Doric String Quartet Give European Premiere of Brett Dean’s New Third Quartet


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival [10] – Haydn, Dean, Brahms: Doric String Quartet, Brett Dean (viola), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 20.8.2019. (SRT)

Doric String Quartet © George Garnier

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A Delightful and Thought-Provoking Mozart-Matinee in Salzburg


AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival [5] – Mozart, Paisiello, Salieri, and Martín y Soler: Claire de Sévigné, Siobhan Stagg (sopranos), Lea Desandre (mezzo-soprano), Mauro Peter (tenor), Huw Montague Rendall (baritone), Robert Gleadow (bass), Choir of Soloists from the Young Artists’ Project, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra / Raphaël Pichon (conductor). Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 18.8.2019. (MB)

Mozart-Matinee (c) Salzburger Festspiele/Marco Borrelli

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François-Xavier Roth Brings Intimacy and Beauty to Schumann and Brahms at Tanglewood


United StatesUnited States Tanglewood [7] – Brahms, Schumann: Kirill Gerstein (piano), Boston Symphony Orchestra / François-Xavier Roth (conductor), Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, 17.8.2019. (RP)

François-Xavier Roth (conductor) and Kirill Gerstein (piano) © Hilary Scott

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A Deeply Frustrating Salzburg Festival Concert from Camerata Salzburg and Lorenzo Viotti


AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival [4] – Bartók, Weber, Koncz, and Kodály: Andreas Ottensamer (clarinet), Camerata Salzburg / Lorenzo Viotti (conductor). Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 17.8.2019. (MB) Read more

Exalted Singing in Handel and Purcell at the Close of the 2019 Vancouver Bach Festival


CanadaCanada Vancouver Bach Festival [4 & 5] – Handel, Corelli, Locke, Blow, Purcell: Christ Church Cathedral and Chan Center, Vancouver, 7/9.8.2019. (GN)

Soprano Amanda Forsythe with Pacific MusicWorks directed by Stephen Stubbs © Jan Gates

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Piotr Beczala is the Shining Knight at Bayreuth in Yuval Sharon’s Lohengrin


GermanyGermany Bayreuth Festival 2019 [2] – Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Christian Thielemann (conductor). Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 14.8.2019. (JPr)

Lohengrin final scene (c) Enrico Nawrath

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Heart-Warmingly High Musical Standards from Jurowski and LPO at the BBC Proms


United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Prom 41 – Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov, Lyadov, Glazunov: Alexander Ghindin (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 17.8.2019. (AK) Read more

Martyn Brabbins Authoritatively Conducts the Hallé in Elgar’s The Kingdom


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival [9] – Elgar: Natalya Romaniw (soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano), David Butt Philip (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Edinburgh Festival Chorus (director: Aidan Oliver), Hallé / Martyn Brabbins (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 18.8.2019. (SRT) Read more

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