Rare Rossini Gets a Good Outing at Buxton.


 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gioachimo Rossini, Otello (concert performance sung in Italian with English surtitles): Soloists, Northern Chamber Orchestra. Buxton Festival Chorus /  Stephen Barlow (conductor), Opera House, Buxton, 17.7.2014. (RJF) Read more

English Music Festival Ventures Westwards


 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bliss, Vaughan Williams, Holst, Howells: Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin), Matthew Rickard (piano), Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, 20.9.2013  (RJ) Read more

Musikfest Berlin 2013 (7): London Orchestra Celebrates Lutoslawski in Style


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GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin 2013 (7) Debussy, Lutosławski, Ravel, Lutosławski,  Matthias Goerne (baritone) Philharmonia Orchestra London/Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 9.9.2013.  (MC)

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Esa-Pekka Salonen Philharmonia 09.09.13-Berlin-©-Kai Bienert Berliner Festspiele

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Lucerne Festival (3):Jansons’ Mahler 2 Roadshow Reaches Lucerne


 Lucerne Festival (3): Mahler  Genia Kühmeier (soprano), Gerhild Romberger (alto), WDR Radio Choir, Bavarian Radio Chorus, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Lucerne, 8.9.2013 (JR)

Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern Photo Copyright: Priska Ketterer.

Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern
Photo Copyright: Priska Ketterer.

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PROM 75: Memorable Last Night Recalls “Worst Journey in the World”


Prom  75: Various Composers: Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano), Nigel Kennedy (violin), Iestyn Davies, (counter-tenor), BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra / Marin Alsop, (conductor),  Royal Albert Hall, London, 7.9.2013 (MMB)

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Prom 75  Photo credit:BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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PROM 74: Bach and Bruckner Make a Memorable Concert


United KingdomUnited KingdomProm 74 Bach, Bruckner: Klaus Sonnleitner (organ), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Lorin Maazel (conductor), Royal Albert Hall London, 6.9.2013 (GD)

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Musikfest Berlin 2013 (4): Spellbinding Performances of Bartók, Hartmann and Shostakovich


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GermanyGermany Musikest Berlin 2013 (4) Bartók, Hartmann, Shostakovich: Isabelle Faust (violin), Günther Groissböck (bass), Estonischer Nationaler Männerchor, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin/Marek Janowski (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 5.9.2013. (MC)


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Berlin Musikfest (3): Mid-20th Century Works Performed by the Great Concertebgouw


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GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin 2013 (3) Lutosławski, Bartók, Prokofiev: Yefim Bronfman (piano), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam/Daniele Gatti (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 4.9.2013.


Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Dirigent: Daniele Gatti, Klavier: Yefim Bronfman, [(c) Kai Bienert,

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amstedam, Dirigent: Daniele Gatti, (c) Kai Bienert,

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