Christof Loy’s new Francesca da Rimini at Deutsche Oper Berlin: is it worth the effort?

GermanyGermany Riccardo Zandonai, Francesca da Rimini: Soloists, Extras, Chorus and Orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin / Carlo Rizzi (conductor). Livestream directed by Gotz Filenius from Deutsche Oper Berlin, 14.3.2021. (JPr)

Deutsche Oper Berlin’s Francesca da Rimini Act I

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Daniel Barenboim’s Berlin Staatskapelle concert is beautifully played, yet bittersweet

GermanyGermany Mozart, Schoenberg: Soloists of the Berlin Staatskapelle / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Streamed from the Berlin Staatsoper on the Staatsoper’s YouTube channel, 14.3.2021. (SRT)

Soloists of the Berlin Staatskapelle and Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

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Berlin Phil’s traditional programming of Beethoven and Prokofiev features Igor Levit’s artistry and mastery

GermanyGermany Beethoven, Prokofiev: Igor Levit (pianist), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Paavo Järvi (conductor). Streamed from the Philharmonie Berlin in the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall (click here), 6.3.2021. (GT)

Igor Levit (c) Felix Broede

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Christian Thielemann and Camilla Nylund bring ‘The Golden Twenties’ to a resplendent end in Berlin

GermanyGermany ‘The Golden Twenties’ – Hindemith, Busoni, Richard Strauss: Camilla Nylund (soprano), Berlin Philharmonic / Christian Thielemann (conductor). Performed at the Philharmonie Hall and streamed on the Digital Concert Hall (click here), 27.2.2021. (GT)

Christian Thielemann conducting the Berlin Philharmonic

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The Berlin Philharmonic recreates ‘The Golden Twenties’ of Moka Efti brilliantly in an evening of jazz and cabaret

GermanyGermany Weill, Wolpe, Seiber – ‘A night at the Moka Efti’: Dagmar Manzel (narrator/singer), Berlin Philharmonic / Michael Hasel (conductor). Performed at the Philharmonie Berlin and livestreamed via the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall, 23.2.2021. (GT)

Berlin Philharmonic’s ‘A night at the Moka Efti’ (c) Frederike van der Straeten

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Thomas Søndergård debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic in a magnificent concert of ‘The Golden Twenties’ music

GermanyGermany ‘The Golden Twenties’ – Prokofiev, Sibelius, Weill: Berlin Philharmonic / Thomas Søndergård (conductor). Performed in the Philharmonie Berlin and streamed on the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall, 20.2.2021. (GT)

Thomas Søndergård (c) Martin Bubandt

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More DG ‘Musical Moments’: Baillieu is one of our foremost piano accompanists and Matshikiza is a real talent

GermanyGermany Hahn, Fauré, Obradors, Puccini, Dvořák: Pumeza Matshikiza (soprano), James Baillieu (piano). Recorded in Berlin from Tanzaal an der Panke. Streamed via DG Stage (click here) on 19.2.2021. (CC)

Pumeza Matshikiza (c) Decca

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The Scholars of the Karajan Academy bring to life ‘The Golden Twenties’ with music by Eisler and Weill

GermanyGermany ‘The Golden Twenties’ – Eisler, Weill: Kolja Blacher (violin), Scholars of the Karajan Academy / Marie Jacquot (conductor), Livestreamed via the Digital Concert Hall from the Philharmonie Berlin, 16.2.2021. (GT)

Marie Jacquot (c) Werner Kmetitsch

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