25th George Enescu Festival – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Vasily Petrenko conducts Enescu’s Second Suite & Brahms’s Fourth Symphony, and Julia Fischer plays Mendelssohn’s E-minor Violin Concerto [live webcast]

25th George Enescu Festival – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Vasily Petrenko conducts Enescu’s Second Suite & Brahms’s Fourth Symphony, and Julia Fischer plays Mendelssohn’s E-minor Violin Concerto [live webcast]

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Romanian Athenaeum, Strada Benjamin Franklin 1-3, Bucharest 030167, Romania Guest Reviewer, Ateş Orga A cultural and spiritual rallying point of Romanian life since it opened in 1888, the neoclassical Athenaeum, a European Heritage site,...
25th George Enescu Festival – Münchner Philharmoniker – Valery Gergiev conducts Enescu’s Second Suite & Brahms’s First Symphony, and Gautier Capuçon plays Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto [live webcast]

25th George Enescu Festival – Münchner Philharmoniker – Valery Gergiev conducts Enescu’s Second Suite & Brahms’s First Symphony, and Gautier Capuçon plays Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto [live webcast]

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 Grand Palace Hall, Ion Câmpineanu 28, Bucharest, Romania Guest Reviewer, Ateş Orga Gautier Capuçon’s big-toned account of Shostakovich’s 1959 E-flat First Cello Concerto written for Rostropovich proved the highlight of this...
25th George Enescu Festival – George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra – Paavo Järvi conducts Romanian Rhapsody #2 & Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony; Hilary Hahn plays Sibelius’s Violin Concerto [live webcast]

25th George Enescu Festival – George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra – Paavo Järvi conducts Romanian Rhapsody #2 & Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony; Hilary Hahn plays Sibelius’s Violin Concerto [live webcast]

Saturday, August 28, 2021 Grand Palace Hall, Ion Câmpineanu 28, Bucharest, Romania Guest Reviewer, Ateş Orga The 25th George Enescu Festival runs until September 26. The scale of the event, established biennially in 1958, is staggering, as much for the quantity of...
A great Symphony: Martinů’s Fourth (1945, premiered in Philadelphia under Ormandy). Here, the late Walter Weller, who recorded the work in Liverpool and Brussels, conducts the Spanish Radio & Television Orchestra, January 2007, Madrid.

A great Symphony: Martinů’s Fourth (1945, premiered in Philadelphia under Ormandy). Here, the late Walter Weller, who recorded the work in Liverpool and Brussels, conducts the Spanish Radio & Television Orchestra, January 2007, Madrid.

Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959) I am intrigued and gratified to note that Martinů 4 has attracted Sir Roger Norrington. On October 30, in the Philharmonie, he conducts it with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, pairing it with Mozart...