This San Francisco Symphony release proves to be a fitting send-off for music director Michael Tilson Thomas; there’s much to admire in the Seattle Symphony’s playing of Carl Nielsen’s first two symphonies; fiery energy from both violinist Arabella Steinbacher and the excellent Münchener Kammerorchester make their new disk a gem.
Two Mahler symphony entries: one is above average, the other a disappointment. Violinist Arabella Steinbacher delivers a first-rate and strongly recommended disc.
Hindemith and Britten could hardly have asked for more committed advocates than Steinbacher, Jurowski, and the RSOB.
New CDs from three outstanding musicians: pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout, violinist Arabella Steinbacher, and cellistMaya Beiser.
The highlights of the month include appearances by star performers Joshua Bell, Stefan Jackiw, Jorge Luis Prats, and Arabella Steinbacher.
I had always thought of January as a musically quiet month, but looking over the concerts I wanted to see, I realized how it is at least as great a month for concertgoing as any other in Boston. I am betting each of the concerts I listed here will be superb. By Susan Miron. January […]