A Day of Monteverdian Delights in Berlin

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GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [6] – Monteverdi, Rossi, Marini, and Plainsong: Dorothee Mields, Hannah Morrison (sopranos), Thomas Hobbs, Andrew Staples, Volker Arndt (tenors), Andrew Redmond, Stefan Dreximeier (basses), RIAS Chamber Choir, Capella de la Torre/Justin Doyle (conductor). St Hedwig’s Cathedral and Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 16.9.2017 (MB)

Justin Doyle Antritt; photo credit - Matthias Heyde
Justin Doyle Antritt (c) Matthias Heyde

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The ‘Spirit of the Dance’ in Butt’s Goldberg Variations at Lammermuir

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Lammermuir Festival 2017  – Bach, Howells, Schubert: John Butt (harpsichord), Hebrides Ensemble, Humbie Kirk, Humbie; Hebrides Ensemble, Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton, 16.9.2017. (SRT)

he Hebrides Ensemble in Dirleteon Kirk. Photo credit: Jane Nicolson.
Hebrides Ensemble in Dirleteon Kirk (c) Jane Nicolson

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Musikfest Berlin Offers a Timely Chance to Hear Nono’s Il canto sospeso

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GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [5] – Schumann, Andre, Marenzio, Vicentino, and Nono: Jörg Widmann (clarinet), Laura Aikin (soprano), Jenny Carlstedt (mezzo-soprano), Robin Tritschler (tenor), SWR Experimentalstudio, Michael Acker, Joachim Haas, and Sven Kestel (sound design), SWR Vocal Ensemble (chorus master: Michael Alber), SWR Symphony Orchestra / Peter Rundel (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 11.9.2017. (MB)

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Lucerne Festival [4]: Festival Ends With Superlative Mahler 6 from Harding and the Vienna Phil

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SwitzerlandSwitzerland Lucerne Festival [4[ – Debussy, Mahler: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniel Harding (conductor) Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Lucerne (KKL), 10.9.2017. (JR)

LUCERNE FESTIVAL, Sommer Festival 2017: Sinfoniekonzert 29, Daniel Harding dirigiert die Wiener Philharmoniker Luzern, den 10.09.2017 Foto: Priska Ketterer/ Lucerne Festival

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Recent Music in Abundance from the Members of Ensemble Musikfabrik

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GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [4] – Aperghis, Lim, Schöllhorn, Baltakas, Zorn, Saunders, and Poppe: Members of Ensemble Musikfabrik (Carl Rosman (clarinet), Melvyn Poore (euphonium), Dirk Wietheger (cello), Alban Wesly (bassoon), Marco Blaauw (trumpet), Florentin Ginot (double bass), Hannah Weirich (violin), Ulrich Löffler and Benjamin Kobler (piano), Dirk Rothbrust (percussion), Helen Bledsoe (flute)). Kammermusiksaal, Philharmonie, 10.9.2017. (MB)

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Rebecca Saunders and Harrison Birtwistle’s Music of Today Provides Perspectives on Music of the Past

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GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [3] – Saunders, Birtwistle, and Dowland: Doniatenne Michel-Dansac (soprano), Andrew Watts (countertenor), Peter Veale (oboe), Mirjam Schröder (harp), Paul Jeukendrup (sound design), Ensemble Musikfabrik, Enno Poppe and Harrison Birtwistle (conductors). Kammermusiksaal, Philharmonie, Berlin, 9.9.2017. (MB)
Musikfest Berlin - photo credit, Kai Bienert.
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Christoph Eschenbach and the DSO Berlin’s Fine Concert Leaves the Audience Wanting More

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GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [2] – Mozart, Rihm, and Mendelssohn: Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (soprano), Tzimon Barto (piano), Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin / Christoph Eschenbach (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 8.9.2017. (MB)

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