Tag Archives: Rosenblatt Recital

Crouching pianist, hidden baritone: superb Simone Piazzola caught in Liszt ambush

Rosenblatt Recital: Simone Piazzola *** Wigmore Hall, 1st November 2016 Time honoured tradition has it that the pianist in a song recital plays the supporting role, hence the slightly derogatory term “accompanist”. Someone forgot to share that script with Giuseppe … Continue reading

Posted in Concert | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Still reigning: Leo Nucci’s masterly Rosenblatt Recital

Rosenblatt Recital: Leo Nucci **** Cadogan Hall, 13th October 2015 Received wisdom says “it ain’t over till the fat lady sings”. In the case of a Leo Nucci recital, it ain’t over till the Italian baritone’s sung “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata”. Nucci … Continue reading

Posted in Concert | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Still reigning: Leo Nucci’s masterly Rosenblatt Recital

Uneven recital as Carlo Colombara rides to the Rosenblatt rescue

Carlo Colombara: Rosenblatt Recital Wigmore Hall, 4th March 2015 “The show must go on.” Any artist stepping in for another at short notice deserves our gratitude and our understanding. The Rosenblatt Recitals series has suffered more than its fair share … Continue reading

Posted in Concert | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Uneven recital as Carlo Colombara rides to the Rosenblatt rescue

Celeste Aida: Garifullina shines in Rosenblatt Recital debut

Aida Garifullina **** Wigmore Hall, 3rd December 2014 In the opera Boris Godunov, Varlaam, disguised as a monk, sings a drunken song about Ivan the Terrible’s siege of Kazan. The capital of Tatarstan was birthplace to one of the great Russian … Continue reading

Posted in Concert | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Celeste Aida: Garifullina shines in Rosenblatt Recital debut

A tale of two Carmens: Ruxandra Donose’s Rosenblatt Recital

Ruxandra Donose: Rosenblatt Recital *** Wigmore Hall, 6th October 2014 Stepping in for an indisposed Carmen Giannattasio, Romanian mezzo Ruxandra Donose opened (and closed) her Rosenblatt Recital with… Carmen. “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle”, with its intoxicating habanera rhythm, is … Continue reading

Posted in Concert | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A tale of two Carmens: Ruxandra Donose’s Rosenblatt Recital