Bayreuth Baroque - Julia Lezhneva shines in Carlo il Calvo
The premiere of the Bayreuth Baroque Festival succeeded in September 2020 despite all difficulties under the artistic direction of Max Emanuel Cencic. In N. Porpora's baroque opera "Carlo il Calvo", Julia Lezhneva convinces both the audience and the critics as Gildippe in the Margravial Opera House. The latter did not spare any praise for the Russian soprano.
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The Violin Channel features "Richard Strauss - Cello Sonatas"
The Violin Channel features Raphaela Gromes' latest CD recording "Richard Strauss - Cello Sonatas". The album was released on 14 February by Sony Classical.
Raphaela Gromes has told The Violin Channel: “Richard Strauss’ Cello & Piano Sonata Op. 6 has been an important part of Julian and I’s concert repertoire since 2012, so when we found out that there was an earlier unknown version of the sonata, that is virtually completely different to the one that cellists know and love, we knew immediately we wanted to find it and explore it …” (Link to article)
David Garrett - open air from Verona (2019) on arte
"For over ten years, star violinist David Garrett has been thrilling a worldwide audience with his crossover program of rock and pop songs mixed with classical music. The "Unlimited" tour combines Garrett's greatest hits - played against the impressive historical backdrop of the Roman arena in Verona. David Garrett uses new technologies on this tour to merge music and images into an overwhelming and almost cinematic concert experience," writes arte as an announcement for this extraordinary concert experience. Furthermore, the artist himself has his say in the interview.
Raphaela Gromes presents unknown Strauss Sonata
“Richard Strauss – Cello Sonatas” is the fourth album of Raphaela Gromes and Julian Riem released in February 2020 at SONY Classical. As in her previous albums, Raphaela Gromes presents a world premiere recording with the original version of the Strauss Sonata op.6: "Experts and audiences alike are already talking about a sensation.” (RONDO, 1/2020, Stephan Schwarz-Peters)
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Lezhneva's compelling solo recital debut at Musikverein Wien
Julia Lezhneva gave a convincing solo concert debut at the Musikverein Vienna. "Die Presse" wrote in their article of 13.2. about "stupendous coloratura technique" and "the ability to float pianissimo". Elsewhere it speaks of "weightless phrasing tenderness". Link to the article