Semyon Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic give a memorable Prom

11/09/2019

BBC PROM 69 – Smetana, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich: Elena Stikhina (soprano); Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Semyon Bychkov (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 10.9.2019. (CC)

Elena Stikhina (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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The RPO’s sumptuous sound was very much the highlight of this Wagner Night Prom

10/09/2019

BBC Prom 68 – Wagner Night: Christine Goerke (soprano), Stephen Gould (tenor), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Marc Albrecht (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 9.9.2019. (JPr)

Wagner Night at the 2019 BBC Proms (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Dazzling and searching performances from Barenboim and the Boulez Ensemble

10/09/2019

Musikfest Berlin [6] – Beethoven, Bartók, and Boulez: Boulez Ensemble, Daniel Barenboim (piano, conductor). Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 9.9.2019. (MB) Read more

Highly commendable Bruch and Bruckner at Lucerne

10/09/2019

Lucerne Festival [8] – Bruch, Bruckner: Vilde Frang (violin), Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra / Lahav Shani (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (KKL) Luzern, Lucerne, 7.9.2019. (JR)

Vilde Frang (c) Peter Fischli/Lucerne Festival

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The music of Xenakis makes a truly elemental impression in Berlin

09/09/2019

Musikfest Berlin [5] – Eötvös, Xenakis, and Varèse: Isabelle Faust (violin), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Peter Eötvös (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 8.9.2019. (MB) Read more

A splendid contribution to Musikfest Berlin from Peter Eötvös and Ensemble Musikfabrik

09/09/2019

Musikfest Berlin [4] – Lachenmann, Hosokawa, and Eötvös: Ryoko Aoki (Noh-performer), Mayumi Miyata (shō), Ulrich Löffler (piano), Helen Bledsoe (flute), Dirk Rothbrust (percussion), Ensemble Musikfabrik / Peter Eötvös (conductor), Kammermusiksaal, Berlin, 8.9.2019. (MB)

Peter Eötvös (conductor) and Ensemble Musikfabrik (c) Adam Janisch

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Individualism and introspection from Yuja Wang at the Proms

08/09/2019

BBC PROM 63 – Rachmaninov, Brahms: Yuja Wang (piano), Staatskapelle Dresden / Myung-Whun Chung (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 5.9.2019. (CS)

Yuja Wang (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Lucerne sees the final farewell from Bernard Haitink after 65 extraordinary years of conducting

07/09/2019

Lucerne Festival [7] – Beethoven, Bruckner: Emanuel Ax (piano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Bernard Haitink (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (KKL) Luzern, Lucerne, 5.9.2019. (JR)

Bernard Haitink conducts the VPO (c) Lucerne Festival/Priska Ketterer

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