Powerful Prokofiev from Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

19/11/2019

United StatesUnited States Prokofiev: Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Riccardo Muti, Carnegie Hall, New York, 16.12.2019. (RP)

Riccardo Muti with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra © Todd Rosenberg

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A visual bag of tricks: Barrie Kosky’s The Magic Flute returns to LA Opera

18/11/2019

United StatesUnited States Mozart, The Magic Flute: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 16.11.2019. (JRo)

Theo Hoffman (Papageno) and Zuzana Markova (Pamina) (c) Cory Weaver

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Affection and warmth from Tilson Thomas and the LSO

16/11/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tilson Thomas, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev: Nicola Benedetti (violin), London Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), 14.11.2019. (CS)

Nicola Benedetti (c) Simon Fowler

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BBC National Orchestra of Wales present heroes and heartache

15/11/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Grieg, Tchaikovsky: Yevgeny Sudbin (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Joseph Swensen (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 14.11.2019. (PCG)

Yevgeny Sudbin (c) Peter Rigaud

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Inspiration and unpredictability from Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt

14/11/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Lutosławski, Beethoven, Kurtág, Franck: Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Lars Vogt (piano), Wigmore Hall, London 12.11.2019. (CS)

Christian Tetzlaff (c) Giorgia Bertazzi

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Doña Francisquita – nicely sung zarzuela on stage at Barcelona’s Liceu

13/11/2019

SpainSpain Amadeo Vives, Doña Francisquita: Liceu Orchestra and Chorus / Óliver Díaz (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 11 & 12.11.2019. (JMI)

Doña Francisquita (c) A. Bofill

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Vasily Petrenko’s Carnegie Hall debut with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

13/11/2019

United StatesUnited States Weber, Mozart, Shostakovich: Rudolf Buchbinder (piano), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York, 9.11.2019. (RP)

Vasily Petrenko (conductor) with the BRSO © Richard Termine

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Vale of Glamorgan Festival 2020 preview concert

13/11/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Huw Watkins, Michael Zev Gordon, John Luther Adams, Helen Grime: Huw Watkins (piano), David Adams (violin and viola), Matthew Hunt (clarinet). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 12.11.2019. (PCG) Read more

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