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Schumann’s Études & Symphonies with Martha Argerich & Riccardo Chailly

2006 marked the 150th anniversary of Robert Schumann’s death and so a tribute from the city of Leipzig could not be amiss. The composer spent his years of study and early marriage there between 1828 and 1844. The concert by the Gewandhaus Orchestra, conducted by the Kapellmeister of the Gewandhaus, Riccardo Chailly, features Martha Argerich, […]

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Monteverdi Choir | English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner – St John Passion

After performances in recent years of Bach’s liturgical cantatas and St Matthew Passion, John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi ensembles turn to the composer’s other great meditation on the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus. Martin Luther described the Gospel of John as ‘unique in loveliness and, in truth, the principal Gospel, far superior to the […]

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Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem from the Verbier Festival

Gianandrea Noseda’s 2013 account of Verdi’s transcendent Requiem marks one of the most electrifying moments in Verbier Festival history. Soloists Maria Agresta, Daniela Barcellona, Piotr Beczala, and Ildar Abdrazakov deliver spellbinding performances. As do the singers of the Coro Teatro Regio Torino, and musicians of the Verbier Festival Orchestra. Joining together – from the hushed […]

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