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Charm and Elan

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Ingrid Fliter
and the Cleveland Orchestra,
heard by LAWRENCE BUDMEN

 

There is a special chemistry between Vladimir Ashkenazy and the members of the Cleveland Orchestra. Ashkenazy first led the Clevelanders in 1983 and for seven years (1987-1994) was the orchestra's principal guest conductor. With other ensembles, Ashkenazy's conducting can be inconsistent but with the Cleveland Orchestra, he produces stellar music making. This writer has heard mesmerizing Ashkenazy-Cleveland versions of Shostakovich's sprawling 8th Symphony and Elgar's deeply moving 1st Symphony. Ashkenazy and the Cleveland ensemble displayed their first rate performance capability at the concluding program of the Clevelanders' annual South Florida residency on 26 March 2010 at the Arsht Center in Miami, Florida, USA...

Copyright © 8 April 2010 Lawrence Budmen,
Miami Beach, USA

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The 2011 Miami residency of the Cleveland Orchestra opens on 28 and 29 January 2011 at the Arsht Center in Miami, Florida, USA, with music director Franz Welser-Möst conducting Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, Richard Strauss' Ein Heldenleben and Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto (with Pierre-Laurent Aimard).

On 4 and 5 March 2011, Giancarlo Guerrero leads Kabalevsky's Overture to Colas Breugnon, Elgar's Enigma Variations, Ravel's Bolero and Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto (with Augustin Hadelich).

The series concludes on 8 and 9 April 2011 with Jiri Belohlavek conducting Haydn's Symphony No 96 (Miracle), Dvorák's Symphony No 7 and Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2 (with Horacio Gutierrez). For information, see www.clevelandorchestra.com

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