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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Bergen

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BergenOpening Concert

Matre, Britten, Stravinsky
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Leif Ove Andsnes

BergenFinals of the Edvard Grieg Piano Competition

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Finalists of the Edvard Grieg Piano Competition

BergenBernstein 100

Bernstein, Barber
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; John Wilson; Sarah Shafer

BergenOpening concert

Brahms
Christian Tetzlaff; Roderick Williams; Lars Vogt
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Tale of two concertos: Bergen Philharmonic play Gubaidulina and Grieg

Gidon Kremer © Roy Bjørge
Bergen Philharmonic’s programme of Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Gubaidulina’s violin concerto Offertorium offered fascinating insight into the relationship between orchestra and soloist.
***11
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Nisbeth and Forsberg in Grieg’s living room

Ellen Nisbeth © Nikolaj Lund
An impressively well-planned programme of mostly viola transcriptions by Grainger, Bach, Delius, Ellington and Grieg.
****1
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Bryn Terfel at the Bergen International Festival

Sir Bryn Terfel and Caradog Williams © Magnus Skrede
At their recital at the Bergen International Festival, Bryn Terfel and pianist Caradog Williams presented a programme of overwhelming sameness and neverending joviality.
**111
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Berlioz’ Grande Messe des morts opens Bergen International Festival

Ed Gardner © Thor Brødreskift
Berlioz’ gargantuan Grande Messe des morts with the Bergen Philharmonic and Edward Gardner opened the Bergen International Festival with deafening climaxes and even more resounding silence.
****1
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