Great Bruckner’s Eighth in Lucerne with Nelsons and the Leipzigers

26/08/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Lucerne Festival [3] – Bruckner: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig / Andris Nelsons (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (KKL) Luzern, Lucerne, 25.8.2019. (JR)

Andris Nelsons conducts the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
© Manuela Jans/Lucerne Festival

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Khatia Buniatishvili Demonstrates Highly Individual Pianism – But Not in a Good Way!

26/08/2019

AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival [9] – Schubert, Liszt, and Stravinsky: Khatia Buniatishvili (piano), Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 21.8.2019. (MB)

Khatia Buniatishvili (c) Marco Borrelli

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Andrew Davis’s Götterdämmerung Ends the 2019 Edinburgh Festival in a Blaze of Glory

26/08/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival [14] – Wagner, Götterdämmerung (in concert): Soloists, RCS (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) Voices (director: Timothy Dean), Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 25.8.2019. (SRT)

Christine Goerke (Brunnhilde), Josef Wagner (Gunther), RSNO & Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)
(c) Ryan Buchanan

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A Lovely Salzburg Lieder Recital from Mauro Peter and Helmut Deutsch

26/08/2019

AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival [8]– Schubert and Strauss: Mauro Peter (tenor), Helmut Deutsch (piano). Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 20.8.2019. (MB)

Mauro Peter (tenor) and Helmut Deutsch (c) Marco Borrelli

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Aspen Ends the Season with Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’

26/08/2019

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Meticulous Mahler from Chailly and the Remarkable Lucerne Festival Orchestra

25/08/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Lucerne Festival [2] – Mahler: Lucerne Festival Orchestra / Riccardo Chailly (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern, Lucerne, 24.8.2019. (JR)

Riccardo Chaillly (c) Marco Borggreve

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Very Pleasant Programme in a Haven of Musical Peace on the Fringe

24/08/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 [4] – Aguado, Ferries: Stuart Murray-Mitchell (tenor), Gordon Ferries (guitar), St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh, 24.8.2019. (SRT) Read more

Fine Cast Can’t Overcome a Dreadful Salzburg Production of Médée

24/08/2019

AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival [7] – Cherubini, Médée: Soloists, Vienna State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Ernst Raffelsberger), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Thomas Hengelbrock (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 19.8.2019. (MB)

Médée (c) Salzburger Festspiele/Thomas Aurin

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