Mahler’s Sixth Symphony from Andris Nelsons and the VPO proves a musical metaphor for 2020

AustriaAustria 100th Salzburg Festival – Mahler: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Andris Nelsons (conductor). Reviewed as a live stream from the Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 8.8.2020. (JPr)

Andris Nelsons conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra © Marco Borrelli

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Krzysztof Warlikowski’s new Elektra production ushers in 2020’s resurrected 100th Salzburg Festival

AustriaAustria 100th Salzburg Festival – Richard Strauss, Elektra: Soloists, Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Ernst Raffelsberger), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Review of 1.8.2020 performance (directed for the screen by Miriam Hoyer) in Salzburg’s Felsenreitschule and streamed on ARTE Concert. (JPr)

Aušrinė Stundytė (Elektra) and Derek Welton (Orest) © Bernd Uhlig

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2020 Salzburg Festival – 1 to 30 August

Helga Rabl-Stadler, Markus Hinterhäuser & Lukas Crepaz (c) SF/Lydia Gorges

The Salzburg Festival’s directorate – President Helga Rabl-Stadler, Artistic Director Markus Hinterhäuser and Executive Director Lukas Crepaz – comments on initial announcements by Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler and Federal Minister Rudolf Anschober, according to which regulations for cultural events are to be gradually loosened in significant ways from June onwards. According to their statements, in August events with up to 1,000 audience members may be possible if the presenter in question presents an adequate security concept. The Salzburg Festival is pleased that after long weeks without live events, this means that artists can once again invite their audiences to experience art together.

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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