Salzburg’s deeply affecting Berg and tranquil, nostalgic Mahler from Nelsons and the Vienna Philharmonic

AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival 2023 [1] – Berg and Mahler: Augustin Hadelich (violin), Christiane Karg (soprano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Andris Nelsons (conductor). Broadcast live (directed by Dick Kuijs) on STAGE+ from the Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 6.8.2023. (JPr)

Andris Nelsons conducts Berg and Mahler at the Salzburg Festival 2023 © Marco Borelli

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Dala-Floda Gala earns ovations from enthusiastic audience

SwedenSweden Dala-Floda Opera Festival 2023 [2] – Gala Concert: Soloists, Ola Ottosson, Mischa Carlberg and Alexandra Orrgård Solén (accompanists), Dala-Floda Church, Dalecarlia, 6.8.2023. (GF)

Anna Eklund Tarantino, founder and artistic director of the festival © Göran Forsling

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Young violinist Leonhard Baumgartner wins the Carl Flesch Prize at Baden-Baden

GermanyGermany Carl Flesch International Competition – Concertos Round: 16 candidates (violin, viola, cello, double-bass), Philharmonie Baden-Baden / Heiko Mathias Förster (conductor). Weinbrennersaal, Kurhaus Baden-Baden, 21-22.7.2023. (LV)

Leonhard Baumgartner plays Schumann’s Fantasie © Jörg P. Bongartz

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Rachel Barton Pine triumphs in the Billy Childs Violin Concerto No.2 at the Hollywood Bowl

United StatesUnited States John Williams, Billy Childs, Mussorgsky: Rachel Barton Pine (violin), Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra / Stéphane Denève (conductor). Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, 27.7.2023. (LV)

Rachel Barton Pine plays Billy Childs’s Violin Concerto No.2 © Matt Herman

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