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

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CologneHélène Grimaud plays Bartok

Bamberger Symphoniker
Bartók, Smetana
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša; Hélène Grimaud

CologneWDR Happy Hour

Mendelssohn, Widmann
WDR Symphony Orchestra; Jörg Widmann

CologneDie tote StadtNew production

Korngold: Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
Gabriel Feltz; Tatjana Gürbaca; Oper Köln; Stefan Heyne; Silke Willrett; Andreas Grüter; Sandra Van Slooten

CologneKartäuserkantorei Köln

Mendelssohn: Elijah
Paul Krämer; Kartäuserkantorei Köln; Marie Heeschen; Ruth Volpert; Patrick Grahl

CologneGerhaher, Faust & Friends

Schoeck, Schoenberg, Berlioz
Christian Gerhaher; Isabelle Faust; Anne Katharina Schreiber; Danusha Waskiewicz

CologneDas Rheingold für Kinder

Wagner: Das Rheingold
Rainer Mühlbach; Brigitta Gillessen; Oper Köln; Christof Cremer; Nicol Hungsberg; John Heuzenroeder
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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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