As Brexit looms, an English work flourishes in a Berlin opera house

GermanyGermany Britten, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Soloists, Children’s Choir (chorus director: Christian Lindhorst) and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin / Donald Runnicles (conductor). Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 29.1.2020. (MB)

Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (directed by Ted Huffman)
at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (c) Bettina Stöß

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Much to enjoy as Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra play Mozart

AustriaAustria Salzburg Mozartwoche [5] – Mozart: Chiara Tonelli (flute), Alexi Kenney (violin), Béatrice Muthelet (viola), Frank-Michael Guthmann (cello), Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Mitsuko Uchida (piano, conductor). Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 27.1.2020. (MB)

Mitsuko Uchida (c) Richard Avedon

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A delightful celebration of Mozart’s birthday in Salzburg

AustriaAustria Salzburg Mozartwoche [4] – Mozart: Les Vents français (François Leleux [oboe], Paul Meyer [clarinet], Gilbert Audin [bassoon], Radovan Vlatković [horn]), Kodály Quartet (Attila Falvay, Ferenc Bangó [violins], Zoltán Tuska [viola], György Éder [cello)), Éric Le Sage (piano). Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 27.1.2020. (MB)

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The Chamber Orchestra of Europe Soloists play Mozart in Salzburg with distinction and affection

Salzburg Mozartwoche [1] – Mozart: Chamber Orchestra of Europe Soloists. Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 25.1.2020. (MB) Mozart – Divertimento in B-flat major for two oboes, two horns, and two bassoons, KV 270; Divertimento in D major for two violins, viola, double bass, oboe, and two horns, ‘Nannerl Septet’, KV 251; Divertimento in E-flat major for … Read more