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

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HamburgWayne Marshall: The Elbphilharmonie Organ

© Maxim Schulz
Dupré, Baker, Ager, Messiaen
Wayne Marshall, Organ

HamburgLise de la Salle: Pianomania

© Maxim Schulz
Ravel, Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Bartók, Stravinsky, Rachmaninov, Khachaturian, Ginastera, Falla, Piazzolla, Gershwin, Bolcom
Lise de la Salle, Piano

HamburgAlexej Gerassimez, Signum saxophone quartet

© Maxim Schulz
Signum Saxophone Quartet; Alexej Gerassimez

HamburgLe Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall

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Beethoven
Le Concert des Nations; Jordi Savall

HamburgLe Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall

© Maxim Schulz
Beethoven
Le Concert des Nations; Jordi Savall

HamburgKonzerthausorchester Berlin

© Maxim Schulz
Mason, Haydn, Brahms
Konzerthausorchester Berlin; Christoph Eschenbach; Kian Soltani
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Three's a crowd: the Vienna Philharmonic packs in Beethoven 1, 2 and 3

Andris Nelsons and the Wiener Philharmoniker © Daniel Dittus
At Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie, the Wiener Philharmoniker and Andris Nelsons launch a chronological cycle of Beethoven's nine symphonies with the first three sticks of dynamite.
*****
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First and Second Viennese School side by side in the Elbphilharmonie

Alan Gilbert © Peter Hundert | NDR
Frank Peter Zimmermann dazzles in an angelic tribute, while Alan Gilbert and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester emphasise clarity at the expense of warmth.
***11
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Into silence: Arvo Pärt's distinctive soundworld casts a spell

Arvo Pärt with Tõnu Kaljuste, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra © Luciano Rossetti
A portrait concert of music by Arvo Pärt, while single-mindedly contemplative in tone, proves surprisingly absorbing in the hands of his most authoritative interpreters.
****1
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Teodor Currentzis and the SWR Symphony triumph in Mahler 9

Teodor Currentzis and the SWR Symphony Orchestra at the Elbphilharmonie © Daniel Dittus
Say what you like, Teodor Currentzis understands the music of Mahler, especially in that composer's final symphonic statement, to the manner born.
*****
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Eloquent Bartók and emphatic Bruckner at the Elbphilharmonie

Alan Gilbert © Peter Hundert
Augustin Hadelich is an authoritative interpreter in Bartók's Second Violin Concerto, while Alan Gilbert and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester never quite succeed in scaling the heights of Bruckner 7.
***11
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Olfactory and ocular obfuscation: The Nose in Hamburg

Bo Skovhus (Kovalyov) and Bernhard Berchtold (The Nose) © Arno Declair
Kent Nagano and the forces of Staatsoper Hamburg launch their new season with a production of Shostakovich's very first opera in which the ears are beguiled but the eyes are not.
***11
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