We preview...in Bruges
Concertgebouw Brugge’s 2017 Bach Academy is devoted to the Reformation’s riches, at which Johann Sebastian is firmly rooted at the centre. Spanning just five days, the festival combines traditionally authentic performance styles alongside more improvisatory music which takes Bach as its inspiration.
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Arup Acoustics are one of the world's foremost acoustics practices. David Karlin visits their Soundlab facility in London, which lets the listener hear how a hall will sound from various seat positions.
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A pupil of Russell Johnston at Artec, Sam Berkow has been the acoustical designer of performing arts venues and recording studios. He talks to David Karlin about modern acoustics, and his belief that modern performance spaces should support a wide range of performances without acoustical compromise.
English Baroque Soloists; Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Monteverdi Choir; Hannah Morrison; Reginald Mobley; Hugo Hymas
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District
Kirill Petrenko; Harry Kupfer; Bavarian State Opera; Hans Schavernoch; Yan Tax; Anatoli Kotscherga; Sergei Skorokhodov
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Music from Vaughan Williams is contrasted with two pieces from Dobrinka Tabakova in The Scottish Ensemble’s candlelit concert, Ascent. Senior NYOS strings swell the ranks to produce a reflective evening of richness and warmth.
An all-Tchaikovsky programme of opera and ballet was an appealing way to enter the Christmas period, especially under the energetic baton of Jac van Steen.
Young prodigy Serena Wang delights audiences in her performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 1 while the China Philharmonic's cautious approach falls flat.
With a light-voiced cast and gentle updating, the Staatsoper's new Manon Lescaut makes a good case for Puccini's difficult breakthrough opera.
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