RELEASED TODAY, September 30: Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra record Alban Berg, including the Violin Concerto with James Ehnes, for Chandos.

RELEASED TODAY, September 30: Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra record Alban Berg, including the Violin Concerto with James Ehnes, for Chandos.

Originally published on September 13 Andrew Davis isn’t the first orchestrator of Berg’s Opus One Piano Sonata (Theo Verbey did so in 1984) but his recent attempt is very persuasive using a “large” (Davis’s word) orchestra that includes an alto flute and an oboe...
Berliner Philharmoniker – Marek Janowski conducts Robert Schumann’s ‘Rhenish’ Symphony (No.3) and Marc-André Hamelin plays Max Reger’s F-minor Piano Concerto. Live Digital Concert Hall webcast.

Berliner Philharmoniker – Marek Janowski conducts Robert Schumann’s ‘Rhenish’ Symphony (No.3) and Marc-André Hamelin plays Max Reger’s F-minor Piano Concerto. Live Digital Concert Hall webcast.

Saturday, September 24, 2022 Berliner Philharmonie, Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße, Berlin Max Reger’s Piano Concerto (1910, his Opus 114) isn’t heard too often. Not many pianists play it. One such was the late Peter Serkin (see below), and he was following...
Berliner Philharmoniker – Kirill Petrenko conducts Iannis Xenakis’s Empreintes, Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Symphony in One Movement, and Luigi Dallapiccola’s Il prigioniero (The Prisoner). Live Digital Concert Hall webcast.

Berliner Philharmoniker – Kirill Petrenko conducts Iannis Xenakis’s Empreintes, Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Symphony in One Movement, and Luigi Dallapiccola’s Il prigioniero (The Prisoner). Live Digital Concert Hall webcast.

Bernd Alois Zimmermann (1918-70) Saturday, September 17, 2022 Berliner Philharmonie, Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße, Berlin This enticing programme opened with a work by centenary composer Iannis Xenakis, Empreintes (1975), written specifically for eighty-five musicians...
Recuerdos – Augustin Hadelich records Violin Concertos by Britten and Prokofiev with WDR Sinfonieorchester and Cristian Măcelaru for Warner Classics.

Recuerdos – Augustin Hadelich records Violin Concertos by Britten and Prokofiev with WDR Sinfonieorchester and Cristian Măcelaru for Warner Classics.

Premiered in, or associated with Spain, Britten’s Violin Concerto and the Second of Prokofiev make an apt pairing. Augustin Hadelich sets the Spanish scene with the high-wire act that is Pablo de Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy, hits from Bizet’s opera stolen from singers...