Sir John Eliot Gardiner directs a sublime Missa solemnis at Berlin’s Musikfest

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin 2022 [2] – Beethoven: Lucy Crowe (soprano), Anna Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano), Giovanni Sala (tenor), William Thomas (bass), Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Philharmonie Hall, Berlin, 31.8.2022, and live-streamed on Digital Concert Hall. (GT)

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts Beethoven’s Missa solemnis © Fabian Schellhorn

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OAE’s use of period instruments was a continual delight in Bach’s Mass in B minor at the Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2022 [24], Prom 57 – Bach’s Mass in B minor: Rachel Redmond, Mary Bevan (sopranos), Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Guy Cutting (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass), Choir of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / John Butt (harpsichord/conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 29.8.2022. (CK)

John Butt conducts the OAE from the harpsichord © BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Young talent competes for prizes in the finale of the 12th Glenarm Festival of Voice

United KingdomUnited Kingdom 12th Glenarm Festival of Voice: Competition Finale: Hannah O’Brien (soprano), Heather Sammon (mezzo-soprano), Michael Bell (tenor), Owen Lucas (tenor), David Kennedy (baritone), Tristan Russcher (piano), Doireann O’Carroll (piano). Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glenarm, 28.8.2022. (RB)

The five finalists and pianist selected for NI Opera’s, 12th Glenarm Festival of Voice © Declan Roughan

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This BBC SO concert with Lozakovich at the Proms had an only too rare high artistic quality

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2022 [23], Prom 51 – Lalo, Brahms, Franck: Daniel Lozakovich (violin), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Fabien Gabel (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 25.8.2022. (MBr)

Fabien Gabel conducts the BBC SO © Sisi Burn

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Katya Kabanova in Salzburg

AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival [5] – Janáček, Katya Kabanova: Soloists, Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus (chorus director: Huw Rhys James), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Jakub Hrůša (conductor). Felsenreitschule, Salzburg, 26.8.2022. (MB)

Salzburg Festival’s Katya Kabanova: Corinne Winters (Katěrina/Káťa) © SF/Monika Rittershaus

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Mäkelä and the Concertgebouw opens Musikfest Berlin with an outstanding Mahler Sixth Symphony

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin 2022 [1] – Saariaho, Mahler: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam / Klaus Mäkelä (conductor). Philharmonie Hall, Berlin, 28.8.2022, and livestreamed on Digital Concert Hall. (GT)

Klaus Mäkelä conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam © Fabian Schellhorn

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