Excellent Mahler First from Tilson Thomas and San Francisco Symphony

31/08/2015

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BBC Prom 60 –  Schoenberg, Cowell and Mahler: Jeremy Denk (piano), San Francisco Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 30.8.2015. (JPr)

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Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony
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Prom Celebrates the Music of Attenborough’s Life Story Documentaries

31/08/2015

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BBC Prom 59 – Murray Gold, Life Story: Sir David Attenborough (presenter), BBC Concert Orchestra  / Jeremy Holland-Smith (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 30.8.2015. (JPr)

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Sir David Attenborough watches on as Jeremy Holland-Smith conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra
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Passion, Incest, Torment and Suicide in the Royal Albert Hall: Kullervo at the Proms

30/08/2015

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Prom 58: Sibelius, Johanna Rusanen-Kartano (soprano), Waltteri Torikka (baritone), Polyteknikkojen Kuoro, BBC Symphony Chorus (men’s voices), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 29.8.2015 (RB)

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The Magic Flute Pays Homage to the Era of Silent Films

29/08/2015

 Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (21) – Mozart, The Magic Flute: Komische Oper Berlin / Kristiina Poska (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 28.8.2015. (SRT)

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Innovative Prom Celebrates Nielsen 150th Anniversary

29/08/2015

 

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    Prom 46 – Nielsen, Brahms : Nicolai Znaider (violin), Anna Lucia Richter (soprano), David Danholt  (tenor),  Danish National Vocal Ensemble, Boy and Girl   Choristers of Winchester Cathedral, Danish National Concert Choir, Danish National Symphony Orchestra / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 20.8 2015 (GD)

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San Francisco Symphony’s Schoenberg Particularly Impressive

28/08/2015

Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (20) – Schoenberg, Adams, Mahler: St Lawrence String Quartet, San Francisco Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Usher Hall, 27.8.2015 (SRT) Read more

Lucerne Festival (1): Nelsons Meets High Expectations in Mahler 5

23/08/2015

Lucerne Festival: Haydn, Mahler: The Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Andris Nelsons (conductor) Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Lucerne (KKL)  20.8.2015 (JR) Read more

The Unhappy Deception at the Rossini Opera Festival

23/08/2015

Rossini Opera Festival (3):  L’Inganno Felice: Orchestra Sinfonica G Rossini, Conductor, Denis Vlasenko.  Stage Director, Graham Vick (his 1994 staging) with sets and costumes of Richard Hudson and Projections of Matthew Richardson.  Teatro Rossini, Pesaro 15.8.2015 (JB)

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L’Inganno Felice at the Rossini Opera Festival
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