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February 23, 2010

February 23, 2010

Filed under: Books — Administrator @ 8:35 pm

Neil Gaiman went to Alabama

February 17, 2010

February 17, 2010

Filed under: Gerald Finley,Ian Bostridge,Music,Nikolaj Znaider — Administrator @ 12:17 pm

Wednesday November 10, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday November 11, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday November 13, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

New York Philharmonic

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Carolyn Sampson, Soprano
Alice Coote, Mezzo-Soprano
Allan Clayton, Tenor
Gerald Finley, Bass-Baritone
New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director

New York: Thursday December 2, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday December 4, 2010, at 8 p.m.

Tuesday December 7, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn

New York Philharmonic

Sir Colin Davis, Conductor
Dorothea Röschmann, Soprano
Ian Bostridge, Tenor

New York: Thursday December 9, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.


Friday December 10, 2010, at 8 p.m.


Saturday December 11, 2010, at 8 p.m.

ELGAR Introduction and Allegro

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425, “Linz” (1783)

ELGAR Violin Concerto

New York Philharmonic
Sir Colin Davis, conductor
Nikolaj Znaider, violin


Los Angeles: Thursday April 14, 2011, 8 p.m.

Friday April 15, 2011, 8 p.m.

Saturday April 16, 2011, 2 p.m.

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky, conductor

Nikolaj Znaider, violin

Elgar: Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Capucon brothers play Brahms at Wigmore Hall, review–telegraph.co.uk

February 14, 2010

Nikolaj Znaider

Filed under: Music,Nikolaj Znaider — Administrator @ 10:33 pm

Elgar: Violin Concerto





CD,

amazon.co.uk

“Nikolaj Znaider’s concert schedule in 2010 reaches its climax at the Barbican on November 10, when he plays Elgar’s Violin Concerto on the 100th anniversary of the first performance, with the orchestra of the premiere, the LSO, using the 1741 Guarnerius del Gèsu played on that occasion by the commissioner and dedicatee of the work, Fritz Kreisler. The conductor will be Colin Davis, with whom Znaider gave the concerts in Dresden last June from which live recordings were taken. The results are magisterial.”–from review by Hugh Canning, The Times, 5 stars

“Occasionally, a recording comes along which radically changes a great piece: Nikolaj Znaider’s amazing account of Elgar’s Violin Concerto is revolutionary. Its marketing pitch is that Znaider plays the same violin that Kreisler used for the premiere a century ago, but his approach abandons tradition for total freshness and rethinking. His playing is phenomenally precise, electric in its impact (listen to those triple-stopped chords and piercing top notes in the finale), perhaps lacking some warmth. The Dresden Staatskapelle and Colin Davis give gloriously idiomatic support; the open question is how truly Elgarian is Znaider’s very 21st-century virtuosity?”–Nicholas Kenyon, The Observer, guardian.co.uk

February 8, 2010

February 8, 2010

Filed under: Books — Administrator @ 5:39 pm

“‘Auntie Mame’ Prevails as Improbable Best Seller in Italian Market,” New York Times, January 28, 2010

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