Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Chronicle of March 2013

March 1

George London Competition, Morgan Library, New York, NY.  "Dominic Armstrong’s gripping rendition of the mad scene from [Benjamin Britten's] Peter Grimes . . . was . . .   remarkable: an unsettling, powerful performance . . . .   Jonathan Michie . . .  brought a liedlike sense of poetry to Britten’s Look! Through the Port from Billy Budd; [John] Brancy sang Pierrot’s Tanzlied from [Erich] Korngold’s Tote Stadt with exquisite musicality and a natural sense of phrasing" [Corinna de Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times, 3/4/13].