Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s View of Brahms is Anything but ‘Off-the-Shelf’

27/10/2017

C.P.E. Bach and Brahms: Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (soprano), Wiebke Lehmkuhl (contralto), Markus Werba (baritone), Berlin Radio Choir (chorus master: Gijs Leenaars), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 19.10.2017. (MB) Read more

A Splendid Pelléas et Mélisande at Berlin’s Komische Oper

18/10/2017

Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Soloists, Orchestra of the Komische Oper, Berlin / Jordan de Souza (conductor). Komische Oper, Berlin, 15.10.2017. (MB)

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Komische Oper’s Pelléas et Mélisande (c) Monika Rittershaus

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Ligeti Provides the Highlight of the Belcea Quartet’s Berlin Recital

17/10/2017

Haydn, Ligeti, and Dvořák: Belcea Quartet (Corina Belcea, Axel Schacher (violins), Krzysztof Chorzelski (viola), Antoine Lederlin (cello)). Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 14.10.2017. (MB) Read more

Peter Sellars’ Bizarre Janáček Production Steals Attention from the Excellent Performance

13/10/2017

Janáček – The Cunning Little Vixen: Soloists, ‘Vocal Heroes’ Children’s Chorus from the Berlin Philharmonic’s Educational Programme, Vocalconsort Berlin (chorus master: David Cavelius), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 12.10.2017. (MB) Read more

The Premiere of Reimann’s L’Invisible: A Model of Advocacy for a New Work

09/10/2017

Reimann – L’Invisible (world premiere): Soloists, Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin / Donald Runnicles (conductor). Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 8.10.2017. (MB)

Photo credit: Bernd Uhlig.

Reimann’s L’Invisible (c) Bernd Uhlig

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An Odd Assemblage of Works by Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker

07/10/2017

Mozart, Walton, and Kodály: Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Amihai Grosz (viola), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 6.10.2017. (MB) Read more

Pollini and Barenboim’s Fine Concert at Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin

06/10/2017

Widmann, Schumann, and Debussy: Maurizio Pollini (piano), Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 4.10.2017. (MB) Read more

Utterly Misconceived Staging Spoils the Re-Opening of Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden

05/10/2017

Schumann – Szenen aus Goethes Faust: Soloists, Actors, Chorus (chorus master: Martin Wright) and Children’s Chorus (chorus master: Vinzens Weissenburger) of the Staatsoper Unter Den Linden, Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 3.10.2017. (MB)

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Szenen aus Goethes Faust (c) Hermann and Clärchen Baus

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