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Offline vandermolen

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #800 on: August 01, 2008, 08:53:54 AM »
Vaughan Williams symphonies 5,6,9 on 2nd November (Festival Hall London) Hickox.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #801 on: August 08, 2008, 02:42:05 PM »
Next Sunday looking forward to this:

NZSO

CELEBRITY SERIES
Yefim Bronfman
“The sky is the limit when Bronfman performs ...”
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BRAHMS Piano Concerto No 2
DVORAK Symphony No 9 in E Minor op 95 From the New World

JACQUES LACOMBE Conductor
YEFIM BRONFMAN Piano

Yefim Bronfman appears regularly with the Berlin, Vienna, Israel, New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Orchestre de Paris and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, working with celebrated conductors including Barenboim, Dohnányi, Dutoit, Gergiev, Maazel, Masur, Mehta and Salonen. As exclusive SonyBMG recording artist, he has won widespread praise for his recordings.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #802 on: August 08, 2008, 02:57:14 PM »
We all know who Yefim Bronfman is. But who is Jacques Lacombe?

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #803 on: August 08, 2008, 03:04:05 PM »
We all know who Yefim Bronfman is. But who is Jacques Lacombe?

This from the NZSO website:

JACQUES LACOMBE was principal guest conductor of the Montreal Symphony and is currently Music Director of the Trois-Rivieres Symphony. As an opera conductor his engagements include the Metropolitan Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and opera companies in Vancouver, Montreal, Philadelphia and Liège.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #804 on: August 09, 2008, 05:06:51 AM »
Lacombe is an excellent technician and a very solid musician. He spent a lot of time in Vienna in his formative years (where he met his wife, cellist Carla Antoun, another very refined musician). But I've never heard him ignite the orchestra as Dutoit or Nézet-Séguin did.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #805 on: August 09, 2008, 01:34:30 PM »
It's the Edinburgh International Festival again :).

I'm particularly looking forward to Król Roger

Mariinsky Opera Company
Valery Gergiev Conductor

Roger Andrzej Dobber
Roxana Elzbieta Szmytka
Edrisi Sergei Semishkur
Shepherd Pavlo Tolstoy

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get hold of Kaspszyk's recording which Maciek and some others recommended so I'll be going into this one completely blind.


Also:

Collegium Vocale Gent
Philippe Herreweghe Conductor

Stravinsky Symphonies of wind instruments
Henri Pousseur Mnémosyne
Stravinsky Mass
Bruckner Mass in E minor

I haven't heard any Herreweghe outside of Bach, but love both the Stravinsky and Bruckner masses.


And a piano recital (oh yeah! 8))

Ivan Moravec

Chopin Two Nocturnes Op 27
Barcarolle in F sharp major
Ballade No 1 in G minor
Janáček  Selection from ‘On the Overgrown Path'
'In the Mists'
Debussy Pour le Piano


And a couple of concerts with the Staatskapelle Dresden (with Fabio Luisi) - a fair bit of Strauss here.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #806 on: August 14, 2008, 08:40:58 AM »
And a piano recital (oh yeah! 8))

Ivan Moravec

Chopin Two Nocturnes Op 27
Barcarolle in F sharp major
Ballade No 1 in G minor
Janáček  Selection from ‘On the Overgrown Path'
'In the Mists'
Debussy Pour le Piano
HUMONGOUS ENVY ALERT. How come Ivan Moravec only performs in hemispheres I don't live in? And why, for that matter, doesn't some record label just give him a studio and a microphone and carte blanche to record anything he wants for as long as he wants?

Incidentally, I just ordered Houston Opera season tickets. Especially looking forward to the beautiful (in both voice and, well, things-other-than-voice) soprano Ana Maria Martinez in Pagliacci and to a terrific young cast in Rigoletto, including a wonderful soprano named Shigamuratova, or something similarly long.

EDIT: Albina Shagimuratova.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #807 on: August 14, 2008, 09:19:10 AM »
EDIT: Albina Shagimuratova.

Really?  ;D

Really (just googled)

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #808 on: August 14, 2008, 09:40:09 AM »
Tomorrow night, at the Mostly Mozart Festival, I'm going to one of the non-Mostly concerts.  ;D

La Passion de Simone
Kaija Saariaho composer (Mostly Mozart debut)
Amin Maalouf text (Mostly Mozart debut)

Dawn Upshaw soprano
Michael Schumacher dancer (Mostly Mozart debut)
Susanna Mälkki conductor (New York debut)
Peter Sellars director
Martin Pakledinaz costume design
James F. Ingalls lighting design
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Mostly Mozart debut)
London Voices (Mostly Mozart debut)

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #809 on: August 14, 2008, 08:09:18 PM »
HUMONGOUS ENVY ALERT. How come Ivan Moravec only performs in hemispheres I don't live in?

Because, from a culture point of view, you live at the end of the world.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #810 on: August 14, 2008, 08:10:26 PM »
Because, from a culture point of view, you live at the end of the world.
Hey! Kinky Friedman is from Texas  ;D

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #811 on: August 14, 2008, 08:10:56 PM »
Really?  ;D

Really (just googled)

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It's Ana Maria Martinez you should be checking twice...

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #812 on: August 14, 2008, 08:11:49 PM »
Hey! Kinky Friedman is from Texas  ;D

As is George Bush. That's not an excuse.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #813 on: August 14, 2008, 08:37:13 PM »
As is George Bush. That's not an excuse.
Kinky conquers all.



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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #814 on: August 16, 2008, 07:33:28 AM »
HUMONGOUS ENVY ALERT. How come Ivan Moravec only performs in hemispheres I don't live in? And why, for that matter, doesn't some record label just give him a studio and a microphone and carte blanche to record anything he wants for as long as he wants?

Incidentally, I just ordered Houston Opera season tickets. Especially looking forward to the beautiful (in both voice and, well, things-other-than-voice) soprano Ana Maria Martinez in Pagliacci and to a terrific young cast in Rigoletto, including a wonderful soprano named Shigamuratova, or something similarly long.

EDIT: Albina Shagimuratova.

Hi Brian - didn't realise you were a Moravec fan as well 0:). If I knew how, I'd make a sneaky recording for you ;D.
Durch alle Töne tönet
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Ein leiser Ton gezogen
Für den der heimlich lauschet.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #815 on: August 16, 2008, 07:45:46 AM »
I just bought my tickets for a Chicago trip in November:  Berg's Lulu at the Lyric Opera, and Mahler's 2nd (Haitink) at the CSO.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #816 on: August 25, 2008, 03:34:43 AM »
Edinburgh Festival

27 August
Staatskapelle Dresden/Fabio Luisi
Richard Strauss Don Juan
Bernhard Lang Monadology II for large orchestra
Richard Strauss Don Quixote

28 August
Ivan Moravec, piano
Chopin Two Nocturnes Op 27
Barcarolle in F sharp major
Ballade No 1 in G minor
Janáček  Selection from ‘On the Overgrown Path'
'In the Mists'
Debussy Pour le Piano

BBC Proms, London

30 August
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Jukka-Pekka Saraste conductor
Nikolai Lugansky, piano
Magnus Lindberg Seht die Sonne
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3
Sibelius Symphony No.1

31 August
Lang Lang, piano
Marc Yu*, piano
 Mozart Piano Sonata No.13 in B flat major, K.333
Rachmaninov Prelude in G minor, Op.23 No.5; Prelude in Bb Major, Op.23 No.2 
Chopin Grand Polonaise in E-flat major 
Schubert Fantasia in F minor for piano duet, D940* 
Debussy Preludes, Book 1 - La fille aux cheveux de lin; Les collines d'Anacapri 
Traditional Chinese Moonlight Reflections; Spring Dance 
Liszt transc. Horowitz Hungarian Rhapsody No.2, S.244

2 September
Berliner Philharmoniker/Sir Simon Rattle
Wagner Tristan und Isolde - Prelude and Liebestod
Messiaen Turangalîla Symphony








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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #817 on: August 26, 2008, 01:16:10 PM »
Ivan Moravec

Chopin Two Nocturnes Op 27
Barcarolle in F sharp major
Ballade No 1 in G minor
Janáček  Selection from ‘On the Overgrown Path'
'In the Mists'
Debussy Pour le Piano


 :'( :'( :'(

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Dear Festival Supporter,

I see from our records that you have booked tickets for Ivan Moravec on Thursday 28 August. I have to inform you that due to ill health Mr Moravec is unable to perform.

Steven Osborne is stepping in and while I like Osborne well enough, Moravec had been the highlight of the season for me. He'd been scheduled to perform a couple of years ago but pulled out of that as well. This is so not my year for piano recitals - first I miss out on Sokolov, now Moravec.

There - another one for good measure :'(

I really hope Moravec isn't seriously ill. He must be well in his 70s.
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Durch alle Töne tönet
Im bunten Erdentraum
Ein leiser Ton gezogen
Für den der heimlich lauschet.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #818 on: August 26, 2008, 02:54:00 PM »
Looking forward to (and excited to get) my subscription tickets to the Philly Orchestra. I understand they're going to be mailed on Friday of this week.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #819 on: August 27, 2008, 08:48:53 AM »
2008/2009 Winnipeg Chamber Music Society concerts :)

September 21, 2008

Haydn - Piano Trio in A flat major, Hob XV:14
Peters, Randolph - Intrada (for string quartet and piano duet)
Beethoven - String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59 (Razumovsky II)

November 16, 2008

Brahms - Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60
Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time

January 11, 2009

Beethoven - String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 (Serioso)
Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96
Beethoven - Piano Trio in B flat major, Op. 97 (Archduke)

March 1, 2009

Haydn - String Quartet in C, Hob III:32 (Sun)
Schubert - Fantasy in F minor for piano duet, D940
Shostakovich - Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57

May 3, 2009

Boccherini - String Trio in D major
Ho, Vincent - Violin Sonata (2008)
Dvorak - Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 87

June 9, 2009

Mozart - String Quartet in B flat major, K458 (Hunt)
Puccini - Crisantemi
Saint-Saens - Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 75

June 11, 2009

Mozart - Piano Quartet in E flat major, K452
Grieg - String Quartet in G minor, Op. 27