NEW! English Music Festival in Yorkshire Lifts the Lid Off an English Treasury

10/10/2017

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Stanford, Ireland, Holst, Moeran, Alwyn, Delius, Howells, Milford, Vaughan Williams, W. S. Lloyd Webber, Cyril Scott, Fogg, Brian, Phibbs, Pantcheff, Bach, Butterworth, Orr, Somervell, Finzi, Armstrong Gibbs: Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin), Joseph Spooner (cello), Duncan Honeybourne (piano, organ), Rebeca Omordia (piano), Christopher Foster (bass), Kathryn Moseley (piano). The English Music Festival. St Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth, Leyburn, Yorkshire, 6-8.10.2017. (RBa) Read more

NEW! Opera Philadelphia’s Inaugural O17 Festival

08/10/2017

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A Modest Tribute to Opera Philadelphia’s Inaugural O17 Festival

This will not be a review in the usual acceptation of the term. My intention is merely to offer a modest tribute to Opera Philadelphia for the sense of burgeoning artistic enterprise it has shown in the six years since David Devan took over as general director. That progress has now been emphasized by O17, a two-week festival inaugurating the company’s 2017/18 presentations, and set to become a regular feature of coming seasons also. Read more

Women Triumph on a Stormy Night at the Barge

21/09/2017

Here and Now Festival: Soloists, Bargemusic, New York City. 2.9.2017. (DS) Read more

Outstanding Schoenberg and Mahler’s Fascinating Take on Beethoven at Musikfest Berlin

20/09/2017

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Musikfest Berlin [8] – Yun, Schoenberg, Nono, and Beethoven-Mahler: Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Max Hopp (speaker: Fučik), Sven Philipp (speaker: Officer), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 17.9.2017. (MB)

Christian Tetzlaff with Vladimir Jurowski. Photo credit - Kai Bienert.

Christian Tetzlaff with Vladimir Jurowski (c) Kai Bienert

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A Welcome Centenary Tribute to Isang Yun at Musikfest Berlin

19/09/2017

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Musikfest Berlin [7] – Isang Yun 100 Chamber Concert: Martin Glück, Fang-Yu Chung, Laura Schreyer, Ziangchen Ji, Roswitha Staega (flutes), Birgit Schmieder (oboe), Clemens Linder, Sunyung Hwang (violin), Adele Bitter (cello), Holger Groschapp (piano). Kammermusiksaal, Philharmonie, Berlin, 17.9.2017. (MB) Read more

A Day of Monteverdian Delights in Berlin

18/09/2017

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Musikfest Berlin [6] – Monteverdi, Rossi, Marini, and Plainsong: Dorothee Mields, Hannah Morrison (sopranos), Thomas Hobbs, Andrew Staples, Volker Arndt (tenors), Andrew Redmond, Stefan Dreximeier (basses), RIAS Chamber Choir, Capella de la Torre/Justin Doyle (conductor). St Hedwig’s Cathedral and Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 16.9.2017 (MB)

Justin Doyle Antritt; photo credit - Matthias Heyde

Justin Doyle Antritt (c) Matthias Heyde

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The ‘Spirit of the Dance’ in Butt’s Goldberg Variations at Lammermuir

18/09/2017

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Lammermuir Festival 2017  – Bach, Howells, Schubert: John Butt (harpsichord), Hebrides Ensemble, Humbie Kirk, Humbie; Hebrides Ensemble, Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton, 16.9.2017. (SRT)

he Hebrides Ensemble in Dirleteon Kirk. Photo credit: Jane Nicolson.

Hebrides Ensemble in Dirleteon Kirk (c) Jane Nicolson

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Musikfest Berlin Offers a Timely Chance to Hear Nono’s Il canto sospeso

13/09/2017

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Musikfest Berlin [5] – Schumann, Andre, Marenzio, Vicentino, and Nono: Jörg Widmann (clarinet), Laura Aikin (soprano), Jenny Carlstedt (mezzo-soprano), Robin Tritschler (tenor), SWR Experimentalstudio, Michael Acker, Joachim Haas, and Sven Kestel (sound design), SWR Vocal Ensemble (chorus master: Michael Alber), SWR Symphony Orchestra / Peter Rundel (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 11.9.2017. (MB) Read more

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