Daniel Harding’s outstanding account of Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette in Berlin

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [8] – Berlioz: Kate Lindsey (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor), Shenyang (bass-baritone), Berlin Radio Chorus (chorus master: Gijs Leenaars), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniel Harding (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 13.9.2019. (MB)

Daniel Harding (c) Iñigo Ibañez

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Simon Rattle brings the LSO to Berlin with a magnificent programme of Abrahamsen and Messiaen

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [6] – Abrahamsen and Messiaen: Barbara Hannigan (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 11.9.2019. (MB)

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) & LSO in Berlin (c) Monika Karczmarczyk

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A splendid contribution to Musikfest Berlin from Peter Eötvös and Ensemble Musikfabrik

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [4] – Lachenmann, Hosokawa, and Eötvös: Ryoko Aoki (Noh-performer), Mayumi Miyata (shō), Ulrich Löffler (piano), Helen Bledsoe (flute), Dirk Rothbrust (percussion), Ensemble Musikfabrik / Peter Eötvös (conductor), Kammermusiksaal, Berlin, 8.9.2019. (MB)

Peter Eötvös (conductor) and Ensemble Musikfabrik (c) Adam Janisch

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A fascinating, stimulating Berlin programme from Ensemble Modern

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [3] – Varèse, Neuwirth, and Andriessen: Hermann Kretzchmar (piano), Catherine Milliken (speaker), Norbert Ommer (sound direction), Chorwerk Ruhr (chorus director: Klaas Stok), Ensemble Modern / Brad Lubman (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 4.9.2019. (MB)

Ensemble Modern at Musikfest Berlin © Adam Janisch

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An uneven concert performance of Die Frau ohne Schatten at Musikfest Berlin

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [2] – Strauss, Die Frau ohne Schatten: Soloists, Children’s Choir of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden (chorus director, Vinzenz Weissenburger), Berlin Radio Chorus (chorus director, Benjamin Goodson), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 1.9.2019. (MB)

Musikfest Berlin’s Die Frau ohne Schatten (c) Monika Karczmarczyk

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