Wang, Sahatçi, Grossenbacher — Tonhalle Zurich, 2014-09-14

(…) For this season (2014/15), the Chinese pianist Yuja Wang is “Artist in residence” at the Tonhalle. This position / title entails a number of concert (limited, though, considering the demand she faces all over the world), the first two of which were the opening concerts of the season, a third one was on Sunday, 2014-09-14, with chamber music: she was joined by two prominent musicians from the Tonhalle Orchestra…

Yuja Wang, Lionel Bringuier / TOZ — Tonhalle Zurich, 2014-09-11

(…) Lionel Bringuier (*1986) takes over from David Zinman (*1936) who has directed the orchestra for 19 years — more than twice as long as any director after the first two, Friedrich Hegar (from the foundation 1868 up till 1906) and Volkmar Andreae (1906 – 1949). Zinman has led the orchestra into a new and successful international and recording career — for him, this was the crowning of his career, while for Bringuier this is the second direction (after 3 years in Valladolid / Spain), and likely the first highlight in a promising career…

Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No.2 in C minor, op.66

Comparing recordings with the following artists: Trio Wanderer (2006) / Voces Intimae (2012); includes a brief view on a YouTube recording with Yuja Wang, Leonidas Kavakos, and Gautier Capuçon

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, op.16

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2, op.16 — comparing recordings with the following artists: Yundi Li, Seiji Ozawa, Berliner Philharmoniker (live, 2007) / Yuja Wang, Gustavo Dudamel, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela (live, 2013); comments on “blind” comparisons on the radio

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)