A splendid contribution to Musikfest Berlin from Peter Eötvös and Ensemble Musikfabrik

09/09/2019

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [4] – Lachenmann, Hosokawa, and Eötvös: Ryoko Aoki (Noh-performer), Mayumi Miyata (shō), Ulrich Löffler (piano), Helen Bledsoe (flute), Dirk Rothbrust (percussion), Ensemble Musikfabrik / Peter Eötvös (conductor), Kammermusiksaal, Berlin, 8.9.2019. (MB)

Peter Eötvös (conductor) and Ensemble Musikfabrik (c) Adam Janisch

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Individualism and introspection from Yuja Wang at the Proms

08/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC PROM 63 – Rachmaninov, Brahms: Yuja Wang (piano), Staatskapelle Dresden / Myung-Whun Chung (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 5.9.2019. (CS)

Yuja Wang (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Lucerne sees the final farewell from Bernard Haitink after 65 extraordinary years of conducting

07/09/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Lucerne Festival [7] – Beethoven, Bruckner: Emanuel Ax (piano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Bernard Haitink (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (KKL) Luzern, Lucerne, 5.9.2019. (JR)

Bernard Haitink conducts the VPO (c) Lucerne Festival/Priska Ketterer

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A fascinating, stimulating Berlin programme from Ensemble Modern

06/09/2019

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [3] – Varèse, Neuwirth, and Andriessen: Hermann Kretzchmar (piano), Catherine Milliken (speaker), Norbert Ommer (sound direction), Chorwerk Ruhr (chorus director: Klaas Stok), Ensemble Modern / Brad Lubman (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 4.9.2019. (MB)

Ensemble Modern at Musikfest Berlin © Adam Janisch

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Haitink bids farewell to the BBC Proms with a Beethoven and Bruckner VPO concert

05/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Prom 60 – Beethoven and Bruckner: Emanuel Ax (piano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Bernard Haitink (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 3.9.2019. (JPr)

Bernard Haitink conducts the VPO (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads a Berlioz performance of awe-inspiring scope at the Proms

03/09/2019

United StatesUnited States BBC PROM 59 – Berlioz: Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 2.9.2019. (CC)

Michael Spyres (Cellini) and Sophia Burgos (Teresa) (c) Chris Christodoulou

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An uneven concert performance of Die Frau ohne Schatten at Musikfest Berlin

02/09/2019

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [2] – Strauss, Die Frau ohne Schatten: Soloists, Children’s Choir of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden (chorus director, Vinzenz Weissenburger), Berlin Radio Chorus (chorus director, Benjamin Goodson), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 1.9.2019. (MB)

Musikfest Berlin’s Die Frau ohne Schatten (c) Monika Karczmarczyk

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The Shanghai Symphony makes an auspicious Proms debut

02/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC PROM 57 – Qigang Chen, Mozart, Rachmaninov: Eric Lu (piano); Shanghai Symphony Orchestra / Long Yu (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 1.9.2019. (CC)

Long Yu conducts the Shanghai SO (c) Chris Christodoulou

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