Reviews, translations, articles written by Jeffrey Grice.
January, 2014. SOLO, yours truly’s English translation of A VOIX BASSE, the autobiography of French free-jazz double-bass icon Joelle Leandre. SOLO (Kadima, 2011) Check out a review and a wacky promo video from Joelle. And here’s a second review of SOLO written by Massimo Ricci.
July, 2013. During the 2011/2012 season I accepted to be Paris correspondent for GBOpera, an Italian web magazine devoted to opera and concerts. My opera and concert reviews were published in English and translated by the GB team into Italian. Check out their site at www.gbopera.it
Once you’re on the site, add: /author/jeffrey-grice/ to find all the works (listed below) that I covered during that season, along with two interviews with June Anderson and Piotr Beczala.
WAGNER Tristan and Isolde
ADAMS Nixon in China
FENELON La Cerisaie
VERDI La Forza del Destino
PURCELL Dido and Aeneas
TCHAIKOVSKY The Queen of Spades
DEBUSSY Pelleas et Melisande
ROSSINI La Cenerentola
CAVALLI La Didone
DONIZETTI Don Pasquale
PURCELL The Fairy Queen
MOZART La Clemenza di Tito
SCHUBERT Die schone Mullerin Matthias Goerne / Christoph Eschenbach
BEETHOVEN The 9 symphonies with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly in five concerts, with a contemporary work premiered in each concert, featuring composers, Carlo BOCCADORO, Steffen SCHLEIERMACHER, Colin MATTHEWS, Bruno MANTOVANI and Friedrich CERHA.
PROKOFIEV / STRAUSS / ROUSSEL Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy with Patricia Kopatchinskaya, violin
GRACE BUMBRY in recital at the CHATELET, TMP