In Two Minds, Jerry Lu Trio

"In Two Minds" it's an immediate communication that comes from performing for a long time together;they inspire each other.It is true jazz that inhabits the trio;intelligent, sensitive and extraordinarily dynamic jazz.

Musikfest 4: Landscape Studies

Vladimir Jurowski in Berlin © Monika Karczmarczyk, 2019
Mr Jurowski’s ability to highlight the Alpensinfonie’s instrumental depictions without overstating them allowed one to appreciate just how successfully Strauss had been able to integrate his pictorial evocations into a clear, cohesive structure.

Musikfest 3: Trumpets and Drums

Andris Nelsons y  Jean-Yves Thibaudet © 2023 by Peter Fischli/Lucerne Festival
If the programme was held together by few common threads – save perhaps for the prominent trumpet and the moments of heavy drumming shared by the three works – the quality of the performances yielded an evening of constant delights

Arguments from Reason

Dead Centre, Il Teorema di Pasolini © 2023 by Eike Walkenhorst
Among the solid ensemble cast the Odetta of Meechot Marrero and the Lucia of Ángeles Blancas Gulin stood out for the heightened, occasionally frantic passions that they displayed

A House Divided

Loy, Francesca da Rimini © 2023 by Monika Rittershaus
Between Christof Loy’s unsettling staging and a captivating performance of the title role from Sara Jakubiak, the evening provided an ideal introduction to Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini, a work of challenging intensity

Èlia Casanova y La Tendresa crean un aquelarre barroco con 'Plebeyos bailes'

Plebeyos bailes © Juan Peiró
El CD, disponible en todas las plataformas digitales, saca de la clandestinidad a las mujeres en la música popular del Siglo de Oro.

Solid Gold

Miyagi, Mitridate © 2022 by Bernd Uhlig
It was neither the spirited playing of the orchestra, the enthusiasm of the singers, nor even the restrained splendour of the staging that could claim sole responsibility for the success of the production: it was rather the perfect balance between its various elements that transformed this 'Mitridate' into a subtle, stylish, and thoroughly engaging evening

A Family Madness

Tcherniakov, Die Walküre © 2022 by Monika Rittershaus
If 'Rheingold' is a purely mythological spectacular, 'Walküre' marks the beginning of the cycle’s shift in the direction of human drama, and in place of continuous set changes, Mr Tcherniakov devoted his energies to extended scenes examining the passions and madnesses that drive the characters

Musikfest 1: Return to Form

Klaus Mäkelä © 2020 by Harrison Parrott
It was a good weekend for Mahler fans in Berlin.Only two nights after the Berlin Philharmonic kicked off their season with a performance of the Seventh, the 2022 edition of Musikfest Berlin got underway with the Sixth, performed by Amsterdam’s Concertgebouworkest under the direction of their future chief conductor Klaus Mäkelä

Living in the Ice Age

Michieletto, Jenůfa © 2022 by Bernd Uhlig
With a slightly altered cast and musical direction taken over by Thomas Guggeis, the Jenůfa's first public performance was a triumph, placing considerable vocal riches in the service of a thoroughly engrossing drama