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Herbert Blomstedt © Martin UK Lengemann
Brussels

Superb Dvořák 7 from Blomstedt and Vienna Philharmonic in Brussels

By , 25 September 2018
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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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Evgenia Muraveva (Lisa) and Brandon Jovanovich (Hermann) © Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg

Jansons and the Vienna Phil trump Neuenfels' tame Pique Dame in Salzburg

By , 10 August 2018
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Asmik Grigorian (Salome) © Ruth Walz
Salzburg

On the rocks: Castellucci delivers an ice-cold Salome in Salzburg

By , 09 August 2018
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Elīna Garanča © Karina Schwarz | DG
Vienna

Vocal wonder: Elīna Garanča's Mahler with the Vienna Philharmonic

By , 16 June 2018
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Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
New York City

Idiomatic Ives but cursory Tchaikovsky from Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic

By , 25 February 2018
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Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
New York City

Unspectacular Mahler and Berlioz from Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic

By , 24 February 2018
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Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
New York City

Brisk Brahms from Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall

By , 23 February 2018
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Semyon Bychkov © Musacchio Ianniello
Vienna

Golden Strauss echoes around the Musikverein as Bychkov scales the Alpine Symphony

By , 12 November 2017
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Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the Vienna Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 74: Stolid performances from the Vienna Philharmonic under Michael Tilson Thomas

By , 08 September 2017
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The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the Proms © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 72: Impressive musicianship from the Vienna Philharmonic in Mahler 6

By , 07 September 2017
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Anna Netrebko (Aida) © Salzburger Festspiele | Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg

Netrebko triumphs as musical performances transcend Salzburg Festival staging of Aida

By , 09 August 2017
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Matthias Goerne (Wozzeck) © Salzburger Festspiele | Ruth Walz
Salzburg

Skilfully constructed: William Kentridge's new Wozzeck at the Salzburg Festival

By , 08 August 2017
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Andris Nelsons and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra © Salzburger Festspiele | Marco Borrelli
Salzburg

Socking the audience between the eyes: Nelsons and Trifonov at the Salzburg Festival

By , 07 August 2017
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Nina Stemme (Katerina) © Salzburger Festspiele | Thomas Aurin
Salzburg

Murderously brilliant: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at Salzburg Festival

By , 05 August 2017
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The Vienna Philharmonic plays Má vlast © Ivan Malý
Prague

A crashing disappointment to open Prague Spring

By , 12 May 2017
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Daniel Barenboim and the Vienna Philharmonic © Thomas Bartilla
Berlin

Barenboim and the Vienna Philharmonic offer style and substance in Mozart and Schoenberg

By , 07 April 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst © Michael Pöhn
New York City

Vienna Philharmonic showcases two bookends of the Romantic era at Carnegie Hall

By , 26 February 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst © Michael Pöhn
New York City

Schubert + Staar + (Strauss x 2) = Vienna Philharmonic and Franz Welser-Möst at Carnegie Hall

By , 24 February 2017
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Zubin Mehta conducts Mozart with the Vienna Philharmonic © Suntory Hall
Tokyo

Vienna Philharmonic's “Week in Japan” finishes on the birthday of Suntory Hall

By , 12 October 2016
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Zubin Mehta and Seiji Ozawa © Suntory Hall
Tokyo

Ocean of sounds as Vienna Philharmonic helps celebrate three decades of Suntory Hall

By , 02 October 2016
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Zubin Mehta © Wilfried Hosl
Vienna

Mehta leads the Vienna Phil in a brilliant Bruckner Seventh

By , 26 September 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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Anna Prohaska (Susanna) and Luca Pisaroni (Count Almaviva) © Salzburger Festspiele | Ruth Walz
Salzburg

Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s new Figaro brings Downton Abbey to downtown Salzburg

By , 16 August 2016
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Riccardo Muti and the Vienna Philharmonic © Salzburger Festspiele / Marco Borrelli
Salzburg

Riccardo Muti works his magic in magnificent Salzburg matinee

By , 14 August 2016
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Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (Don Giovanni) and Valentina Naforniţă (Zerlina) © Salzburger Festspiele | Ruth Walz
Salzburg

Sizzling sex scenes but Don Giovanni escapes the flames in Salzburg

By , 07 August 2016
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Krassimira Stoyanova (Danae) © Salzburger Festspiele | Forster
Salzburg

Going for gold: Strauss' Die Liebe der Danae returns to Salzburg

By , 05 August 2016
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Gustavo Dudamel © Nohely Oliveros
Vienna

Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic promenade through the gallery

By , 16 April 2016
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Heidi Melton © Simon Pauly
New York City

Masterful Wagner from the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall

By , 27 February 2016
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Magdalena Kožená © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 75: Beauty trumps drama in Rattle and the Vienna Phil's Gerontius

By , 11 September 2015
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Semyon Bychkov © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 73: Bychkov and the Vienna Philharmonic bask in glowing Brahms and ravishing Schmidt

By , 10 September 2015
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Nikolaj Znaider © Lars Gundersen
Vienna

Homecoming for the Maestro: Vienna Philharmonic with Welser-Most

By , 06 June 2015
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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra © Terry Linke
Vienna

How do you approach Haydn’s symphonies? Simon Rattle divides and conquers

By , 26 May 2015
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Diana Damrau © Michael Tammaro
New York City

Vienna Philharmonic and Westminster Choir in a sublime Brahms Requiem

By , 01 March 2015
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Daniele Gatti © CAMI
New York City

Maestro Daniele Gatti and the Vienna Philharmonic perform Brahms in New York

By , 28 February 2015
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Daniele Gatti © CAMI
Vienna

A feast of Brahms with the Wiener Philharmoniker and Gatti at the Konzerthaus

By , 11 February 2015
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Julia Kleiter (Emma) © Monika Rittershaus / Salzburger Festspiele
Salzburg

The perils of craft kits - Fierrabras in Salzburg

By , 16 August 2014
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Krassimira Stoyanova (the Marschallin) and Sophie Koch (Octavian) © Salzburg Festival | Monika Ritterhaus
Salzburg

Vienna is the true heroine in Kupfer's new Salzburg staging of Der Rosenkavalier

By , 11 August 2014
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Jaap van Zweden © Hans van der Woerd
Vienna

Van Zweden steps in for a strong debut with the Vienna Philharmonic

By , 06 April 2014
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
New York City

'Vienna: City of Dreams' opens with VPO in Beethoven and Schoenberg

By , 25 February 2014
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Wiener Philharmoniker  ©  Richard Schuster
Vienna

Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic celebrate the Konzerthaus' centennial with Beethoven 9

By , 20 October 2013
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©  Richard Schuster
Vienna

Maazel and the Vienna Philharmonic in Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich at the Konzerthaus

By , 26 September 2013
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Lorin Maazel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the BBC Proms  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 74: Magisterial Bruckner from Maazel and the Vienna Philharmonic

By , 06 September 2013
*****
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Riccardo Muti: Krassimira Stoyanova, Elīna Garanča, Piotr Beczala, Dmitry Belosselskiy, Riccardo M
Salzburg

Riccardo Muti conducts an impressive Verdi's Requiem at the Salzburg Festival

By , 15 August 2013
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Christian Thielemann and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at Salzburg Festival 2013  ©  Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

The Vienna Philharmonic find form in Bruckner – eventually – at Salzburg Festival

By , 11 August 2013
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Ambrogio Meastri and ensemble in Falstaff at Salzburg Festival 2013  ©  Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

Salzburg Festival: Falstaff sent to Casa Verdi by Damiano Michieletto

By , 31 July 2013
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Michael Tilson Thomas
London

Brahms meets Schoenberg: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in London for The Rest is Noise

By , 09 April 2013
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Franz Welser-Möst  ©  Roger Mastroianni
New York City

Berg and Bruckner from the Vienna Philharmonic on tour in New York

By , 03 March 2013
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Vladimir Jurowski  ©  Roman Gontcharov
Vienna

Vienna Philharmonic disappoints in Manfred concert

By , 12 September 2012
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Bernard Haitink conducting the Vienna Philharmonic  ©  Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 75: Haydn and Strauss with the Vienna Philharmonic

By , 07 September 2012
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