Musikfest Berlin Offers a Timely Chance to Hear Nono’s Il canto sospeso

13/09/2017

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Musikfest Berlin [5] – Schumann, Andre, Marenzio, Vicentino, and Nono: Jörg Widmann (clarinet), Laura Aikin (soprano), Jenny Carlstedt (mezzo-soprano), Robin Tritschler (tenor), SWR Experimentalstudio, Michael Acker, Joachim Haas, and Sven Kestel (sound design), SWR Vocal Ensemble (chorus master: Michael Alber), SWR Symphony Orchestra / Peter Rundel (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 11.9.2017. (MB) Read more

Lucerne Festival [4]: Festival Ends With Superlative Mahler 6 from Harding and the Vienna Phil

12/09/2017

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Lucerne Festival [4[ – Debussy, Mahler: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniel Harding (conductor) Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Lucerne (KKL), 10.9.2017. (JR)

LUCERNE FESTIVAL, Sommer Festival 2017: Sinfoniekonzert 29, Daniel Harding dirigiert die Wiener Philharmoniker Luzern, den 10.09.2017 Foto: Priska Ketterer/ Lucerne Festival

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Recent Music in Abundance from the Members of Ensemble Musikfabrik

11/09/2017

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Musikfest Berlin [4] – Aperghis, Lim, Schöllhorn, Baltakas, Zorn, Saunders, and Poppe: Members of Ensemble Musikfabrik (Carl Rosman (clarinet), Melvyn Poore (euphonium), Dirk Wietheger (cello), Alban Wesly (bassoon), Marco Blaauw (trumpet), Florentin Ginot (double bass), Hannah Weirich (violin), Ulrich Löffler and Benjamin Kobler (piano), Dirk Rothbrust (percussion), Helen Bledsoe (flute)). Kammermusiksaal, Philharmonie, 10.9.2017. (MB) Read more

Rebecca Saunders and Harrison Birtwistle’s Music of Today Provides Perspectives on Music of the Past

11/09/2017

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Musikfest Berlin [3] – Saunders, Birtwistle, and Dowland: Doniatenne Michel-Dansac (soprano), Andrew Watts (countertenor), Peter Veale (oboe), Mirjam Schröder (harp), Paul Jeukendrup (sound design), Ensemble Musikfabrik, Enno Poppe and Harrison Birtwistle (conductors). Kammermusiksaal, Philharmonie, Berlin, 9.9.2017. (MB)
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Musikfest Berlin (c) Kai Bienert

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Christoph Eschenbach and the DSO Berlin’s Fine Concert Leaves the Audience Wanting More

09/09/2017

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Musikfest Berlin [2] – Mozart, Rihm, and Mendelssohn: Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (soprano), Tzimon Barto (piano), Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin / Christoph Eschenbach (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 8.9.2017. (MB) Read more

Lucerne Festival (3): Concertgebouw and Gatti in Bruckner 9 Disappoint

06/09/2017

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Lucerne Festival [3] –  Rihm, Bruckner: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam / Daniele Gatti (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Lucerne (KKL),  4.9.2017 (JR)

LUCERNE FESTIVAL, Sommer Festival 2017: Sinfoniekonzert 24. Daniele Gatti leitet das Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. Luzern, den 04.09.2017 Foto: Priska Ketterer/ Lucerne Festival

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Lucerne Festival (2): A Fine Debut for the CBSO under Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

05/09/2017

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Lucerne Festival [2] – Vasks, Elgar, Rachmaninov: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (conductor), Gautier Capuçon (cello) Kultur- und Kongresszentrum  Lucerne (KKL), 3.9.2017. (JR)

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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (c) Frans Jansen

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Sir John Eliot Gardiner Brings Monteverdi Operas to the Berlin Musikfest

05/09/2017

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Musikfest Berlin [1] – Monteverdi, L’Orfeo and Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria: Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 2.9.2017. (MB) Read more

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