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BrusselsTakemitsu, Debussy, Beethoven

Takemitsu, Debussy, Beethoven
Brussels Philharmonic; Jun Märkl; Flemish Radio Choir

BrusselsDimitri Arnauts - Humble Memories / nostalgic suite for straight-strung pianoWorld première

© © Dimitri Arnauts & Shutterstock LLC
Arnauts: Humble Memories, a nostalgic suite for straight-strung piano
Tim Mulleman; Emmy Wils; Aurélien Dony

BrusselsThe Sacred Veil

The Sacred Veil
Whitacre: The Sacred Veil
Eric Whitacre; Flemish Radio Choir

BrusselsLeonard Bernstein: 100 years of magic

Connesson, Bernstein
Brussels Philharmonic; Stéphane Denève; Liza Ferschtman; Flemish Radio Choir

BrusselsEl Sistema Transcanal

Children from El Sistema Södertalje; Brussels Philharmonic

BrusselsVienna Symphony on tour

Schwertsik, Brahms, Dvořák
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Philippe Jordan; Nikolaj Znaider
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We're pretty fucking far from okay

© Luc Depreitere Official
Lisbeth Gruwez and Nicolas vladyslav zoom in on what fear does to the body. An intense performance that goes further than just a demonstration of tight muscles and stress.
***11
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Black gold: Rimsky-Korsakov in Brussels

Pavlo Hunka (Tsar Dodon) and Sarah Demarthe (Cockerel) © Matthias Baus | La Monnaie
Laurent Pelly exploits the satirical side of Rimsky-Korsakov's The Golden Cockerel at La Monnaie in a darkly humorous but colourfully performed production.
****1
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Prima la musica: an intriguing Capriccio in Brussels

Charlotte Hellekant (Clairon) and Sally Matthews (Countess) © Bernd Uhlig
Strauss' 'conversation piece' of an opera is given a warmly sympathetic production with the musical rewards coming as much from the pit as the stage.
****1
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Gassmann's comedy L'Opera Seria in Brussels

Alex Penda (Stonatrilla) and Robin Johannsen (Smorfiosa) © Clärchen & Matthias Baus
An opera that pokes fun at opera seria? An opera that features backstage preparations for a show, followed by an opera within an opera? No, it’s not Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos
****1
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Melodical treasures and romantic pathos of Rubinstein's The Demon

Veronika Dzhioeva © A Bolkvadze
Full of melodic treasures hidden for ages, Anton Rubinstein's The Demon answers the most demanding expectations.
****1
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Spontini's La vestale

Alexandra Deshorties (Julia), Jean Teitgen (Le Souverain Pontife) © Clärchen und Matthias Baus
Despite its failings, La Monnaie turn Gaspare Spontini's 1805 La vestale into a fascinating evening's opera.
****1
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