Julia Fischer & Oliver Schnyder — Zurich, 2015-04-21

Review of a concert at the Zurich Tonhalle, on 2015-04-21, with Julia Fischer, Oliver Schnyder, and the Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields, featuring Joseph Haydn’s Violin Concerto in G, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s Double Concerto for Violin and Piano in d, and Arnold Schönberg’s “Verklärte Nacht” (Transfigured Night) op.4 — a very enjoyable concert experience, indeed!


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Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, op.61

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, op.61 — comparing recordings with the following artists: Batiashvili (2007), Busch/Busch (1942), Faust/Abbado (2010), Francescatti/Walter (1961), Grumiaux/Galliera (1966), Heifetz/Munch (1955), Huberman/Szell (1934), Jansen/Järvi (2009), Kennedy (2007), Kopatchinskaja/Herreweghe (2009), Kreisler/Blech (1926), Kremer/Harnoncourt (1992), Menuhin/Furtwängler (1947), Milstein/Szell (1964), Mullova/Gardiner (2002), Oistrakh/Gauk (1952), Oistrakh/Cluytens (1959), Stern/Bernstein (1959), Szeryng/Schmidt-Isserstedt (1965), Suk/Konwitschny (1962), Tetzlaff/Zinman (2005), Zehetmair/Brüggen (1997)


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Corelli; Telemann: Works for Recorder (Diary 2014-02-07)

Recorder Music with Maurice Steger: “La Castella” (Steger, Kitaya) — for comparison (Corelli): Trio Veracini (John Holloway, David Watkin, Lars Ulrik Mortensen), Stefano Montanari, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina; “Telemann: Solos & Trios” (Steger, Kitaya)


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Maurice Steger, Early Recordings (Diary 2014-01-31)

Recorder Music, Early Recordings with Maurice Steger: “An Italian Ground” (Steger, Kitaya) — for comparison: Icarus Ensemble, Pieter-Jan Belder, Andreas Staier, Ottavio Dantone, Yuja Wang); “An English Collection” (Steger, Kitaya)


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