Barenboim’s Truly Outstanding Account of La Mer

12/04/2017

Berlin Festtage (4) – Takemitsu, Beethoven, Debussy, and Berg: Anne Sophie-Mutter (violin), Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 11.4.2017. (MB) Read more

Much to Celebrate in Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Berlin Staatsoper

12/04/2017

Berlin Festtage (3). Strauss – Die Frau ohne Schatten: Soloists, Dancers, Children’s Chorus (chorus master; Vinzenz Weissenburger), Staatsopern Chor Berlin (chorus master: Martin Wright), Staatskapelle Berlin / Zubin Mehta (conductor). Schiller Theater, Berlin, 9.4.2017. (MB)

Photo credit: Hans-Jörg Michel.

Berlin Festtage – Die Frau ohne Schatten (c) Hans-Jörg Michel.

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A Parsifal That Will Not Let Go

11/04/2017

Berlin Festtage (2). Wagner – Parsifal: Soloists, Staatsopernchor Berlin (chorus master: Martin Wright), Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Schiller Theater, Berlin, 8.4.2017. (MB)

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Berlin Festtage 2017 – Parsifal (c) Ruth Walz

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Barenboim and the VPO Open the Berlin Festtage with Mozart and Schoenberg

10/04/2017

Berlin Festtage (1) – Mozart and Schoenberg: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 7.4.2017. (MB) Read more

Lucerne Easter Festival: Fine St. John Passion from Hengelbrock and Balthasar-Neumann-Choir and Ensemble

10/04/2017

Bach: Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble, Balthasar-Neumann-Choir / Thomas Hengelbrock (conductor), Daniel Behle (tenor), Markus Butter (baritone) Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern (KKL), Lucerne, 6.4.2017. (JR)

LUCERNE FESTIVAL 2017. OSTER-FESTIVAL. Chorkonzert 3 vom 6. April 2017. Der Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und das Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble unter der Leitung von Thomas Hengelbrock. Daniel Behle Evangelist (Bild unten) und Markus Butter Christusworte. Copyright: Peter Fischli / LUCERNE FESTIVAL

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NEW! In 2017 The Three Choirs Festival is from 22 to 29 July

04/04/2017

The Three Choirs Festival 2017: A Preview

3 choirs festivalThe Three Choirs Festival, which was first held in 1715 is probably the oldest music festival in the world; is there another festival that has been in existence for over 300 years? The Festival is held in turn in one of the three cathedral cities of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester. This year, by rotation, the Festival, which takes place between 22 and 29 July, will be hosted by the city of Worcester, The Director of Music at Worcester Cathedral, Peter Nardone, is Artistic Director of the Festival and he’s devised a wide-ranging programme of events. All the performances mentioned in this preview will take place in Worcester Cathedral unless otherwise stated. Read more

From 3 to 5 to 6: Outstanding Chamber Music from the Gould Piano Trio and Friends

12/03/2017

Rachmaninov, Mozart, Tchaikovsky:  Gould Piano trio (Lucy Gould, violin;  Benjamin Frith, piano; Alice Neary, cello), David Adams (viola), Rosie Biss (cello), Cerys Jones (violin), Rebecca Jones (viola). Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. 18.2.2017. (GPu) Read more

The First Concert of the Hallé Elgar Festival is a Real Delight

12/03/2017

Elgar: Madeleine Shaw (mezzo-soprano), Hallé / Sir Mark Elder (conductor), Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 9.3.2017. (MC) Read more

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