutman, cello
    Benjamin Zander / Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

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


  • Thu
    27
    Aug
    2015

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

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Christoph Croisé / Oxana Shevchenko
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953): Cello Sonata in C major, op.119 (1949)
    Rodion Shchedrin (*1932): Quadrille from the Opera “Not Love Alone” (1961, transcribed for cello and piano by Grigori Singer)
    Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918): Cello Sonata in D minor (1915)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849): Introduction et Polonaise Brillante, op.3 (1829)
    Sulkhan Tsintsadze (1925 – 1991): “Sachidao” from “5 Pieces for Cello and Piano” (1950)
    Niccolò Paganini (1782 – 1840): Variations on a theme from Rossini’s “Mosè in Egitto” (1819, arranged for cello and piano by Pierre Fournier)

    Christoph Croisé, cello
    Oxana Shevchenko, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Fri
    04
    Sep
    2015

    Concert: Nikolaj Znaider, Kyoungmin Park, Philippe Jordan — Zurich, 2015-09-04

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Nikolaj Znaider (source: imgartists.com; © Lars Gundersen)
    Anton Webern (1883 – 1945): Variations for Orchestra, op.30 (1940 – 41)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): Sinfonia concertante in E♭ major, KV 364
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Symphony No.7 in A major, op.92

    Nikolaj Znaider, violin
    Kyoungmin Park, viola
    Philippe Jordan / Vienna Symphony Orchestra

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


  • Sun
    06
    Sep
    2015

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Zurich, kleiner Tonhallesaal
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Counterpoints 1, 4, 6, 9, and 10 from “The Art of the Fugue”, BWV 1080
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 – 1847): String Quintet No.1 in A major, op.18

    Members of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich:
    Peter McGuire, violin
    Isabelle Weilbach-Lambelet, violin
    Michel Rouilly, viola
    Katja Fuchs, viola
    Thomas Grossenbacher, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Thu
    10
    Sep
    2015

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

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


  • Wed
    16
    Sep
    2015

    Concert: Batiashvili, G. Capuçon, Widmann, Bringuier — Zurich, 2015-09-16

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Lisa Batiashvili (source: lisabatiashvili.com)

    Jörg Widmann (*1973): Concert Overture “Con Brio”
    Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897): Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, op.102
    Jörg Widmann (*1973): “Elegie” for clarinet and orchestra
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 – 1915): Symphony No.4, “Poème de l’extase”, op.54

    Lisa Batiashvili, violin
    Gautier Capuçon, cello
    Jörg Widmann, clarinet
    Lionel Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

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


  • Fri
    18
    Sep
    2015

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

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

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

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


  • Sat
    03
    Oct
    2015

    Concert: Daníel Bjarnason, Basel Sinfonietta / Ísland — Zurich, 2015-10-03

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Daníel Bjarnason (source: danielbjarnason.net; © Samantha West, 2013)
    Jón Leifs: “Geysir”, op.51 (1961)
    Þráinn Hjálmarsson: “As Heard Across a Room” (2014)
    Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir: Aerality (2011)
    Hlynur Aðils Vilmarsson: “BD” (2014)
    Daníel Bjarnason: Processions (2010)

    Vikingur Olafsson, piano
    Daníel Bjarnason / Basel Sinfonietta

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


  • Tue
    13
    Oct
    2015

    Concert: Sebastian Bohren & Benjamin Engeli — Zurich, 2015-10-13

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

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

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Violin Sonata No.2 in A major, op.100
    Leos Janáček (1854 - 1928): Sonata for Violin and Piano
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Violin Sonata in E♭ major, op.18

    Sebastian Bohren, violin
    Benjamin Engeli, piano

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


  • Sat
    17
    Oct
    2015

    Concert: Alexei Volodin, Yves Abel / NWD Philharmonie — Zurich, 2015-10-17

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Alexei Volodin (source: alexeivolodin.com; © Photo@ndrea)
    Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856): Symphony No.1 in B♭ major, op.38
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943): Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, op.30
    Mikhail Glinka (1804 – 1857): Overture to “Ruslan and Lyudmila”

    Alexei Volodin, piano
    Yves Abel / Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie

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


  • Sat
    31
    Oct
    2015

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

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

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

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


  • Sat
    07
    Nov
    2015

    Concert: Christoph Croisé, Oxana Shevchenko — Zurich, 2015-11-07

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Christoph Croisé / Oxana Shevchenko
    Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945): Rhapsody No.1 for Cello and Piano, Sz 88
    Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918): Cello Sonata in D minor (1915)
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Sonata in A minor, D.821, “Arpeggione”
    Alberto Ginastera (1916 – 1983): Pampeana No.2 (1950)

    Christoph Croisé, cello
    Oxana Shevchenko, piano

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


  • Sat
    21
    Nov
    2015

    Concert: Camerata Zurich / Rossini, Beethoven, Rihm, Schubert — Zurich, 2015-11-21

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Wolfgang Rihm
    Gioacchino Rossini (1792 – 1868): String Sonata No.1 in G major
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): “Duet for two Eyeglasses Obligato”, WoO 32
    Wolfgang Rihm (*1952): “Erscheinung” (1978)
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No.15 in G major, D.887

    Igor Karško / Camerata Zurich
    Hannes Bärtschi, viola
    Thomas Demenga, cello

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


  • Tue
    24
    Nov
    2015

    Concert: TwoPianists: Goldberg Variations — ETH Zurich, 2015-11-24

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    TwoPianists (source: ninaandluis.com)
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, arranged by Josef Rheinberger (1839 – 1901) and Max Reger (1873 – 1916)

    Nina Schumann, piano
    Luis Magelhães, piano

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


  • Fri
    27
    Nov
    2015

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

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


  • Sun
    29
    Nov
    2015

    Concert: Anna Vinnitskaya, Rafael Payare / Philharmonia — Zurich, 2012-11-29

    20:00Zurich, Opera

    Anna Vinnitskaya (source: www.annavinnitskaya.com; © Esther Haase)
    Johannes Brahms I1833 - 1897): Piano Concerto in D minor, op.15
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): Symphony No.10 in E minor, op.93

    Anna Vinnitskaya, piano
    Rafael Payare / Philharmonia Zurich

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


  • Sat
    05
    Dec
    2015

    Concert: Aloÿs Fornerod / Shevchenko, Siffert — Lausanne, 2015-12-05

    17:00Lausanne, HÉMU, BCV Concert Hall

    Fornerod — Un Portrait, CD cover
    Aloÿs Fornerod (1890 – 1965): „Prométhée enchaîné“, Pièce symphonique pour grand orchestre, op.34
    Aloÿs Fornerod (1890 – 1965): Piano Concerto, op.29 (1944)
    Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924): Suite “Pelléas et Mélisande”, op.80

    Emmanuel Siffert / Orchestre de l’HÉMU Lausanne
    Oxana Shevchenko, piano

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


  • Tue
    08
    Dec
    2015

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Vilde Frang (www.vildefrang.com; © Lillian Birnbaum)
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904): Piano Trio No.3 in F minor, op.65
    Sándor Veress (1907 – 1992): Trio per archi (1954)
    Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949): Piano Quartet in C minor, op.13

    Vilde Frang, violin
    James Boyd, viola
    Nicolas Altstaedt, cello
    Alexander Lonquich, piano

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


  • Sat
    12
    Dec
    2015

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sat
    19
    Dec
    2015

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

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

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

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

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


  • Sun
    20
    Dec
    2015

    Concert: Duo Praxedis — Zurich, 2015-12-20

    11:15Zurich, Zunfthaus zur Waag

    Duo Praxedis (source: www.praxedis.ch)
    Johann Baptist Krumpholz (1742 – 1790): Sonata in F major for Harp & Piano
    John Thomas (1826 – 1913): Schubert Lied Transcriptions
    Théodore Labarre (1805 – 1870): Duo sur des motifs de La Favorite de G. Donizetti, op.111

    Praxedis Hug-Rütti, harp
    Praxedis Geneviève Hug, piano

    → Blog Review (★★½)


  • Tue
    22
    Dec
    2015

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

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

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

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


  • Sun
    27
    Dec
    2015

    Concert: Zukernik, Pannon Philharmonic — Geneva, 2015-12-27

    17:00Geneva, Victoria Hall

    Michael Zukernik (source: www.zukernik.com)
    Carl Orff (1895 – 1982): Carmina burana
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.9 in D minor, op.125

    Michael Zukernik - Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra
    Katarzyna Jagiełło, soprano
    Kinga Dobay, alto
    Jan Jakub Monowid, tenor
    Sascha Kramer, tenor
    Jonathan Sells, baritone
    Hungarian Festival Chorus

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


  • Wed
    13
    Jan
    2016

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

    18:30Lucerne, KKL

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

    Gautier Capuçon, cello
    Andrey Boreyko / Lucerne Symphony Orchestra

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


  • Sat
    16
    Jan
    2016

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

    17:00Zurich area, private recital

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    17
    Jan
    2016

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

    18:30Lucerne, KKL

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

    Sol Gabetta, cello
    Alexei Volodin, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Tue
    19
    Jan
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

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

    Le Quatuor Sine Nomine:

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Sat
    23
    Jan
    2016

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

    19:30Greifensee ZH, Landenbergsaal

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

    Daniel Behle, tenor
    Oliver Schnyder Trio:

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Tue
    26
    Jan
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Tue
    02
    Feb
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

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

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


  • Tue
    09
    Feb
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

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

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Wed
    10
    Feb
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Kirchgemeinde Zürich-Enge

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sun
    21
    Feb
    2016

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

    20:00Zurich, Opera

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

    Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano
    Gianandrea Noseda / Philharmonia Zurich

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


  • Thu
    25
    Feb
    2016

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

    17:30Arosa, Evangelische Dorfkirche

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Fri
    26
    Feb
    2016

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

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

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

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


  • Sun
    06
    Mar
    2016

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

    17:00Lucerne, Marianischer Saal

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

    Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello
    Oxana Shevchenko, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Tue
    08
    Mar
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

    Olga Scheps, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
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  • Tue
    15
    Mar
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Sun
    20
    Mar
    2016

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

    14:00Lucerne, KKL

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
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  • Tue
    22
    Mar
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

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

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
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  • Fri
    01
    Apr
    2016

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

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

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

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


  • Tue
    19
    Apr
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

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

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

    Transcriptions by Leopold Godowsky:

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Mon
    25
    Apr
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Mon
    09
    May
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

    Thierry Fischer — Chamber Orchestra of Europe
    Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★★ / English)
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  • Tue
    17
    May
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Auditorium maximum / ETH

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Wed
    25
    May
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Kirchgemeinde Zürich-St. Anton

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

    Jonas Iten, cello
    Andriy Dragan, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sat
    28
    May
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

    Khatia Buniatishvili, piano
    Paavo Järvi / Orchestre de Paris

    → Blog Review (★★★½ / English)
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  • Wed
    01
    Jun
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

    Radu Lupu, piano
    David Zinman / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Thu
    16
    Jun
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

    Lisa Batiashvili, violin
    Lionel Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Tue
    21
    Jun
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
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  • Sat
    25
    Jun
    2016

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

    16:00Theater Basel

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

    Titus Engel — Sinfonieorchester Basel
    Direction: Lydia Steiner

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
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  • Wed
    29
    Jun
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
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  • Thu
    30
    Jun
    2016

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

    20:00Cully / VD, Temple de Cully

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Fri
    01
    Jul
    2016

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

    19:00Vevey / VD, Salle del Castillo

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Sun
    10
    Jul
    2016

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

    11:30Zurich, Opera

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

    Carlo Grante, piano
    Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia Zurich

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Tue
    30
    Aug
    2016

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

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

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

    Sir Simon Rattle / Berlin Philharmonics

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  • Wed
    31
    Aug
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

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

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


  • Sun
    04
    Sep
    2016

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

    11:00Lucerne, KKL

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

    Bernard Haitink / Chamber Orchestra of Europe
    Isabelle Faust, violin

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


  • Thu
    08
    Sep
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

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

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


  • Sun
    11
    Sep
    2016

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

    17:00Lucerne, KKL

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

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

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


  • Wed
    14
    Sep
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

    Martin Grubinger, percussion
    Lionel Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

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


  • Sat
    24
    Sep
    2016

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

    19:00Basel, Volkshaus

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

    Baldur Brönnimann / Basel Sinfonietta

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Sun
    25
    Sep
    2016

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

    17:00Schönenwerd SO / Switzerland

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

    Christoph Croisé, cello
    Oxana Shevchenko, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Tue
    27
    Sep
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

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

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


  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

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

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


  • Tue
    25
    Oct
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Pietro de Maria
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849):

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

    György Ligeti (1923 - 2006):

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

    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886):

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

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


  • Sat
    29
    Oct
    2016

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

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

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

    Christoph Croisé, cello
    Oxana Shevchenko, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2016

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

    17:00Zurich, Fraumünster

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

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

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


  • Sun
    13
    Nov
    2016

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

    16:30Dietlikon ZH, private recital

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

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★½)


  • Mon
    14
    Nov
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

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

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


  • Tue
    15
    Nov
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Rahn Prize Winners 2016

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

    Chiara Opalio, piano

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

    Benedek Horváth, piano

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

    Alexandra Sikorskaya, piano

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


  • Sun
    04
    Dec
    2016

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

    17:00Winterthur, Stadthaus

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

    Ian Bostridge, tenor
    Thomas Zehetmair — Orchester Musikkollegium Winterthur

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Tue
    06
    Dec
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH


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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Wed
    07
    Dec
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

    Bernard Haitink — Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Sir András Schiff, Piano

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


  • Sat
    10
    Dec
    2016

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

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

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

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


  • Tue
    13
    Dec
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

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

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


  • Wed
    14
    Dec
    2016

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

    Paavo Järvi — Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Steven Isserlis, cello

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


  • Sat
    17
    Dec
    2016

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

    19:30Basel, Münster

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

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

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


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

    Rimma Sushanskaya — Warsaw Festival Orchestra
    Alexander Ghindin, piano

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


  • Sun
    29
    Jan
    2017

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

    19:00Basel, Musical Theater

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

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

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


  • 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)
    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

    → Blog Review


  • Thu
    02
    Feb
    2017

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

    19:30Uster, Gemeinderatssaal

    Oxana Shevchenko (Thumbnail)

    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

    → 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)

    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


    → Blog Review


  • Sun
    05
    Feb
    2017

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

    17:15Weinfelden TG, Ref. Kirchgemeindehaus

    Oxana Shevchenko (Thumbnail)
    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

    → 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)

    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


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


  • Thu
    23
    Feb
    2017

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

    20:00Hamburg, Laeiszhalle

    Hamburg, Laeiszhalle

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

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

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

    (not reviewed)


  • Sat
    25
    Feb
    2017

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

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

    Duo Tal & Groethuyzen (thumbnail)
    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)
    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

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

    Sir Roger NorringtonZurich Chamber Orchestra
    Christian Tetzlaff — violin

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


  • Fri
    03
    Mar
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

    David ZinmanTonhalle Orchestra Zurich

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  • Sun
    05
    Mar
    2017

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

    17:00Aarau, Kultur- und Kongresshaus

    Yulianna Avdeeva
    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

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  • Wed
    15
    Mar
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

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

    Jan Willem de VriendTonhalle Orchestra Zurich

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  • Fri
    17
    Mar
    2017

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

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

    Vadym Kholodenko (thumbnail)
    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

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  • Sun
    26
    Mar
    2017

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

    16:00Zurich, Schauspielhaus / Pfauen

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

    Renaud Capuçon, violin
    Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)

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  • 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
    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)
    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

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  • Mon
    10
    Apr
    2017

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

    19:30London, Royal Festival Hall

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

    Ronald Corp — Duet Philharmonic Orchestra
    Oxana Shevchenko — piano

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  • 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)
    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)

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  • Thu
    20
    Apr
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

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

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  • Fri
    21
    Apr
    2017

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

    20:30Lugano, LAC

    Gringolts Quartet (source / ©: gringoltsquartet.com)
    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"

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

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  • Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017

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

    20:30Lugano, LAC

    Cuarteto Casals (source / ©: cuartetocasals.com)
    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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★½ / English)
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  • Sun
    23
    Apr
    2017

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

    17:00Lugano, LAC

    Jerusalem Quartet (© Felix Broede)
    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"

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

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  • Fri
    05
    May
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Sun
    07
    May
    2017

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

    19:00Lugano, LAC

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

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

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  • Tue
    09
    May
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Auditorium maximum / ETH

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Mon
    15
    May
    2017

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

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Schnyder Trio (@ Raphael Zubler)
    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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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  • Thu
    18
    May
    2017

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

    19:30Bern, Kultur-Kasino, Big Hall

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

    Mario Venzago — Bern Symphony Orchestra
    Steven Isserlis, cello

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  • Sun
    21
    May
    2017

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

    16:00Zurich, Schauspielhaus / Pfauen

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

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

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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)
    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"

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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)
    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

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  • Thu
    08
    Jun
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Igor Levit (© Robbie Lawrence)
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): 24 Preludes and Fugues, op.87

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

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

    → Blog Review


  • 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
    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

    → Blog Review (★★★★½ / English)
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  • Thu
    15
    Jun
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

    Lionel Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Kristóf Baráti, violin

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  • Wed
    21
    Jun
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

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

    Jakub Hrůša / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Isabelle Faust, violin

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

    Hanna Weinmeister, violin
    Jonathan Cohen / Orchestra La Scintilla Zurich

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

    InMo Yang, violin
    Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia Zurich

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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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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

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  • Sat
    23
    Sep
    2017

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

    19:30Schaffhausen, Kirche St.Johann

    Carolin Widmann
    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
    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)
    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)
    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

    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


    Marina Baranova (*1981): Hypersuites (2016)

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Wed
    18
    Oct
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

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

    Charles Dutoit / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Francesco Piemontesi, piano

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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
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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

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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)
    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

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Wed
    22
    Nov
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Kirche Oberstrass

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Fri
    24
    Nov
    2017

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

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Beatrice Rana (© Marie Staggat)
    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

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


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

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Daniil Trifonov TN
    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

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  • Thu
    30
    Nov
    2017

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

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

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

    Mikhail Pletnev — Russian National Orchestra
    Nikolai Lugansky, piano

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  • Mon
    04
    Dec
    2017

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

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Pavel Haas Quartet (© Marco Borggreve)
    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

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  • Wed
    06
    Dec
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
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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
    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

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  • Mon
    18
    Dec
    2017

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

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

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

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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

    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)
    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

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Thu
    25
    Jan
    2018

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

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

    Semyon Bychkov — Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Bertrand Chamayou, piano

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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)
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  • 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)


  • Fri
    04
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital, Byron Wei-Xin Zhou — Geneva, 2019-01-04

    20:00Geneva, Victoria Hall

    Byron Weixin Zhou (© Hongfei Ni)

    Chinese Cross Cultural Festival

    Tong Sang (1923 - 2012): Fair Maiden from Afar (1943)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.4 in E♭ major, op.7
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915): 8 Etudes, op.42: No.4, Etude in F♯ major
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915): 8 Etudes, op.42: No.5, Etude in C♯ minor
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Piano Sonata No.2 in B♭ minor, op.36

    Byron Wei-Xin Zhou, piano

    (the original, orchestral program was cancelled)

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Wed
    09
    Jan
    2019

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

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Valery Gergiev (source: Wikimedia Commons)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Tue
    15
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Joseph-Maurice Weder — Zurich, 2019-01-15

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Joseph-Maurice Weder (© Viktor Friesen)

    Musik an ETH und UZH — "To Be or Not To Be"

    Jannik Giger (*1985): Accelerated for Piano (2017)
    Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928): Sonata 1.X.1905
    Richard Dubugnon (*1968): Sonata V, op.82 (2018)
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Sonata in B minor, S.178

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Mon
    21
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Cuarteto Casals — Bern, 2019-01-21

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Cuarteto Casals (source / ©: cuartetocasals.com)

    4. Kammermusik Bern / "Molto espressivo"

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.1 in F major, op.18/1
    Benet Casablancas (*1956): String Quartet No.4, "Widmung" (2017)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.13 in B♭ major, op.130 / Great Fugue in B♭ major, op.133

    Cuarteto Casals:

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

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Martinů Quartet, Karel Košárek — Brugg, 2019-01-26

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Martinů Quartett & Karel Košárek (source: Zimmermannhaus Brugg)

    Chamber Music IV @ Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Piano Quintet in F minor, op.34
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1897): Piano Quintet No.2 in A major, op.81, B.155

    Karel Košárek, piano
    Martinů Quartet:

    • Lubomir Havlák, violin
    • Libor Kaňka, violin
    • Zbyněk Pad'ourek, viola
    • Jitka Vlašánková, cello

    → Blog Review (★★½)


  • Sun
    27
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Tan Dun, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra — Lucerne, 2019-01-27

    18:30Lucerne, KKL

    Tan Dun (source: tandun.com)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (18:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — Cosmic Percussion Ensemble
    ——————
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Feu d'artifice, op.4 (1908)
    Tan Dun (*1957): Farewell My Concubine – Symphonic Poem for Piano & Qingyi
    Ren Tongxiang (*1926): Hundreds of Birds Paying Homage To The Phoenix (arrangement by Guan Xia)
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Suite "L'oiseau de feu" (1919)

    Tan Dun / Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra
    Ralph van Raat, piano
    Wenqing Lian, Beijing opera singer
    Wenwen Liu, suona

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital, Oliver Schnyder — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-01-31

    19:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Oliver Schnyder (© Marco Borggreve)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826): Sonata No.4 in E minor, op.70 (1822)
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Variations sérieuses in D minor, op.54 (1841)
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Sonata No.6 in A major, op.82 (1940)
    Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924): Ballad in F♯ major, op.19 (1879)

    Oliver Schnyder, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital, Alina Bercu — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-01

    19:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Alina Bercu (source: www.alinabercu.com)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.4 in E♭ major, op.7 (1797)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.5 in C minor, op.10/1 (1798)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Nocturne No.7 in C♯ minor, op.27/1, CT 114 (1836)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Nocturne No.8 in D♭ major, op.27/2, CT 115 (1836)
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1875 - 1943): 6 Moments Musicaux, op.16 (1896)

    Alina Bercu, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital, Alice di Piazza — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-02

    15:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Alice di Piazza (© David Marchon)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Chorale Prelude "O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen", op.122/6 (1896)
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Two Romances from op.28 (1839)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Chorale Prelude "Herzlich tut mich verlangen", op.122/10 (1896)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): 7 Fantasias, op.116 (1892)

    Alice di Piazza, piano

    → Blog Review (★★½)


  • Concert: Piano Recital, Deszö Ránki — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-02

    17:15Wetzikon, KZO

    Dezsö Ránki (© Szilvia Csibi)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Piano Sonata in B♭ major, Hob.XVI/41 (1784)
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1931): Menuet sur le nom de Haydn, M.58 (1909)
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1931): Sonatine, M.40 (1903 - 1905)
    Béla Bartók (1882 - 1945): Vol.I from "For Children", Sz.42, BB 53 (Version 1945)
    Béla Bartók (1882 - 1945): Romanian Christmas Carols, Sz.57, BB 67 (1915)
    Béla Bartók (1882 - 1945): Suite, op.14, Sz.62, BB 70 (1916)
    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Piano Sonata in E♭ major, Hob.XVI/49 (1790)

    Deszö Ránki, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Concert: Piano Recital, Yulianna Avdeeva — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-02

    20:00Wetzikon, KZO

    Yulianna Avdeeva (© Harald Hoffman)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): Estampes, L.100 (1903)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Ballade No.3 in A♭ major, op.47, CT 4 (1841)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Mazurka No.36 in A minor, op.59/1, CT 86 (1845)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Mazurka No.37 in A♭ major, op.59/2, CT 87 (1845)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Mazurka No.38 in F♯ minor, op.59/3, CT 88 (1845)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Prélude in C♯ minor, op.45, CT 190 (1841)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Scherzo No.3 in C♯ minor, op.39, CT 199 (1839)
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881): Pictures at an Exhibition

    Yulianna Avdeeva, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019

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

    11:15Zurich, Opera

    Beatrice Rana (© Marie Staggat)

    Philharmonic Concert

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

    Fabio Luisi — Philharmonia Zürich
    Beatrice Rana, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Concert: Michael Gläser, Zürcher Sing-Akademie — Zürich, 2019-02-10

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Zürcher Sing-Akademie (© Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich)

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Motet "Singet dem Herrn", BWV 225
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Praeludium in E♭ major, BWV 552
    Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 - 1901): Kyrie, Gloria from Cantus missae
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Fest und Gedenksprüche (Festival and Commemoration Sentences), op.109
    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896): Motet in F major "Ave Maria", WAB 6
    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896): Motet (Graduale) in C major "Locus iste", WAB 23
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Fugue in E♭ major, BWV 552
    Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 - 1901): Sanctus, Agnus Dei from Cantus missae

    Michael Gläser / Zürcher Sing-Akademie
    Alex Jellici, cello
    Markus Bernhard, violone
    Marco Amherd, organ

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Claire Huangci — Zurich, 2019-03-01

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Claire Huangci (© Mateusz Zahora)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Domenico Scarlatti (1585 - 1757): Sonata in D major, K.443
    Domenico Scarlatti (1585 - 1757): Sonata in A major, K.208
    Domenico Scarlatti (1585 - 1757): Sonata in D major, K.29
    Domenico Scarlatti (1585 - 1757): Sonata in D major, K.435
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Nocturne No.3 in B♭ major, op.9/3, CT 110
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Nocturne No.13 in C minor, op.48/1, CT 120
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): No.2, Prélude in C♯ minor, from Morceaux de fantaisie, op.3
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Préludes Nos.1 - 7 from 10 Préludes, op.23
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): 24 Préludes, op.28

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Orion String Trio — Brugg, 2019-03-02

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Orion String Trio (© Marco Borggreve)

    Chamber Music V @ Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Divertimento in E♭ major, K.563
    Alfred Schnittke (1934 - 1998): String Trio (1985)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Trio in C minor, op.9/3

    Orion String Trio:

    • Soyoung Yoon, violin
    • Veit Hertenstein, viola
    • Benjamin Gregor-Smith, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Fri
    15
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Artemis Quartet — Lugano, 2019-03-15

    20:30Lugano, LAC, Teatrostudio

    Artemis Quartet (© Felix Broede)

    Weekend Quartetti d'Archi

    Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981): Adagio for Strings, op.11a (1937), from the String Quartet, op.11 (1936)
    Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976): String Quartet No.2 in C major, op.36 (1945)
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D.810, "Death and the Maiden" (1824)

    Artemis Quartet:

    • Vineta Sareika, violin
    • Anthea Kreston, violin
    • Gregor Sigl, viola
    • Eckart Runge, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    16
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Quartetto Energie Nove — Lugano, 2019-03-16

    20:30Lugano, LAC, Teatrostudio

    Quartetto Energie Nove (source: energienove.com)

    Weekend Quartetti d'Archi

    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): String Quartet No.2 in F major, op.92
    Gian Francesco Malipiero (1882 - 1973): String Quartet No.1, "Rispetti e strambotti" (1920)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.13 in B♭ major, op.130

    Quartetto Energie Nove:

    • Hans Liviabella, violin
    • Barbara Ciannamea, violin
    • Ivan Vukčević, viola
    • Felix Vogelsang, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Quatuor Modigliani — Lugano, 2019-03-17

    17:00Lugano, LAC, Teatrostudio

    Modigliani Quartet (© Modigliani Quartet)

    Weekend Quartetti d'Archi

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in D minor, op.76/2, "Fifths"
    Kaija Saariaho (*1952): "Terra memoria", for String Quartet (2007)
    Johannes Brahms (1833- 1897): String Quartet No.2 in A minor, op.51/2

    Quatuor Modigliani:

    • Amaury Coeytaux, violin
    • Loïc Rio, violin
    • Laurent Marfaing, viola
    • François Kieffer, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

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

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Sakari Markus Oramo OBE (© Benjamin Ealovega)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

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

    Sakari Oramo / Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
    Martin Fröst, clarinet

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sun
    24
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Joachim Krause, Basler Bach-Chor, Basel Sinfonietta — Basel, 2019-03-24

    17:00Basel, Martinskirche

    Joachim Krause, Basler Bach-Chor (© Zlatko Mićić)

    A Swiss King (Basel Sinfonietta / Basler Bach-Chor)

    Arthur Honegger (1892 - 1955): Symphonic Psalm "Le Roi David", H.37 (1921/1923)

    Joachim Krause — Basel Sinfonietta
    Basler Bach-Chor
    Gudrun Sidonie Otto
    , soprano
    Sofia Pavone, mezzosoprano
    Dino Lüthy, tenor
    Örs Kisfaludy, narrator

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Wed
    27
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Olga Kern — Zurich, 2019-03-27

    19:30Zurich, Aula der Universität

    Olga Kern (© Dale Steadman)

    Musik an ETH und UZH — Special Concert

    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Études-Tableaux, opp.33 & 39 — selection
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Préludes, op.3/2, op.23, op.32  — selection, 8 Préludes
    George Gershwin (1898 - 1937): 3 Preludes (1926)
    Earl Wild (1915 - 2010): "Fascinating Rhythm" from Seven Virtuoso Études on Popular Songs by George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Moment Musicaux, op.16 — 4. Moment Musical in E minor, Presto
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Morceaux de salon op.10 — 3. Barcarolle in G minor
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Morceaux de fantaisie, op.3 — 5. Polichinelle in F♯ minor
    Alexander Scriabin (1871 - 1915): 2 Études from 8 Études, op.42
    Mily Balakirev (1837 - 1910): Oriental Fantasy "Islamey", op.18

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Mon
    01
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Quatuor Akilone — Bern, 2019-04-01

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Quatuor Akilone (© Laurent Monlaü)

    7. Kammermusik Bern — "Mozart Meets Brahms"

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): String Quartet No.2 in D major, K.155 (134a)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): String Quartet No.19 in C major, K.465, "Dissonances"
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): String Quartet No.1 in C minor, op.51/1

    Quatuor Akilone:

    • Emeline Concé, violin
    • Elise de Bendelac, violin
    • Louise Desjardins, viola
    • Lucie Mercat, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Tue
    09
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Leonidas Kavakos, Chamber Orchestra of Europe — Zurich, 2019-04-09

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Leonidas Kavakos (© Marco Borggreve)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (18:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — Paul Handschke, cello & Mathias Clausen, piano
    ——————
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Violin Concerto No.3 in G major, K.216
    Othmar Schoeck (1886 - 1957): Summernight for String Orchestra, op.58
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.3 in E♭ major, op.55, "Eroica"

    Chamber Orchestra of Europe
    Leonidas Kavakos, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019

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

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

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

    Lucerne Easter Festival

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

    Riccardo Chailly / Filarmonica della Scala
    Denis Matsuev, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Fri
    12
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Pacific Quartet Vienna — Zürich, 2019-04-12

    19:30Zurich, St.Anna-Kapelle

    Pacific Quartet Vienna (© Julia Wesely)

    Pacific Quartet Vienna / Zurich Series

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.12 in E♭ major, op.127
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.13 in B♭ major, op.130

    Pacific Quartet Vienna:

    • Yuta Takase, violin
    • Eszter Major, violin
    • Chin-Ting Huang, viola
    • Sarah Weilenmann, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Oratorienchor & Sinfonieorchester St.Gallen — St.Gallen, 2019-04-14

    17:30St.Gallen, St.Laurenzenkirche

    Uwe Münch (© Oratorienchor St.Gallen)

    Oratorienchor St.Gallen, 162. Palmsonntagskonzert

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

    Uwe Münch / Sinfonieorchester St.Gallen
    Peter Schöne, baritone
    Angela Vallone, soprano
    Dorottya Láng, mezzosoprano
    Paul Schweinester, tenor
    Oratorienchor St.Gallen

    → Blog Review (for ratings see post)


  • Wed
    17
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Florian Helgath, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, La Scintilla — Zürich, 2019-04-17

    19:30Zurich, Kirche St.Jakob

    Zürcher Sing-Akademie (© Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich)

    Johannes-Passion / Zürcher Sing-Akademie

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

    Florian Helgath / Orchestra La Scintilla
    Zürcher Sing-Akademie
    Eugénie Warnier, soprano
    Marie Henriette Reinhold, alto
    Angelo Pollak, tenor
    Ludwig Mittelhammer, bass (Jesus)
    Aleksander Nohr, bass (arias)

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    21
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Sebastian Bohren — Windisch AG, 2019-04-21

    17:00Windisch AG, Reformed Church

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

    Stretta Concerts Brugg: Easter Sunday Concert

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Sonata No.1 for Violin solo in G minor, BWV 1001
    Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 - 1931): Sonata for Solo Violin in D minor "à Georges Enesco", op.27/3, "Ballade"
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Sonata No.2 for Violin solo in A minor, BWV 1003
    Niccolò Paganini (1782 - 1840): 24 Capricci for violin solo, op.1 — Capriccio No.13 in B♭ major, "Le Rire du Diable"
    Niccolò Paganini (1782 - 1840): 24 Capricci for violin solo, op.1 — Capriccio No.24 in A minor (Theme and Variations)

    Sebastian Bohren, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Tue
    30
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Kogima/Fajdiga/Conus/Kliuchko — Zurich, 2019-04-30

    19:30Zurich, Aula der Universität

    International Engadin Piano Summer Academy (source: www.musicaldiscovery.ch)

    Musik an ETH und UZH — Charity Concert, Orphanhealthcare Foundation
    Students of the Engadin International Piano Summer Academy 2017

    • Richard Octaviano Kogima (Brazil)
      • Johann  Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): English Suite No.3 in G minor, BWV 808
    • Meta Fajdiga (Slovenia)
      • Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Consolation No.3 in D♭ major, S.172/3
      • Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): "Années de Pèlerinage, 2me Année – Italie": No.7, Après une lecture du Dante, S.161/7
    • Jérémie Conus (Switzerland)
      • Frank Martin (1890 - 1974): Eight Préludes (1947/1948) — Jérémie Conus
    • Aleksandr Kliuchko (Russia)
      • Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): Gaspard de la nuit, M.55 — Alexandr Kliuchko

    → Blog Review


  • Fri
    03
    May
    2019

    Concert: Sitkovetsky Trio — Brugg, 2019-05-03

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Sitkovetsky Trio (© Vinci Ng)

    Chamber Music VI @ Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Trio élégiaque No.1 in G minor
    Bedřich Smetana (1824 - 1884): Piano Trio in G minor, op.15, JB 1:64
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Piano Trio No.2 in E♭ major, op.100, D.929 

    Sitkovetsky Trio:

    • Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
    • Isang Enders, cello
    • Wu Qian, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    05
    May
    2019

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

    19:00Basel / Muttenz, Pantheon

    Baldur Brönnimann (© João Messias | Casa da Música)

    Leuchtende Garage (Luminous Garage)

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

    Baldur Brönnimann — Basel Sinfonietta
    Wu Wei, sheng


  • Fri
    10
    May
    2019

    Concert: Florian Helgath, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Orchester vom See — Zürich, 2019-05-10

    19:30Zurich, Kirche St.Jakob

    Zürcher Sing-Akademie (© Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich)

    Schubert & Stüssi / Zürcher Sing-Akademie

    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Mass in E♭ major, D.950
    Fritz Stüssi (1874 - 1923): Oratorio "Vergehen und Auferstehen"

    Florian Helgath / Orchester vom See
    Zürcher Sing-Akademie
    Hannah Morrison, soprano
    Ingeborg Danz, alto
    Fabio Trümpy, tenor
    Tiago Oliveira, tenor II
    Krešimir Stražanac, bass

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sun
    12
    May
    2019

    Concert: Quatuor Hermès — Zurich, St.Peter, 2019-05-12

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Quatuor Hermès (© Svend Anderson, 2017)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Luigi Cherubini (1760 - 1842): String Quartet No.1 in E♭ major
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.4 in C minor, op.18/4
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No.13 in A minor, D.804, "Rosamunde"

    Omer Bouchez, violin
    Elise Liu, violin
    Yung-Hsin Lou Chang, viola
    Anthony Kondo, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sun
    19
    May
    2019

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

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

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

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

    Jakub Hrůša / Bamberg Symphony

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Mon
    20
    May
    2019

    Concert: Trio Alba — Bern, 2019-05-20

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Trio Alba (© Kanizaj Marija-m.)

    9. Kammermusik Bern — "Himmelserscheinungen (Heavenly Appearances)"

    Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828): Piano Trio No.2 in E♭ major, op.100, D.929 (1827)
    Bedřich Smetana (1824 – 1884): Piano Trio in G minor, op.15, JB 1:64 (1855 / 1857)

    Trio Alba:

    • Livia Sellin, violin
    • Philipp Comploi, cello
    • Chengcheng Zhao, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Tue
    21
    May
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Konstantin Scherbakov — Zurich, 2019-05-21

    19:30Zurich, Aula der Universität

    Konstantin Scherbakov (source: scherbakov.ch; photo © Jen-Pin)

    Musik an ETH und UZH — Beethoven's Last Piano Works

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827):

    • 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli (Diabelli Variations), op.120
    • 11 Bagatelles, op.119
    • 6 Bagatelles, op.126
    • Rondo a capriccio "Die Wut über den verlornen Groschen" (The Rage over the Lost Penny), op.129

    Konstantin Scherbakov, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Thu
    23
    May
    2019

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

    19:30Basel, Musical Theater

    Adrija Čepaitė

    Konzertgesellschaft / Coop-Sinfoniekonzert

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Fri
    24
    May
    2019

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

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    David Zinman (source: picasa; © David Zinman)

    Young Soloists On Stage — Orpheum Foundation

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

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

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    26
    May
    2019

    Concert: Yuja Wang, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla / CBSO — Zurich, 2019-05-26

    18:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (© Frans Jansen)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (17:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — AKMI Duo (Valentine Michaud, saxophone & Akvilė Šileikaitė, piano)
    ——————
    Arthur Honegger (1892 - 1955): Pastorale d’été, H.31 (1920)
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, op.54
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Symphony No.2 in D major, op.73

    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
    Yuja Wang
    , piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sun
    02
    Jun
    2019

    Concert: Isabelle Faust — Zurich, St.Peter, 2019-06-02

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Isabelle Faust (© A.Savin, Wikimedia Commons)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich, Extrakonzert: "J.S. Bach – Marathon"

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): "Sei Solo" — Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo

    • Sonata No.1 for Violin solo in G minor, BWV 1001
    • Partita No.1 for Violin solo in B minor, BWV 1002
    • Sonata No.2 for Violin solo in A minor, BWV 1003
      (intermission)
    • Partita No.3 for Violin solo in E major, BWV 1006
    • Sonata No.3 for Violin solo in C major, BWV 1005
    • Partita No.2 for Violin solo in D minor, BWV 1004

    Isabelle Faust, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Mon
    17
    Jun
    2019

    Concert: Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent — Lucerne, 2019-06-17

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Philippe Herreweghe (source: Facebook)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Mass in B minor, BWV 232

    Philippe Herreweghe / Collegium Vocale Gent
    Dorothee Mields, soprano
    Hana Blažiková, soprano
    Alex Potter, altus
    Thomas Hobbs, tenor
    Krešimir Stražanac, bass

    → Event Website
    → Blog Review (planned)
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  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2019

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

    19:00Basel / Münchenstein, Freilagerplatz

    Baldur Brönnimann (© João Messias | Casa da Música)

    Stadt Musik (City Music)

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

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

    → Event Website
    → Blog Review (planned)
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