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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Lugano, Switzerland

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LuganoBejun Mehta sings & conducts

Handel, Haydn, Mozart
Orchestra della Svizzera italiana; Bejun Mehta

LuganoJack Quartet: contemporary spirit

© Beowulf Scheehan
Wolfe, Rihm, Verunelli, Holliger
JACK Quartet

LuganoSpanish passion and classical soul: the Cuarteto Casals

© Igor Cat
Haydn, Dvořák, Mendelssohn
Cuarteto Casals

LuganoIlya Gringolts plays & conducts

Nono, Leclair, Schubert
Orchestra della Svizzera italiana; Ilya Gringolts

LuganoNelsons and Gabetta: Romances with Leipzig

© Gert Mothes, Julia Wesely
Dvořák, Tchaikovsky
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Sol Gabetta

LuganoJan Lisiecki plays Prokofiev's Second Piano Concerto

Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky
Orchestra della Svizzera italiana; Markus Poschner; Jan Lisiecki
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Structure over sentiment for the Quatuor Van Kuijk in Lugano

The Van Kuijks communicated with great directness the obsessive nature of Bartók’s music in his Fourth Quartet.
****1
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Lean, unsentimental Tchaikovsky from Krzysztof Urbański in Lugano

Krzysztof Urbański gives neat and tidy performances of three Tchaikovsky works with the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, but are they a little too anaemic?
***11
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Pulcinella dances home: Charles Dutoit's Swiss homage to Stravinsky

An ideal homage to the "Swiss Stravinsky" on the 50th anniversary of his death.
****1
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St Petersburg meets Beethoven and Mahler in Lugano

Ion Marin and the St Petersburg Philharmonic perform in the beautiful LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura.
***11
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Haitink and the Mozart Orchestra go out with a bang in Lugano

So full of youthful vigor was this concert that it was hard to believe that Haitink is now 90 years old.
*****
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Lakeside in Lugano

Two young, widely championed string players – violinist/pianist Julia Fischer and cellist Daniel Müller-Schott – recently joined to perform an eclectic concert at the city’s stunning new concert hall.
***11
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