Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Novembre musical à Paris

My selection of events (classical music and opera) to see this November 2010 in Paris.

Salle Pleyel

  • Tue 2: New York Philharmonic lead by Alan Gilbert. Program: Strauss, Wagner and Brahms
  • Wed 3: ONC Toulouse conducted by Tugan Sokhiev, with Nicholas Angelich on piano. Program: Rachmaninov, Ravel/Mussorgsky 
  • Thu 4: Orchestre de Paris; Paavo Järvi conducting and Elisabeth Leonskaya on piano. Program: creation of "Silhouette" by Arvo Pärt, Grieg, Sibelius' #2 
  • Fri 5: Bryn Terfel and his "Bad Boys" recital, accompanied by the Münchner Rundfunkorchester and with Gareth Jones conducting. 
  • Sat 6: Modern/Contemporary music freaks will have their share of Schönberg and Montovani. Ensemble modern Orchestra conducted by a great Peter Eötvös 
  • Sun 7: Orchestre de Paris and Elisabeth Leonskaya will perform the works by E. Grieg 
  • Tue 9: Yund Li -- piano recital: extra-talent zone!!! 
  • Fri 12: SWR Sinfonieorchester conducted by Sylvain Cambreling will make you discover a work composed by Helmut Lachenmann, in addition to the Bruckner's Third.  
  • Sun 14: London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Colin Davis and with Nikolaj Znaider (violin). Program: Mendelssohn Symph. #3, and a violin concerto by Brahms 
  • Wed 24 and Thu 25: Orchestre de Paris conducted by J-C. Spinosi, with Maria-João Pires on piano, plus a cool group of singers for two evenings with Haydn and Mozart 
  • Fri 26: Kammerorchesterbasel lead by Paul McCreesh will accompany Angelika Kirchschlager. Program: Schubert, Brahms 
  • Sat 27: Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France conducted by Alan Gilbert to perform my favorite piece by Arnold Schönberg: Pelléas et Mélisande, plus the lieder by Zemlinsky sung by Yvonne Naef 
  • Tue 30: Porpora, Vivaldi and Pergolesi by The English Concert conducted by Harry Bicket, and with Anna Caterina Antonacci and Sara Mingardo

      Théatre des Champs-Elysées

      • Wed 3, Fri 5, Sun 7, Tue 9: New production of Orlando by Handel [dir-David McVicar, cnd- Emmanuelle Haïm] with a priori a very good cast: Sonia Prina, Lucy Crowe, Henriette Bonde-Hansen, Nathan Berg, and Stephen Wallace 
      • Thu 4: Hagen Quartet to perform music by Janacek, Haydn and Schubert 
      • Mon 8, Fri 12: ¡Mexico! -- Rolando Villazon and Bolivar Soloists  
      • Thu 11: Otello by Rossini in concert conducted by Evelino Pido and with the cast: John Osborn, Anna-Caterina Antonacci, Dmitry Korchak, Marco Vinco, Jose Manuel Zapata et al.  
      • Sat 13: London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski to perform Beethoven's Symph.#3, and with Julia Fischer a Violin Concerto by Shostakovich
      • Thu 18: Marie-Nicole Lemieux - recital of arias from the French opera
      • Tue 23: Wiener Philharmoniker and Christian Thielemann perform all the Symphonies by Beethoven: #4 & #5
      • Wed 24: Wiener Philharmoniker and Christian Thielemann perform all the Symphonies by Beethoven: #6 & #7
      • Thu 25: Kristjan Järvi will conduct Orchestre Natonal de France. Progr: Adams, Stravinsky and Rachmaninov
      • Fri 26: Hélène Grimaud - recital (Mozart, Berg, Liszt, Bartók) 
      • Sat 27: Wiener Philharmoniker and Christian Thielemann perform all the Symphonies by Beethoven: #1, #2 & #3 
      • Sun 28: Wiener Philharmoniker and Christian Thielemann perform all the Symphonies by Beethoven: #8, #9
        Cast: Annette Dasch, Piotr Beczala, Mihoko Fujimura, Robert Holl 
      • Mon 29: Alcina in concert. Les Musiciens du Louvre lead by Marc Minkowski and the superb cast: Anja Harteros, Vesselina Kasarova, Véronica Cangemi... 
      • Tue 30: Grigory Sokolov - recital (Bach, Brahms, and Schumann)

        Théâtre du Châtelet

        • Mon 1: Valery Gergiev will lead the Mariinsky Orchestra in a performance of The little hump-backed horse by Rodion Shchedrin [opera-ballet -- all Mariinsky cast] 
        • Tue 2:  Valery Gergiev will lead the Mariinsky Orchestra in a performance of Enchanted wanderer by Rodion Shchedrin [opera -- all Mariinsky cast]


        Opéra national de Paris - Opéra Bastille

        • Wed 3, Sat 6, Tue 9, Thu 11, Mon 15, Thu 18, Sun 21, Wed 24: Le Nozze di Figaro, a revival of the 40 years old production [dir Giorgio Strehler (RIP), cond Philippe Jordan] Cast: Ludovic Tézier, Barbara Frittoli, Ekaterina Syurina, Luca Pisaroni, Karine Deshayes... 
        • Tue 16, Fri 19, Mon 22, Thu 25, Sun 28: Mathis der Maler, at last a new production at Opéra Bastille [dir- Olivier Py, cnd-Christoph Eschenbach] Cast: Scott Mac Allister, Matthias Goerne, Melanie Diener, Svetlana Doneva, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Thorsten Grümbel...

        Opéra Comique 

        • Sat 6: Emmanuelle de Negri and Paul Agnew to sing excerpts from Armide/Armida by Lully, Handel and Haydn, accompanied by Orchestre Français des Jeunes Baroque
        • Mon 29, Tue 30: revival of an opera by Lully, Cadmus et Hermione [dir- Benjamin Lazar, cnd- Vincent Dumestre] Cast: André Morsch, Claire Lefilliâtre, Arnaud Marzorati, Isabelle Druet...

        Cité de la Musique 

        • Fri 5: Nada Strancar sings Brecht/Dessau    
        • Sun 7: Music by Weill by Damals un Heute and Paul Kaufmann, Christian Hilz and Stephen Bronk 
        • Wed 10: Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France conducted by HK Gruber and with Florian Boesch & Reiner Trost singing 
        • Sat 13: Ensemble intercontemporain lead by Peter Rundel and with Dagmar Manzel singing. Progr: Hindemith, Weill, Eisler, H.Goebbels  
        • Fri 19: Les Arts Florissants conducted by Jonathan Cohen to perorm Aci, Galetea e Polifemo by Handel. Cast: Jaël Azzaretti, Christopher Purves, Delephine Galou   
        • Sat 27:  Bruno Mantovani conducts Ensemble intercontemporain. Progr: Rihm, Dafourt, Kourliandski, and Mantovani 
        • Tue 30: Piano recital by Mikhaïl Rudy - Stravinsky & Mussorgsky

          Musée du Louvre

          • Mon 8: Guy Braunstein, Michael Barenboim (violin) and Karim Saïd (piano) conducted by Daniel Barenboim will perform pieces by Stravinsky and Berg (with Patrice Chéreau narrating) 
          • Tue 9: Variation on the Wesendonck Lieder staged by Patrice Chéreau and with Waltraud Meier singing
          •  Wed 24: Elisabeth Leonskaya - recital of selected sonatas by Beethoven

          Musée d'Orsay

          • Tue 30: Malin Christenson (announced as a new talent) will sing the songs by Brahms, Strauss, and Wolff, with Simon Lepper on piano

          Salle Gaveau
          • Wed 3: Sergey Khachatryan and the Nairi Quartet. Prog: Violin Sonata #2 by Bach, and the Armenian miniatures by Komitas 
          • Mon 15: Mark Padmore will sing Die Schöne Müllerin in company of Till Fellner on piano. 
          • Thu 18: Vesselin Stanev - piano recital (Bach, Liszt) 
          • Sat 20: Brigitte Engerer - piano recital (Liszt, Lamartine) 
          • Sun 21: Zhu Xiao Mei - piano recital 
          • Wed 24: Nemanja Radulovic and Susan Manoff - Piano and Violina Sonatas by Beethoven 
          • Mon 29: Topi Lehtipuu & I Barocchisti conducted by Diego Fasolis - Vivaldi program


          OK, this time no pic from Paris but a few from Amsterdam since they are well in sync with the autumnal mood in November:

          Read what they sell... and a middle-aged woman studying the details.

          Bongs in all sizes and shapes, pouches of many different blends of weed (with various flavors too), and more...
          This is the place where you can find the best Flemish fries. It's called Manneken Pis and yes - it means what you think it means ;) .... Only, it refers to this statue 

          This one is simply a pretty photo of the autumn spreading in Amsterdam

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