Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis give haunting performances at the Salzburg Festival

AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival 2021 [3] – Mozart, Beethoven, Franck: Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Lambert Orkis (piano). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 28.8.2021. (LV)

Anne-Sophie Mutter & Lambert Orkis at the Salzburg Festival (c) Marco Borrelli

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Performers dazzle in Anthony Cheung compositions at TIME:SPANS

United StatesUnited States TIME:SPANS [2] – ‘Anthony Cheung Portrait’: Claire Chase (flute), Miranda Cuckson (violin), Gilles Vonsattel (piano), Spektral Quartet (Maeve Feinberg & Clara Lyon [violins], Doyle Armbrust [viola], Russell Rolen [cello]). The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York, 27.8.2021. (DS)

Anthony Cheung (c) Ben Gebo

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Diverse and stirring English music from Oramo and the BBCSO at the Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [17] – Foulds, Bray, Walton, Arnold: Timothy Ridout (viola), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 27.8.2021. (CS)

Timothy Ridout (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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The BBC Proms experiences the sonic cornucopia of George Lewis’s intriguing new work

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [16] – Lewis and Beethoven: Lucy Crowe (soprano), Damon Holzborn (computer software design/realisation), Sound Intermedia, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Ilan Volkov (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 26.8.2021. (MB)

Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC SSO (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Yarn/Wire performs brilliantly at the TIME:SPANS festival, though a year later than first scheduled

United KingdomUnited Kingdom TIME:SPANS [1] – Yarn/Wire: Laura Barger & Julia Den Boer (piano), Russell Greenberg & Sae Hashimoto (percussion). The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York, 24.8.2021. (DS)

Yarn/Wire members in performance (c) Thomas Fichter

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Rattle reveals the essence of a trio of Stravinsky symphonies

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [14] – Stravinsky: London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 22.8.2021. (CS)

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the London Symphony Orchestra (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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The LSO’s Edinburgh appearance is something of an anti-climax

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [10] – Ibert, Martinů, Strauss: London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Edinburgh Academy Junior School, 19.8.2021. (SRT)

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the LSO © Ryan Buchanan

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