Jesse Simon

Comenzó a escribir en el martes, 21 de mayo de 2013. En estos 6 años ha escrito 212 artículos.

  • Alemania 24/09/2019

    Backgrounds and Foregrounds

    Frank Castorf's debut production for the Deutsche Oper Berlin, a season-opening staging of La Forza del Destino, may not have been quite as controversial, but it remained consistently provocative in the best sense of that word. If it did not work especially well as a staged drama – the emotional heavy lifting was entrusted almost entirely to Verdi’s score – its caustic intelligence and consummate skill made for a wholly compelling work of theatre
  • Alemania 15/09/2019

    Musikfest 4: A Meeting of Equals

    François-Xavier Roth has distinguished himself as a master constructor of concert programmes, mixing works of different centuries, nationalities and styles with uncommon ingenuity. He has also proved himself a champion of modern music, pairing works by living composers with pieces from the standard repertoire in a way that enriches our understanding of both. For his most recent appearance – with Les Siècles, the Paris-based period instrument group of which he was a founder – the intellectual rigour of the programme was matched by an unconcealed joy in the performances that made this one of the most engaging concerts at this year’s Musikfest
  • Alemania 11/09/2019

    Musikfest 3: Dreams and Visions

    Ms Hannigan was called upon to push the words out of the dreamy haze of the music into a position of greater clarity, the notes that emerged were forceful and pure; but it was her ability to let the words rise and fall above the sonic water-line of the orchestra that created the impression of a fated narrator flickering in and out of existence.
  • Alemania 06/09/2019

    Musikfest 2: Pedal Power

    Pierre-Laurent Aimard second appearance at this year’s Musikfest may have seemed somewhat more conventional on paper, pairing Beethoven’s universally admired 'Hammerklavier' sonata with Helmut Lachenmann’s less well-known but equally fascinating 'Serynade'. If the two pieces had little in the way of superficial similarities, they were united by a shared desire on the part of their respective composers to explore the sonic potential of the keyboard instrument.
  • Alemania 01/09/2019

    Musikfest 1: In Full Shadow

    An argument could be made for Die Frau being one of the great headphone operas: Strauss had such a skill for conjuring supernatural flourishes while guiding us through the emotional journeys of the characters that, with a good recording and a decent stereo, the opera can come to life far more vividly in the imagination than when bound to the stage. Vladimir Jurowski’s understanding of how the story can play out in the mind was crucial to the concert performance over which he presided as part of this year’s Musikfest