Highly commendable Bruch and Bruckner at Lucerne

10/09/2019

Lucerne Festival [8] – Bruch, Bruckner: Vilde Frang (violin), Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra / Lahav Shani (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (KKL) Luzern, Lucerne, 7.9.2019. (JR)

Vilde Frang (c) Peter Fischli/Lucerne Festival

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The music of Xenakis makes a truly elemental impression in Berlin

09/09/2019

Musikfest Berlin [5] – Eötvös, Xenakis, and Varèse: Isabelle Faust (violin), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Peter Eötvös (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 8.9.2019. (MB) Read more

A splendid contribution to Musikfest Berlin from Peter Eötvös and Ensemble Musikfabrik

09/09/2019

Musikfest Berlin [4] – Lachenmann, Hosokawa, and Eötvös: Ryoko Aoki (Noh-performer), Mayumi Miyata (shō), Ulrich Löffler (piano), Helen Bledsoe (flute), Dirk Rothbrust (percussion), Ensemble Musikfabrik / Peter Eötvös (conductor), Kammermusiksaal, Berlin, 8.9.2019. (MB)

Peter Eötvös (conductor) and Ensemble Musikfabrik (c) Adam Janisch

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A surprising finish at the Banff International String Quartet Competition

09/09/2019

BISQC 2019 [4] – Various composers: Callisto, Marmen, and Viano String Quartets, Eric Harvie Theatre, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Canada, 1.9.2019. (LV)

The Winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition
(c) Don Lee

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The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center celebrates 50 years with a Grecian Odyssey

08/09/2019

Various composers, Live from Lincoln Center – Odyssey: The Chamber Music Society in Greece: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Broadcast by PBS, New York, 6.9.2019. (RP)

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
© Da-Hong Seetoo

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Lucerne sees the final farewell from Bernard Haitink after 65 extraordinary years of conducting

07/09/2019

Lucerne Festival [7] – Beethoven, Bruckner: Emanuel Ax (piano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Bernard Haitink (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (KKL) Luzern, Lucerne, 5.9.2019. (JR)

Bernard Haitink conducts the VPO (c) Lucerne Festival/Priska Ketterer

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A fascinating, stimulating Berlin programme from Ensemble Modern

06/09/2019

Musikfest Berlin [3] – Varèse, Neuwirth, and Andriessen: Hermann Kretzchmar (piano), Catherine Milliken (speaker), Norbert Ommer (sound direction), Chorwerk Ruhr (chorus director: Klaas Stok), Ensemble Modern / Brad Lubman (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 4.9.2019. (MB)

Ensemble Modern at Musikfest Berlin © Adam Janisch

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August’s musical delights in Hungary included a Plácido Domingo gala

04/09/2019

A Music Sojourn in Hungary – artists, amongst others, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Radics Band, Szalonna Band, Plácido Domingo (tenor), Central European String Quartet: Various venues in Budapest and Szeged. (AK)

Szalonna Band (c) Levente Váradi

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