The Brooklyn Art Song Society offers the gift of Schubert’s most-beloved songs

United StatesUnited States Brooklyn Art Song Society – Schubert: Bonus Concert: Sarah Nelson Craft (mezzo-soprano), Nils Neubert (tenor), Nana Shi (piano). Brooklyn Art Song Society, Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn. First streamed on 12.12.2020. (RP)

Sarah Nelson Craft (mezzo-soprano)
© Joan Chiverton

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Urbane comfort from the Cleveland Orchestra and Nicholas McGegan

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Episode Four: Inventions: Strings of the Cleveland Orchestra / Nicholas McGegan (conductor and harpsichord). Severance Hall, Cleveland, 10.12.2020, and reviewed as a livestream. (MSJ)

Nicholas McGegan & the Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni

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Andris Nelsons conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in a tremendous concert of Stravinsky and Mahler

GermanyGermany Stravinsky, Mahler: Baiba Skride (violin), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Andris Nelsons (conductor). Performed in the Digital Concert Hall (click here) from the Berlin Philharmonie, 12.12.2020. (GT)

Andris Nelsons

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The Dover Quartet and a lively romp through Ligeti

Dover Quartet

United StatesUnited States Haydn, Ligeti, Dvořák – Dover Quartet (Joel Link, Bryan Lee, [violins], Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt [viola], Camden Shaw [cello]): Exclusively for Cal Performances at Home from Gould Rehearsal Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, 16.10.2020. Streaming 10.12.2020 to 10.3.2021 (click here). (HS)

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The stars shine in Milan for La Scala’s season-opening spectacular

ItalyItaly A riveder le stelle: Soloists, Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Chorus & Ballet / Riccardo Chailly & Michele Gamba (conductors). Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 7.12.2020. (RP)

Riccardo Chailly conducting the Teatro alla Scala chorus and orchestra
(c) Brescia e Amisano

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VOCES8 and The Aeolians of Oakwood University celebrate the festive season in very different ways

Roderick Williams (baritone) & VOCES8 (c) Libby Percival/LFL

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Live from London Christmas – Solstice: VOCES8 (with Roderick Williams, baritone) and The Aeolians of Oakwood University directed by Jason Max Ferdinand. VOCES8 Centre, London, and Oakwood University Church (Seventh Day Adventist), Huntsville, Alabama, USA, livestreamed on 5.12.2020. (CC)

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Filmed in Bergen, streamed from Berkeley, Leif Ove Andsnes takes a mild approach to piano classics

United StatesUnited States Various: Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), recorded at Håkon’s Hall, Bergen, Norway, 23.9.2020. Streamed by Cal Performances at Home, Berkeley, from 3.12.2020 to 3.1.2021. (HS)

Leif Ove Andsnes in Håkon’s Hall, Bergen, Norway

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Jubilee celebrations in Oslo for the 125th anniversary of Norwegian icon Kirsten Flagstad’s birth

NorwayNorway Kirsten Flagstad Jubilee Concert: Soloists, Randi Stene (compère), Chorus and Orchestra of Norwegian National Opera / Kirill Karabits (conductor). Oslo Opera House, 30.10.2020 and reviewed when streamed on OperaVision (click here). (JPr)

Kirill Karabits and the Norwegian Opera Orchestra

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