Saturday, August 19, 2017
Just in, from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Conductor Kirill Petrenko unfortunately has had to cancel his concerts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra on 14, 15 and 16 June for health reasons. The orchestra is very grateful to conductor Cristian Macelaru for stepping in on such short notice. He will make his debut with the orchestra. The programme will undergo a few changes. Instead of Symphonia Domestica by Richard Strauss, the orchestra will perform Death and Transfiguration by the same composer, followed by Richard Wagner’s Overture to Tannhäuser. The programme before the intermission will remain unchanged: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24, K. 491, featuring Radu Lupu.
Venue: Carnegie Hall, New York City Date: May 9 at 8:00 PM Philadelphia Orchestra performs Bernstein, Mozart, and Schumann Even while conducting “The Flying Dutchman” at the Met, Yannick Nézet-Séguin still makes time for his orchestra’s third and final Carnegie Hall performance of the season. The program features works that in their own way are as storm-tossed as Wagner’s opera: Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 (“Jeremiah”), featuring the excellent mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, with the amazing soloist Radu Lupu; and Schumann’s Second Symphony.
Javier Perianes (Harmonia Mundi) Javier Perianes revealed to the Guardian that his most memorable live concert experience was hearing the great Romanian pianist Radu Lupu playing Schubert’s Sonata in B flat major, D960. He said he would “never forget that emotion from the very first to the very last note”. Now he has recorded the same sonata – Schubert’s last – and made his own very personal account of its huge emotional scope. Related: Facing the music: Javier Perianes Continue reading...
Music director Andris Nelsons has four weeks of concerts coming up, four weeks of the highest talent. Mitsuko Uchida plays a Mozart concerto as prelude to a Bruckner symphony. Radu Lupu makes one of his rare appearances. Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Tchaikovsky and Takemitsu. Kristine Opolais features in Mahler 4, in a concert that also features Leif Ove Andsnes. When did the NY Phil last have a music director or manager who could summon such a concentration of talent and such a focus of content?
Genrikh Neuhaus was the outstanding piano teacher in Soviet Russia. His pupils included Sviatoslav Richter, Emil Gilels, Yakov Zak, Tikhon Khrennikov, Alexei Lubimov, Radu Lupu and… Lidia Fikhtengoltz. Still going strong. Her last reported concert was in Moscow, three years ago.
HarrisonParrott has announced the death of Terry Harrison, its co-founder. Terry formed the agency in 1969 with Jasper Parrott and a batch of young artists, mostly drawn from their former employer Ibbs&Tillett. Terry broke out in 1988 to start his own agency with Radu Lupu, Sir Andras Schiff and a few others s clients. He shut the agency two years ago. Where Jasper was brash, Terry was convivial and amusing. He leaves behind fond memories.