Zoltán Szabó

'Beethoven’s Nine, Ode to Joy' (Sydney Symphony Orchestra) ★★★1/2

Zoltán Szabó
01 November 2018

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s late-October subscription concerts offered an interesting juxtaposition by pairing the final symphonies of Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven. These ma More

Scenes from a Marriage (Sydney Opera House) ★★★★½

Zoltán Szabó
19 October 2018

Local interest in Scandinavian film and theatre seems to be rising, helped perhaps by the popularity of recent Scandinavian television noir. In the past two years, Belvoir Street Theatre h More

Brahms Revelation (Sydney Symphony Orchestra) ★★★★

Zoltán Szabó
27 August 2018
This week’s subscription series of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra included the world première of a new Australian cello concerto by Brett Dean, bookended by venerable late-nineteenth-centur More

Mahler’s Sixth Symphony (Sydney Symphony Orchestra) ★★★★

Zoltán Szabó
10 August 2018

Sydney Symphony Orchestra is renowned for its meaningful programs, where the individual items are connected through some historical, musical, or even technical thread. Whether most members More

Anne-Sophie Mutter in concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra ★★★★

Zoltán Szabó
18 June 2018

This week’s subscription concerts of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra began with the Symphony No.1 in G minor by Russian composer Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov; a decision by no me More

Riccardo Muti conducts the Australian World Orchestra ★★★★

Zoltán Szabó
04 May 2018

The concept of combining the excellence of Australian musicians working around the globe and getting them together for an annual series of concerts, directed by some of the most renowned c More

The Nose (Opera Australia) ★★★★★

Zoltán Szabó
23 February 2018

Dmitri Shostakovich’s rarely performed first opera, The Nose (1930), premièred in the Sydney Opera House on 21 February. To add to the ‘firsts’: this was Barrie Kosky’s d More

David Robertson and Emanuel Ax’s Mozart concert series (Sydney Symphony Orchestra) ★★★★

Zoltán Szabó
12 February 2018

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra opened its 2018 season with three interconnected programs, presenting a cross-section of the mature orchestral compositions of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s las More

Rachel Podger and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Musica Viva) ★★★★

Zoltán Szabó
15 November 2017

The year of J.S. Bach’s death, 1750, is usually considered to mark the end of the Baroque era in music. It only makes sense that the Classical period should start directly thereafter. Bu More

Serene Sibelius, Mighty Mahler (Sydney Symphony Orchestra) ★★★★

Zoltán Szabó
30 October 2017

The tried and proven order of the traditional symphonic concert program dictates a short introductory piece, followed by a well-known concerto featuring a well-known soloist; then, after i More