Nelsons and the Bostoners Deliver a Towering Shostakovich 4

13/09/2018

Lucerne_Festival_Logo Lucerne Festival [5] – Bernstein, Shostakovich: Boston Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons (conductor), Baiba Skride (violin) Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (KKL) Luzern, Lucerne, 12.9.2018. (JR)

Andris Nelsons (c) Patrick Huerlimann

Andris Nelsons (c) Patrick Huerlimann

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Rattle’s Eclectic Programming Puzzles But LSO On Top Form

12/09/2018

Lucerne_Festival_Logo Lucerne Festival [4] – Bernstein, Dvořák, Janáček: Krystian Zimerman (piano), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Lucerne (KKL) 11.9.2018. (JR)

Krystian Zimerman (piano), Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) & LSO
(c) Lucerne Festival/Peter Fischli

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Choreography Adds a Wonderful Dimension to Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette

12/09/2018

Berlioz: Thomas Blondelle (tenor), Ronnita Miller (mezzo-soprano), Byung Gil Kim (bass), Choir of Deutsche Oper Berlin (Chorus master: Jeremy Bines), Orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin / Thomas Søndergård (conductor), Deutsche Oper Berlin, Berlin, 10.9.2018. (MC)

Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette © Ann Ray

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Inaugurating a New Season with ‘Stars of Lyric Opera’

12/09/2018

Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago Chorus (Chorus master: Michael Black), Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra / Domingo Hindoyan (conductor), Millennium Park, Chicago. 7.9.2018. (JLZ)

J’nai Bridges (c) Todd Rosenberg

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Memorable Chamber Music from Daniel Barenboim and Boulez Ensemble XIV

11/09/2018

 Musikfest Berlin 2018 [7] – Webern, Schumann, Boulez: Boulez Ensemble XIV / Daniel Barenboim (piano & direction), Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 9.9.2018. (MC)

Daniel Barenboim & Boulez Ensemble XIV © Monika Rittershaus

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George Benjamin Leads a Fascinating Programme of Twentieth-Century Music

10/09/2018

Musikfest Berlin 2018 [6] – Boulez, Ravel, Ligeti, Benjamin: Cédric Tiberghien (piano), ChorWerk Ruhr, Berliner Philharmoniker / George Benjamin (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 8.9.2018. (MC)

George Benjamin (conductor) & Berliner Philharmoniker © Kai Bienert

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Memorable Zimmermann and Bruckner from Valery Gergiev

09/09/2018

Musikfest Berlin 2018 [5] – Zimmermann, Bruckner: Michael Rotschopf (speaker 1), Josef Bierbichler (speaker 2), Georg Nigl (bass), Münchner Philharmoniker / Valery Gergiev (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 7.9.2018. (MC)

Valery Gergiev conducting Münchner Philharmoniker, Philharmonie, Berlin © Kai Bienert

Münchner Philharmoniker & Valery Gergiev (conductor) © Kai Bienert

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Denk Headlines a New Festival, Music on the Strait

09/09/2018

Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Ives, Ravel, Dvořák: Jeremy Denk (piano), James Garlick (violin), Elisa Barston (violin), Ani Aznavoorian (cello), Richard O’Neill (viola). Maier Hall and Holy Trinity Church, Port Angeles, WA. 31.8.2018-1.9.2018. (ZC)

Jeremy Denk (piano) and musicians (c) Tim Brye

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