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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Two relatively little-known Bartók pieces feature in a top-quality concert in Budapest

HungaryHungary Bartók Spring International Arts Weeks 2023 festival [2]: Dénes Várjon (pianist), Concerto Budapest / András Keller (conductor). Great Hall of Music Academy, Budapest, 1.4.2023. (AK)

Dénes Várjon (pianist) and András Keller (conductor ) © Gábor Fejér / Concerto Budapest

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Götterdämmerung ends a Berlin Ring which challenged and taught us much, moving us too

GermanyGermany Berlin Festtage [4] – Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Soloists, Staatsopernchor Berlin (chorus director: Martin Wright), Staatskapelle Berlin / Thomas Guggeis (conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 10.4.2023. (MB)

Götterdämmerung (Act III) © Monika Rittershaus

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