O. de Kort. Anatomy of Fear: Dutilleux, Diepenbrock, Turnage – Concertgebouw, 14.01.16 (review; bachtrack.com)

H. Dutilleux, Timbres, espace, mouvement, ou la Nuit étoilée – A. Diepenbrock, Im grossen Schweigen – M.-A. Turnage, Three Screaming Popes – Detlef Roth, Baritone – Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – Otto Tausk, Conductor – Concertgebouw, Main Hall, Amsterdam – 14 January 2016 ‘The correlation between music and painting is one of the most interesting and long existing themes in the history […]

Olga de Kort. Paavo Järvi and Baiba Skride join the RCO for Britten and Ravel (review; bachtrack.com)

B.Britten, Violin Concerto, Op.15; M.Ravel, Le tombeau de Couperin, Daphnis and Chloé, orchestral suite no. 2.  – Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Paavo Järvi, Conductor, Baiba Skride, Violin. – Concertgebouw, Main Hall, Amsterdam, 11 December 2015. ‘A debut and a substitution in the same concert: it happens not very often that a debutant plays with another conductor than she or he […]

Olga de Kort. Jakub Hrůša’s striking debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (review; bachtrack.com)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Jakub Hrůša, Conductor, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Violin – Main Hall, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam – 29 November 2015 B.Smetana. Má vlast: Vltava (The Moldau), Šárka – D. Shostakovich. Violin Concerto no. 2 in C sharp minor, Op.129. – L.Janáček. Taras Bulba.   ‘Debuts are not perhaps the most relaxing events with space for spontaneity and […]