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

Read moreIn Lucerne, the LSO demonstrate they are in the top flight

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

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

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

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

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

Read moreSemyon Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic give a memorable Prom

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

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

Highly commendable Bruch and Bruckner at Lucerne

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Lucerne Festival [8] – Bruch, Bruckner: Vilde Frang (violin), Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra / Lahav Shani (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (KKL) Luzern, Lucerne, 7.9.2019. (JR)

Vilde Frang (c) Peter Fischli/Lucerne Festival

Read moreHighly commendable Bruch and Bruckner at Lucerne