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Posted at 11:48 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Links: Gheorghiu disappoints, Bronfman impresses, and other classical reviews

When I went to review Angela Gheorghiu’s recital at WNO — her debut with the company, no less — I thought it was going to be substantially more exciting than it was. It was certainly entertaining, but not necessarily good.
Angela Gheorghiu sings in Vienna last month — turning in, by all accounts, a better performance than she gave in Washington on Saturday night. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (LISI NIESNER - REUTERS)

Joe Banno attended what was evidently a stunning concert by Yefim Bronfman on Friday night.

Charles T. Downey had a busy weekend, first covering the Jerusalem String Quartet at Wolf Trap, and then checking out the young pianist Benjamin Grosvenor (who just released a new CD with Decca).

In Baltimore, Samantha Buker heard and saw the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra perform Einhorn’s Voices of Light, the Joan of Arc oratorio.

And on Sunday, Joan Reinthaler heard the Nordwest Deutsche Philharmonie, with the cellist Amit Peled, at George Mason University.

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Categories:  The Classical Beat | Tags:  Charles T. Downey, Joan Reinthaler, Joe Banno, Samantha Buker

 
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