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EMI Classics & Virgin Classics: Fall 2009 Preview

Joyce DiDonato: Colbran –
Rossini’s Muse

Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano

Orchestra e Coro
dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia / Edoardo Müller

CD and downloads available
October 6 from Virgin Classics (contact: 21C Media Group)

After her best-selling and critically acclaimed
recording of Handel arias – Furore,
the solo debut disc that launched her new exclusive relationship with Virgin
Classics – Joyce DiDonato turns to the music of Rossini, the composer with whom
she is most closely associated. 
The dazzling American mezzo-soprano has been described as “A superstar
in the Rossini repertory” (Chicago Tribune) and, in its review of her Carnegie Hall appearance in January 2009
with James Levine and the Met Orchestra, Opera News answered the question “Is Joyce DiDonato the world’s
best Rossini singer?” with the observation: “That title certainly seemed hers
by sovereign right.”  It continued,
“Her phrasing was silky, her timbre rich and glowing, and her ornaments were
impeccably stylish and utterly beguiling. 
Most impressive was DiDonato’s combination of immaculate technical
control with an air of wild, unstoppable joy.  This was truly a moment to treasure from an artist who is at
the very top of her game.” 

“To make a recording of Rossini arias is a true dream
for me,” says DiDonato.  “His works
have been hugely responsible for giving me the opportunity to break into this
crazy opera world, and they have given me such incredible joy on the
stage.  I wanted to take this
wonderful opportunity to show the wide, surprising range of his compositions.  He was incredibly inspired by his wife,
Isabella Colbran – the reigning, supreme diva of her day – and to explore some
of the nine roles he wrote for her. 
I think it will afford wonderful insight into how a composer is inspired
by a particular muse, to hear how
Isabella ignited incredibly creative forces in him.  She was widely hailed in her relatively short career for her
incredible range – not only vocal, but dramatic too – and that will be evident
here as we explore the heartbreaking pathos of Desdemona, the hopeful triumph
of Semiramide, and the unleashed power of Armida.”

The program also includes two arias from La donna
del lago
, which DiDonato is
scheduled to sing over the coming seasons in Geneva, Paris, Milan, and London –
the role of Elena, written for the soprano Colbran, was a great success in the
1980s for DiDonato’s idol, fellow high mezzo Frederica von Stade.  Apart from Rosina’s “Una voce poco fa,”
available as a digital-only bonus track from iTunes, the other arias on the CD,
from Otello, Semiramide, Armida,
Maometto II,and Elisabetta regina d’Inghilterra, were also composed for Colbran.

Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1; Brahms: Violin

Sarah Chang, violin

Dresdner Philharmonie / Kurt Masur

CD and downloads available October 6 from EMI
Classics (contact: 21C Media Group)

An exclusive EMI Classics artist for nearly two decades, violinist Sarah
Chang teams up with Kurt Masur and the Dresdner Philharmonie on a new recording
pairing Brahms’s epic concerto with Bruch’s Concerto No. 1.  Chang calls Masur her “musical
godfather,” having worked with him since she was ten years old.  Twenty years after first learning the
Brahms Concerto, and after studying the concerto with Masur extensively for
several years, Chang decided to commit the seminal work to disc, pairing it
with Bruch’s popular G-minor concerto, which she describes as one of her

Following Chang’s performance of the Bruch G-minor with London’s
Philharmonia in May, MusicWeb International reported, “Chang went all out for the piece, singing
her lines lovingly and bringing a special feel to the work, as if seeing the
music anew.  The slow movement was
especially heart rending, the solo line soaring above the orchestra as if in
ecstasy.”  Chang will perform the
work – as well as the Brahms concerto – extensively in the US, Europe, and Asia
in coming seasons, including a Bruch performance in Los Angeles on March 11 and
a Brahms one in Fort Worth on May 7–9.

Brahms: String Quartet No. 1; Piano Quintet

Ebène Quartet

Akiko Yamamoto, piano

CD and downloads available October 6 from Virgin
Classics (contact: 21C Media Group)

Last season, the Paris-based Ebène Quartet made huge waves with
much-discussed live performances in the US and with its debut recording for
Virgin Classics, an all-French album featuring quartets by Debussy, Ravel, and Fauré.  For its second release for the label,
the Ebène offers an all-Brahms program,
pairing the composer’s String Quartet No. 1 with his Piano Quintet.  Japanese pianist Akiko Yamamoto joins
the quartet for the latter.  When the five musicians played the
piece together in London in 2006, the Independent reported, “This talented group
wound up their concert with a brilliant performance of Brahms’s Piano Quintet
in F minor, with the piano acting as a firm anchor, while the strings sang
their hearts out.  Come back soon.”

On his popular blog, The Rest is Noise, Alex Ross called the Ebène’s
all-French album “outstanding,” while Time Out New York reported, “Even in a scene
chock-full of excellent young groups, the Ebène
Quartet stands out for the intensity of its performances and its striking sonic
range, as heard on a recently released Virgin Classics CD nicely filled with
exacting, atmospheric accounts of quartets by Fauré, Debussy, and Ravel.”  The Ebène also stirred great excitement
with a sung encore and instrumental improvisations on “Some Day My Prince Will
Come” at New York’s [Le] Poisson Rouge and elsewhere, and with a YouTube video
capturing them playing “Misirlou,” a tune made famous by surf guitarist Dick
Dale and its inclusion in the film Pulp Fiction:

The Ebène return to the US this season for concerts in eight cities
including Los Angeles (Feb 14), Miami (Feb 17), and Washington DC (Feb 23).

Brahms: The Symphonies

Berlin Philharmonic / Simon

CD and downloads available
October 6 from EMI Classics (contact: Mariko Tada / EMI Classics)

On the heels of a critically-acclaimed recording of
Brahms’s beloved Requiem, which won both a Grammy and a Gramophone Award, Simon
Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic turn to the composer’s four symphonies,
which Rattle and the orchestra recorded in concert at Berlin’s famed
Philharmonie in autumn 2008.  In
response to the live performances, a critic for Die Zeit observed, “Simon Rattle has finally dared to tackle Brahms with
the Berliner Philharmoniker.  He
combines Furtwängler’s monumentality with Karajan’s beautiful sound.”  Following a Rattle/BPO performance of
Brahms’s Third at London’s BBC Proms in September 2008, Andrew Clark, writing
for the Financial Times, called
it “the most beautiful performance of this work I have heard, radiating a
profundity that was not lost on a rapt Proms audience.”

Discussing these recordings and performances of the
Brahms symphonies, Sir Simon agreed that Brahms is very much at the center of
the Berliner Philharmoniker’s sound and style of playing.  “Of course, the works were newly minted
when the Orchestra was [being born] – in the first three years of the
Orchestra’s history, they played all of them.”  He also described the particular sound of Brahms, “steeped
in the German ethos, the idea of the forests, and the sound of horns coming
from a distance, even the forest colors,” and confirmed that performing these
works with the Berliner Philharmoniker, which has been hailed as the world’s
greatest Brahmsian orchestra, “gives you a possibility of colors that you have
almost nowhere else.”

Simon Rattle and the BPO will perform a cycle of
Brahms’s four symphonies at New York’s Carnegie Hall in November (11–13), as
well as programs featuring Brahms’s symphonies in Chicago (No. 2 on Nov 16),
Ann Arbor (Nos. 3 and 4 on Nov 17), San Francisco (No. 1 on Nov 20; No. 2 on
Nov 21), and Los Angeles (No. 1 on Nov 23; No. 2 on Nov 24).  A preview of the project is available

Verdi: Requiem

Anja Harteros, Sonia Ganassi, Rolando Villazón,
René Pape

Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia /
Antonio Pappano

CD and downloads available
October 6 from EMI Classics (contact: Mariko Tada / EMI Classics)

Following the release of his critically acclaimed recording of Madama
Music Director Antonio
Pappano returned to the Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di
Santa Cecilia in January 2009 for performances of Verdi’s spectacular Requiem, with stellar soloists Anja Harteros, Sonia Ganassi,
Rolando Villazón, and René Pape. 
EMI Classics microphones were on hand to record the concerts.

Reviewing one of the performances, Hugh Canning wrote in London’s
Sunday Times
, “To hear Italians in
this great music is nearly always a special treat.  It is in their blood, and their native empathy, combined
with the discipline of Pappano’s American and northern European training, made
for a gripping occasion, a performance of enthralling beauty and visceral
thrills.”  Mya Tannenbaum of
Italy’s Corriere della Sera said,
“It was certainly an unforgettable emotional journey. … Pappano was more
emotional than ever but controlled, a great master of contrasts and silences.”

the words of Antonio Pappano, himself born to Italian parents, “This is a Requiem written by an Italian and I
think Italians’ relationship to religion is explosive, full of temperament,
full of fear… . And the specter of being punished, of sins – it sounds like an
opera I’m describing. … I love doing this piece here in Rome with an Italian chorus
and an Italian orchestra, and they have an innate sense of what this music is
about, how to bring it to life. 
They really know what the words mean.  They have lived what it is to be religious or spiritual in
Italy.”  Pappano discusses the
work, and the new recording, in great detail in a September 2009 cover story
for Gramophone magazine.

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
– 20th Anniversary Edition CD/DVD

Nigel Kennedy, violin

CD/DVD and downloads
available October 6 from EMI Classics (contact: Mariko Tada / EMI Classics)

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nigel Kennedy’s
landmark recording of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, EMI Classics presents the 20th
Anniversary Luxury Edition.  The
set includes the original recording, award winning film, images not previously
issued, memorabilia, and a specially written account of the unfolding event.

Nigel Kennedy’s recording was released on September 25, 1989 on vinyl,
cassette, and CD and went on to become the biggest selling classical album in
the illustrious history of EMI. 
Beginning with sessions in November 1986 in the Church of St
John-at-Hackney, London, it was a recording that would achieve unprecedented
public and media attention.  It
wasn’t until March 1989, after the slow movements had been recorded, that the
master was completed.  Vivaldi’s
work, twelve movements in short three-minute bursts, was tailor-made for
commercial radio.  It was the first
time that commercial pop marketing techniques had been used in the classical
world and the first time that Kennedy was unleashed on the media.  The album went on to sell over two
million copies around the world, topping the UK Classical chart for over a
year, reaching number three in the UK Pop Album Chart, and entering the
Guinness Book of Records as the bestselling classical recording ever.

“Fifth Beatle” George Martin said in 1989, “Nigel Kennedy’s version of
the Four Seasons” is like a
breath of fresh air which is bound to blow away a few cobwebs around this well
known work.  It is sure to appeal
to the young people.  A thrilling

Mad Scenes

Natalie Dessay, soprano

CD and downloads available
October 20 from Virgin Classics (contact: Mariko Tada / EMI Classics)

The great French soprano Natalie Dessay has wowed audiences in recent
seasons with a number of spectacularly sung portrayals of great and often
unhinged bel canto heroines. 
“You’d be mad to miss it,” proclaimed the striking poster for the
opening production of the 2007-08 season at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.  The image on the poster featured
Dessay, waif-like and wild-eyed, in a wedding dress and in character as
Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor,
opera’s quintessential mad heroine. 
Such soprano characters who go insane are a prominent feature of 19th-century
opera, providing composers with opportunities to write virtuosic and often
adventurous music to express the wanderings of the poor heroines’ minds.  With Mad Scenes, listeners can hear Dessay in some of the most
dramatic moments from her recorded discography, with six riveting scenes by two
Italian composers, two French composers, and one (satirizing) American.

The program features mad scenes from both the French and Italian
versions of Donizetti’s most famous opera (Lucie de Lammermoor and Lucia de Lammermoor), as well as portrayals of Bellini’s Elvira from I
, Ophélie from Thomas’s Hamlet, and Meyerbeer’s Dinorah, from Dinorah, or Le pardon de
Adding a special and fiery spice
to the mix is Dessay’s hilarious rendition of “Glitter and Be Gay,” Cunegonde’s justly popular showpiece from Leonard
Bernstein’s Candide, which she
recorded live at the EMI centenary concert at Glyndebourne.

Among Dessay’s key engagements in the new season is one of the featured
roles on the album, Ophélie from Ambroise Thomas’s Hamlet, which she will perform at New York’s Metropolitan
Opera from March 16 through April 9.

Leif Ove Andsnes and Robin Rhode: “Pictures

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Schumann: Kinderszenen

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; video materials and other
visuals by Robin Rhode

Deluxe CD/DVD set, CD, and downloads available
November 3 from EMI Classics (contact: 21C Media Group)

The celebrated Norwegian pianist Leif Ove
Andsnes devotes much of his 2009-10 season to “Pictures Reframed,” a project
with South African artist Robin Rhode. 
At the heart of this collaborative work is Mussorgsky’s Pictures at
an Exhibition
, which
Andsnes plays while Rhode’s illustrations and films, inspired by the piece, are
projected onto a specially designed stage set; Schumann’s Kinderszenen and a new work by Thomas Larcher,
written for the project and inspired by animations by Rhode, are also integral
to the performance.

EMI will release a deluxe CD/DVD version
of the project that contains the audio recording of Andsnes playing Mussorgsky’s
Pictures at an Exhibition and other Mussorgsky works, as well as Schumann’s Kinderszenen, and a DVD comprised of a “Making Of”
documentary by Norwegian Television (NRK) as well as a live preview performance
of the work filmed in Risor, Norway in June 2009; the CD will also be available
separately.  The artists have been
developing “Pictures Reframed” for several years with the generous underwriting
of Norway’s StatoilHydro, the project’s commissioning sponsor.  Lincoln
Center, New York is the commissioning arts institution.

The international “Pictures Reframed”
tour opens with world-premiere performances at New York’s Lincoln Center (Alice
Tully Hall) in November (Nov 13 and 14), and continues to many cities
throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.  Leif Ove Andsnes comments: “Modest Mussorgsky’s famous suite – Pictures
at an Exhibition
– of 1874 is one of the most demanding pieces for solo piano.  It proved so experimental that, over
the years, hundreds of artists have taken the work as a starting point for new
interpretations.  Robin Rhode and I
have joined forces and embarked on our journey: a new approach… . It’s an
amazing adventure, and not without risks, but hopefully they are risks worth

Leif Ove Andsnes and Robin
Rhode discuss their work-in-progress with NPR’s Robert Siegel in an “All Things
Considered” feature, archived at the following link:

Schubert: Moments musicaux, D.780; Four Impromptus, D.899; Allegretto in C minor, D.915

David Fray, piano

Available November 3 from Virgin Classics
(contact: 21C Media Group or Mariko Tada / EMI Classics)

Following his first two widely-praised albums from Virgin Classics, the
first – thought-provokingly – pairing music by Bach and Boulez, the second a
release of Bach keyboard concertos, the charismatic young French pianist David
Fray turns to the music of Schubert. 
The new recording features some of the Austrian composer’s most poetic
works: the six Moments musicaux,
D.780, the four Impromptus,
D.899, and the Allegretto in C
minor, D.915.  David Fray has many
times expressed his deep partiality for the great Austro-German
repertoire.  He once explained, “If, over my life, I can play all
the works of Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Haydn, Brahms, and Schumann, then I shall
be very happy!”

A recital by Fray at London’s Wigmore Hall yielded this report at the
review website MusicWeb International:

“Fray, on the evidence of this recital alone, is a very
important pianist… . Clichés concerning French musicians, not least pianists,
die hard, but the only thing Gallic about Fray’s performance was his
appearance.  Indeed, if one closed
one’s eyes during the two Schubert impromptus, one might have guessed at least
‘school of’ Wilhelm Kempff.  In his
program notes, Jonathan Burton likened the C-minor Impromptu to ‘taking the
tune for a walk,’ which was just how it sounded here.  Fray’s alertness to harmonic motion ensured that we were in
safe hands with regard to the walk’s direction, whatever its diverting twists
and turns.  Voice-leading was
excellent, though never in a self-consciously ‘individual’ way.  The Erlkönig triplets were
ominous but never melodramatic; this was an impromptu, not an aspirant
sonata movement.  And the way in
which the music died away – an especial strength of Fray’s performances
throughout the recital – was truly magical, testament to his powers of touch
and phrasing.”

This season, Fray will
perform Ravel’s Concerto in G with the New York Philharmonic (Dec 3, 4, 5, and
8) and Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony (May
5, 7, and 8).

Chopin: The Complete Waltzes

Ingrid Fliter, piano

Available November 3 from EMI Classics
(contact: 21C Media Group)

Reviewing Ingrid Fliter’s all-Chopin debut album for EMI Classics, Gramophone wrote that the Gilmore Award-winning Argentinean
pianist was “Clearly born for Chopin,” and noted, “Her playing is a marvel of
the most refined fluency and affection… . Fliter will make lesser pianists
wonder at her effortless musical grace and unfaltering command.”  Now, as music lovers worldwide prepare
to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birthday in March,
2010, Fliter returns to the composer’s music with her second solo album for the
label, this time recording the complete waltzes.

Fliter was silver medalist at
Warsaw’s Chopin Competition in 2000, and she describes Chopin as the composer
who speaks most clearly to her. 
She observes, “[His music] is like looking into a kaleidoscope of human
life.  He concentrates all his
ideas, all his creative energy, in a very short space of time.  He creates a whole world in each little
piece.  It wouldn’t be an
overstatement to say that if it had not been for Chopin’s music I would not
have been born.  My mother noticed
my father for the first time while he was playing some Chopin waltzes during a
party!  I have a vivid memory of
being a child and of Chopin’s music, performed by Arthur Rubinstein, playing
everywhere – in the living room, in the kitchen, in the car.  So I grew up loving Chopin’s music and
accepting it as part of my everyday life.”

autumn 2009 recitals in Boston, Milan, London’s Wigmore Hall, and elsewhere, feature
an all-Chopin second half, including a group of waltzes.  Her winter/spring 2010 recital program
for performance in, among others, New York, Michigan, and Chicago’s Orchestra
Hall, has an all-Chopin first half, including waltzes.

Pyrotechnics – Vivaldi Arias

Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano

Europa Galante / Fabio Biondi

CD available November 3 from
Virgin Classics
(contact: Mariko Tada / EMI Classics)

Vivica Genaux, star of Virgin Classics’ complete recording of Vivaldi’s
opera Bajazet, follows her 2006
solo recital of Handel and Hasse with a brilliant new program of Vivaldi arias,
some never before recorded.  The
featured arias, teaming Genaux with Fabio Biondi and his Europa Galante, come
from a dozen or so operas and include five arias never before recorded.

The balmy lagoon of Venice is a long way from the chill waters of
America’s northernmost state, but Alaska-born mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux now
lives near La Serenissima, and Antonio Vivaldi, the city’s emblematic composer,
figures prominently in her repertoire. 
Gramophone called her
performance in Bajazet “a
show-stopping display.”  Reviewing
her disc of bel canto arias, Time Out New York observed, “Genaux might be the most exciting singer
in the world.  Sinewy but lithe,
her voice encompasses a wine-rich chest register, juiced up with just enough
testosterone to keep things interesting, as well as luminous high notes that
would do many a soprano proud.  Her
Italian is crisp and peppery, and she rips through pages of runs and
embellishments with jaw-dropping ease.”

Handel: Messiah

Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury

of Ancient Music

DVD available November 3 from EMI Classics (contact:
Mariko Tada / EMI Classics)

George Frideric
Handel died on April 14, 1759.  To
commemorate the momentous occasion of the 250th anniversary of his
death, the world-renowned King’s College Choir, Cambridge performed his beloved
oratorio, Messiah, on Palm Sunday
2009 (April 5) under the direction of Stephen Cleobury, in the magnificent
surroundings of King’s College Chapel, one of the jewels of Britain’s cultural
and architectural heritage.  The
concert, which teamed the choir with soloists of the Royal Opera House (Ailish
Tynan, soprano; Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano; Allan Clayton, tenor; and Matthew
Rose, bass) and the Academy of Ancient Music, was broadcast live via satellite
to cinema screens around the world and was issued on CD and for digital
download in the spring.  That
performance will appear this fall on a new live DVD release from EMI Classics.


reviewed the CD release quite favorably, beginning cheekily with the
observation, “It’s not just rock groups that rush-release live albums,” and
concluding, “Stephen Cleobury’s interpretation ticks all the boxes, with choir
and orchestra impeccably balanced, and soloists glowing.”  Additional cinema screenings of this
commemorative performance are also planned for the fall.


Special EMI Classics Announcement

Lanceron Is Appointed Artistic Advisor to Nice Opera, France

EMI Classics is pleased to announce
that Alain Lanceron, President of Virgin Classics and Director of EMI Classics
France, has been appointed artistic advisor to the Nice Opera by the city of
Nice and its mayor, Christian Estrosi. 

Lanceron, a native of Nice, has long
been an influential figure very much involved in the cultural life of the city
and region, and he will be responsible for the opera’s artistic program. His
activities at EMI Classics and Virgin Classics will remain unchanged. 

This appointment reflects and continues
Alain Lanceron’s many professional and personal contributions to classical
music in France, including his involvement as President of the Marseille-based
CNIPAL (a professional training program for singers) and of the annual French classical
music awards “Les Victoires de la Musique”.

Eric Dingman, President, EMI Classics
Global, said: “This appointment is an honour for Alain and for EMI
Classics, which recognises Alain’s long-term contribution to classical music
internationally and to the establishment of EMI and Virgin’s great roster of
talented artists and legacy of recordings.”

Alain Lanceron comments: “The Nice
Opera is the place where I first discovered my love of opera as a child.  I am excited and grateful for the opportunity,
in turn, to support an institution that has meant a great deal to me. I am
confident that my work for the opera house will be complementary with and
mutually beneficial to my ongoing commitment and responsibilities at EMI.”


EMI Classics and
Virgin Classics: Artists on Tour – Fall 2009


Yang recital at Krannert Center (Urbana, IL)

11 and 12

Fliter: Schumann with Colorado Symphony (Denver, CO)

17, 19, and 20

Fliter:  Chopin Piano Concerto No.
2 with Houston Symphony (Houston, TX)


Montero: Recital at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

25 and 26

Montero: Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue and Williams Air and Simple Gifts with Indianapolis Symphony
(Indianapolis, IN)


Balsom: Trumpet and organ recital at Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL)

Oct 3 – Nov
4; Nov 7

Joyce DiDonato: Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di
at the
Metropolitan Opera (New York, NY)


Montero: Recital at Bass Hall (Fort Worth, TX)


Montero: Recital at Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN)


Montero: Recital at Alys Robin Stephens Performing Arts Center (Birmingham, AL)

22, 24, and 25

Fliter: Beethoven Piano Concerto with Silicon Valley Symphony (San Jose, CA)


Fliter: Recital at Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY)


Fliter: Boston recital debut at Jordan Hall (Boston, MA)

Nov 5

Joyce DiDonato: New York City Opera Gala Concert

Nov 10

Xuefei Yang: Recital in Benaroya Hall (Seattle, WA)

Nov 11–13

Simon Rattle and Berlin Philharmonic: Brahms Symphony
cycle at Carnegie Hall (New York, NY)

Nov 13

Xuefei Yang: Recital in Herbst Theatre (San
Francisco, CA)

Nov 13 and 14

Leif Ove Andsnes and Robin Rhode: World premiere of
“Pictures Reframed” at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (New York, NY)


Daniels: Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice at Atlanta
Opera (Atlanta, GA)

Nov 15

Xuefei Yang: Recital at Willamette University (Salem,

Nov 16

Joyce DiDonato: Recital in Herbst Theatre (San
Francisco, CA)

Nov 16

Simon Rattle and Berlin Philharmonic: Brahms Symphony
No. 2 and other works at Symphony Center (Chicago, IL)

Nov 17

Simon Rattle and Berlin Philharmonic: Brahms
Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)

Nov 18

Leif Ove Andsnes and Robin Rhode: “Pictures Reframed”
at University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC)


Montero: Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467

Nov 20

Leif Ove Andsnes and Robin Rhode: “Pictures Reframed”
at Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center (Washington, DC)

Nov 20 and 21

Simon Rattle and Berlin Philharmonic: Brahms Symphony
No. 1 (Nov 20) and Symphony No. 2 (Nov 21) at Davies Hall (San Francisco, CA)

Nov 22

Leif Ove Andsnes and Robin Rhode: “Pictures Reframed”
at Cullen Hall (Houston, TX)

Nov 23 and 24

Simon Rattle and Berlin
Philharmonic: Brahms Symphony No. 1 (Nov 23) and Symphony No. 2 (Nov 24)

Nov 26 –
Dec 16

David Daniels: North American tour with Les Violons
du Roy includes Handel’s Messiah (Dec 11) and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (Dec 12) at New York’s Carnegie
Hall and Messiah
performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles (Dec 15 and 16)

Nov 29 – Dec 19

Joyce DiDonato: Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di
at Los
Angeles Opera (Los Angeles, LA)


Angelich:  Brahms Piano Concerto.
No. 1 with Philadelphia Orchestra (Philadelphia, PA)

3, 4, 5, and 8

Fray: Ravel Piano Concerto in G with New York Philharmonic (New York, NY)

4 and 5

Fliter: Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 with Cincinnati Symphony (Cincinnati, OH)

For further information contact:

Glenn Petry, 21C Media Group:        (212)
625-2038,  [email protected]

Mariko Tada, EMI Classics:               (212)
786-8964,  [email protected]

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