Warlikowski’s landmark Elektra at the Salzburg Festival returns to celebrate its 100+1 anniversary  

AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival 2021 [2] – Strauss, Elektra: Soloists, Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Felsenreitschule, Salzburg, 28.8.2021 (ALL)

Salzburg Festival’s Elektra: Ausrine Stundyte (Elektra, bottom right) © Bernd Uhlig

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Nicola Benedetti is ‘At Home’ in Edinburgh headlining Stravinsky’s gripping The Soldier’s Tale

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [14] – Stravinsky, The Soldier’s Tale (English translation by Michael Flanders and Kitty Black): Filmed (directed by Matt Parkin) at Edinburgh Academy Junior School on 21.8.2021 and streamed from 27.8.2021. (JPr)

The Soldier’s Tale with Anthony Flaum (Soldier, right)

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Delectable recital from Fatma Said as triumphantly successful Edinburgh International Festival draws to a close

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [13] – Mozart, Ravel, de Falla, Lorca: Fatma Said (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano). Old College Quad, Edinburgh, 27.8.2021. (SRT)

Fatma Said (soprano) and Malcolm Martineau (piano) (c) Matt Beech

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Diverse and stirring English music from Oramo and the BBCSO at the Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [17] – Foulds, Bray, Walton, Arnold: Timothy Ridout (viola), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 27.8.2021. (CS)

Timothy Ridout (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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The BBC Proms experiences the sonic cornucopia of George Lewis’s intriguing new work

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [16] – Lewis and Beethoven: Lucy Crowe (soprano), Damon Holzborn (computer software design/realisation), Sound Intermedia, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Ilan Volkov (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 26.8.2021. (MB)

Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC SSO (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Yarn/Wire performs brilliantly at the TIME:SPANS festival, though a year later than first scheduled

United KingdomUnited Kingdom TIME:SPANS [1] – Yarn/Wire: Laura Barger & Julia Den Boer (piano), Russell Greenberg & Sae Hashimoto (percussion). The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York, 24.8.2021. (DS)

Yarn/Wire members in performance (c) Thomas Fichter

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