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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BBC NOW’s jazzical tales in Cardiff

24/01/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jazzical tales: Huw Watkins (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales / David Danzmayr (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 23.1.2020. (PCG)

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Not just any bootcamp: Renée Fleming’s SongStudio returns to Carnegie Hall

22/01/2020

United StatesUnited States Various composers, SongStudio 2020: Singers and pianists,.Carnegie Hall, New York, 16-18.1.2020. (RP)

Renée Fleming and SongStudio participants at Zankel Hall © Jennifer Taylor

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Prague State Opera reopens with Fidelio as gritty social realism

22/01/2020

Czech RepublicCzech Republic Beethoven, Fidelio: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the Prague State Opera / Karl-Heinz Steffens (conductor), Prague State Opera, 9.1.2020. (SS)

Prague State Opera’s Fidelio (c) Jakub Fulín

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In New York, an operatically inclined group excels in chamber music

22/01/2020

United StatesUnited States Aucoin, Ives, Wollschleger, Honstein: American Modern Opera Company, The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation, New York City, 11.1.2020. (DS)

Matthew Aucoin (c) Steven Laxton

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Rousing Pictures crowns an evening in Miami

22/01/2020

United StatesUnited States Berlioz, Saint-Saëns, Mussorgsky: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), New World Symphony / Chad Goodman and Juanjo Mena (conductors). Knight Concert Hall, Miami, 11.1.2020. (RDA)

Juanjo Mena (c) Michal Novak

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Debussy’s unfinished opera takes Annelies Van Parys down a fruitful Berlin path

22/01/2020

GermanyGermany Van Parys/Debussy, Usher: Soloists, Members of the Staatskapelle Berlin and its Orchestral Academy / Marit Strindlund (conductor). Alter Orchesterprobensaal, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 18.1.2020. (MB)

(c) Martin Argyroglo

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Melodies abound in Gianandrea Noseda’s fine debut with the Philharmonia Zurich

20/01/2020

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn: Narek Haknazaryan (cello), Philharmonia Zurich / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor). Zurich Opera House, 19.1.2010. (JR)

Gianandrea Noseda (c) Steve Sherman

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