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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5660 on: January 11, 2019, 06:41:13 AM »
I forgot to post about the last three operas I saw in Munich, oh well.

However, next month I’m seeing Wozzeck in Sydney and Parsifal in Melbourne so that will be fun.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5661 on: January 14, 2019, 08:22:28 AM »
Just bought tickets for Das Rheingold at the Teatro Real here in Madrid (Friday Jan. 25th). Pablo Heras-Casado conducts, and the production (originally from Cologne) is by Robert Carsen.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5662 on: January 14, 2019, 08:23:37 AM »
coming up on Friday:

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Paavo Järvi Leitung
Janine Jansen Violine

Olivier Messiaen "Les offrandes oubliées"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Violinkonzert Nr. 5 A-Dur KV 219
Olivier Messiaen "Le tombeau resplendissant"
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5663 on: January 14, 2019, 11:20:44 AM »
“I love music passionately. And because I love it, I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.” - Claude Debussy

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« Reply #5664 on: January 15, 2019, 07:58:39 AM »
February 24th in Antwerp:

Debussy happening:

11.30 uur
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra olv. Adrien Perruchon
Vrouwenkoor Conservatorium Antwerpen
olv. Jan Schweiger
    Selectie uit ‘Préludes’ (orkestratie Luc Brewaeys)     
    Selectie koorwerken: Beau soir; Clair de lune; Les Angélus; Salut Printemps ea.

13.30 uur
Studenten Conservatorium Antwerpen
    Selectie werken voor 2 piano’s en piano vierhandig
    Sonate voor cello en piano
    ‘Danses sacrée et profane’ voor strijkkwartet en harp
    Rhapsodie (arr. S. Blassel) voor klarinet, fluit, strijkkwartet
    en harp

15 uur
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano
    Ballade slave / Nocturne/ Tarentelle styrienne / Estampes /
    Etudes, Boek 1 / L’isle joyeuse / Selectie uit ‘Préludes’

16.30 uur
Sophie Karthäuser sopraan & Stéphane Degout bariton
Alain Planès piano
    Selectie liederen

18 uur
Oxalys
    Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (arr. Benno Sachs)
    Syrinx voor fluit solo
    Sonate voor fluit, altviool en harp
    Six épigraphes antiques (arr. J.M. Morel)

20.30 uur
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra olv. Adrien Perruchon
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano
    Suite ‘Pelléas et Mélisande’ (arr. Alain Altinoglu)
    ‘Fantaisie’ voor piano en orkest
    La mer: trois esquisses symphoniques

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« Reply #5665 on: January 15, 2019, 08:04:57 AM »
February 24th in Antwerp:

Debussy happening:

11.30 uur
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra olv. Adrien Perruchon
Vrouwenkoor Conservatorium Antwerpen
olv. Jan Schweiger
    Selectie uit ‘Préludes’ (orkestratie Luc Brewaeys)     
    Selectie koorwerken: Beau soir; Clair de lune; Les Angélus; Salut Printemps ea.

13.30 uur
Studenten Conservatorium Antwerpen
    Selectie werken voor 2 piano’s en piano vierhandig
    Sonate voor cello en piano
    ‘Danses sacrée et profane’ voor strijkkwartet en harp
    Rhapsodie (arr. S. Blassel) voor klarinet, fluit, strijkkwartet
    en harp

15 uur
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano
    Ballade slave / Nocturne/ Tarentelle styrienne / Estampes /
    Etudes, Boek 1 / L’isle joyeuse / Selectie uit ‘Préludes’

16.30 uur
Sophie Karthäuser sopraan & Stéphane Degout bariton
Alain Planès piano
    Selectie liederen

18 uur
Oxalys
    Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (arr. Benno Sachs)
    Syrinx voor fluit solo
    Sonate voor fluit, altviool en harp
    Six épigraphes antiques (arr. J.M. Morel)

20.30 uur
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra olv. Adrien Perruchon
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano
    Suite ‘Pelléas et Mélisande’ (arr. Alain Altinoglu)
    ‘Fantaisie’ voor piano en orkest
    La mer: trois esquisses symphoniques
Wow! Looks very appealing...

Strange they won’t play the Berceuse héroïque in any of the concerts, though.  ;)
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« Reply #5666 on: January 15, 2019, 08:40:50 AM »
Wow! Looks very appealing...

Strange they won’t play the Berceuse héroïque in any of the concerts, though.  ;)

It was programmed almost at nauseam during all the 1914-1918  remembrance programs. Recently (last year) I heard in Utrecht the Berceuse as orchestrated by Alphons Diepenbrock. Due to the war Diepenbrock was unable to get the score (Debussy's own version) on time in Amsterdam ( ca 1916). So he wrote his own version. Not that many differences (instrumental) though. Diepenbrock stuck respectfully to the pianoversion...Debussy added another "whisper" of the Belgian "Brabançonne"....

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5667 on: January 15, 2019, 08:45:23 AM »
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

Smetana – The Moldau from Má Vlast
Dvořák - Symphony No. 9, “From the New World"

This is at 10:30am tomorrow, part of the Nashville Symphony's Coffee and Classics Series. It's also part of the COSMOS - An HD Odyssey which I'm not too thrilled about. This is the third year in a row NSO has featured the COSMOS with added NASA footage to accompany the music, two years ago with Holst's Planets, and last year with Zarathustra. I find this to be a bit of a gimmick and also don't find NASA footage to be appropriate for Zarathustra or Dvorak's 9th.
But I really enjoy the NSO, so I'm all about supporting them And plus my parents wanted to go so it should still be a good time.
Let's just hope their coffee game is strong!


The performance of the Dvorak was great, the NSO is a superb sounding group. The HD Odyssey video was a little distracting, I could've done without it. The visuals were often synced up to the music, which makes me believe that the interpretation had to match the video rather than being their own take on the work. But that's fine, I've heard this piece so many times that just hearing it performed by a good orchestra is a treat.

Maybe next year they'll play Prokofiev's Classical Symphony with NASA footage.


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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5668 on: January 15, 2019, 06:33:47 PM »
Last month Hélène Grimaud canceled due to a shoulder injury. She was replaced by Eric LeSage, a good trade-off.

Today I received notice that next week’s concert with Leif Ove Andsnes is also canceled. He broke his arm or something. They didn’t even walk on our icy sidewalks   :o.

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« Reply #5669 on: January 18, 2019, 10:26:52 AM »
Looks like my schedule permits I'll be able to use my tickets for this -

Glanert: Brahms-Fantasie, Heliogravure for Orchestra
Brahms: Symphony No2

RSNO
Harish Shankar: Conductor

Glanert is a composer new to me.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5670 on: January 22, 2019, 02:25:18 AM »
coming up:

Saturday at Zurich Opera: Bizet's "Les Pêcheurs de perles"

next week at Tonhalle:

Collegium Novum Zürich
Jonathan Stockhammer Leitung

Hugues Dufourt "L'Europe d'après Tiepolo" für Ensemble
Morton Feldman "Instruments II" für Ensemble
Fabio Nieder "Was mir das Kind erzählt" - Erinnerungen an slowakische und slowenische Volkslieder für Ensemble (Kompositionsauftrag des CNZ im Rahmen des von der Landis & Gyr Stiftung ermöglichten Schwerpunkts Fokus Ost)
Jonathan Harvey "Wheel of Emptiness" für sechzehn Instrumentalisten
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5671 on: January 22, 2019, 03:44:34 AM »
Thursday: Fidelio at the Bayerische Staatsoper

Musikalische Leitung
    Kirill Petrenko
Inszenierung
    Calixto Bieito


Don Fernando
    Tareq Nazmi
Don Pizarro
    Wolfgang Koch
Florestan
    Jonas Kaufmann
Leonore
    Anja Kampe
Rocco
    Günther Groissböck
Marzelline
    Hanna-Elisabeth Müller
Jaquino
    Dean Power
1. Gefangener
    Caspar Singh
2. Gefangener
    Oleg Davydov

    Bayerisches Staatsorchester
    Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper


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« Reply #5672 on: January 27, 2019, 08:56:02 AM »
Last night I was reminded afresh of why real life concerts and recitals are, or at least can be, better than recordings.  Young keyboard lion Behzod Abduraimov came to town, and I just had to hear him.  I got my front row, center tickets and was seated about ten feet from the Steinway B with my line of sight directly between piano and piano bench. 

The very Liszt-heavy evening opened with the Wagner/Liszt Liebestod.  Abduraimov went for the superheated approach, reveling in the most virtuosic music, blazing through it.  To be sure, he delivered more beautiful and touching playing as required, and this was romantic era music to the core.  Next came the reason to attend the recital, the Liszt sonata, in a scorching performance.  Abduraimov obviously has technique to burn, and he did.  He pushed himself at times, playing with some audible slips in some of the most challenging passages (some dizzying octaves, for instance), but here's a case where that didn't matter one iota.  While his average volume level was below that of Joseph Moog (heard in the same hall, in the same seats, and on the same piano), in the loudest fortissimo passages, Abduraimov delivered crushingly loud playing.  This all contributed to a sense of musical excitement at least equal to Nelson Freire's 1982 University of Maryland performance.  But there was more than high-voltage excitement.  Abduraimov backed way off in the quietest, tenderest moments.  Perhaps Abduraimov subscribes to the Faust interpretation of the sonata that Igor Kamenz does, perhaps not, so maybe he wanted to portray Gretchen themed music tenderly, or maybe he just wanted to play the music that way, but whatever the motivation or interpretive reasoning, the playing was dreamy and gentle.  The fugue?  Well, it was a model of clarity and evoked a most satisfying baroque-romantic hybrid.  Bringing the whole thing in at a brief timing, Abduraimov delivered one of the greatest renditions of the piece I've heard.

The second half of the recital was devoted to the piano extracts from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.  The pianist's recording of the Sixth Sonata is pretty much as good as any pianist who might present it now - meaning FFG and Yuja Wang, specifically - and his recording of the Third Concerto can compare with any pianist alive or long dead, so it was not really surprising that he delivered here.  Again, he could and did play some of the gentler music with a lovely sound and varied touch, and he could and most certainly did thunder in the loudest passages.  His take on the Montagues and Capulets movement was titanically conceived, and would make for a rousing encore.

Writing of encores, Abduraimov returned to Liszt with La Campanella.  He delivered another scorcher.  Clean, fast, with massive dynamic swings, and some ear-splitting upper register playing for effect, the pianist's affinity for Liszt was clear.

I'd say this is the best recital I'd attend this year, but Benjamin Grosvenor will be here in March to play Kreisleriana.

I also learned last night that no less a pianist than Marc Andre Hamelin will be guest curating next season of Portland Piano International and will be the first pianist to perform.  Woe unto me.
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« Reply #5673 on: January 27, 2019, 11:44:58 AM »
Tonight at National Sawdust, the new Wavefield Ensemble (founded 2018) in a fantastic program:

Matthew Ricketts: Melodia (Premiere of chamber orchestration)
Rebecca Saunders: a visible trace (2006 / US premiere)
Katherine Balch: una corda (2016 / US premiere)
Iannis Xenakis: Palimpsest (1979)

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5674 on: January 29, 2019, 08:20:19 AM »
This weekend:

Adams - Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Adams - Violin Concerto
Debussy - Danses sacrée et profane
Respighi - Feste Romane

Leila Josefowicz, violin
Emily Levin, harp (DSO principal harp)
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
John Adams, conductor

I got to interview Adams for the local newspaper in anticipation of this concert; mostly we talked about the composing business in general, rather than his music specifically.

Oddly Short Ride is the only piece here that I've seen live before. I've never heard the Debussy at all.

As an added bonus, a nearby Mexican spirits bar is throwing a party the same night so we're going to be imbibing mezcal and tequila pre- and post-concert  ;D

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« Reply #5675 on: January 29, 2019, 08:41:25 AM »

Adams - Violin Concerto

Leila Josefowicz, violin


I heard her do this back in 2002, in Prague. As you point out, she's made a specialty of the piece. It's not my favorite Adams, but kudos to her for promoting a contemporary piece so steadily (and kudos to all other contemporary musicians who do the same).
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5676 on: January 29, 2019, 08:47:19 AM »
On Friday, if I can make it.

Beethoven - An die ferne Geliebte
Wagner - Die Walküre, Act I

Michaela Kaune, soprano
Thomas Mohr, tenor
Thorsten Grümbel, bass
Belgrade Philharmonic
Gabriel Feltz (piano & cond.)

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« Reply #5677 on: January 29, 2019, 09:54:28 AM »
This weekend:

Adams - Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Adams - Violin Concerto
Debussy - Danses sacrée et profane
Respighi - Feste Romane

Leila Josefowicz, violin
Emily Levin, harp (DSO principal harp)
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
John Adams, conductor

I got to interview Adams for the local newspaper in anticipation of this concert; mostly we talked about the composing business in general, rather than his music specifically.

Oddly Short Ride is the only piece here that I've seen live before. I've never heard the Debussy at all.

As an added bonus, a nearby Mexican spirits bar is throwing a party the same night so we're going to be imbibing mezcal and tequila pre- and post-concert  ;D

This looks fantastic (the non-musical part, too  ;D ). I like Feste Romane the best of the three tone poems (though the other two are great). That last movement, "La Befana," is about as dazzlingly orchestrated as it gets.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5678 on: January 29, 2019, 10:17:38 AM »
I got to interview Adams for the local newspaper in anticipation of this concert; mostly we talked about the composing business in general, rather than his music specifically.

Nice interview.

And nice to read that the DSO is commissioning works. Is that a Luisi initiative or did it predate his appointment?

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« Reply #5679 on: January 29, 2019, 10:59:32 AM »
Leoncavallo's Pagliacci at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples next Saturday.


Conductor | Philippe Auguin
Chorusmaster | Gea Garatti Ansini
Children Chorusmaster | Stefania Rinaldi
Stage Director | Daniele Finzi Pasca

Nedda,  Maria José Siri (3, 5, 7 and 9 February 2019)/ Viktoriia Chenska (6 and 8 February 2019)
Canio, Antonello Palombi (3, 5, 7 and 9 February 2019)/ Arsen Soghomonyan (6 and 8 February 2019)
Tonio, Lucio Gallo (3, 5, 7 and 8 February 2019)/ Dimitris Tiliakos (6 and 9 February 2019)
Peppe, Alessandro Liberatore (3, 6 and 8 February 2019) / Francesco Pittari (5, 7 and 9 February 2019)
Silvio, Davide Luciano

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