Rolf's Music Blog https://www.rolf-musicblog.net All just my personal opinion Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:43:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 https://i0.wp.com/www.rolf-musicblog.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cropped-2016-11-04-R.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Rolf's Music Blog https://www.rolf-musicblog.net 32 32 78010206 Beethoven: Cello Sonata in C major, op.102/1 https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/beethoven-cello-sonata-c-major-op-102-1/ https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/beethoven-cello-sonata-c-major-op-102-1/#respond Mon, 08 Jan 2018 19:59:18 +0000 http://www.rolf-musicblog.net/?p=2441 Comparing recordings with the following artists: Casals/Horszowski (1936), Fournier/Schnabel (1947), Fournier/Gulda (1959), Fournier/Kempff (1965), Harrell/Ashkenazy (1987), Isserlis/Levin (2012), Maisky/Argerich (1993), Perényi/Schiff (2004),
Queyras/Melnikov (2013), Rostropovich/Richter (1962), Wispelwey/Komen (1991), Wispelwey/Lazić (2004)

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Pires, Haitink / Mozart, Bruckner — Zurich, 2017-12-20 https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/pires-haitink-zurich-2017-12-20/ https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/pires-haitink-zurich-2017-12-20/#respond Sun, 31 Dec 2017 19:15:32 +0000 https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/?p=16044 Concert review, Maria João Pires, Bernard Haitink / Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich, Tonhalle Maag, 2017-12-20 — Mozart: Piano Concerto No.27 in B♭ major, K.595; Bruckner: Symphony No.4 in E♭ major, "Romantic"

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Ysaÿe: 6 Solo Sonatas op.27 (Diary 2017-12-29) https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/ysaye-6-solo-sonatas-op-27-diary-2017-12-29/ https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/ysaye-6-solo-sonatas-op-27-diary-2017-12-29/#respond Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:56:43 +0000 https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/?p=16172 A short review with a brief comparison of several recordings of the six Sonatas for Solo Violin, op.27 by Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 - 1931), featuring recordings by Oscar Shumsky (1982), Frank Peter Zimmerman (1994), Thomas Zehetmair (2002), and Kristóf Baráti (2013), and a brief outlook to further recordings.

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Reto Knöpfel, Leticia Kahraman, Andrea Wiesli — Zurich, 2017-12-19 https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/knopfel-kahraman-wiesli-zurich-2017-12-19/ https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/knopfel-kahraman-wiesli-zurich-2017-12-19/#respond Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:29:39 +0000 https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/?p=16071 Concert review, Reto Knöpfel, Leticia Kahraman, Andrea Wiesli @ ETH Zurich, 2017-12-19 — Christmas Concert "Bei Menschen, welche Liebe fühlen": Lied and aria duets by Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonín Dvořák, Gioacchino Rossini, and Franz Lehár

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Ferrández, Masleev, Eschenbach — Zurich, 2017-12-18 https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/ferrandez-masleev-eschenbach-zurich-2017-12-18/ https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/ferrandez-masleev-eschenbach-zurich-2017-12-18/#respond Sun, 24 Dec 2017 19:31:15 +0000 https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/?p=16058 Concert review, Pablo Ferrández, Dmitry Masleev, Christoph Eschenbach / Bamberger Symphoniker @ Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 2017-12-18 — Haydn: Cello Concerto Nr.1 in C major, Hob.VIIb:1; Rachmaninoff: "Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini" for piano and orchestra, op.43; Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No.5 in D major / D minor, op.107, "Reformation"

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Yuja Wang & Leonidas Kavakos — Zurich, 2017-12-12 https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/yuja-wang-kavakos-zurich-2017-12-12/ https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/yuja-wang-kavakos-zurich-2017-12-12/#respond Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:47:07 +0000 https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/?p=15979 Concert review, Yuja Wang & Leonidas Kavakos @ Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 2017-12-12 — Schubert: Fantasy in C major, D.934; Janáček: Violin Sonata; Debussy: Violin Sonata in G minor, L.140; Bartók: Violin Sonata No.1 in C♯ minor, op.21, Sz.75 / BB 84

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Camilla Tilling, Pablo Heras-Casado — Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 2017-12-06 https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/tilling-heras-casado-zurich-2017-12-06/ https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/tilling-heras-casado-zurich-2017-12-06/#comments Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:06:05 +0000 https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/?p=15949 Concert review, Camilla Tilling, Pablo Heras-Casado / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich @ Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 2017-12-06 — Dutilleux: "Correspondances"; Debussy: "La Mer"; Brahms: Symphony No.4 in E minor, op.98

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Lugansky, Pletnev, RNO / Rachmaninoff, Scriabin — KKL Lucerne, 2017-11-30 https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/lugansky-pletnev-rno-lucerne-2017-11-30/ https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/lugansky-pletnev-rno-lucerne-2017-11-30/#respond Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:06:22 +0000 https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/?p=15882 Concert review, Nikolai Lugansky, Mikhail Pletnev, Russian National Orchestra @ KKL Lucerne, 2017-11-30 — Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, op.30; Scriabin: Symphony No.2 in C minor, op.29

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Pavel Haas Quartet — Konservatorium Bern, 2017-12-04 https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/pavel-haas-quartet-bern-2017-12-04/ https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/pavel-haas-quartet-bern-2017-12-04/#respond Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:00:11 +0000 https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/?p=15927 Concert review, Pavel Haas Quartet @ Konservatorium Bern, 2017-12-04 — Stravinsky: Concertino for String Quartett (1920); Ravel: String Quartet in F major, M.35 (1902/03); Dvořák: String Quartet No.14 in A♭ major, op.105

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Beatrice Rana — Lucerne, 2017-11-24 https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/beatrice-rana-lucerne-2017-11-24/ https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/beatrice-rana-lucerne-2017-11-24/#comments Sun, 03 Dec 2017 01:39:53 +0000 https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/?p=15699 Concert review: Piano Recital, Beatrice Rana @ St.Luke's Church, Lucerne, 2017-11-24 — Schumann: Blumenstück in D♭ major, op.19; Symphonic Etudes, op.13; Liszt: Sonata in B minor, S.178

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