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Grigory Sokolov - Live at Esterházy Palace
Haydn & Schubert
Grigory Sokolov (piano)
Sokolov’s manner in Haydn is pointed and detaché, which recalls a harpsichord, but his use of rubato is Romantic, and his dynamic shading takes advantage of the piano’s capacities. This amalgam... — More…
International Classical Music Awards, 2023, Nominated - Solo Instrument
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Rameau: Hippolyte Et Aricie
Reinoud Van Mechelen (Hippolyte), Elsa Benoit (Aricie), Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo (Phèdre), Stéphane Degout (Thésée), Séraphine Cotrez (Oenone), Arnaud Richard (Neptune/Pluton), Eugénie Lefebvre (Diane), Lea Desandre (Pretresse de Diane/Chasseresse/Matelote/Bergère), Edwin Fardini (Tisiphone), Pygmalion,...
The stylish staging…is a busy mix of ancient and modern, and it’s an outstanding show musically. Elsa Benoit as Aricie sets the vocal standard with her gorgeous opening aria; Reinoud van Mechelen’s... — More…
International Classical Music Awards, 2023, Nominated - Video: Opera
Rameau: Les Indes Galantes
Dancers of Eastman, Münchner Festspielorchester, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Freiburg, Ivor Bolton (conductor) & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Stage director and choreographer)
Stylishly played by the Munich Festival Orchestra under Ivor Bolton, the music of Rameau’s episodic exotic fantasy glows brightly in this performance…Dancers of the Eastman weave through the... — More…
The Blu-ray Experience - Opera & Ballet Highlights
Bryn Terfel, Cecilia Bartoli, Anne Sofie von Otter, Jose Cura, Simon Keenlyside & Agnes Letestu, Cecilia Bartoli & Bryn Terfel
Royal Opera House, Paris Opera Ballet, Teatro Real, Glyndebourne, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Drottningholm Theatre, De Nederlandse Opera
Marcel Beekman (Platee), Jeanine De Bique (La Folie), Cyril Auvity (Mercure/Thepsis), Marc Maullon (Momus/Citheron), Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Jupiter), Emmanuelle De Negri (Clarine/Amour), Emilie Renard (Junon), Ilona Revolskaya (Thalie), Padraic Rowan (Mommuss/Satyre), Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Les Arts...
The cast is a strong one, comprising a number of well-known French Baroque specialists...the show is almost stolen by the stunning La Folie (Folly) of Jeanine De Bique, who sings the great ariette... — More…
Anders J Dahlin (Zoroastre), Evgueniy Alexiev (Abramane), Sine Bundgaard (Amélite), Anna Maria Panzarella (Erinice), Lars Arvidson (Zopire/La Vengeance), Marcus Schwartz (Narbanor), Gerard Théruel (Oromasès/Ariman), Ditte Andersen (Céphie)
The Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra and Chorus &...
Christophe Rousset and his forces deliver an excellently paced reading and much of the singing is perfectly judged. Pierre Audi's production, while it moves the cast around efficiently enough,... — More…
New Year’s Eve Concert 2014
The Life I Love
Menahem Pressler (piano)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle
Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie
Ed Lyon (Hippolytus), Christiane Karg (Aricia), Sarah Connolly (Phaedre) & Stéphane Degout (Theseus)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & The Glyndebourne Chorus, William Christie (conductor) & Jonathan Kent (director)
actually the fridge is an appropriate 21st-century metaphor for the frigidity of the goddess...one of the many good things about this production is the way Jonathan Kent and choreographer Ashley... — More…