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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Belgium

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GhentAppalacian Spring

Bernstein, Adams, Copland
Oxalys Ensemble

BrugesLa Veuve joyeuse

Lehár: Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)
Brussels Philharmonic; Hervé Niquet; Flemish Radio Choir; François Pirette

LiègeLe Comte Ory

Rossini: Le Comte Ory
Jordi Bernàcer; Denis Podalydès; Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège; Éric Ruf; Christian Lacroix; Antonino Siragusa; Jodie Devos

BrusselsLa Veuve joyeuse

Lehár: Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)
Brussels Philharmonic; Hervé Niquet; Flemish Radio Choir; François Pirette

RoeselareLa Veuve joyeuse

Lehár: Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)
Brussels Philharmonic; Hervé Niquet; Flemish Radio Choir; François Pirette
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A manifesto against war: Dubugnon première impresses in Brussels

Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
Some 15 minutes long, in a slow-fast-slow form, Le Tombeau de Napoléon wraps a taxing solo part for tenor trombone in a dramatically compelling and sonically thrilling orchestral canvas.
***11
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Devastating and dark Pathétique from Gergiev and the Mariinsky

Valery Gergiev © Alexander Shapunov
Deeply moving and often terrifyingly dark, Gergiev and the Mariinsky took us on a devastating ride towards the abyss which eventually left me grabbing for a rope.
*****
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Beguiling Tchaikovsky from Gerhardt and Mäkelä in Antwerp

Klaus Mäkelä © Heikki Tuuli
The Rococo Variations show Pyotr Ilyich at his most beguiling and Gerhardt’s cello made the Andante sostenuto variation sing from every bar.
****1
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Fiery Prokofiev but lacklustre Britten in Brussels

Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang © Marco Borggreve
Fiery Prokofiev but lacklustre Britten with the National Orchestra of Belgium.
***11
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Superb Dvořák 7 from Blomstedt and Vienna Phil

Herbert Blomstedt © Martin UK Lengemann
Blomstedt, in splendid form at 91, also paid tribute to his largely forgotten compatriot Franz Berwald, who died 150 years ago.
***11
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