Geneva’s thought-provoking production of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail

28/01/2020

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Mozart, Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Soloists, Chorus of the Geneva Grand Théâtre, (chorus master: Alan Woodbridge), Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Fabio Biondi  (conductor). Grand Théâtre de Genève, 26.1.2020. (ALL)

Die Entführung aus dem Serail (c) Carole Parodi

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Slobodeniouk serves Beethoven two ways in San Francisco

27/01/2020

United StatesUnited States Widmann, Beethoven, Sibelius: Sergey Khachatryan (violin), San Francisco Symphony / Dima Slobodeniouk (conductor). Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 24.1.2020. (HS)

Dima Slobodeniouk (c) Marco Borggreve

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Topnotch artists deliver a glittering Candide in Stockholm

27/01/2020

DenmarkDenmark Bernstein, Candide: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Stockholm Opera / Stefan Klingele (conductor). Royal Stockholm Opera 25.1.2020. (GF)

Elin Rombo (Cunegonde) &  Joel Annmo (Candide) © Sören Vilks

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The joys of ‘(re)-creation’ guide Vancouver’s 2020 New Music Festival

27/01/2020

CanadaCanada 2020 VSO New Music Festival [1] (GN)

Viviane Hagner (violin) and Otto Tausk and the VSO © Matthew Baird

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Memorable Beethoven as Jonathan Biss continues his sonata cycle at Wigmore Hall

27/01/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven – Sonata Cycle III: Jonathan Biss (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 27.1.2020. (CC)

Jonathan Biss (c) IMG Artists

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Daniel Barenboim and the Vienna Philharmonic treat Salzburg to a Mozart concert of near-perfection

27/01/2020

AustriaAustria Salzburg Mozartwoche [2] – Mozart: Radek Baborák (horn), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim (piano, conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 25.1.2020. (MB) Read more

In Los Angeles, a Beethoven rarity from Camerata Pacifica

26/01/2020

United StatesUnited States Beethoven, Nielsen, Dvořák: Camerata Pacifica (Jasmine Choi [flute], Nicholas Daniel and Claire Brazeau [oboe], Jose Franch-Ballester and Pascal Archer [clarinet], Judith Farmer and William Short [bassoon], William Wood [contrabassoon], Martin Owen, Steven Becknell and Amy Sanchez [French horn], Ani Aznavoorian [cello], Timothy Eckert [bass]), Zipper Concert Hall, The Colburn School, Los Angeles. 16.1.2020. (LV)

Camerata Pacifica (c) Timothy Norris

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Kirill Petrenko’s individual approach to Mahler’s Sixth

24/01/2020

GermanyGermany Mahler: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 23.1.2020. (MB)

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra & Kirill Petrenko (conductor) (c) Marco Borrelli

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