Concerts

Sur notre page d'accueil de concerts, vous trouverez les plus grands événements de musique classique programmés dans le monde entier avec les meilleurs orchestres dans les salles les plus prestigieuses. Que vous recherchiez des concerts symphoniques, de la musique de chambre, de la musique chorale ou contemporaine, vous trouverez l'essentiel sur cette page ; agenda, critiques et articles.
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March 2017 Hot List: For members only

Here is your March 2017 Hot List, hand-picked by our editorial team from the wealth of listings (42 pages!) on 'What's On' section.  The listings should begin with your 'home' city – if you have set one as your most usual concert/opera-going city. You can also select other cities as your favourites, so that these should appear next on the list.
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Reviewed in Tokyo

Soul-searching: Sir András Schiff in Tokyo

With thought-inspiring programming, Schiff played the penultimate sonatas of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Schubert.
Reviewed in San Francisco

Gil Shaham thrills with vivacious Barber

Gil Shaham and Juraj Valčuha join the San Francisco Symphony for electrifying performances reminding listeners of the true joy of dialogic music-making and the excitement of high-caliber ensemble collaboration.
Reviewed in Antwerp

Multi-media stress test for Antwerp’s new hall

Overshadowed by its Hanseatic cousin Hamburg, Antwerp recently celebrated the opening of its own new concert hall. In his Symphony no. 2, Wim Henderickx tested the hall's capabilities with a multi-media extravaganza.
Baroque Month

Three festivals for Mr. Handel

Sandra takes us on a guided tour round Germany's major international Handel Festivals: Göttingen, Halle and Karlsruhe.
Insider Guide

Insider Guide: More new seasons, more new listings

The trickle of new season announcements now starts to develop into a flood as more and more opera companies and orchestras announced their 2017-18 line-ups. Here are a few of our highlights from those announced recently.
Baroque Month

Baroque and Early Music Festivals: the 2017 guide

Whether you're looking for Handel, Bach, Monteverdi, Telemann or mix of all of these; whether you like your Baroque music in a grand palace, an intimate chapel or a state-of-the-art concert hall, our 2017 roundup has something for you.
Contemporary focus

A guide to contemporary music festivals

There are plenty of occasions to hear Beethoven's symphonies or Mozart's operas throughout the year. But what about the 21st century repertoire? Contemporary music lovers often find it hard to quench their thirst for new music. Thankfully, some festivals specialise in contemporary music, giving to everyone the opportunity to drink their fill.
Interview

Concert hall acoustics in the 21st century: Interview with Sam Berkow

A pupil of Russell Johnston at Artec, Sam Berkow has been the acoustical designer of performing arts venues and recording studios. He talks to David Karlin about modern acoustics, and his belief that modern performance spaces should support a wide range of performances without acoustical compromise.
Contemporary focus

Keeping the Boulez spirit alive

Daniel Barenboim inaugurated last month the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin. The most interesting feature of the hall lies not in its flowing architecture, but rather in its name: the Pierre Boulez Saal. One year after the French composer death, what is his legacy?
Opinion

Opinion: Beer with Bruckner?

Many composers enjoyed a drop of the hard stuff. But why do classical music venues allow audiences to indulge during concerts?
Contemporary focus

Remembering the legacy of Pauline Oliveros

“Music is a multi-dimensional, dynamic process unfolding as a relationship between an individual or a group of individuals, and sound vibrations.
Concert halls

Opinion: A tale of three cities

Travel broadens the mind. It also opens the ears. For years, I was very happy to hear concerts in London… until I heard halls elsewhere.
Spectacles à venirEn voir plus...

LuganoBBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Weber, Britten, Tchaïkovski
BBC Philharmonic; Juanjo Mena; Julia Fischer

ZürichRavel, Poulenc, Dvořák

Ravel, Poulenc, Dvořák
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Howard Griffiths; Güher Pekinel; Süher Pekinel

LondresFauré Requiem sung by the boys of the London Oratory Schola

Fauré, Vierne, Dupré
Charles Cole; Schola Cantorum of the London Oratory School; Ben Bloor

LondresMayfair Organ Concerts

Haendel
Dexter Kennedy, Orgue

LondresGuastavino, Sor, Seiber, Villa-Lobos

Guastavino, Sor, Seiber, Villa-Lobos
Ashley Blasse; Béatrice de Larragoïti

MuscatBrass instruments presentation

ManchesterTheodora by George Frideric Handel

Haendel: Theodora
Roger Hamilton; John Ramster; Royal Northern College of Music; Bridget Kimak

LondresJoshua Bell in Recital

Beethoven, Brahms, Kernis, Ysaÿe, Rachmaninov, Sarasate
Joshua Bell; Sam Haywood
Critiques récentesEn voir plus...

Le Chœur et l’Orchestre de l’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia menés d’une main maître par Ton Koopman

Pour leur troisième soir de représentation, les musiciens de l’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia et Ton Koopman ont offert au public de l’Auditorium Parco della Musica une performance faite de rigueur et de complicité.

Voyage entre les Etats-Unis et la Russie au TCE

Yannick Nézet-Seguin frappe fort à nouveau, tout est habité, tout prend vie sous sa baguette. C'est cette fois-ci avec l'Orchestre de Rotterdam, dans un programme autour de Bernstein, Gershwin et Rachmninov. 

La Pastorale par Nelsons et le Wiener Philharmoniker, ou la sublimation du fantasme de la Nature

Orchestre Philharmonique de Vienne et Andris Nelsons : après un Concerto pour violoncelle de Dvořák dont on ne ressent que difficilement la ferveur organique, la Pastorale de Beethoven vole très haut au-dessus des vallées pittoresques.

L'Orfeo lumineux et contrasté des Arts Florissants

Après avoir entrepris d'interpréter l'intégralité des madrigaux entre 2011 et 2015, Les Arts Florissants menés par Paul Agnew poursuivent leur travail autour de l'oeuvre de Monteverdi en proposant une lecture de l'Orfeo enrichie par une distribution lumineuse, toute désignée pour le répertoire.

La nécessité du risque dans Prokofiev : Abdel Rahman El Bacha et l'orchestre Pasdeloup

L’Orchestre Pasdeloup revient à la Philharmonie dans un programme varié qui mêle la musique de Kaija Saariaho à Prokofiev et Beethoven. Au pupitre, le chef ukrainien Mykola Diadiura, avec le pianiste Abdel Rahman El Bacha.

Joyce Didonato, reine de la nuit Genevoise !

Joyce Didonato a offert à Genève un récital splendide offrant son art du chant qui aura globalement mis en valeur son timbre chaud avec néanmoins quelques réserves concernant sa vision de Didon de Berlioz dont elle prendra le rôle prochainement à Londres. 

Britten porté brillamment par Charles Dutoit à Genève

Charles Dutoit à la tête de l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande et de la Zürcher Sing-Akademie aura illuminé les noirceurs du « War Requiem » de Britten d’un art abouti des transitions et des ambiances. Portés par sa baguette, les artistes sur la scène du Victoria Hall auront permis un voyage serein dans des terres qui pourtant regorgent de chausse-trappes. 

Martin Fröst et Andris Poga captivants à l’Auditorium de Lyon

Pour les clarinettistes, le concerto de Mozart constitue sans hésitation le classique des classiques. D’où la difficulté pour ses interprètes d'y glisser un vent de fraîcheur. Difficulté dont Martin Fröst fait fi : car il est de ces musiciens qui ne se sentent à l’aise que dans un univers sonore minutieusement construit et extrêmement personnel.
Lieder Month

The delicate art of song

Undeservedly, Lieder recitals have a rarefied, old-lace aura that can scare off potential fans. Far from being remote and understated, their intimate nature closely connects singers with their audiences.
Interview

Follow my Lieder: Anna Lucia Richter

„Einfach ins kalte Wasser springen!“ Anna Lucia Richter spricht über die Welt der Lieder und den Einstieg ins Lied-Hören.
interview

Follow my Lieder: Karen Cargill

Scottish mezzo Karen Cargill shares her thoughts on programming, musical partners and how the audience can approach Lieder recitals. 
Valery Gergiev

Opinion : Un fracas et un murmure

Quelques salutations du bout des doigts, trois petits fours et le voilà parti.... Valery Gergiev mérite-t-il vraiment les critiques à l'égard de sa direction du London Symphony Orchestra ?
Mozart in Bogotá

Bogotá es Mozart : une expérience unique

Le festival Mozart à Bogotá a été une expérience unique pour notre éditeur. Cet incroyable festival a culminé lors d'un concert où 1300 personnes se sont entassées dans une petite église pour entendre la musique du maître autrichien.
Nielsen 150

A look at Carl Nielsen’s Maskarade

An exploration of Nielsen's Maskarade – rarely performed, but Denmark's national opera. 
film music article

Italian Cinema and the age of Nino Rota

Rota's film scores repeatedly found the right colour against which his directors' images could dazzle.
film music article

Silver screen scores in the concert hall

Orchestras increasingly perform concerts of film music and we were interested to discover how popular these were and if their approach to playing – and recording – such music is in any way different to standard concert repertoire.
film music article

Scoring for Spain: The film music of Alberto Iglesias

The cinematic world consists of two types: those who believe that continually recasting from a favoured coterie of actors can endanger suspension of disbelief, and those who do not. 
Opinion

Opinion: A tale of three cities

Travel broadens the mind. It also opens the ears. For years, I was very happy to hear concerts in London… until I heard halls elsewhere.
Interview

Follow my Lieder: Venera Gimadieva

Hailed as ‘the new voice of Russia’ and the star of the Bolshoi Theatre, soprano Venera Gimadieva talks about singing song recitals as part of our Lieder series.
interview

Follow my Lieder: Roderick Williams

Baritone Roderick Williams is a leading song recitalist, a regular at London's Wigmore Hall and makes his North American recital debut in February with a unique performance of Schubert’s Schwanengesang in New York's Park Avenue Armory. 
featured article

Oui, je suis un critique !

Conséquence de la saga du ‘Dumpygate’ autour des réactions au Chevalier à la rose de Glyndebourne, le monde de la critique a fait l'objet d'un nouvel attrait. Faisant de l'incident un prétexte à la ‘Battle of Ideas’ , un débat sur la valeur de la critique musicale et le rôle qu'elle joue, je me suis laissé porter par la curiosité et ai assisté au Saturday Free Stage event du Barbican.
Sibelius 150

Sibelius’ Silence?

On 26th December, 1926, Walter Damrosch and the New York Symphonic Society gave the première of Tapiola, a tone poem depicting the forest spirit of the Kalevala. No-one knew thatTapiola would turn out to be the composer’s last major work...
Sibelius & Nielsen 150

Nordic twin peaks

An analysis of the Violin Concertos by Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen as we celebrate their 150th anniversaries. 
Film music article

Scoring psychological portraits: Herrmann and Hitchcock

Herrmann’s core philosophy of scoring film music was not to provide music to accompany the action of the film, but rather to paint a psychological portrait or arouse a compelling atmosphere.
film music article

Writing music for silent films

The 1925 silent version of The Phantom of the Opera was on the menu. Except this time it featured music from beginning to end.
film music article

British classical composers writing for film

When ‘talkies’ first started to spread their wings in the mid 1930s, a need for orchestral scores to accompany the increasing visual ambitions of the films was identified. So, who was to write this music?
Critics' poll

Chailly et le Berliner Philharmoniker : le choix de la critique.

Quel est le meilleur orchestre et le meilleur chef d'orchestre au monde selon les professionnels de la critique musicale ? Le vote organisé par Bachtrack révèle le top 10 dans chaque catégorie.
Interview

Follow my Lieder: Miah Persson

Swedish soprano Miah Persson talks about the world of lieder and the art of putting together a song recital. 
interview

Follow my Lieder: Mark Padmore

Tenor Mark Padmore joins in our 'Follow my Lieder' series and discusses performing with surtitles and how new audiences can approach Lieder recitals. 
On Demand Service

Bachtrack On Demand

Stream live and archived events at the Royal Academy of Music
Search for archived (“On Demand”) or live broadcast events from world famous orchestras and venues such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Academy of Music and Met Opera.
Nielsen 150

Celebrating the Wind Music of Carl Nielsen

An exploration of the wind music – concertos and chamber music – of Carl Nielsen.
Sibelius 150

Sibelius' Symphonies 1 & 2: A violinist’s perspective

An overview of Sibelius' first two symphonies from the perspective of an orchestral violinist. 
Film music article

Korngold: Music for Hollywood

Korngold was one of the great, if not the greatest, composers for film and his style became synonymous with what came to be expected from a Hollywood film score.
film music article

Scoring Shakespeare: from silent film to modern adaptation

In the late 1890s, Shakespeare's plays became a popular source for films and remained one throughout the 20th century. Here's a brief journey through time and some of the most popular films.
film music article

Musique de film à la française

Au dictionnaire des noms de compositeurs ayant écrit pour le cinéma : Ibert, Milhaud, deux Georges (Auric et Delerue) et deux Maurice (Jaubert et Jarre), entre autres.