Three Divas in Florence: outdoor jazz of the highest standard under the stars

ItalyItaly ReGeneration Festival – The Three Divas: Anush Hovhannisyan (soprano), Shenel Johns (jazz singer), Veronica Swift (jazz singer and tap dancer), Sam Jewison (piano, conductor, singer, tap dancer), Dan Tepfer (piano), Yasushi Nakamura (double-bass), Dominick Farinacci (trumpet), Orchestra Senzaspine. Boboli Gardens, Florence, Italy, 28.8.2020. (CC)

The Three Divas (Anush Hovhannisyan, Shenel Johns & Veronica Swift)

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Patrice Chéreau’s Ring comes full circle and it is Pierre Boulez who is beyond criticism

GermanyGermany Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Pierre Boulez (conductor). Filmed at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus in 1980 and reviewed on DG Stage on 30.8.2020. (JPr)

Patrice Chéreau’s  Götterdämmerung final scene

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Viennese Night: a little taste of the usual magic of the BBC Proms and Vienna

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms Live – Viennese Night: Sophie Bevan (soprano), Robert Murray (tenor). BBC Concert Orchestra / Bramwell Tovey (conductor). Streamed live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, 31.8.2020. (MMB)

Sophie Bevan and the BBC Concert Orchestra (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Live from BBC Proms: Jonathan Scott plays the Royal Albert Hall’s mighty organ

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms Live – Rossini, Mascagni, Dukas, Saint-Saëns: Jonathan Scott (organ), Royal Albert Hall, London, Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC iPlayer, 29.8.2020. (RP)

Jonathan Scott at the Royal Albert Hall organ © Chris Christodoulou

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North Shore Chamber Music Festival – onstage/offstage in-person and livestream concerts

Live concerts with live audiences (as well as with worldwide streaming) return to Chicago with an unusual series of chamber music at the North Shore Chamber Music Festival North Shore Chamber Music Festival would have celebrated its 10th anniversary season in June but, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the celebrations had to be cancelled. This … Read more

Simon Rattle and the LSO make a musical virtue of spatial separation at the Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms Live – Giovanni Gabrieli, Elgar, Beethoven, Kurtág, Adès, Vaughan Williams: Mitsuko Uchida (piano), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Four, 30.8.2020. (CS)

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the London Symphony Orchestra
(c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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One of the most exciting of up and coming vocal ensembles, The Gesualdo Six, perform Live from London

United KingdomUnited Kingdom VOCES8 Live from London – Fading: The Gesualdo Six (Guy James, Andrew Leslie Cooper, [countertenors], Joseph Wicks, Josh Cooter [tenors], Michael Craddock [baritone], Sam Mitchell [bass]), Owain Park (director). VOCES8 Centre, London, 29.8.2020. (CC)

The Gesualdo Six

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