Belshazzar’s Feast Crowns Simon Rattle’s Splendidly Innovative Prom Programme

21/08/2019

BBC PROM 44Koechlin, Varèse and Walton: Gerald Finley (baritone), London Symphony Chorus, Orfeó Català, Orfeó Català Youth Choir, London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 20.8.2019. (AS)

Gerald Finley (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Yo-Yo Ma and a Holiday for Horns at Tanglewood

20/08/2019

Tanglewood [8] – Schumann, Brahms: Richard Sebring, Michael Winter, Rachel Childers and Jason Snider (horns), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Boston Symphony Orchestra / François-Xavier Roth (conductor), Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, 18.8.2019. (RP)

Yo-Yo Ma (cello), François-Xavier Roth (conductor) & the BSO © Hilary Scott

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Doric String Quartet Give European Premiere of Brett Dean’s New Third Quartet

20/08/2019

Edinburgh International Festival [10] – Haydn, Dean, Brahms: Doric String Quartet, Brett Dean (viola), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 20.8.2019. (SRT)

Doric String Quartet © George Garnier

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A Delightful and Thought-Provoking Mozart-Matinee in Salzburg

20/08/2019

Salzburg Festival [5] – Mozart, Paisiello, Salieri, and Martín y Soler: Claire de Sévigné, Siobhan Stagg (sopranos), Lea Desandre (mezzo-soprano), Mauro Peter (tenor), Huw Montague Rendall (baritone), Robert Gleadow (bass), Choir of Soloists from the Young Artists’ Project, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra / Raphaël Pichon (conductor). Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 18.8.2019. (MB)

Mozart-Matinee (c) Salzburger Festspiele/Marco Borrelli

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François-Xavier Roth Brings Intimacy and Beauty to Schumann and Brahms at Tanglewood

20/08/2019

Tanglewood [7] – Brahms, Schumann: Kirill Gerstein (piano), Boston Symphony Orchestra / François-Xavier Roth (conductor), Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, 17.8.2019. (RP)

François-Xavier Roth (conductor) and Kirill Gerstein (piano) © Hilary Scott

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A Deeply Frustrating Salzburg Festival Concert from Camerata Salzburg and Lorenzo Viotti

19/08/2019

Salzburg Festival [4] – Bartók, Weber, Koncz, and Kodály: Andreas Ottensamer (clarinet), Camerata Salzburg / Lorenzo Viotti (conductor). Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 17.8.2019. (MB) Read more

Exalted Singing in Handel and Purcell at the Close of the 2019 Vancouver Bach Festival

19/08/2019

Vancouver Bach Festival [4 & 5] – Handel, Corelli, Locke, Blow, Purcell: Christ Church Cathedral and Chan Center, Vancouver, 7/9.8.2019. (GN)

Soprano Amanda Forsythe with Pacific MusicWorks directed by Stephen Stubbs © Jan Gates

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Piotr Beczala is the Shining Knight at Bayreuth in Yuval Sharon’s Lohengrin

19/08/2019

Bayreuth Festival 2019 [2] – Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Christian Thielemann (conductor). Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 14.8.2019. (JPr)

Lohengrin final scene (c) Enrico Nawrath

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