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Composer: Janáček, Leoš (1854-1928)

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BambergHrůša dirigiert WidmannWorld première

Janáček, Widmann, Brahms
Bamberger Symphoniker; Jakub Hrůša; Christian Gerhaher

BambergHrůša dirigiert WidmannPremière

Janáček, Widmann, Rachmaninov
Bamberger Symphoniker; Jakub Hrůša; Christian Gerhaher

EssenHrůša dirigiert WidmannPremière

Janáček, Widmann, Brahms
Bamberger Symphoniker; Jakub Hrůša; Christian Gerhaher

ParisMozart, Janáček, Brahms, Chostakovich

© © Marco Borggreve, Martin Sigmund Harald Hoffmann Giorgia Bertazzi
Mozart, Janáček, Brahms, Shostakovich
Marina Prudenskaya; Vilde Frang; Lawrence Power; Alisa Weilerstein

LondonSacconi Quartet

Sacconi Quartet
Dove, Haydn, Janáček
Sacconi Quartet
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Personal becomes political at MaerzMusik Berlin

Ensemble Resonanz © Tobias Schult
Aperghis’ migrants and a new arrangement of Janáček’s The Diary of One who Disappeared by Schöllhorn were well-handled treatments of their subject matter, yet burdened by an overwrought conceptual framework.
***11
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An oppressive, living hell at Covent Garden

Johan Reuter (Šiškov) © ROH | Clive Barda
Johan Reuter is gripping in Krzysztof Warlikowski's powerful vision of the universal, timeless horrors of prison, but visual clutter distracts from Janáček’s music.
***11
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Hrůša on the verge of greatness?

Jakub Hrůša © V Krsul
How do you prepare a new production at a major opera house, then stroll across the Thames to lead a fine and distinctive Mahler Five? 
****1
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Symphonic grandeur and two curious farewells from Elder and LSO

Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
A stirring account of Elgar’s First Symphony from Sir Mark Elder and the LSO, with a rare outing given to Janáček’s last orchestral work and Francesco Piemontesi polished in Bartók.
****1
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A magical moment with Hilary Hahn

Hilary Hahn © Michael Patrick O'Leary
The Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich recently nestled a performance by the gifted American violinist Hilary Hahn into its programme of works by Janáček, Prokofiev and Dvořák.
****1
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