Mahler’s Sixth Symphony from Andris Nelsons and the VPO proves a musical metaphor for 2020

AustriaAustria 100th Salzburg Festival – Mahler: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Andris Nelsons (conductor). Reviewed as an Arte Concert live stream from the Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 8.8.2020. (JPr)

Andris Nelsons conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra © Marco Borrelli

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The sheer love that emanates from I Fagiolini for Monteverdi made this compelling viewing

United KingdomUnited Kingdom VOCES8 Live from London: Monteverdi – The Ache of Love: I Fagiolini / Robert Hollingworth (director). VOCES8 Centre. A Live from London stream and performed at the VOCES8 Centre, 8.8.2020. (CC)

I Fagiolini (c) Libby Percival

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From La Jolla, California, Weilerstein and Barnatan dance eloquently with Beethoven

United StatesUnited States Beethoven: Alisa Weilerstein (cello), Inon Barnatan (piano), presented virtually by Aspen Music Festival, streaming from Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, La Jolla, California, 26.7.2020. (HS)

Alisa Weilerstein & Inon Barnatan playing for the Aspen Music Festival

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High-powered Shostakovich anchors Seattle Chamber Music Society Virtual Summer Festival performance

United StatesUnited States Various composers: Soloists, Seattle Chamber Music Society, streaming from The Center for Chamber Music, Seattle, 24.7.2020. (ZC)

Simone Porter (violin), Andrew Armstrong (piano) & Edward Aaron (cello) (c) SCMS

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