Joshua Bell with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, at David Geffen Hall. Credit: Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times

César Franck’s Sonata in A Major

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Performances
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Every now and then there are those memorable moments. In late March, I was invited to a such a very special musical evening in New York. The day after the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major (Op.35) at David Geffen Hall, there was a small cocktail reception at the … Read More →

The Bach Collegium Japan was founded in 1990 by Masaaki Suzuki. Photo credit:

Teleporting Bach – The Japan Bach Collegium in NYC

Posted by on Dec 24, 2015 in Performances
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Originally, I had planned on publishing this post right after the actual concert on November 7th at Zankel Hall (part of Carnegie Hall, NYC). As it often happens I had to shelve it until now – when I am finally stuck on a plane for 12 hours and due to the simply unfathomable fact that … Read More →

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center – Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Performances

Having just returned home from David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, I had to take a few moments to relax. One doesn’t simply come home after a Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto and goes about daily business. Tonight’s program started off with The Isle of the Dead, which Rachmaninoff wrote with inspiration from the work of a … Read More →