March, 2011

45 Posts
English Chamber Orchestra – Mozart: Wind Concertos
Oboe Concerto in C, K.314 (Rondo: Allegretto) John Anderson, oboe Ralf Gothóni, conductor English Chamber Orchestra From English Chamber Orchestra – Mozart: Wind Concertos (2004) Released by Avie Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C, K.314 (Rondo: Allegretto) Pure delight! Official website
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Berlioz
Hector Berlioz 1. Symphonie fantastique, op. 14 2. Orchestral works Performed by Willem van Otterloo, conductor 1. Berlin Philharmonic 2. Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux Recorded in 1951 & 1953 Symphonie fantastique, op. 14 (Un Bal – Allegro non troppo)
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St. Thomas Boys Choir (Thomanerchor) – Bach: St. Matthew Passion
One of the groups to perform at the Hong Kong Arts Festival.
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Mozart is music to a microbe’s ears
CLASSICAL music’s ability to stir the soul and lift the spirit is undisputed. But its ability to break down sewage is only just coming to light.
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Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata “Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen” BWV 56 Cantata “Ich habe genug” BWV 82 Performed by Mack Harrell, baritone Robert Shaw, conductor RCA Victor Orchestra and Chorus Recorded in 1958 Cantata “Ich habe genug” BWV 82
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Esa-Pekka Salonen: ‘Start again. That was disgusting’
Esa-Pekka Salonen has extended his tenure with the Philharmonia – but is his Bartók season ill advised?
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Plamena Mangova
Born in 1980, Bulgarian pianist Plamena Mangova is the Second-Prize winner of the 2007 Queen Elisabeth Competition. This award confirms her exceptional talent, which has also been recognised by a prestigious Diapason d’Or de l’Année 2007 for her first CD,
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Alfred Brendel: ‘I am a pessimist who enjoys being pleasantly surprised’
As he is feted with a lifetime achievement award, the peerless concert pianist Alfred Brendel reflects on life two years after retirement – the pleasures of art, going to concerts, the sonatas he still plays at home… and the particular
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