Unless you count Hoffmeister’s Magic Flute (which one shouldn’t, obviously) this is Classical Explorer’s second post on Mozart's masterwork, his opera Die Zauberflöte: previously, we had a look at David McVicar’s production at Covent Garden. A recent performance of Zauberflöte under Christophe Rousset at the Gstaad
Gstaad Menuhin Festival: Vivaldis Tod in Wien: Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin); Il Giardino Armonico / Giovanni Antoninni. Saanen Church, Saanenland, Switzerland, 26.08.2022 Vivaldi Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV 157 Enescu Impressions d’enfance, Op. 28 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in C, RV 191 Sciarrino Capriccio for Solo Violin No.
This is Classical Explorer's second complete cycle of Sibelius Symphonies - the first was Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra on BIS. Klaus Mäkelä's Sibelius is characterised by its intelligence and its clarity, two qualities that work in tandem with Sibelius’ core qualities of structural rigour and craggy expression. This
It was a pleasure to catch up with Pierre-Laurent Aimard during last year's Berlin Festival and to talk about his recording of Beethoven's “Hammerklavier Sonata,” which he has coupled with the “Eroica Variations”. The “Hammerklavier” has a massive reputation amongst pianists and non-pianists alike. Is he, I wonder, attracted to