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The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra © Manuel Ajans | Lucerne Festival
Lucerne

Elegy, energy and epic dimensions: Dvořák and Brahms in Lucerne

By , 08 September 2018
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Sascha El Mouissi and Rafael Fingerlos © Lucerne Festival | Peter Fischli
Lucerne

Rafael Fingerlos and Sascha El Mouissi perform Schumann’s Dichterliebe, a product of its time

By , 18 August 2018
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Bernard Haitink conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe © Priska Ketterer
Lucerne

Haitink brings out the best in the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in Lucerne

By , 18 August 2018
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Riccardo Chailly and Lang Lang © Priska Ketterer | Lucerne Festival
Lucerne

Marvel and fantasy as the Lucerne Festival begins

By , 17 August 2018
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George Li © Simon Fowler
Lucerne

The showy and the sublime: George Li and Juanjo Mena in Lucerne

By , 02 May 2018
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Denis Matsuev © Columbia Artist Management
Lucerne

Schumann, Rachmaninov and Bernstein: all in the rush of spring

By , 25 March 2018
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Mariss Jansons © Brescia & Amisano
Lucerne

Mariss Jansons and the BRSO bring seldom performed works to Lucerne

By , 24 March 2018
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Leif Ove Andsnes © Özgür Albayrak
Lucerne

Mindful mission, perfect poet: Leif Ove Andsnes in Lucerne

By , 25 November 2017
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Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony © Priska Ketterer | Lucerne Festival
Lucerne

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra shines in Lucerne

By , 06 September 2017
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Christian Gerhaher and Bernard Haitink with the COE © Peter Fischli | Lucerne Festival
Lucerne

A supreme command of Mozart and Mahler in Lucerne

By , 13 August 2017
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Riccardo Chailly © Peter Fischli | Lucerne Festival
Lucerne

Beyond usual points of reference: an all-Strauss evening in Lucerne

By , 12 August 2017
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Lars Vogt © Felix Broede
Lucerne

All-Brahms chamber concert closes Lucerne's piano festival

By , 27 November 2016
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Sebastian Marcq and Sandrine Piau © Priska Ketterer
Lucerne

Dazzling and kinetic: vibrant Handel in Lucerne

By , 08 September 2016
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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe at the Lucerne Festival © Lucerne Festival|Peter Fischli
Lucerne

Prima Donna: Lucerne promotes the spirit of invention through women's works

By , 21 August 2016
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Bernard Haitink and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra © Priska Ketterer
Lucerne

Bruckner Supreme: Haitink and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra

By , 20 August 2016
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Matthias Pintscher and Ensemble intercontemporain © Priska Ketterer
Lucerne

Le Encantadas: Olga Neuwirth’s “imaginary and mythological rooms” in Lucerne

By , 14 August 2016
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Mariss Jansons © Marco Borggreve
Lucerne

Masquerade: Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian RSO in Lucerne

By , 19 March 2016
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sheila Rock | Decca
Lucerne

Gardiner moves mountains in his Lucerne St Matthew Passion

By , 17 March 2016
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Lise de la Salle © Marco Borggreve | Naïve
Lucerne

Transcendent agility: Lise de la Salle at Lucerne Piano Festival

By , 25 November 2015
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Matthias Pintscher © Lucerne Festival | Peter Fischli
Lucerne

The sovereignty of pure sound: a Pierre Boulez hommage in Lucerne

By , 23 August 2015
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Matthias Goerne and Andris Nelsons © Lucerne Festival | Priska Ketterer
Lucerne

Matthias Goerne shines: Mahler’s “Primal Light” at Lucerne Festival

By , 19 August 2015
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Daniel Harding © Julian Hargreaves
Lucerne

A dynamic Rushton première, Mendelssohn and Mahler from the LSO in Lucerne

By , 28 May 2015
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Ingo Metzmacher © Kai Bienert
Lucerne

One way to heaven: the SWR shines at the Lucerne Easter Festival

By , 27 March 2015
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Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Andris Nelsons © Peter Fischli, Lucerne Festival
Lucerne

An unqualified success: Nelsons conducts Brahms in Lucerne

By , 16 August 2014
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Barbara Hannigan © Priska Ketterer / Lucerne Festival
Lucerne

Barbara Hannigan: What the Hell is Going On?

By , 16 August 2014
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Marin Alsop © Lucerne Festival | Priska Ketterer
Lucerne

Künstlerische Reife und Kindheits-Rückblick mit Sol Gabetta und Marin Alsop beim Lucerne Festival

By , 14 September 2018
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Baiba Skride © Lucerne Festival | Patrick Huerlimann
Lucerne

Kopfig-Jazziges und ein russisches Meisterwerk mit dem Boston Symphony Orchestra in Luzern

By , 12 September 2018
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Yuri Temirkanov © Lucerne Festival | Peter Fischli
Lucerne

Virtuosität und Sentiment: Sergej Redkin und Yuri Temirkanov beim Lucerne Festival

By , 04 September 2018
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Riccardo Chailly © Lucerne Festival | Peter Fischli
Lucerne

Große Gesten und Urgewalten: Riccardo Chailly dirigiert Wagner und Bruckner beim Lucerne Festival

By , 25 August 2018
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Riccardo Chailly © Lucerne Festival | Priska Ketterer
Lucerne

Verdiente Standing Ovation für Riccardo Chailly, das LFO und Ravel in Luzern

By , 24 August 2018
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Renaud Capuçon © Lucerne Festival | Patrick Huerlimann
Lucerne

Spiel, Wärme und Süße: Renaud Capuçon und Jonathan Nott mit dem OSR in Luzern

By , 19 August 2018
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Christian Thielemann © Matthias Creutziger
Lucerne

Liszt in Sibirien? Brahms in der Oper? – Denis Matsuev, Thielemann und die Staatskapelle Dresden

By , 31 May 2018
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Daniele Gatti © Pablo Faccinetto
Lucerne

Daniele Gatti und das Mahler Chamber Orchestra zeigen in Luzern pure Musikalität

By , 23 January 2018
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Nikolai Lugansky © Marco Borggreve
Lucerne

Von natürlich inspiriert bis rustikal-plakativ: Lugansky und Pletnev in Luzern

By , 30 November 2017
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Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta | Deutsche Grammophon
Lucerne

Chopin umgedeutet: Daniil Trifonov beim Lucerne Piano Festival

By , 24 November 2017
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Daniele Gatti © Priska Ketterer | Lucerne Festival
Lucerne

Rihms Eingeschriebenes Fis: Daniele Gatti mit dem Concertgebouw Orchestra in Luzern

By , 04 September 2017
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L'incoronazione di Poppea beim Lucerne Festival © Priska Ketterer | Lucerne Festival
Lucerne

Mit geschlossenen Augen zu genießen: Gardiners Poppea in Luzern

By , 26 August 2017
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L'Orfeo beim Lucerne Festival © Peter Fischli | Lucerne Festival
Lucerne

Mehr Gardiner als Monteverdi? L'Orfeo beim Lucerne Festival

By , 22 August 2017
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Daniel Barenboim, Kian Soltani (Cello) und das West-Eastern Divan Orchestra © Lucerne Festival | Peter Fischli
Lucerne

Mehr als Musik und jenseits von Politik: Barenboim und das WEDO in Luzern

By , 17 August 2017
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Christian Gerhaher und Bernard Haitink © Priska Ketterer | Lucerne Festival
Lucerne

Fin de Siècle und apollinische Klassik: Haitink, das COE und Gerhaher in Luzern

By , 15 August 2017
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Dudamel mit dem Simón Bolívar Symphonieorchester Venezuela, Thibaudet und Millar © Lucerne Festival | Stefan Deuber
Lucerne

Messiaens Turangalîla: Kein Eskapismus zum Abschluss des Lucerne Festivals

By , 11 September 2016
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Bernard Haitink © Prisca Ketterer | Lucerne Festival
Lucerne

Waldtaube und Dornröschen: Altmeister Bernard Haitink zeigt seine Kunst beim Lucerne Festival

By , 04 September 2016
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Iveta Apkalna © Andrejs Vasjukevičs
Lucerne

Orgue superbement doté, acoustique parfaite, jeu somptueux : Iveta Apkalna au festival de Lucerne

By , 03 September 2016
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Sir Simon Rattle und die Berliner Philharmoniker © Prisca Ketterer | Lucerne Festival
Lucerne

Orchesterkultur vom Feinsten: Die Berliner Philharmoniker in Luzern

By , 30 August 2016
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Riccardo Chailly © Prisca Ketterer | Lucerne Festival
Lucerne

Überwältigende Klangmassen und lyrische Zartheit bei der Eröffnung des Lucerne Festival

By , 13 August 2016
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Piere Boulez © Harald Hoffmann | Deutsche Grammophon
Lucerne

Konzert im Gedenken an Pierre Boulez im KKL Luzern

By , 20 March 2016
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Sol Gabetta © Uwe Arens
Lucerne

Klassik und Neo-Klassik: Sol Gabetta und Alexei Volodin im KKL Luzern

By , 17 January 2016
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Andrey Boreyko © Archiv Kunstler
Lucerne

Salomonisches in Luzern: Gautier Capuçon und Andrey Boreyko im KKL

By , 13 January 2016
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Gabrieli Consort & Players © Andy Staples Photography
Lucerne

Brillanter Chor: Händels Messias mit Gabrieli Consort & Players im KKL Luzern

By , 19 December 2015
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Bernard Haitink und das Lucerne Festival Orchestra © Stefan Deuber | Lucerne Festival
Lucerne

Himmlisches Musik-Vergnügen: Anna Lucia Richter und Bernard Haitink beim Lucerne Festival

By , 15 August 2015
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