Simon Rattle Opens the LSO Season with an Imaginatively Varied English Programme

17/09/2018

Birtwistle, Holst, Turnage, Britten: Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano), Allan Clayton (tenor), Philip Cobb, Gábor Tarkövi (trumpets), Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Tiffin Children’s Chorus, Tiffin Girls’ School Choir, London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Barbican Hall, 16.9.2018. (CC)

Allan Clayton, Elizabeth Watts, Alice Coote and the LSO conducted by Sir Simon Rattle (c) Doug Peters/PA Wire

Allan Clayton, Elizabeth Watts, Alice Coote (soloists), Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) & LSO
(c) Doug Peters/PA Wire

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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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Minimalist Carmen Opens the New Geneva Season

13/09/2018

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Chorus of the Grand Théâtre Geneva (Chorus master: Alan Woodbridge), Maîtrise du Conservatoire populaire de Musique, Danse et Théâtre (Direction: Magali Dami),  Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / John Fiore (conductor), Théâtre des Nations, Geneva, 10.9.2018. (AL)

Rodolphe Briand (le Remendado) Héloïse Mas (Mercédès), Ekaterina Sergeeva (Carmen), Melody Louledjian (Frasquita) & Ivan Thirion (le Dancaïre) © GTG / Magali Dougados

Grand Théâtre Geneva’s Carmen © GTG / Magali Dougados

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The Tosca Of My Dreams

12/09/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Chorus, Children’s chorus and Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera / Patrick Fournillier (conductor), Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, 7.9.2018. (GF)

Aušrinė Stundytė (Tosca) & Andrea Caré Cavaradossi) © Heikki Tuuli/FNO

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