Category Archives: MusicReview

Intimate Brahms at Landgren Schonbach Home

A special event for CSO and CCM was held at the gorgeous house of Peter Landgren, Dean of University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music last night. The authentic English Cotswold hosted about 30 patrons to enjoy an evening with the … Continue reading

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World No.1 and China No.1 Orchestras; Beethoven and Bruckner No.7 Symphonies

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and China National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO) both performed in New York last week. Concertgebouw performed in the Carnegie Hall while China National performed at the Lehman Center of Performing Arts in Bronx. Although it is not fair … Continue reading

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Butterfly and Violetta in Munich

A 15-year-old innocent Japanese girl and a famous Parisian courtesan came to Munich at the same time. The Bayerische Staatsoper built a nice Japanese house, a beautiful garden with a long wall with Asian paintings, and a nice wooden bridge … Continue reading

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Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra

As I have told my friends in Asia and the U.S., almost all the symphonic concerts and opera performances in Munich are sold out. There are usually some tickets reserved for students for Munich Philharmonic and Bavaria Radio Symphony Orchestra, … Continue reading

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Shostakovich night – Care or not care

This might not be an easy evening for many people. Shostakovich Symphony No. 14 is more than 50 minutes with little exciting moments, while the 2nd half of the concert, you have 45 minutes of bombastic music, his Symphony No. … Continue reading

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Blomstedt = Bruckner

The last time I saw Blomstedt was in 2010 at Frankfurt when he conducted the Mahler Youth Orchestra performing Bruckner Symphony No. 9. My less mature opinion back then was that he is clear but physically not extremely smooth. With … Continue reading

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Another less satisfying sub for Chailly

As Riccardo Chailly was still not in the best form to conduct, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks invited another conductor for this huge program. David Robertson, an American conductor was brought in to conduct Luciano Berio’s “Rendering” (1989), and Maurice … Continue reading

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