Daniel Harding’s outstanding account of Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette in Berlin


GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [8] – Berlioz: Kate Lindsey (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor), Shenyang (bass-baritone), Berlin Radio Chorus (chorus master: Gijs Leenaars), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniel Harding (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 13.9.2019. (MB)

Daniel Harding (c) Iñigo Ibañez

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Unforgettable Berlin performance of Lachenmann from Yuko Kakuta and Pierre-Laurent Aimard


GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [7] – Schubert and Lachenmann: Yuko Kakuta (soprano), Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano). Kammermusiksaal, Philharmonie, Berlin, 12.9.2019. (MB)

Yuko Kakuta (c) Martin Sigmund

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In Lucerne, the LSO demonstrate they are in the top flight


SwitzerlandSwitzerland Lucerne Festival [9] – Haydn, Britten, Rachmaninov: London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (KKL) Luzern, Lucerne, 10.9.2019. (JR)

Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO (c) Priska Ketterer

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John Butt encourages astonishing unity from the Dunedin Consort for the Proms Bach Night


United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Prom 71 Bach Night: Dunedin Consort / John Butt (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 11.9.2019. (AK)

John Butt (centre front) with the Dunedin Consort

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Simon Rattle brings the LSO to Berlin with a magnificent programme of Abrahamsen and Messiaen


GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [6] – Abrahamsen and Messiaen: Barbara Hannigan (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 11.9.2019. (MB)

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) & LSO in Berlin (c) Monika Karczmarczyk

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Semyon Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic give a memorable Prom


United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC PROM 69 – Smetana, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich: Elena Stikhina (soprano); Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Semyon Bychkov (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 10.9.2019. (CC)

Elena Stikhina (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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The RPO’s sumptuous sound was very much the highlight of this Wagner Night Prom


United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Prom 68 – Wagner Night: Christine Goerke (soprano), Stephen Gould (tenor), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Marc Albrecht (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 9.9.2019. (JPr)

Wagner Night at the 2019 BBC Proms (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Dazzling and searching performances from Barenboim and the Boulez Ensemble


GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [6] – Beethoven, Bartók, and Boulez: Boulez Ensemble, Daniel Barenboim (piano, conductor). Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 9.9.2019. (MB) Read more

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