Still Celebrating! Bramwell Tovey Conducts Bernstein’s Songfest at Tanglewood

08/08/2018

Tanglewood [2]- Bernstein, Sibelius: Soloists, Boston Symphony Orchestra / Bramwell Tovey (conductor), Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, 4.8.2018. (RP)

Bramwell Tovey leads the BSO and soloists in Bernstein’s Songfest © Hilary Scott

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Angela Hewitt Takes The Well-Tempered Clavier Another Step Forward

07/08/2018

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The 2018 Vancouver International Bach Festival [1]: Angela Hewitt (piano), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 31.7.2018. (GN)

Angela Hewitt (c) Jan Gates

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This Year’s ‘Wagner für Kinder’ at Bayreuth was Der Ring des Nibelungen

07/08/2018

Bayreuth Festival 2018 [6] – ‘Wagner für Kinder’Der Ring des Nibelungen: Soloists, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt (Oder) / Azis Sadikovic (conductor), Probebühne IV auf der Parkseite des Festspielgeländes, Bayreuth, 31.7.2018. (JPr)

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A Splendid Bach Concert Closes Baroque Itinéraire 2018

07/08/2018

Baroque Itinéraire 2018 [4] – Bach: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra / Ton Koopman (conductor). Église Abbatiale Saint-Cybard de Cercles, Périgord vert, France, 29.7.2018. (CC)

Ton Koopman (c) Jean-Michel Bale

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An Appealing Rinaldo at the Peralada Festival

06/08/2018

Festival Castell Peralada 2018 – Handel, Rinaldo (concert version): Vespres D’Arnadí/Dani Espasa (conductor), Iglesia del Carmen, Peralada, 5.8.2018. (JMI)

Rinaldo © J. Castro-Iconna

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Very Uneven Contemporary Responses to Bach in ‘The Brandenburg Project’

06/08/2018

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PROMS 29 and 30 – ‘The Brandenburg Project’: Bach, Turnage, Hillborg, Caine, Neuwirth, Dean, and Mackey: Fiona Kelly, Claire Chase (flutes), Per Gross, Katarina Wiedell (recorders), Lisa Almberg, Daniel Burstedt, Mårten Larsson (oboes), Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet), Göran Hülphers, Terése Larsson (horns), Pekka Kuusisto, Antje Weithaas (violins), Brett Dean, Tabea Zimmermann (violas), Maya Beiser (cello), Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord), Uri Caine (piano), Swedish Chamber Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 5.8.2018. (MB)

Thomas Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor) & Swedish Chamber Orchestra (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Despite a Fussy Staging, a Lot About Théâtre des Champs-Élysées’s Barber Works

06/08/2018

Edinburgh International Festival 2018 [3] – Rossini, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées’s The Barber of Seville: Soloists, Unikanti, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie / Jérémie Rhorer (conductor). Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 5.8.2018. (SRT)

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées’s The Barber of Seville

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The NYO’s Prom Shows the Sheer Joy of Music-Making

06/08/2018

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BBC PROM 28 – Mussorgsky, Benjamin, Ravel, Ligeti, Debussy: Tamara Stefanovich (piano), National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain / George Benjamin (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London 5.8.2018. (CS)

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain with Sir George Benjamin (conductor)
(c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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