A Superb Performance of Theodora as the Proms Season Nears its Close

09/09/2018

 BBC PROM 74 – Handel, Theodora (1749): Louise Alder (soprano) Theodora, Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor) Didymus,  Ann Hallenberg (mezzo) Irene, Benjamin Hulett (tenor) Septimus,  Tariz Nazimi (bass) Valens, Arcangelo / Jonathan Cohen (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 7.9.2018. (CC)

Louise Alder and Iestyn Davies (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

Louise Alder and Iestyn Davies (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Memorable Zimmermann and Bruckner from Valery Gergiev

09/09/2018

Musikfest Berlin 2018 [5] – Zimmermann, Bruckner: Michael Rotschopf (speaker 1), Josef Bierbichler (speaker 2), Georg Nigl (bass), Münchner Philharmoniker / Valery Gergiev (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 7.9.2018. (MC)

Valery Gergiev conducting Münchner Philharmoniker, Philharmonie, Berlin © Kai Bienert

Münchner Philharmoniker & Valery Gergiev (conductor) © Kai Bienert

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Denk Headlines a New Festival, Music on the Strait

09/09/2018

Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Ives, Ravel, Dvořák: Jeremy Denk (piano), James Garlick (violin), Elisa Barston (violin), Ani Aznavoorian (cello), Richard O’Neill (viola). Maier Hall and Holy Trinity Church, Port Angeles, WA. 31.8.2018-1.9.2018. (ZC)

Jeremy Denk (piano) and musicians (c) Tim Brye

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A Magnificent Mahler Third from Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony

08/09/2018

 Musikfest Berlin 2018 [4] – Mahler: Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano), GewandhausKinderchor, Damen des GewandhausChores, Boston Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 6.9.2018 (MC)

Susan Graham (mezzo), Andris Nelsons (conductor) & BSO © Kai Bienert

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Donald Runnicles Leads Superb Wagner and Intense Zimmerman at Musikfest Berlin

07/09/2018

 

Musikfest Berlin 2018 [3] – Zimmermann, Wagner: Allison Oakes, soprano (Brünnhilde), Judit Kutasi, mezzo-soprano (Erda); Simon O’Neill, tenor (Siegfried); Michael Volle, baritone (Wotan); Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin / Donald Runnicles (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 5.9.2018. (MC)

Donald Runnicles © Bettina Stöß

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A Magnificent, Imaginatively Presented Berlioz Prom

07/09/2018

BBC PROM 71 – Berlioz: Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano), Antoine Tamestit (viola), Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique/Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 5.9.2018. (CS)

Antoine Tamestit (viola) (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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An Unmissable Madama Butterfly in Gothenburg

05/09/2018

Puccini,  Madama Butterfly: Soloists of Gothenburg Opera,  Gothenburg Opera Chorus, Gothenburg Opera Orchestra / Henrik Schaefer (conductor), Gothenburg Opera main stage, 1.9.2018. (NS)

Butterfly (Karah Son, front) & Suzuki (Katarina Giotas, behind) (c) Mats Bäcker

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Petrenko and the Berlin Philharmonic Make a Strong Impression in Strauss Tone Poems

03/09/2018

 BBC PROM 68 – Strauss and Beethoven: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 2.9.2018. (AS)

Berliner Philharmoniker & Kirill Petrenko (conductor) (c) Robert Garbolinski

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