Impressive Orchestral Unison from Thielemann and Staatskapelle Dresden

21/05/2018

Weber, Liszt, Brahms: Denis Matsuev (piano), Staatskapelle Dresden / Christian Thielemann, Semperoper Dresden, 19.5.2018. (MC)

Christian Thielemann (conductor) & Staatskapelle Dresden © Matthias Creutziger

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An Impressive Opening Night Butterfly at the 2018 Glyndebourne Festival

20/05/2018

 Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Soloists, Glyndebourne Chorus (chorus master: Nicholas Jenkins), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Omer Weir Wellber (conductor). Glyndebourne Opera House, 19.5.2018. (MB) Read more

Another Special Evening at Großen Garten with the Music of J.S. Bach the Clear Winner

20/05/2018

Dresden Music Festival 2018

Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2018 [7] ‘Cellomania’ – J.S. Bach: Christian Poltéra, Christian-Pierre La Marca, Harriet Krijgh, Alban Gerhardt, Alisa Weilerstein, Pieter Wispelwey  (cellos). Palais im Großen Garten, Dresden, 18.5.2018. (MC)

Jan Vogler (Intendantof the Dresden Music Festival)
with five of the six cellists for the Bach cello suites

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Massenet’s Werther Revival by Zurich Opera is Easy On Eye And Ear

20/05/2018

Massenet, Werther: Soloists, Chorus and Children’s’ Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Lorenzo Viotti (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 18.5.2018. (JR)

Zurich Opera’s Werther original production photo (c) © Herwig Prammer

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Jonas Kaufmann Proves Less than Ideally Suited to Lieder by Richard Strauss

20/05/2018

Korngold, R. Strauss and Elgar: Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Jochen Rieder (conductor), Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London, 19.5.2018. (AS)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), BBC SO & Jochen Rieder (conductor) (c) Mark Allan/Barbican

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Dance Loses Out to Narrative in NB’s Jane Eyre Despite Strong Performances

20/05/2018

Northern Ballet’s Jane Eyre: Soloists, Coryphée and Dancers of Northern Ballet, Northern Ballet Sinfonia / John Pryce-Jones (conductor). Sadler’s Wells, London, 15.5.2018. (JO’D)

Dreda Blow (Jane Eyre), Dominique Larose & Mariana Rodrigues as St. John’s Sisters
in Jane Eyre (c) Emma Kauldhar

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This Concert of Prokofiev and Mahler by the Concertgebouw Will Lodge Resolutely in the Memory

20/05/2018

Dresden Music Festival 2018

Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2018 [6] – Prokofiev, Mahler: Daniil Trifonov (piano), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Daniele Gatti (conductor), Kulturpalast, Dresden, Germany 16.5.2018. (MC)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Daniele Gatti (conductor) & Daniil Trifonov (piano)
(c) Oliver Killig

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It was a Privilege Having the Opportunity to See and Hear a Trio of Maiskys

19/05/2018

Dresden Music Festival 2018

Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2018 [5] ‘Cellomania’ – Rachmaninov, Shostakovich: Sascha Maisky (violin), Mischa Maisky (cello) and Lily Maisky (piano), Kulturpalast, Dresden, Germany 15.5.2018. (MC)

MaiskyTrio – l-r Sascha, Lily and Mischa Maisky

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