Aspen Music Festival (14): Spectacular cast for the Berlioz Damnation; Weilerstein does Shostakovich proud



Aspen Music Festival [14] – Vaughan Williams, Shostakovich, Roussel, Kodály, Schnyder, Fauré, Janáček, Berlioz: Soloists, Aspen Chamber Orchestra / John Nelson (conductor), Aspen Contemporary Ensemble/Stephen Burns (conductor), Aspen Festival Orchestra / John Spano (conductor). 18-20.8. 2017. (HS) Read more

Fabien Gabel Leads Cleveland Orchestra in a Schmitt Rarity


Schmitt, Prokofiev, Debussy, Ravel: Juho Pohjonen (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Fabien Gabel (conductor), Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. 19.8.2017. (MSJ) Read more

If It’s August in Cincinnati, That Means Summermusik


Mendelssohn, Mozart, Maxwell Davies, Febel, Preu, Saint-Saëns, David Bowie, Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Mahler, Stravinsky: Soloists, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra / Eckart Preu (conductor), SPCA Corbett Theater, Cincinnati, OH. 5-12-19.8.2017. (RDA)

CCO in Celestial Voyage

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra in Celestial Voyage (c) Philip Groshong

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A Brilliant – and Brilliantly Questioning – Recital by Maurizio Pollini



Salzburg Festival [7] – Chopin and Debussy: Maurizio Pollini (piano). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 17.8.2017. (MB)

Maurizio Pollini, Klavier

Maurizio Pollini (piano) (c) Salzburger Festspiele/Marco Borrelli

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Les Espaces acoustiques in Salzburg: Something Quite Out of the ‘Ordinary’



Salzburg Festival [6] – Grisey: Mario Gheorghiu (viola), ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra / Maxime Pascal (conductor). Kollegienkirche, Salzburg, 16.8.2017. (MB)

ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien Maxime Pascal, Dirigent

ORF RSO Wien & Maxime Pascal (conductor) (c) Salzburger Festspiele/Marco Borrelli

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‘Full-blooded Romanticism’: Sir Mark Elder Leads Hallé in Sensational-Sounding Faust


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Edinburgh International Festival 2017 [10] – Berlioz, La Damnation de FaustEdinburgh Festival Chorus (dir. Christoper Bell), NYCoS National Girls Choir (dir. Christopher Bell), Gentlemen of the Hallé Choir (dir. Matthew Hamilton), Hallé, Sir Mark Elder (conductor), Usher Hall, 20.8.2017. (SRT) Read more

A Less Than Complete Picture of Wozzeck at the Salzburg Festival



Salzburg Festival [5] – Berg, Wozzeck: Soloists, Salzburg Festival and Theatre Children’s Choir (chorus master: Wolfgang Götz), Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Ernst Raffelsberger), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Haus für Mozart, Salzburg, 14.8.2017. (MB)

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William Kentridge’s <i.Wozzeck at the Salzburg Festival (c) Salzburg Festival /Ruth Walz

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Magisterial Thielemann and Exciting Petra Lang Make the 2017 Bayreuth Tristan Something to Remember



Bayreuth Festival 2017 [3] Wagner, Tristan und IsoldeSoloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Christian Thielemann (conductor), Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 16.8.2017. (JPr)

Katharina Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde Act II
(c) Bayreuther Festspiele/Enrico Nawrath

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