Memorable Zimmermann and Bruckner from Valery Gergiev


GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin 2018 [5] – Zimmermann, Bruckner: Michael Rotschopf (speaker 1), Josef Bierbichler (speaker 2), Georg Nigl (bass), Münchner Philharmoniker / Valery Gergiev (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 7.9.2018. (MC)

Valery Gergiev conducting Münchner Philharmoniker, Philharmonie, Berlin © Kai Bienert

Münchner Philharmoniker & Valery Gergiev (conductor) © Kai Bienert

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A Magnificent Mahler Third from Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony


GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin 2018 [4] – Mahler: Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano), GewandhausKinderchor, Damen des GewandhausChores, Boston Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 6.9.2018 (MC)

Susan Graham (mezzo), Andris Nelsons (conductor) & BSO © Kai Bienert

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Donald Runnicles Leads Superb Wagner and Intense Zimmerman at Musikfest Berlin



GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin 2018 [3] – Zimmermann, Wagner: Allison Oakes, soprano (Brünnhilde), Judit Kutasi, mezzo-soprano (Erda); Simon O’Neill, tenor (Siegfried); Michael Volle, baritone (Wotan); Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin / Donald Runnicles (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 5.9.2018. (MC)

Donald Runnicles © Bettina Stöß

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A Magnificent, Imaginatively Presented Berlioz Prom


United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC PROM 71 – Berlioz: Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano), Antoine Tamestit (viola), Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique/Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 5.9.2018. (CS)

Antoine Tamestit (viola) (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Concertgebouw Shine Under Honeck in Triumphant Bruckner Third in Lucerne



SwitzerlandSwitzerland Lucerne Festival [3] – Wagner, Berg, Bruckner: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam / Manfred Honeck (conductor), Anette Fritsch (soprano) Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (KKL) Luzern, Lucerne, 5.9.2018. (JR)

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Honeck Conducts Concertgebouw at Musikfest Berlin and there is Special Chemistry


Musikfest Berlin 2018

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin 2018 [2] – Webern, Berg, Bruckner: Anett Fritsch (soprano), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam / Manfred Honeck (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 4.9.2018. (MC)

Manfred Honeck (conductor( rehearsing RCO © Adam Janisch

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Webern and Spahlinger from the Ensemble Modern Orchestra at Musikfest Berlin


Musikfest Berlin 2018

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin 2018 – Webern and Spahlinger: Caroline Melzer (soprano), Ueli Wiget (piano), Ensemble Modern Orchestra / Enno Poppe (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 3.9.2018. (MC)

Caroline Melzer (soprano), Ensemble Modern Orchestra & Enno Poppe (conductor)
(c) Kai Bienert

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Bernstein Overshadows Shostakovich in the Boston Symphony Prom



United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 69 – Bernstein, Shostakovich: Baiba Skride (violin), Boston Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 4.9.2018. (CC)

Andris Nelsons conducting the BSO (c) Chris Christodoulou

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