Shao-Chia Lü with the Taiwan Philharmonic at Taipeh’s National Concert Hall
American music journalist Richard Ginell took a long trek over the Pacific Ocean to listen to the Taiwan Philharmonic Orchestra at their home, Taipeh’s National Concert Hall.
On 23rd March, the audience had the pleasure to listen to the world-premiere of composer‘s LEE, CHUN-WIE three-movement suite „Picking Up the Sounds of Crops“.
On 30th March, Shao-Chia Lü, Taiwanese music director of the Taiwan Philharmonic Orchestra since 2010, conducted Johannes Brahms Schicksalslied op. 54 and Gustav Mahlers Symphony No. 7 in e-minor. Read Richard Ginell’s impressive reviews of the two concerts:
Javier Perianes has just been announced as ‘Artist of the Year 2019’ by the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA)
The official press-release you'll find here.
Julia Lezhneva - Germanico in Germania - presitigious Diapason d`Or
In its March 2018 issue, the French opera magazine Diapason has awarded the newly released CD "Germanico in Germania" (opera by Nicola Porpora) with their prestigious Diapason d'Or. Julia Lezhneva is as Ersinda important singer of this program.
Lisa Batiashvili: Visions of Prokofiev - Pizzicato
"Lisa Bathiasvili and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin offer an enchanting performance of Prokofiev’s violin concertos. Bathiasvili’s sensitive yet also virtuoso playing has an exciting naturalness which presents both of these wonderful violin concertos not only impeccably, but underlines all their qualities." (9.3.18, Pizzicato)
Best recordings: Giuilano Carmignola
"Virtuoso “violinism” and energising direction notwithstanding, neither Giuliano Carmignola nor Claudio Abbado seems inspired by the B flat Concerto, K207. Nor does slick dispatch do much for the first movement of the D major, K211; but this is not the shape of things to come. Carmignola steps away from neutrality in the succeeding Andante. The music breathes a life of its own as he ardently inflects its phrases to shape the tension and relaxation of his line which – as elsewhere – he also embellishes." This short text is on the Website of Gramophone sounds very good. It´s the best if you enjoy the recording of this magnificant violinconcert.