The Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra excels at Musikfest Berlin

20/09/2019

Musikfest Berlin [11] – Neuwirth and Grisey: Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Juliet Fraser (soprano), Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Susanna Mälkki (conductor). Kammermusiksaal, Philharmonie, Berlin, 18.9.2019. (MB)

Susanna Mälkki (c) Simon Fowler

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A pretty special evening from Steven Osborne at the Lammermuir Festival

19/09/2019

Lammermuir Festival 2019 [1] – Beethoven: Steven Osborne (piano), Dunbar Parish Church, Dunbar, 17.9.2019. (SRT)

Steven Osborne (c) Robin Mitchell

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Ear-stretching music-making across three different centuries from Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth

17/09/2019

Musikfest Berlin [10] – Rameau, Lachenmann, and Berlioz: Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Les Siècles / François-Xavier Roth (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 15.9.2019. (MB)

Tabea Zimmermann (viola), François-Xavier Roth (conductor) & Les Siècles
© Monika Karczmarczyk

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The BBC Proms 2019 ended with a unique, seldom experienced atmosphere at the Last Night

16/09/2019

BBC Prom 75 – Last Night of the Proms: Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano). BBC Singers. BBC Symphony Chorus. BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 14.9.2019. (MMB)

Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano) at the Last Night of the Proms (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Daniel Harding’s outstanding account of Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette in Berlin

15/09/2019

Musikfest Berlin [8] – Berlioz: Kate Lindsey (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor), Shenyang (bass-baritone), Berlin Radio Chorus (chorus master: Gijs Leenaars), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniel Harding (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 13.9.2019. (MB)

Daniel Harding (c) Iñigo Ibañez

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Unforgettable Berlin performance of Lachenmann from Yuko Kakuta and Pierre-Laurent Aimard

15/09/2019

Musikfest Berlin [7] – Schubert and Lachenmann: Yuko Kakuta (soprano), Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano). Kammermusiksaal, Philharmonie, Berlin, 12.9.2019. (MB)

Yuko Kakuta (c) Martin Sigmund

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In Lucerne, the LSO demonstrate they are in the top flight

13/09/2019

Lucerne Festival [9] – Haydn, Britten, Rachmaninov: London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (KKL) Luzern, Lucerne, 10.9.2019. (JR)

Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO (c) Priska Ketterer

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John Butt encourages astonishing unity from the Dunedin Consort for the Proms Bach Night

13/09/2019

BBC Prom 71 Bach Night: Dunedin Consort / John Butt (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 11.9.2019. (AK)

John Butt (centre front) with the Dunedin Consort

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