Jukka-Pekka Saraste Saves Tonhalle’s Bacon With Impressive Mahler Ninth

16/09/2018

Berg, Mahler: Janine Jansen (violin), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Jukka-Pekka Saraste  (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 14.9.2018. (JR)

Tonhalle Maag

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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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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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Concertgebouw Shine Under Honeck in Triumphant Bruckner Third in Lucerne

06/09/2018

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Lucerne Festival [3] – Wagner, Berg, Bruckner: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam / Manfred Honeck (conductor), Anette Fritsch (soprano) Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (KKL) Luzern, Lucerne, 5.9.2018. (JR)

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The Berlin Phil and Kirill Petrenko Simply in a Class of their Own

31/08/2018

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Lucerne Festival [2] – R. Strauss, Beethoven: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern, Lucerne, 29.8.2018. (JR)

Berliner Philharmoniker & Kirill Petrenko (conductor)
(c) Salzburger Festspiele/Monika Rittershaus

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Chailly Slick and Smooth in Bruckner 7

27/08/2018

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Lucerne Festival [1] – Wagner, Bruckner: Lucerne Festival Orchestra / Riccardo Chailly (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern, Lucerne, 25.8.2018. (JR)

Riccardo Chailly

Riccardo Chailly

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Superlative Performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah at Zurich Opera

16/07/2018

Mendelssohn, Elijah: Soloists, Chorus and part-time choruses of the Zurich Opera (chorus-master, Janko Kastelic), Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 15.7.2018. (JR)

Golda Schultz, Mihoko Fujimura, Benjamin Bruns, Christof Fischesser, Fabio Luisi and Janko Kastelic (left to right) (c) John Rhodes

(l-r) Golda Schultz, Mihoko Fujimura, Benjamin Bruns, Christof Fischesser, Fabio Luisi
and Janko Kastelic (c) John Rhodes

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