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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Hamburg, Germany

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HamburgLSO on tour

Sibelius, Rachmaninov
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle

HamburgGuest performance at the Elbphilharmonie

Brahms, Ligeti, Dvořák
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša

HamburgGuest performance at the Elbphilharmonie

Dvořák, Ligeti, Brahms
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša

HamburgCity of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Frang / Gražinytė-Tyla

Elgar, Prokofiev
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla; Vilde Frang

HamburgBrahms nos. 1 and 3

Brahms
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Sir John Eliot Gardiner

HamburgBrahms nos. 2 and 4

Brahms
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Sir John Eliot Gardiner
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Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle show their class at the Elbphilharmonie

Fazıl Say's Mozart is an acquired taste, but Paavo Järvi's Bruckner is a masterclass in how to conduct this composer. 
****1
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Paavo Järvi's mighty Bruckner 8 at the Elbphilharmonie

Bruckner's Eighth Symphony should never leave you cold. It is almost impossible for any interpreter to satisfy all expectations in such a multi-faceted work, but Paavo Järvi came pretty close.
*****
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Ascension two ways: Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle-Orchester in Hamburg

Messiaen and Bruckner have more in common than you might think, as Paavo Järvi and his players from Switzerland's leading orchestra demonstrate.
****1
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Shadows and spectres: Mahler Chamber Orchestra at the Elbphilharmonie

A cabinet of curiosities: Christoph Koncz has an unconventional take on two Viennese symphonies, yet contributes well to an exemplary performance of Britten's most famous song cycle.
***11
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Staatsoper Hamburg's new Carmen: a sumptuous theatrical experience

“Jealous lover kills local slut” might be the tabloid headline, but Bizet's Carmen is much more than that, especially in this visually stunning new production in Hamburg, directed by Herbert Fritsch.
****1
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Operatic Wagner and symphonic Shostakovich in the Elbphilharmonie

Conducting the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, the Latvian Andris Poga reveals a surer hand in Shostakovich's final symphonic statement than in the partnering of Nina Stemme in Wagner, where her big voice often missed the essential intimacy.
***11
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