Started by Siedler, April 20, 2007, 05:34:10 PM
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Quote from: Lilas Pastia on May 02, 2007, 06:38:21 PMNext season, I'll attend 3 Bruckner performances. The Montreal Symphony Orchestra in 2 (Blomstedt) and 5 (Nagano).The Greater Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra in the 9th (Yannick Nézet-Séguin). NZ replaces Gergiev in Rotterdam in 2007-08, but will remain the OMGM's MD
Quote from: Choo Choo on May 03, 2007, 01:42:56 PMJust been going through the programme for this year's BBC Proms. (I actually have a small dollop of cash this year so thought I might splurge a bit.)Not much that appealed to me in the first month - but around the middle of August it suddenly steps up a notch, and in rapid succession we get: Haitink / Concertgebouw in Bruckner (#8) Barenboim / VPO in Bruckner (#4) / Schubert / Ligeti / Bartok Abbado / Lucerne Festival Orch in Mahler (#3) Gergiev / LSO in Prokofiev Jansons / BRSO in Sibelius / Honegger / Beethoven Vanska / Lahti SO in Sibelius Tilson Thomas / SFSO in Shostakovich (#5) / Mahler (#7) Chailly / Gewandhaus in Brahms (#4) Levine / Boston SO in Carter / Bartok / Brahms Aimard playing LigetiAnd these are just the ones that immediately struck the eye. Plenty more good stuff too. Looks like that cash won't be around long...Anyone else up for any of this?
Quote from: Sergeant Rock on April 30, 2007, 10:33:06 AMThis Friday, at the Rosengarten in Mannheim, Hilary Hahn is giving a recital. Just got confirmation our tickets are in the mail. She's playing Mozart and Beethoven, I think...not that it matters. She could play scales all night and I'd still be there Sarge
QuoteWe heard Hilary Hahn in a huge recital in Duesseldorf last night. Fabulous! She is still a bit reticent about leaving control aside, but it is getting there and, most important, she has achieved a distinct personal profile without forcing anything. Her handwork is absolutely diamond sharp and here I mean seamless bowing above everything else. The program consisted of sonatas by Janacek, Mozart, Tartini (Devil's Trills), Ysaye (No. 2 for solo violin) and Beethoven (the "Kreutzer"). She finished this at about 10:30! And then there were three encores. I still consider her the most promissing violin artist of this century, although she will have a few major contestants, like Batiashvili (who won't be so present on the stage because she wants to lead a "normal" life with husband and kids) and perhaps Fischer and Jansen. All of them should play recitals more often. I realize that the managements are reluctant to organize these (less money and less public interest, which means only the most prominent ones will be asked), but it is of utmost importance for their artistic growth AND for public education.
Quote from: Sergeant Rock on May 07, 2007, 11:42:22 AMWe were in the balcony. We bought the least expensive seats because the online ticket agency claimed the Rosengarten was nearly sold-out, with all the good seats taken. That wasn't the case! We paid 54 Euro a ticket but we moved into a 100 Euro box when it became obvious it wasn't anywhere near sold out. In fact, except for the front row, the entire balcony was empty as were two thirds of the box seats! So your father is right about the relative lack of interest in recitals. Probably only Mutter could sell out the place (or Brendel: I tried to get tickets to his recital in Ludwigshafen later this month but couldn't).
Quote from: O Mensch on May 07, 2007, 01:20:35 PMWell, it's a somewhat different story for piano. Any of Argerich, Barenboim, Kissin, Lang would sell out even a big hall like Carnegie in an instant for a solo recital. It's always a bit more difficult for solo violin repertoire that is often unfamiliar territory for most of the audience. How big is the Rosengarten?
Quote from: Michel on May 08, 2007, 03:23:10 AMFidelio at Covent Garden later this year.
Quote from: bhodges on May 08, 2007, 12:15:32 PMTonight:Mahler: Symphony No. 2The Philadelphia OrchestraChristoph Eschenbach, ConductorSimona Šaturová, Soprano Yvonne Naef, Mezzo-Soprano The Philadelphia Singers ChoraleDavid Hayes, Director--Bruce
Quote from: O Mensch on May 08, 2007, 01:24:03 PMOoh! Have fun! Eschenbach is doing Bruckner 7 at Ravinia this summer. Will be nice to have him back in Chicago for a few concerts.
Quote from: Michel on May 08, 2007, 07:46:55 AMBut it may pay to hold fire. Fidelio certainly hasn't sold out, nowhere near yet.
Quote from: Michel on May 08, 2007, 07:46:55 AMSo, in sum, I got within swinging distance of Tomlinson for nothing!
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