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

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CologneSchumann, Shostakovich

Czech Philharmonic
Schumann, Shostakovich
Czech Philharmonic; Semyon Bychkov; Víkingur Ólafsson

CologneLSO on tour

Sibelius, Bruckner
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle

CologneLes TroyensNew production

Berlioz: Les Troyens (The Trojans)
François-Xavier Roth; Johannes Erath; Oper Köln; Heike Scheele; Andreas Grüter; Gürzenich Orchestra

CologneMirandaNew production

Purcell: Miranda after Henry Purcell
George Petrou; Katie Mitchell; Oper Köln; Chloe Lamford; Sussie Juhlin-Wallén; James Farncombe; Gürzenich Orchestra

CologneDie Entführung aus dem Serail

Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Harem)
Rainer Mühlbach; Kai Anne Schuhmacher; Oper Köln; Dominique Wiesbauer; Valerie Hirschmann; Nicol Hungsberg; Gürzenich Orchestra

CologneSchönherz & Fleer: Rilke Projekt

Puccini, Debussy, Grieg, Dienz, Piovani
Unknown; Nina Ball
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An excellent Rhenish from the Rhineland

Schumann's Third returns to its spiritual home as François-Xavier Roth conducts the Gürzenich Orchestra in a fine Rhenish
***11
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Not all mineshafts fully accessible in Cologne

Brio is one important element in the mining of Romantic feeling. Not everything worked in this combination of Mendelssohn, Bruch and Schumann.
***11
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Christiane Karg excels in Berg with the MCO and Fabio Luisi

Luisi programmes Berg, the dark harmonist, and Schubert, the blithe melodist, as a musical yin and yang in Cologne. 
****1
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Mathis Kaspar Stier takes the bassoon spotlight in Jolivet's concerto

A strong connection between Manfred Honeck and the WDR musicians was clearly palpable during the entire performance.
****1
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Punch and passion from Gürzenich Orchester Köln

An exciting, though brief, world premiere and Schubert’s turbulent Fourth Symphony were given impressive readings by the Gürzenich Orchestra under Michael Sanderling, with Raphaela Gromes sensitive and passionate in Schumann.
****1
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Raising a glass to greatness: Gürzenich's splendid Stravinsky marathon

The players gathered at the bar for a Scotch as the credits rolled. After three hours and twenty minutes of note-taking, I decided to follow suit.
****1
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