Memorable Performances of Schoenberg and Benjamin at Musikfest Berlin

14/09/2018

Musikfest Berlin 2018 [9] – Schoenberg and Benjamin: Isabelle Faust, Anne Katharina Schreiber (violins), Antoine Tamesit, Danusha Waskiewicz (violas), Christian Poltéra, Jean-Guihen Queyras (cellos), Susanna Andersson (soprano), Krisztina Szabó (mezzo-soprano), Mahler Chamber Orchestra / George Benjamin (conductor). Kammermusiksaal, Philharmonie, Berlin, 12.9.2018. (MB)

Mahler Chamber Orchestra/George Benjamin (conductor) (c) Adam Janisch

Mahler Chamber Orchestra & George Benjamin (conductor) (c) Adam Janisch

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Philippe Herreweghe Makes a Strong Case for Dvořák’s Requiem

14/09/2018

 Musikfest Berlin 2018 [8] – Dvořák: Julia Kleiter (soprano), Sophie Harmsen (mezzo-soprano), Maximilian Schmitt (tenor), Krešimir Stražanac (bass-baritone), Collegium Vocale Gent, Konzerthausorchester / Philippe Herreweghe (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 11.9.2018. (MC)

Philippe Herreweghe © Michiel Hendryckx

Philippe Herreweghe © Michiel Hendryckx

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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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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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A Varied and Enjoyable Musical Party Rings Down the Curtain on the 2018 BBC Proms

10/09/2018

BBC PROM 75 – Hindemith, Berlioz, Roxanna Panufnik, Stanford, Parry, Arne and Elgar: Gerald Finley (bass-baritone), Jess Gillam (alto/soprano saxophone), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 8.9.2018. (AS)

Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

BBC SO & Sir Andrew Davis (conductor) (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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A Superb Performance of Theodora as the Proms Season Nears its Close

09/09/2018

 BBC PROM 74 – Handel, Theodora (1749): Louise Alder (soprano) Theodora, Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor) Didymus,  Ann Hallenberg (mezzo) Irene, Benjamin Hulett (tenor) Septimus,  Tariz Nazimi (bass) Valens, Arcangelo / Jonathan Cohen (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 7.9.2018. (CC)

Louise Alder and Iestyn Davies (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

Louise Alder and Iestyn Davies (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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