Brilliant Climax to Ironstone Chamber Music Festival

15/09/2018

Ironstone Chamber Music Festival – Strauss, Dvořák, Mendelssohn: Lucy Gould, Simon Blendis, Alex Redington, Jonathon Stone (violins), Hannah Shaw, Garfield Jackson (violas), Kate Gould, Richard Lester (cellos). St Etheldreda’s Church, Horley, Oxfordshire. 8.9.2018. (CP) Read more

Nelsons and the Bostoners Glorious in a Splendid if Slow Mahler Third

15/09/2018

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Lucerne Festival [6] – Mahler: Boston Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons (conductor), Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano), Ladies of the Gewandhaus Choir, Gewandhaus Childrens’ Choir, Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (KKL) Luzern, Lucerne, 13.9.2018. (JR)

Susan Graham, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (c) Lucerne Festival/Peter Fischli

Susan Graham (mezzo), Andris Nelsons (conductor) & BSO (c) Lucerne Festival/Peter Fischli

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The Performance of a Lifetime: Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s Mastery in Stockhausen

15/09/2018

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Musikfest Berlin 2018 [10] – Stockhausen: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Kammermusiksaal, Philharmonie, Berlin, 3.9.2018. (MB)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (c) Adam Janisch

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (c) Adam Janisch

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Memorable Performances of Schoenberg and Benjamin at Musikfest Berlin

14/09/2018

Musikfest Berlin 2018 [9] – Schoenberg and Benjamin: Isabelle Faust, Anne Katharina Schreiber (violins), Antoine Tamesit, Danusha Waskiewicz (violas), Christian Poltéra, Jean-Guihen Queyras (cellos), Susanna Andersson (soprano), Krisztina Szabó (mezzo-soprano), Mahler Chamber Orchestra / George Benjamin (conductor). Kammermusiksaal, Philharmonie, Berlin, 12.9.2018. (MB)

Mahler Chamber Orchestra/George Benjamin (conductor) (c) Adam Janisch

Mahler Chamber Orchestra & George Benjamin (conductor) (c) Adam Janisch

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Philippe Herreweghe Makes a Strong Case for Dvořák’s Requiem

14/09/2018

 Musikfest Berlin 2018 [8] – Dvořák: Julia Kleiter (soprano), Sophie Harmsen (mezzo-soprano), Maximilian Schmitt (tenor), Krešimir Stražanac (bass-baritone), Collegium Vocale Gent, Konzerthausorchester / Philippe Herreweghe (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 11.9.2018. (MC)

Philippe Herreweghe © Michiel Hendryckx

Philippe Herreweghe © Michiel Hendryckx

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Nelsons and the Bostoners Deliver a Towering Shostakovich 4

13/09/2018

Lucerne_Festival_Logo Lucerne Festival [5] – Bernstein, Shostakovich: Boston Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons (conductor), Baiba Skride (violin) Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (KKL) Luzern, Lucerne, 12.9.2018. (JR)

Andris Nelsons (c) Patrick Huerlimann

Andris Nelsons (c) Patrick Huerlimann

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Rattle’s Eclectic Programming Puzzles But LSO On Top Form

12/09/2018

Lucerne_Festival_Logo Lucerne Festival [4] – Bernstein, Dvořák, Janáček: Krystian Zimerman (piano), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Lucerne (KKL) 11.9.2018. (JR)

Krystian Zimerman (piano), Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) & LSO
(c) Lucerne Festival/Peter Fischli

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Memorable Chamber Music from Daniel Barenboim and Boulez Ensemble XIV

11/09/2018

 Musikfest Berlin 2018 [7] – Webern, Schumann, Boulez: Boulez Ensemble XIV / Daniel Barenboim (piano & direction), Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 9.9.2018. (MC)

Daniel Barenboim & Boulez Ensemble XIV © Monika Rittershaus

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