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February 2018
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OsloKORK i Aulaen - Perianes and Harth-Bedoya

Nystedt, Brahms, Schumann
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Miguel Harth-Bedoya; Javier Perianes

OsloLes routes de l'esclavage (The Routes of Slavery)

© David Ignaszewski
Jordi Savall; Hespèrion XXI; Kassé Mady Diabaté

OsloG.F. Handel: Israel in Egypt

© Giulia Papetti
Handel: Israel in Egypt
Accademia Bizantina; Norwegian Soloists' Choir

OsloThe Tale of Telemann

© Anne Lill Eide
Minken Fosheim; Bragernes Barokk

OsloThe Tale of Telemann

© Anne Lill Eide
Minken Fosheim; Bragernes Barokk

OsloJ.S. Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier - Book 2

J.S. Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier - Book 2
Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier (24 Preludes and Fugues) - Book 2
Håvard Gimse, Piano
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A transformative experience in Oslo

Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
After a shaky start with Metamorphosen, the Oslo Philharmonic embodies the evening's theme of transformation by ending on a stonker of a Petruskha, via the perenially fabulous Lise Davidsen.
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Maybe it’s make-believe: a curious Norma in Oslo

Hrachuhí Bassénz (Norma) © Erik Berg
The first staging of Bellini's Norma in Oslo in over a century is unfortunately hampered by an irritating production, yet some glorious singing does much to rescue the show.
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Wilhelm and Wolfgang kick off the New Year in Oslo

Herbert Blomstedt © J M Pietsch
Beautiful, yet uninspired playing resulted in an underwhelming start to the New Year from the Oslo Philharmonic.
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Into the abyss: a harrowing Wozzeck in Oslo

Asmik Grigorian (Marie) and Audun Iversen (Wozzeck) © Erik Berg
Christoph Loy's Oslo production of Wozzeck is a dramatic triumph, with gripping performances from a cast led by Audun Iversen's desperate title character.
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An underwhelming Barber in Oslo

Joshua Hopkins (Figaro) © Joerg Wiesner
François de Carpentries' Oslo production of The Barber of Seville was both unfunny and underwhelming. 
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Life, examined: the Oslo Phil plays Hovland

Dalia Stasevska © Jarmo Katila
Playing music by Copland, Hovland and Sibelius, the Oslo Philharmonic and Dalia Stasevska gave exciting performances, even though the quality of the music did not always match.
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