A Perfect Bruckner Eight from Haitink and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra

20/08/2016

Lucerne Festival 1 – Bruckner: Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (KKL), Lucerne, 19.8.2016. (JR)

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Lucerne Festival Orchestra & Bernard Haitink (c) Peter Fischli

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Rich, Refined Sound from Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

20/08/2016

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Edinburgh International Festival 2016 (8) – Beethoven, Mahler: Danil Trifonov (piano), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Daniel Harding (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 19.8.2016. (SRT)

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Openness and Transparency in Ticciati’s Reinvenion of Berlioz

20/08/2016

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Edinburgh International Festival 2016 (7) – Berlioz, Roméo et Juliette: Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor), Usher Hall, 18.8.2016. (SRT) Read more

Ottensamer and Kelemen Quartet Treat Edinburgh to Mozart and Brahms

20/08/2016

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Edinburgh International Festival 2016 (6) – Mozart, Brahms: Andreas Ottensamer (clarinet), Kelemen Quartet, Queen’s Hall, 16.8.2016. (SRT)

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Andreas Ottensamer © Lars Borges

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Bartók at His Most Majestic, Sleekness and Subtlety from the Pacifica, and a Rocky Outing for Bell

20/08/2016

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Aspen Music Festival (13) – Barber, Bartók, Beethoven, Ligeti, Ran, Schubert, Vivaldi: Soloists, Joshua Bell and David Robertson (conductors). Aspen, Colorado. 14-16.8.2015. (HS) Read more

The Bach Suites Receive an Impressive Facelift from Monica Huggett and Gonzalo Ruiz

19/08/2016

Vancouver Bach Festival 2016 – Bach: Monica Huggett (violin and director), Gonzalo Ruiz (oboe), Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, 12.8.2016. (GN)

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Monica Huggett and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra at the Vancouver Bach Festival
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Hartmut Haenchen Conducts Fresh, Lucid Parsifal set against Background of Conflict

18/08/2016

download Bayreuth Festival 2016 [3] – Wagner, Parsifal: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival. / Hartmut Haenchen (conductor). Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 15.8.2016. (JPr)

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Outstanding Staging and Conducting at the Macerata Otello

18/08/2016

Macerata Opera Festival 2 – Verdi, Otello: Orchestra Regionale delle Marche, Coro Lirico Marchigiani Vincenzo Bellini, Children’s Chorus Pueri Cantores D. Zamberletti / Riccardo Frizza (conductor). Sferisterio of Macerata 13.8.2016. (JB)

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Macerata Opera Festival’s Otello (c) MOF

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