Laurence Equilbey’s Insula Orchestra gives a brilliant historically informed concert at Dresden’s Frauenkirche

GermanyGermany Dresden Music Festival [5]– Mozart: Pierre Génisson (clarinet), Insula Orchestra / Laurence Equilbey (conductor), Frauenkirche, Dresden, 24.5.2023. (GT)

Conductor Laurence Equilbey and clarinettist Pierre Génisson © Oliver Killig

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In Dresden: Nils Landgren’s R&B, funk and jazz and David Garrett’s miniatures, lollipops and encores

GermanyGermany Dresden Music Festival 2023 [3] – 29.5.2023, Semperoper, Dresden: ‘Nils Landgren & Friends’: Nils Landgren (trombone, vocals), Viktoria Tolstoy (vocals), Ida Sand (vocals, keyboard), Joel Lyssarides (piano), Simon Oslender (Hammond organ), Wolfgang Haffner (drummer), Thomas Stieger (bass). (MC)

(l-r) Ida Sand, Nils Landgren, Wolfgang Haffner, Viktoria Tolstoy and Thomas Stieger © Oliver Killig

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Dresden triumphs: Blomstedt’s Mendelssohn and the Philharmonie’s Ligeti, Prokofiev and Stravinsky

Dresden Music Festival 2023 (Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2023) (MC) This year the Dresden Music Festival (Dresdner Musikfestspiele) is dedicated to the areas of tension in music and society under the motto BLACKANDWHITE (SCHWARZWEISS). Festival artistic director Jan Vogler had the idea for the motto, ‘whilst reading Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel War and Peace. The great writer … Read more