From Apollo’s Fire in Ohio, the gift of Bach

18/12/2019

United StatesUnited States J.S. Bach, Christmas Oratorio: Molly Netter (soprano), Daniel Moody (contralto), Steven Soph (tenor), Jesse Blumberg (baritone), Apollo’s Fire / Julian Wachner (conductor). St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Akron, Ohio, 12.12.2019. (MSJ)

Julian Wachner conducting Apollo’s Fire & Apollo’s Singers (c) Erica Brenner

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A wonderful concert from Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin

17/12/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Schumann, Elgar, and Debussy: Elina Garanča (mezzo-soprano), Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 16.12.2019. (MB)

Daniel Barenboim © Pablo Castagnola

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Happy Birthday in Madrid to William Christie and Les Arts Florissants on their Baroque Odyssey tour

16/12/2019

SpainSpain A Baroque Odyssey – Handel, Purcell, Charpentier, D’Ambruis, Lully, Rameau: Sandrine Piau (soprano), Lea Desandre (mezzo-soprano), Marcel Beekman (tenor), Christophe Dumaux (countertenor), Marc Mauillon (baritone), Lisandro Abadie (bass-baritone), Les Arts Florissants / William Christie and Paul Agnew (conductors). Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid, 15.12.2019. (JMI)

Les Arts Florissants (c) CNDM Elvira Megías

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A concert from the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and François-Xavier Roth to lift the spirits

16/12/2019

GermanyGermany Haydn, Martinů, and Ligeti: Holger Groschopp (piano), Stefan Dohr (horn), Mahler Chamber Orchestra / François-Xavier Roth (conductor). Kammermusiksaal, Berlin, 15.12.2019. (MB)

Stefan Dohr (c) Simon Pauly

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Blomstedt guides a wondrous horn section through a stellar Bruckner Four in Zurich

16/12/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Mozart, Bruckner: Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich / Herbert Blomstedt (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 12.12.2019. (CCr)

Herbert Blomstedt (c) Mark Allan

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Lully’s Isis is a delectable experience at Versailles

14/12/2019

FranceFrance Lully, Isis (1676, concert performance): Soloists, Namur Chamber Choir, Les Talens Lyriques / Christophe Rousset (conductor). Opéra Royal, Château de Versailles, Versailles, France 10.12.2019. (CC)

Christophe Rousset (c) Eric Larrayadieu

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In San Francisco’s salute to women, Barton does it all

13/12/2019

United StatesUnited States Warren, L. Boulanger, Beach, N. Boulanger, Haydn, Larsen, Ravel Duparc, R. Strauss: Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano), Kathleen Kelly (piano), presented by San Francisco Performances, Herbst Hall, San Francisco. 11.12.2019. (HS) 

Jamie Barton (c) Fay Fox

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Chanticleer captures the mystery of the Christmas Story in the Baroque Church of St Ignatius Loyola

11/12/2019

United StatesUnited States A Chanticleer Christmas: Chanticleer / William Fred Scott (music director), The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, New York, 8.12.2019. (RP)

Chanticleer © Lisa Kohler

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