The BBC Concert Orchestra has extended the tenure of Anna-Maria Helsing as its Principal Guest Conductor until 2024. She conducts four programmes per season. On 6 September 2021 Helsing gives her debut with this orchestra at BBC Proms.
Florian Helgath conducts the Zürcher Sing-Akademie with music by Alfred Schnittke, Josef Rheinberger, Charles Hubert Parry, Knut Nystedt, Giuseppe di Bianco and Burkhard Kinzler on 11 June, 19:30 at Rheinau Klosterkirche. The video is available afterwards yet. Here the link: https://www.sing-akademie.ch/concerts.php
Sony Classical | deutsche harmonia mundi releases the first album of Dorothee Oberlinger and Edin Karamazov with their highly acclaimed programme for recorder and lute by J.S. Bach on 11 June.
Grete Pedersen and The Norwegian Soloists' Choir lately received the renowned Spellermann Prize for their album Lament (compositions by Lars Petter Hagen, Nils Henrik Asheim and Arne Nordheim) on BIS Records.
The French Piano Trio played from June 24 to 27, 2014 in four concerts the triple solo part of Beethoven's Concerto with the Schleswig-Holstein Symphony Orchestra.
The Flensburger Tagblatt wrote about the concert: "In ... the piece the three young musicians were focusing hearable on the delicate magic sound and a witty team play, in which they were feeding each other lines"
(Christoph Kalies, 27.06.2014).
Antony Hermus gave a highly acclaimed debut at the Aalto Theatre Essen with Madame Butterfly in June. The Music Director of the Anhaltisches Theater captured lately also the attention with his direction of the new productions of Lady Macbeth of Mzensk and Tosca in Dessau.
The famous trumpet star had been on tour in June 2014 at festivals and Open air concerts in Trondheim, Harstad, Hardanger and Lofoten island performing his programme "Musical Landscapes" with his jazz band.
Latvian conductor Kaspars Putniņš and the Netherlands Radio Choir have recorded Rachmaninov’s "All-Night Vigil" op. 37 for BIS Records: "A wonderful legato is unfold,
elegant, ruled lines, added by a closed vertical quality: it is impressive how compact and safe chordal effects are set…The recording is very compelling, especially in the elegant ability to fine difference (www.klassik.com, Matthias Lange, 31.05.2014).Read more
A concert performance of Francesco Cilea’s opera L’Arlesiana with Fabrice Bollon and the Freiburg Philharmonic has been released by cpo records: "The eruptive, French music of Puccini’s contemporary develops a maximum of suggestive power by the Music Director of Freiburg, Fabrice Bollon. Bollon elicits a passion and Italianità of the orchestra playing with a high quality and conciseness and prominently set up in all sections. The interpretation is especially touching at its lyrical and pastoral character (Badische Zeitung, Alexander Dick, 26.04.2014).
Peter Sadlo has won huge plaudits for his interpretation of Ferran Cruixent’s percussion concerto Focs d’Artifici with several orchestras, lately with the Staatsorchester
Darmstadt: "The 'Magic Fountain' in the middle movement gives the soloist the opportunity to prove his sensitivity. With much more energy the drum fire in the third movement starts, whose hot rhythms refer to a Catalan festival. Peter Sadlo’s increase in tempo is intoxicating until the work in the end concludes in a bell ringing apotheosis" wrote the Darmstädter Echo.Read more