Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Oslo, Norway

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September 2017
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OsloMendelssohn: Symphony no. 4

Asheim, Mendelssohn
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Clément Mao-Takacs; Peter Herresthal

OsloSuperkorkKids event

The Norwegian Radio Orchestra

OsloMozart's Requiem

Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K626
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Fredrik Otterstad; Sølvguttene; Birgitte Christensen; Ingebjørg Kosmo; Rolf Sostmann

OsloShostakovich: Symphony no. 1

Martin Smørdal, Prokofiev, Shostakovich
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Kai Grinde Myrann; Yang Yi

OsloChamber Music Concert

Magnus Boy Hansen, Violin

OsloKORK i Aulaen

Haydn, Strauss R., Beethoven
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Miguel Harth-Bedoya
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Bieito's Tosca: A web of white packing tape

Calixto Bieito's Tosca, despite an intriguingly modern setting, fails to make sparks fly.
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Loving interior decoration

Despite some very creditable orchestral playing, conductor Joshua Weilerstein never quite got anywhere with his programme of Bach, Weill and Brahms.
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Memories of music past

Paired with some overly serious Mahler, Eivind Buene's melodrama Blue Mountain did not quite convince, its ironic self-awareness getting in the way of itself.
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Keeping up appearances: Pelléas et Mélisande

After over a century, Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande finally received its Norwegian première in a fascinating production by Barbora Horáková Joly.
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Disappointing St John Passion in Oslo

The Oslo Philharmonic was left to tell the story due to some rather emotionless singing.
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Mozart closes the Oslo Church Music Festival

John Butt and the Dunedin Consort closed the Oslo Church Music Festival with fine performances of CPE Bach and Mozart, even though the concert didn't prove quite as innovative as advertised.
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