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Grigory Sokolov Dispensed Magic in Frankfurt
To say one witness magic at Sokolov’s concerts is no exaggeration. Only one day after Krystian Zimerman gives a recital in Wuppertal, Grigory Sokolov is to perform in Frankfurt – this opportunity simply cannot be missed, not to mention coincidentally
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Krystian Zimerman in Wuppertal
Anyone who tried to follow Krystian Zimerman’s concerts would agree that it’s a formidable challenge – a limited number of engagements every year, no general manager, and no official website listing his appearances. However, it’s always something to listen to
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Giorgi Gigashvili Wigmore Debut – Original but More Control Needed
Giorgi Gigashvili – 17th Arthur Rubinstein Competition Giorgi Gigashvili made his name by capturing the second prize at the Rubinstein Competition in 2023, where he also garnered his audience with his daring interpretations and commanding stage presence. I’ve been observing
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Lise de la Salle, Rakitina, BBCSO
Death & Fate Met with Uneven Playing
The Barbican Centre witnessed contemplations on death and fate this evening (May 17, 2024). Under the baton of Anna Rakitina, the BBC Symphony Orchestra was set to perform the London premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s The Wrath of God and Rachmaninoff’s
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Alexander Gavrylyuk at Wigmore Hall
Appointed artist-in-residence at the Wigmore Hall for the 2023/24 season, Ukrainian-born Australian pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk stands out as one of the most promising pianists of his generation – I mean, you have to be pretty good to receive standing ovations
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We Must Have Whiskey: Greek National Opera’s Mahagonny
The history of Kurt Weill’s 1930 masterpiece, Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) at the Greek National Opera is an uneasy tale of power and achievement. The first production in 1977 was
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Review: La Gioconda at Teatro San Carlo, Naples
The Frenchman Stéphane Lissner, current Sovrintendente and Artistic Director of the storied Teatro San Carlo in Naples, can be credited with upgrading the program and quality of what was once the leading opera house in Italy. Most importantly, he has
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Opera Rara and Ermonela Jaho
Donizetti Song Project
Named Artist of the Year at the 2023 International Classical Music Awards and Best Female Singer of the Year at the 2024 Oper! Awards, Ermonela Jaho is internationally recognised as one of the greatest operatic artists of our day. By
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