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INTERNATIONAL CONCERT  INDEX  JUNE - JANUARY 2009

Kernis, Beethoven, and Holst :   Gerard Schwarz, conductor, Hyunah Yu, soprano, Paul Karaitis, tenor, Robert Gardner, baritone, Seattle Symphony Chorale, Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 25 & 27.6.2009 (BJ)

 Baroque Tapas: Brandenburg Soloists with Paul Dyer, Artistic Director; Old Masters Gallery, Art Gallery of N.S.W. Sydney, 27.6.2009 (ZT)

Saxå Chamber Music Festival 2009 :  Saxå Bruk, Sweden, 25.6.2009 (GF)

Bach, Schnittke, Schubert, and Prokofiev:Gerard Schwarz, conductor, Midori, violin, Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 18.6.2009 (BJ)

The Opening of Italy's 45th Pontino Music Festival 2009 :Jack Buckley reports from Sermoneta  and Fossanova 27 and 28. 6.2009 (JB)

Chicago Dvořák Festival - Final Program: Patricia Racette, soprano; Philip Cutlip, baritone; Rachel Barton Pine, violin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Chorus, , violin, Sir Mark Elder, CBE, guest conductor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Duain Wolf, Chorus Directory, Symphony Center, Chicago 18.6.2009 (JLZ)

Chopin, Liszt, Sibelius, Ravel: Ivo Pogorelich (piano), Laeiszhalle Hamburg, 14.6.2009 (TKT)

Chicago Dvořák Festival 2009 - American Quintet, The Midday Witch, and Symphony no. 3 : Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Emerson String Quartet [and] Paul Neubauer, viola, Sir Mark Elder, CBE, conductor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Center, Chicago 13.6.2009 (JLZ) 

Schnittke, Brahms-Schoenberg, Ravel, Messiaen, Stravinsky: Munich Philharmonic, Andrey Boreyko (conductor) & Fazil Say (piano), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lothar Zagrosek (conductor), Herkulessaal, Munich 5.6.2009 & 12.6.2009 (JFL)

Musorgsky, Adès, and Stravinsky: David Robertson, conductor, Leila Josefowicz, violin, Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 11.6.2009 (BJ)


Schumann, Schubert:Julia Fischer, violin; Yefim Bronfman, piano; Luis Baez, clarinet; Yun Jie Liu, viola; Peter Wyrick, cello; Scott Pingel, bass. Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 7.6.2009 (HS)

Chicago Dvořak Festival 2009 - Opening Concert: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Janine Jansen, violin, Sir Mark Elder, CBE, conductor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Center, Chicago 7.6.2009 (JLZ)

Mahler, Conus, and Prokofiev: Gerard Schwarz, conductor, Maria Larionoff, violin, Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 6.6.2009 (BJ)

Mozart, Dvořák, and Beethoven: Stephen Bryant and Rachael Pearson, violins, Sayaka Kokubo and Sue Jane Bryant, violas, Rich Eckert, cello, The Island Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA, 5.6.2009 (BJ)

Berg, Schubert: San Francisco Symphony, Julia Fischer, violin; Yefim Bronfman, piano; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 5.6.2009 (HS)


Smetana, Stock, and Rachmaninoff: James DePreist,cond., Joshua Roman, cello, Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 30.5.2009 (BJ)

Verdi, Requiem: Heidi Melton (soprano) Stephanie Blythe (mezzo) Stefano Secco (tenor) Andrea Silvestrell (bass) Ian Robertson (Chorus director) ; The San Francisco Opera Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Donald Runnicles, San Francisco Opera House, San Francisco, 30.5.2009 (PD)

Schubert, Berg: San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Michelle de Young, mezzo-soprano. Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 27.5.2009 (HS)

Schubert, Mozart, Schumann: Lilit Grigoryan (piano), Steinway-Haus Hamburg, 28.5.2009 (TKT)

Hommage à Ligeti : UMZE Chamber Ensemble, Péter Nagy, piano, Zoltán Rácz conductor, Budapest Palace of Arts - Béla Bartók National Concert Hall 26.5.2009 (BM)

Bach/Kempff, Gluck/Kempff, Chopin, Kreisler/Rachmaninov, Wagner/Liszt : Idil Biret piano, Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall 23.5.2009 (BM)

Chopin and Brahms: Lang Lang, piano and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Conductor: Daniel Harding, Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall, May 23.5.2009 (BM)

Vivaldi: Soloists, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Choir; Sydney City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney 15. 5.2009 (ZT)

Mendelssohn, Herrmann, and Tchaikovsky: American String Project, Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 14.5.2009 (BJ)

Mirror of Memory:
soloists, ensemble, Spectrum Dance Theater, Northwest Boychoir, Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 11.5.2009 (BJ)

Purcell, Britten and Shostkovich:
Ian Bostridge (tenor), Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, Symphony Center, Chicago 8.5.2009 (JLZ)

Mozart Dances:
Garrick Ohlsson and Yoko Nozaki, Seattle Symphony Stefan Asbury, cond., Mark Morris Dance Group, Paramount Theatre, Seattle, 1.5.2009 (BJ)

Donizetti, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, and Strauss: Stefan Farkas (English horn), Tianwa Yang (violin), Emily Hindrichs (soprano), Elizabeth Pojanowski (mezzo-soprano), Erich Parce (baritone and narrator), Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 7.5.2009 (BJ) 

Mozart and Berlioz: Imogen Cooper (piano), Matthew Polwnzani (tenor), Tanglewood Festival Chorus, PALS Children's Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis, Symphony Hall, Boston, 2.5.2009 (KH)

J. S. Bach, Schumann and Prokofiev: Martin Stadtfeld (piano), Laeiszhalle Hamburg, 28.4.2009 (TKT)

Ravel, Debussy and Stravinsky: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Susanna Mälkki, Symphony Hall, Boston, 25.4.2009 (KH)

Vaughan Williams, Glière, and Jim Cockey: Corey McKnight (countertenor), Robyn Wells (piano), Jack Koncel (double bass), The Langroise Trio (Geoffrey Trabichoff (violin). David Johnson (viola), Samuel Smith (cello)), Langroise Recital Hall, College of Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho, USA. 25.4.2009 (PSh)

Webern, Mahler and Schubert: Christianne Stotijn (mezzo soprano), Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Center, Chicago 24.4.2009 (JLZ)

Bizet, Poulenc and Vaughan Williams: Paul Jacobs (organ), Nadya Tichman (violin), San Francisco Symphony, Yan-Pascal Tortelier, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 24.4.2009 (HS)

Liszt, Schubert, and Schubert/Liszt: Marc-André Hamelin (piano), Seattle Symphony, Dennis Russell Davies, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 23.4.2009 (BJ)

Antes, Smith, Gershwin and Beach: Stephanie Blythe (mezzo-soprano), Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, presented by San Francisco Performances, Herbst Hall, San Francisco. 23.4.2009 (HS)

Mozart and Schubert: Quatuor Mosaïques, presented by Cal Performances at First Congregational Church, Berkeley, California, 22.4.2009 (HS)

Mozart, Mussorgsky-Ravel: San Francisco Symphony, Lisa Saffer, soprano; Donato Cabrera, conductor; Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 17.4.2009 (HS)

Schumann, Hovhaness and Bartók: Maki Namekawa (piano), Seattle Symphony, Dennis Russell Davies, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 16.4.2009 (BJ)

Bach: St John Passion: Soloists, Choir of St Thomas’s Church, Leipzig, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Georg Christoph Biller, St Thomas’s Church, Leipzig, 10.4.2009 (MB)

 Hubbard  Street Dance and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Xian Zhang, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Center, Chicago 10.4.2009 (JLZ)

Foerster and Haydn: Inga Kalna (soprano), Michelle Breedt (mezzo soprano), Benjamin Bruns (tenor), Carsten Sabrowski (bass), Prague Chamber Choir. Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Gerd Albrecht, Rudolfinum, Dvorak Hall, Prague, 9.4.2009 (GD)

“Vontasia” - Haydn, Chen Yi, Wayan Yudane, Mike Yuen and Mendelssohn: NZTrio (Justine Cormack, violin; Ashley Brown, cello; Sarah Watkins, piano), Capitaine Bougainville Theatre, Forum North, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand, 5.4.2009 (Pse)

Schubert: Winterreise, D911: Thomas Quasthoff (baritone), Daniel Barenboim (piano). Philharmonie, Berlin, 9.4.2009 (MB)

Brahms – Ein deutsches Requiem, op.45: Chen Reiss (soprano), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (baritone), Staatsopernchor Berlin, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 7.4.2009 (MB)

Wagner, Zimmermann, Sibelius and Saariaho:  Karita Mattila (soprano), Anssi Karttunen (cello), Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, David Robertson, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 4.4.2009 (BH)

Boccherini, Mozart, Reger and Glazunov: Ensemble M, Clyde Theatre, Langley, WA, 4.4.2009 (BJ)

Tan Dun, de Falla and Bartók: Lang Lang (piano), Saho Rong (pipa), Munich Philharmonic, Tan Dun (conductor), Philharmonic Hall, Gasteig, Munich 3.4.2009 (JFL)

Last Songs for the King: Peter Tantsits (tenor), International Contemporary Ensemble, Le Poisson Rouge, New York City, 2.4.2009 (BH)

David Diamond, Samuel Jones and Brahms: Ko-ichiro Yamamoto (trombone), Vadim Repin (violin), Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 2.4.2009 (BJ)

Mozart, Satie, Hindemith and Gruber:  David Robertson (conductor and chansonnier), Ward Stare (conductor), Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Zankel Hall, New York City, 3.4.2009 (KKT)

MATA Festival 2009, Concert III: NOW Ensemble, Bing and Ruth.  (Le) Poisson Rouge, New York City, 3.4.2009 (JE)

Bach, St Matthew Passion (Leipzig Concert) :
Soloists, Choir of St Thomas’s Church, Leipzig, Tölz Boys’ Choir, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly (conductor). Gewandhaus, Leipzig, 3.4.2009 (MB)

MATA Festival 2009, Concert II: Sawako, Ne(x)tworks, (Le) Poisson Rouge, New York City, 1.4.2009 (BH)

Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Strauss: Leonidas Kavakos, violin; Enrico Pace, piano; Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle  1.4.2009 (BJ)

Nyman, Mozart and Beethoven :   
Stephen Kovacevich, piano – The Camerata Friends of Music Orchestra, Alexandros Myrat, conductor , Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall, 30.3.2009 (BM)

Ravel, Prokofiev and Stravinsky: Lisa Batiashvili (violin), Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, Symphony Hall, Boston, 28.3.2009 (KH)

Grieg and Bruckner: Gerard Schwarz, conductor, André Watts piano, Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 27.3.2009 (BJ)

Czernowin, Carrick, Hoffman and Lachenmann: Either/Or, Merkin Concert Hall, New York City, 26.3.2009 (BH) 

Mendelssohn, R.Strauss, Ravel: Anja Harteros (soprano), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (conductor), Philharmonic Hall, Gasteig, Munich 26.3.2009 (JFL)

Ravel and Prokofiev:
Louis Lortie (piano), Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, 26.3.2009 (PPLL)

Mozart, Prokofiev, Beethoven and Martinů:
Julia Fischer (violin), Malina Cheryavska (piano), Laeiszhalle, Hamburg, 21.3.2009 (TKT)

Britten, Stravinsky, and Berlioz: Leonard Slatkin, conductor, Julian Rachlin, violin, Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 20.3.2009 (BJ)

Mozart, Bruckner:
Jonathan Biss (piano), National Symphony Orchestra, Herbert Blomstedt (conductor), Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, D.C., 19.3.2009 (RRR)

Beethoven: Ebène Quartet, Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 18.3.2009 (BJ)

Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in New York (III): Gil Shaham (violin), Mariss Jansons (conductor), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Halll, New York City, 15.3.2009 (BH)

Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in New York (II): Ricarda Merbeth (soprano), Michelle Breedt (mezzo-soprano), Michael Schade (tenor), Michael Volle (baritone), Westmintster Symphonic Choir, Joe Miller (conductor).  Carnegie Hall, New York City, 14.3.2009 (BH)

Beethoven:
 Valentina Lisitsa (piano), Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Gaffigan, Symphony Center, Chicago 14.3.2009 (JLZ)

Elgar and Dvořák:
Tasmin Little (violin), Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 12 and 14.3.2009 (BJ)

Nielsen, Mozart and Brahms: Richard Goode (piano), Boston Symphony Orchestra, Herbert Blomstedt, Symphony Hall, Boston, 14.3.2009 (KH)

Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in New York (I): Emanuel Ax (piano), Mariss Jansons (conductor), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 13.3.2009 (BH)

Fauré, Debussy and Ravel: Quatuor Ébène, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 13.3.2009 (RRR)

Shostakovich and Tavener: Joshua Roman (cello), Northwest Sinfonietta, Christophe Chagnard, Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle  13.3.2009 (BJ)

Stravinsky, Elliott Carter and Varèse: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York, 10.3.2009 (BH)

Janáček, Szymanowski, Stravinsky: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Soloists, Pierre Boulez (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York, 9.3.2009 (BH)

Haydn, Bartók, Schubert:
Takács Quartet, with Peter Wyrick, cello. Presented by Cal Performances, Hertz Hall, University of California at Berkeley, 8.3.2009 (HS)

Sibelius, Rakhmaninov and Ives:  Stephen Hough, piano, Stephen Drury, solo piano, Tanglewood Festival Chorus (John Oliver, conductor) Boston Symphony Orchestra, Alan Gilbert (guest conductor), Boston, 7.3.2009 (KH)

Wolf, Joseph Marx, Bruckner: Angela Maria Blasi (soprano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta (conductor), Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, 3.3.2009 (RRR)

Mozart: Taryn Fiebig, soprano; Tobias Cole, countertenor; Andrew Goodwin, tenor; Hans-Georg Wimmer, baritone; Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Choir; Paul Dyer; Sydney City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney, 27.2.2009 (ZT)

Berg, Mahler: Christiane Oelze (soprano), Munich Philharmonic, Daniele Gatti, Munich 26/28. 2.2009 (JFL)

Mozart and Webern: Fazιl Say (piano) and Ensemble Resonanz. Laeiszhalle Hamburg, 25.2.2009 (TKT) 

Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, et al: Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo soprano; Sergio Ciomei, piano; presented by Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, University of California at Berkeley. 22.2.2009 (HS)

Dvořák, Shostakovich: Daniel Müller-Schott (cello), Munich Philharmonic, Yakov Kreizberg, Munich  22. 2.2009 (JFL)

Szymanowski, Schumann, and Shostakovich: Beau Metro Quartet, The Island Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA, 20.2.2009 (BJ)

Musorgsky, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky: Sebastian Klinger (cello), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Sanderling (conductor), Herkulessaal, Munich 20.2.2009 (JFL)

J. S. Bach, Mozart, Armstrong, Debussy, Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Kit Armstrong (piano), C. Bechstein Centrum Hamburg, 20.2.2009 (TKT)

Schubert, Vanhal, and Mozart:  Jordan Anderson (double bass), Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Rossen Milanov, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 19.2.2009 (BJ)

The New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall (II): Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), Lorin Maazel (conductor), New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 18.2.2009 (BH)

The New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall (I): Soloists, New York Choral Artists, Westminster Symphonic Choir, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Lorin Maazel (conductor), New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 17.2.2009 (BH)

Beethoven, Schubert: Grigory Sokolov (piano), Laeiszhalle Hamburg, 17.2.2009 (TKT)

Grieg, Bruch, Stravinsky, Paganini, Tchaikovsky: Yuri Bashmet (solo viola/conductor), Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, 17.2.2009 (PPLL)

Britten, Bach, and Walton: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Julia Fischer, director and violin, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 16.2.2009 (BJ)

Glass, Music in Twelve Parts: Philip Glass Ensemble, presented by San Francisco Performances, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 16.2.2009 (HS)

Bartók, Schumann, Mozart: Takacs Quartet (Edward Dusinberre, Karóly Schranz, violins; Geraldine Walther, viola; András Fejér, cello) with Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; presented by Cal Performances, Hertz Hall, University of California at Berkeley. 15.2.2009 (HS)

Britten, Bach, Walton: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Julia Fischer, violin and director, presented by Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, University of California at Berkeley. 14.2.2009 (HS)

Ravel, Rachmaninoff, and Fauré: Nikolai Lugansky (piano), Joyce Guyer (soprano), Michael Anthony McGee (baritone), Seattle Symphony Chorale, Seattle Symphony, JoAnn Falletta, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 12.2.2009 (BJ)

Stravinsky, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff: Radu Lupu (piano), Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Peter Oundjian, Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, 12.2.2009 (PPLL)

Ysaÿe, Ives, and Brahms: Hilary Hahn, violin; Valentina Lisitsa, piano; Benaroya Hall, Seattle  11.2.2009 (BJ)

Janáček, Dalbavie, Brahms: Ensemble ACJW, Weill Recital Hall, New York City, 10.2.2009 (BH)

Ives and Britten: Voices:  NEC Contemporary Ensemble, Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Gainesborough St, Boston 10.2.2009 (KH)

Keys to the Future - Spotlight on Four-Hand Piano: (various pianists) Mannes College Concert Hall, New York City, 9.2.2009 (BH)

Beethoven, Berlioz : Anna-Caterina Antonacci, soprano, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra , Yannick Nézet-Séguin  (conductor) De Doelen Concert Hall, Rotterdam 8.2.2009 (BvW)

Handel, Grieg, Wolf, Poulenc, Barber, Bizet: Danielle de Niese, soprano; Ken Noda, piano; presented by Cal Performances, Hertz Hall, University of California at Berkeley. 8.2.2009 (HS)

The Cleveland Orchestra in New York (III): Measha Brueggergosman (soprano), Nancy Maultsby (mezzo-soprano), Stuart Skelton (tenor), Raymond Aceto (bass) Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York City, 7.2.2009 (BH)

The Cleveland Orchestra in New York (II): Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York City, 6.2.2009 (BH)

‘Carter in Context’ - Carter and Bach: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Zankel Hall, New York City, 5.2.2009 (BH)

Berlioz, Strauss, Liszt, and Hanson: Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, conductor, Barry Douglas, piano, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 5.2.2009 (BJ)

The Cleveland Orchestra in New York (I): Measha Brueggergosman (soprano), Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York City, 4.2.2009 (BH)

Britten, Brahms, and Moser: Johannes Moser, cello and electric cello; Oksana Ezhokina, piano; Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle  1.2.2009 (BJ)

Kopelman, Saariaho, Kulenty, Vrebalov: Kronos Quartet, presented by Cal Performances, Hertz Hall, University of California at Berkeley. 1.2.2009 (HS)

Bach, Mozart and Jim Cockey:  Soloists, Boise Baroque Orchestra, Daniel Stern, music director; Dawn Douthit, concertmaster. Brandt Auditorium, Nampa Civic Center, Nampa, Idaho. 2.2.2009 (PSh)

Salzburg Mozartwoche (3) – Pintscher, Mozart, and Boulez: Magali Mosnier (flute), Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano), Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Harding (conductor). Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 1.2.2009 (MB)

Gyorgy and Márta Kurtág in New York: Hiromi Kikuchi (violin), Zankel Hall, New York City, 1.2.2009 (BH)

 Eotvos Conducts Kurtag and Ligeti: Peter Eötvös (conductor), Natalia Zagorinskaya (soprano), Katalin Károlyi (mezzo-soprano), Ildikó Vékony (cimbalom), Miklós Perényi (cello), UMZE Ensemble, Amadinda Percussion Group, Zankel Hall, New York City, 31.1.2009 (BH)

Salzburg Mozartwoche (2) – Haydn, Mahler, Debussy, and Mozart: Magdalena Kožená (soprano), Xavier de Maistre (harp), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 31.1.2009 (MB)

Salzburg Mozartwoche (1) – Boulez: Experimental Studio of the Südwestrundfunk Freiburg, Michael Acker and Joachim Hass (sound projection), Hidéki Nagano (piano), Carolin Widmann (violin), Jörg Widmann (clarinet). Solitär, Universität Mozarteum, Salzburg, 31.1.2009 (MB)

 Making Music: Peter Eotvos: Barbara Hannigan (soprano), Brandon Ridenour (double-bell trumpet), Peter Eötvös (conductor and pianist), Ensemble ACJW, Zankel Hall, New York City, 29.1.2009 (BH)

Schumann, Ravel and Scriabin: Barry Douglas (piano), Music–Toronto, 27.1.2009 (PPLL) 

Mozart, Wuorinen, Rossini and Mendelsson: Joyce DiDonato (soprano), Peter Serkin (piano), James Levine (conductor), The MET Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 25.1.2009 (BH)

Haydn, Yoffe, Mansurian: "From the Book of Quartets I", Rosamunde String Quartet,  Historic Auditorium of the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich 23.1.2009 (JFL)

Ives,  Kevin Puts and Dvořák: Miró Quartet, Weill Recital Hall, New York City, 23. 1.2009 (BH)

Frank Martin, Bach, Mozart: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Chorus / Thomas Hengelbrock (conductor), Herkulessaal, Munich 22.1.2009 (JFL)

Seattle Chamber Music Society Winter Festival–Mozart, Beethoven, Lutoslawski, and Brahms: Stefan Jackiw, Amy Schwartz Moretti, and Lily Francis, violins; Richard O’Neill and David Harding, violas; Ole Akahoshi, Bion Tsang, and Toby Saks, cellos; Anton Nel and Gilles Vonsattel, pianos; Sean Osborn, clarinet; Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle  22 & 24.1.2009 (BJ)

Schumann: András Schiff (piano), Laeiszhalle Hamburg, 20.1.2009 (TKT)

Copland, Berg, Brahms, Thomas, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky: Garrick Ohlsson (piano), San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 20 & 21.1.2009 (BJ)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: 48 Songs Without Words, Amir Katz (piano), Gasteig, Munich, 18.1.2009 (BM)

Verdi, Requiem: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Riccardo Muti, conductor, Barbara Frittoli, soprano, Olga Borodina, mezzo-soprano, Mario Zeffiri, tenor, Ildar Abdrazakov, bass, Orchestra Hall, Chicago, 17.1.2009 (BJ)

Beethoven, Brahms: Yuja Wang (piano), Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Edwin Outwater, Center-in-the-Square, Kitchener, Ontario, 17.1.2009. (PPLL)

Ligeti, Debussy, Bartók, R. Strauss: Radu Lupu (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor) Severance Hall, Cleveland, 17.1.2009 (MSJ)

Mozart, Vanhal, Martinů: Stefan Schilli (oboe), Eric Terwilliger (horn), Antonio Spiller and Irina Simon-Renes (violins), Philipp Stubenrauch (double bass), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons, Prinzregententheater, Munich 17.1.2009 (JFL)

Knussen and Mahler: Pinchas Zuckerman (violin), Gustavo Dudamel (conductor), New York Philharmonic, Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, 16.1.2009 (BH)

100 Years -  Elliott Carter and Olivier Messiaen: Da Capo Chamber Players, Merkin Concert Hall, New York City, 15. 1.2009 (BH)

Dallapiccola, Wagner, Elliott Carter and J. Strauss: Grazia Doronzio (soprano), Kate Lindsey (mezzo-soprano), James Levine (conductor), The MET Chamber Ensemble, Zankel Hall 11.1.2009 (BH)

Murail, Mozart, Messiaen and Debussy: Olli Mustonen (piano), Ludovic Morlot (conductor), New York Philharmonic, Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, 10.1.2009 (BH)

Wagner and Schoenberg: Lucy Shelton (soprano), Asher Fisch (conductor), Ensemble ACJW, Paul Recital Hall, The Juilliard School, New York City, 9. 1.2009 (BH)

Wagner and Schoenberg: Ensemble ACJW, Asher Fisch(conductor) Paul Recital Hall, Julliard School, New York 9.1.2009 (CR)

Murail, Mozart, Messiaen and Debussy: Olli Mustonen (piano), New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Ludovic Morlot (conductor) Avery Fisher Hall, New York 8.1.2009 (CR)

Copland, Berg, Brahms: San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor. Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 7.1.2009 (HS)

The Crossing @ Winter:  The Crossing, Donald Nally (conductor), Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, 4.1.2009 (BH)

The Jacques Loussier Trio: Laeiszhalle, Hamburg 4.1.2009 (TKT)

Bach, Szymanowski, R. Strauss, Mussorgsky: Emanuel Ax (piano), Robert Langevin (flute), Philip Smith (trumpet), Sheryl Staples (violin), Lian Wang (oboe), Lorin Maazel (conductor), New York Philharmonic, Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, 3.1.2009 (BH)

Bach, Szymanowski, Strauss, and Mussorgsky: Emanuel Ax (piano), Philip Smith (trumpet), Sheryl Staples (violin), Robert Langevin (flute), Liang Wang (oboe), New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Lorin Maazel (conductor). Avery Fisher Hall, New York, 3.1.2009 (MB)

Beethoven,  Symphonies Nos. 1 and 9: Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, conductor, Ute Selbig, soprano, Michèle Losier, mezzo-soprano, John Mac Master, tenor, Richard Zeller, baritone, Seattle Symphony Chorale, Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 2.1.2009 (BJ)


 

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