Classical Beat: Porter


Posted at 12:50 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Links: Angela Hewitt reviewed, plus a “telematic opera”

From a piano virtuoso to a “telematic opera,” reviews of recent DC concerts.

By Anne Midgette  |  12:50 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Stephen Brookes, Robert Battey, Cecelia Porter, WPAS

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Braun and Meade: a study in contrasting recitals

Reviews of the baritone Russell Braun and the soprano Angela Meade in very different performances at the Terrace Theater.

By Anne Midgette  |  02:34 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vocal Arts DC, WNO, Cecelia Porter

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Review digest: of Lang Lang, Midori, Josh Bell, and more

The last two weeks saw recitals by Andrey Baranov, Paul Huang, Alexandre Tharaud, and I Musici di Roma.

By Anne Midgette  |  12:46 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NSO, Lang Lang, Eschenbach, Battey, Reinthaler, Brookes, Downey, Porter, Jean

Posted at 01:29 AM ET, 09/30/2012

Reviews: Gunn in concert -- and to Philadelphia

The baritone Nathan Gunn gave a WNO recital — but the bigger news is he’s going to be an advisor in Philadelphia.

By Anne Midgette  |  01:29 AM ET, 09/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WNO, Bach Consort, Stephen Brookes, Robert Battey, Cecelia Porter

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Links: Bashmet disappoints, Steinbacher shines, and other recent reviews

A roundup of reviews by Washington Post critics from a busy few days of classical concerts.

By Anne Midgette  |  12:36 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Banno, Robert Battey, Charles T. Downey, Cecelia Porter, Joan Reinthaler

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Links: Reviews of Repin, Chen, and other weekend highlights

The violinist Vadim Repin disappointed; the violinist Ray Chen did not; Francesca Caccini got her moment in the spotlight; and the BSO appeared to mirror the Kennedy Center’s ongoing festival of Central European music.

By Anne Midgette, Stephen Brookes, Cecelia Porter, Robert Battey and Joe Banno  |  12:24 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Classical Beat | Tags:  Stephen Brookes, Cecelia Porter, Robert Battey, Joe Banno

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Links: Maazel and the Vienna Phil are oddly uneven; weekly roundup.

Lorin Maazel and the Vienna Philharmonic offered an oddly uneven program; plus reviews of pianist Roger Wright, cellist Jonah Kim, and a festival of female composers by the Ibis Chamber Music Society.

By Anne Midgette  |  12:14 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Classical Beat | Tags:  Cecelia Porter, Charles T. Downey, Stephen Brookes

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Weekend links: Armenian cellist; Brooklyn Rider

Reviews of the Tchaikovsky Competition winner in recital and the alt-classical string quartet playing vibrato-less Beethoven.

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Categories:  The Classical Beat | Tags:  Cecelia Porter, Robert Battey

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Links: Blomstedt delights at NSO; Emerson Quartet; more

Herbert Blomstedt and the NSO were a highlight in a week that included performances by the Emerson Quartet, the Leipzig Quartet, and the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson trio. The Post’s classical music critics report.

By Anne Midgette and others  |  11:04 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Stephen Brookes, Cecelia Porter, Joe Banno

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Links: Two Orpheuses heard in DC region

Philip Glass’s opera “Orphee” and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Jean-Yves Thibaudet were highlights of the weekend’s classical offerings. Also: Sol Gabetta, the cellist, made her recital debut, and Nordic Voices sang at Dumbarton Church.

By Anne Midgette  |  12:29 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Battey, Tom Huizenga, Cecelia Porter