A truly unforgettable performance of Britten’s War Requiem at Musikfest Berlin

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [5] – Britten’s War Requiem, Op.66: Flurina Stucki (soprano), Matthew Newlin (tenor), Markus Brück (baritone), Chorus and Children’s Choir of the Deutsche Oper Berlin / Sir Donald Runnicles (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 10.9.2021. (CC)

Britten’s War Requiem at Berlin’s Philharmonie (c) Martina Hafner/B.Z.

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Dvořák Prague International Music Festival opens with Andres Orozco-Estrada conducting Filarmonica della Scala

Czech RepublicCzech Republic Dvořák Prague International Music Festival: Daniel Müller-Schott (cello), Julian Rachlin (violin), Filarmonica della Scala / Andrés Orozco-Estrada (conductor). Rudolfinum, Prague, 6-7.9.2021. (RP)

Andres Orozco-Estrada (conductor) © Petr Dyrc

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Gourzí’s extraordinary new trumpet concerto and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto from the Tonkünstler Orchestra at Grafenegg

AustriaAustria Grafenegg Festival – Gourzí, Beethoven: Simon Höfele (trumpet), Emmanuel Tjeknavorian (violin), Harriet Krijgh (cello), Rudolf Buchbinder (piano), Tonkünstler Orchestra / Konstantía Gourzí and Rudolf Buchbinder (conductors). Schloss Grafenegg Auditorium, 5.9.2021. (LV)

Konstantía Gourzí (c) Astrid Ackermann

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Wonderful BBC Prom with Elder conducting the Hallé who are in the midst of a golden age

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [25] – Chin, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano), Anna Lapwood (organ), Hallé / Sir Mark Elder (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 7.9.2021. (CC)

Anna Lapwood at the Royal Albert Hall’s Grand Organ (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Exploration of fascinating pieces by Ann Cleare and Enno Poppe at Musikfest Berlin

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [4] – Cleare and Poppe: Hannah Weirich (violin), Sara Cubarsi (violin), Michele Marelli (clarinet), Ensemble Musikfabrik, Aaron Cassidy and Enno Poppe (conductors). Philharmonie, Berlin, 5.9.2021. (MB)

Ann Cleare at Musikfest Berlin (c) Astrid Ackermann

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Vladimir Jurowski leads probing Musikfest Berlin performances of Stravinsky and Hindemith

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [3] – Stravinsky and Hindemith: Tamara Stefanovich (piano), Georg Nigl (baritone), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 4.9.2021. (MB)

Vladimir Jurowski conducts the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (c) Peter Meisel

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