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Composer: Berg, Alban (1885-1935)

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Year of birth1885
Year of death1935
Period20th century
February 2018
Evening performance
Matinee performance
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RigaMozart, Schubert and Berg

Schubert, Mozart, Berg
Sinfonietta Rīga; Normunds Šnē; Kristian Bezuidenhout

La CoruñaOrquesta Sinfónica de Galicia

Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia
Wagner, Berg
Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia; Josep Pons; Slava Chestiglazov

LondonTurning Points: Space-Time – London Sinfonietta

© Aylin Elci
Webern, Debussy, Schoenberg, Berg, Stravinsky, Cowell
London Sinfonietta; Elizabeth Atherton; Rolf Hind; Tom Service; Prof. Malcolm Longair

StockholmRising Stars: Tamás Pálfalvi

Rising Stars: Tamás Pálfalvi
Albinoni, Eötvös, Berg, Enescu, Debussy, Gershwin, Erickson
Tamás Pálfalvi; Eloïse Bella Kohn

DijonÀ la mémoire d’un ange

À la mémoire d’un ange
Strauss R., Berg, Brahms
Les Dissonances; David Grimal
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Elegiac introspection from Isabelle Faust

Isabelle Faust © Molina Visuals
A great programme of varied but accessible 20th-century music excites in spite of its imperfections; Faust gives a beautiful, introspective reading of the second Berg concerto.
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Portraits of the Female: Barbara Hannigan

Barbara Hannigan © Elmer de Haas
Hannigan plays with expectations, opening with a single spotlight after a complete stage blackout to dramatic effect, and I am pretty sure she was rocking slippers on stage. 
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A vocally strong Lulu in Vienna

Wolfgang Bankl (The Animal Trainer) and Agneta Eichenholz (Lulu) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna staged the first three-act performance of Lulu with Willy Decker adding to his 2000 production, with excellent singing contributing to its success.
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Kopatchinskaja's Berg passionate and playful in Zurich

Patricia Kopatchinskaja © Julia Wesely
Patricia Kopatchinskaja and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under conductor Teodor Currentzis brought the audience to its feet with works by Alban Berg and Dmitri Shostakovitch.
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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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