Ear-stretching music-making across three different centuries from Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth

17/09/2019

Musikfest Berlin [10] – Rameau, Lachenmann, and Berlioz: Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Les Siècles / François-Xavier Roth (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 15.9.2019. (MB)

Tabea Zimmermann (viola), François-Xavier Roth (conductor) & Les Siècles
© Monika Karczmarczyk

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The Junge Deutsche Philharmonie excel in Lachenmann and Strauss

16/09/2019

Musikfest Berlin [9] – Lachenmann and Strauss: JACK Quartet (Christopher Otto, Austin Wulliman [violins], John Pickford Richards [viola], Jay Campbell [cello]), Junge Deutsche Philharmonie / Jonathan Nott (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 15.9.2019 (MB) Read more

Daniel Harding’s outstanding account of Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette in Berlin

15/09/2019

Musikfest Berlin [8] – Berlioz: Kate Lindsey (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor), Shenyang (bass-baritone), Berlin Radio Chorus (chorus master: Gijs Leenaars), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniel Harding (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 13.9.2019. (MB)

Daniel Harding (c) Iñigo Ibañez

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Unforgettable Berlin performance of Lachenmann from Yuko Kakuta and Pierre-Laurent Aimard

15/09/2019

Musikfest Berlin [7] – Schubert and Lachenmann: Yuko Kakuta (soprano), Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano). Kammermusiksaal, Philharmonie, Berlin, 12.9.2019. (MB)

Yuko Kakuta (c) Martin Sigmund

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In Lucerne, the LSO demonstrate they are in the top flight

13/09/2019

Lucerne Festival [9] – Haydn, Britten, Rachmaninov: London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (KKL) Luzern, Lucerne, 10.9.2019. (JR)

Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO (c) Priska Ketterer

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In New York, revealing resonance in the human Voice

13/09/2019

Resonant Bodies [3]: Stephanie Blythe, Arooj Aftab, Erin Gee (vocalists), The Fluffers (rock band); Shahzad Ismaily (Moog and bass), Vijay Iyer (electronics and piano); Colin Gee (vocalist), Stephanie Griffin (viola), Tristan Kasten-Krause (bass), Margaret Lancaster (bass flute), Doori Na (violin), Sean Statser (percussion), Michel Galante (conductor). Roulette, Brooklyn, New York. 5.9.2019. (BH)

Vijay Iyer (piano), Arooj Aftab (voice), and Shahzad Ismaily (bass guitar)
(c) Gretchen Robinette

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Simon Rattle brings the LSO to Berlin with a magnificent programme of Abrahamsen and Messiaen

12/09/2019

Musikfest Berlin [6] – Abrahamsen and Messiaen: Barbara Hannigan (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 11.9.2019. (MB)

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) & LSO in Berlin (c) Monika Karczmarczyk

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Dazzling and searching performances from Barenboim and the Boulez Ensemble

10/09/2019

Musikfest Berlin [6] – Beethoven, Bartók, and Boulez: Boulez Ensemble, Daniel Barenboim (piano, conductor). Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 9.9.2019. (MB) Read more

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