Dresden triumphs: Blomstedt’s Mendelssohn and the Philharmonie’s Ligeti, Prokofiev and Stravinsky

Dresden Music Festival 2023 (Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2023) (MC) This year the Dresden Music Festival (Dresdner Musikfestspiele) is dedicated to the areas of tension in music and society under the motto BLACKANDWHITE (SCHWARZWEISS). Festival artistic director Jan Vogler had the idea for the motto, ‘whilst reading Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel War and Peace. The great writer … Read more

Garsington’s charming and fresh interpretation of Rossini’s well-loved Il barbiere di Siviglia

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Garsington Opera 2023 [1] – Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia: Soloists, Garsington Opera Chorus, The English Concert / Douglas Boyd (conductor). Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 31.5.2023. (CR)

Johannes Kammler (Figaro), Katie Bray (Rosina) and Andrew Stenson (Count Almaviva) © Clive Barda

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Passion, energy and joy at the Winchester Chamber Music Festival 2023

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various: James Gilchrist (tenor), Huw Watkins (piano), David Adams, Lucy Gould, Maia Cabeza (violin), James Toll (violin/viola), Elliot Kempton, Ting-Ru Lai (viola), Kate Gould, Tim Posner (cello), Lumas Winds (Beth Stone [flute], Chris Vettraino [oboe], Johan Stone [French horn], Flo Plane [bassoon], Rennie Sutherland [clarinet]. Also in the Festival: Lenny Sayers (clarinet), Donald Grant (folk violin), Sam Glazer (animateur). St Paul’s Church and the Chapel of St Cross, Winchester. 28.4.2023 to 1.5.2023. (CK)

Kate Gould, Artistic Director of Winchester Chamber Music Festival

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The pure joy of musicmaking: soloists of Berlin’s Karajan-Akademie in Aix-en-Provence

FranceFrance Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival [1] – Revel, Beethoven: Soloists from the Karajan-Akademie of the Berlin Philharmonic. Théâtre du Jeu de Paume, Aix-en-Provence, France, 15.4.2023. (CC)

Soloists from the Karajan-Akademie of the Berlin Philharmonic © Caroline Doutre

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