These, in chronological order, are the performances that most stubbornly refused to quit me as the year went on. The Metropolitan Opera swept in with a true gala performance: this Cilea potboiler, in a straightforwardly sumptuous David McVicar production conducted by a spirited Gianandrea Noseda. Anna Netrebko was commanding yet tender in the title role, one of her best parts to date.
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Gramophone Wednesday, May 22, Read the review Download from Qobuz. These works are rarely recorded — or indeed, performed — which makes this coupling, full of wit, charm and fine playing, all the more valuable. Imaginative and inventive throughout, alive to textural detail, Leonard Elschenbroich and Alexei Grynyuk offer an engaging and beautifully played exploration of these sonatas. Colin Currie is at the summit of percussion performance today, and an interpreter of great instinct of the music of Steve Reich.
Passion, New and Old
I promised myself I would find a track on this solemnly glittering set to highlight other than the obvious: the mighty Chaconne from the Second Partita. But here we are. As throughout the album, his touch is mistily veiled one moment, glinting copper the next. Proof: a Cavatina that sings with divinity and yet with humanity; that neither wallows in beauty nor looks the other way; that, put frankly, is eight perfect minutes. Nelson is back with another immaculate account of a Berlioz masterwork. Two stars have returned as well: Michael Spyres as Faust and Joyce DiDonato as Marguerite, with a touching blend of hope and sad beauty in this lieder-like aria. Besides being a composer, Mr. Bermel is a formidable clarinetist who in his early days played jazz and funk.
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