The Junge Deutsche Philharmonie excel in Lachenmann and Strauss

16/09/2019

Musikfest Berlin [9] – Lachenmann and Strauss: JACK Quartet (Christopher Otto, Austin Wulliman [violins], John Pickford Richards [viola], Jay Campbell [cello]), Junge Deutsche Philharmonie / Jonathan Nott (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 15.9.2019 (MB) Read more

Messiaen’s magnificent music, magnificently performed by Rattle and the LSO

16/09/2019

Messiaen: London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 15.9.2019. (CC)

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) and the LSO (c) Mark Allan

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20 years of opera in Buenos Aires – Bravo Juventus Lyrica!

13/09/2019

20th Anniversary Grand Gala: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Juventus Lyrica / Antonio Maria Russo (conductor), Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, 7.9.2019. (JSJ)

Juventus Lyrica’s 20th anniversary gala. Photo: Liliana Morsia.

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

13/09/2019

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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In New York, revealing resonance in the human Voice

13/09/2019

Resonant Bodies [3]: Stephanie Blythe, Arooj Aftab, Erin Gee (vocalists), The Fluffers (rock band); Shahzad Ismaily (Moog and bass), Vijay Iyer (electronics and piano); Colin Gee (vocalist), Stephanie Griffin (viola), Tristan Kasten-Krause (bass), Margaret Lancaster (bass flute), Doori Na (violin), Sean Statser (percussion), Michel Galante (conductor). Roulette, Brooklyn, New York. 5.9.2019. (BH)

Vijay Iyer (piano), Arooj Aftab (voice), and Shahzad Ismaily (bass guitar)
(c) Gretchen Robinette

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Semyon Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic give a memorable Prom

11/09/2019

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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Stellar voices mark a preview of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s new season

10/09/2019

Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park 2019: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago Chorus / Michael Black (director), Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago, 6.9.2019. (JLZ)

Crowds at Chicago’s Millennium Park © Todd Rosenberg

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Highly commendable Bruch and Bruckner at Lucerne

10/09/2019

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

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