PROM 57: Daniel Harding’s Impressive Mahler at the Proms

August 30, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 57 – Mahler: Kate Royal (soprano), Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano), Swedish Radio Choir (chorus master: Peter Dijkstra), Philharmonia Chorus (chorus master: Stefan Bevier), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 29.8.2014 (MB) Read more

PROM 48: The Unique Sound of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra

August 27, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 48   -   Tomasson,  Schumann, Leifs, Beethoven: Jonathan Biss (piano), Iceland Symphony Orchestra / Ilan Volkov (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 22.8.2014. (GD)

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PROM 53: Wonderfully Satisfying Brahms Brought to the Proms from Budapest

August 27, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 53: Brahms: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 26.8.2014 (CS) Read more

PROM 49: Are You Sitting Comfortably? Fairy Tales at the Proms

August 26, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 49: Ravel, Jukka Tiensuu, Szymanowski, Rimsky-Korsakov Anu Komsi (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London 23.8.2014 (RB)

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Wonderful Wagner in Birmingham but Andris Nelsons’ Elgar is not yet the Finished Article

August 26, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner and Elgar: Klaus Florian Vogt (tenor), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons (conductor), Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 25.8.2014 (JQ) Read more

Beethoven 9th Triumphs Over Rain

August 21, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Aspen Music Festival (15): Vladimir Feltsman (piano), Aspen Chamber Orchestra, Jun Märkl (conductor); Susanna Phillips (soprano), Carolyn Sproule (mezzo-soprano), Vinson Cole (tenor), Eric Owens (bass-baritone), Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe (chorus director), Aspen Festival Orchestra, Robert Spano (conductor). Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, Colorado. 15-17.8.2014 (HS)

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Rhythmic Vitality in Kopatchinskaja’s Bartók Performance

August 20, 2014

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2014 (15) – Linberg, Bartók, Beethoven:  Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra /Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 18.8.2014 (SRT) Read more

PROM 40: Distinguished Schubert and Mahler from Bernard Haitink and the LSO

August 17, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Prom 40: Schubert and Mahler:Camilla Tilling (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 16.8.2014. (JPr)Prom-40_CR_BBC-Mark-Allan_1-500-f

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