Much to enjoy in Scottish Opera’s new Falstaff at the Edinburgh International Festival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [5] – Verdi, Falstaff: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Scottish Opera / Stuart Stratford (conductor). Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 12.8.2021. (SRT)

Louise Winter (Mistress Quickly)and Roland Wood (Falstaff) (c) Julie Howden

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Conducting the Vienna Philharmonic at Salzburg, Thielemann’s Bruckner is as special as expected

AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival 2021 [1] – Mahler and Bruckner: Elína Garanča (mezzo-soprano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Christian Thielemann (conductor). Performance at the Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, recorded (directed Elisabeth Malzer) August 2021 and streamed on ARTE Concert until 4.11.2021. (JPr)

Elína Garanča (mezzo-soprano) sing the Rückert-Lieder

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Exquisite musicianship at the Chamber Music Northwest’s summer festival from Davóne Tines and the Brentano Quartet

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various, ‘A Journey into the Light’: Davóne Tines (bass-baritone), Paul Watkins (cello), Gloria Chien (piano), Brentano String Quartet, Chamber Music Northwest, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 25.7.2021. Available for streaming through 31.8.2021 on 2021 AT-HOME Festival. (RP)

Davóne Tines (bass-baritone) © Tom Emerson

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Mari Eriksmoen makes a sensational Edinburgh Festival debut

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [4] – Grieg, Backer Grøndahl, Schumann and Wolf: Mari Eriksmoen (soprano), Daniel Heide (piano). Old College Quad, 11.8.2021. (SRT)

Mari Eriksmoen (soprano) and Daniel Heide (piano) (c) Ryan Buchanan

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Distinguished Schumann ‘Rheinish’ performance is the highlight of the BBC Philharmonic’s Prom

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [8] – Britta Byström, Sibelius, and Schumann: Liza Ferschtman (violin), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / John Storgårds (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 10.8.2021. (MB)

Liza Ferschtman (violin) (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s indestructible songbook delights Edinburgh

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival [3] – Rodgers and Hammerstein, A Grand Night for Singing: Soloists, Edinburgh Festival Ensemble, Wayne Marshall (music director), Kim Creswell (staging). Edinburgh Academy Junior School, 10.8.2021. (SRT)

Danielle de Niese, Anna-Jane Casey and Kim Creswell in A Grand Night for Singing (c) J. Shurte

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