Outstanding Berg from Kirill Petrenko in Salzburg

28/08/2019

Salzburg Festival [11] – Berg and Beethoven: Marlis Petersen (soprano), Elisabeth Kulman (contralto), Benjamin Bruns (tenor), Kwangchul Youn (bass), Berlin Radio Chorus (chorus director: Gijs Leenaars), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 25.8.2019. (MB)

Kirill Petrenko and the BPO (c) Salzburger Festspiele/Marco Borrelli

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Daniel Barenboim’s Way with Mahler Remains Not Completely Convincing

28/08/2019

Salzburg Festival [10] – Mahler: Okka von der Damerau (mezzo-soprano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 22.8.2019. (MB)

Okka von der Damerau (c) Michael Lie

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The BSO’s Profound and Powerful Season Finale at Tanglewood

28/08/2019

Tanglewood [9] – Schoenberg, Beethoven: Nicole Cabell (soprano), J’Nai Bridges (mezzo-soprano), Nicholas Phan (tenor), Morris Robinson (bass), Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra / James Burton, Giancarlo Guerrero (conductors), Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, 25.8.2019. (RP)

Giancarlo Guerrero (conductor) with the Boston Symphony Orchestra © Hilary Scott

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The Amatis Trio Celebrate Robert & Clara Schumann at the Proms

27/08/2019

BBC PROMS AT … CADOGAN HALL 6 – Robert & Clara Schumann: Amatis Trio (Lea Hausmann [violin], Samuel Shepherd [cello], Mengjie Han [piano]), Cadogan Hall, London, 26.8.2019. (CS)

Amatis Trio (c) Marco Borggreve

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Enjoyable, Stimulating Prom from the Orchestre de Paris and Daniel Harding

27/08/2019

BBC PROM 50 – Schumann, Widmann, Beethoven: Orchestre de Paris / Daniel Harding (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 27.8.2019. (CC)

Daniel Harding

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One Final Mahler From Haitink in his Second-to-Last Lucerne Concert

27/08/2019

Lucerne Festival [4] – Schubert, Mahler: Anna Lucia Richter (soprano), Chamber Orchestra of Europe / Bernard Haitink (conductor), Lucerne Festival, Lucerne, 20.8.2019. (CCr)

Bernard Haitink conducts the COE © Lucerne Festival

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Great Bruckner’s Eighth in Lucerne with Nelsons and the Leipzigers

26/08/2019

Lucerne Festival [3] – Bruckner: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig / Andris Nelsons (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (KKL) Luzern, Lucerne, 25.8.2019. (JR)

Andris Nelsons conducts the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
© Manuela Jans/Lucerne Festival

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Khatia Buniatishvili Demonstrates Highly Individual Pianism – But Not in a Good Way!

26/08/2019

Salzburg Festival [9] – Schubert, Liszt, and Stravinsky: Khatia Buniatishvili (piano), Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 21.8.2019. (MB)

Khatia Buniatishvili (c) Marco Borrelli

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