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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)

Santtu-Matias Rouvali © Kaapo Kamu
London

Blowing away the cobwebs: epic Strauss from Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the Philharmonia

By , 06 December 2018
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Thomas Dausgaard © Thomas Grondahl
London

Prom 51: A rare visit to the world of Per Nørgård

By , 20 August 2018
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Anush Hovhannisyan © Vardan Aslanyan
Glasgow

Magnificent 10th birthday: Amicus plays Strauss and Mahler

By , 17 June 2018
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Jonas Kaufmann © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Jonas Kaufmann sings the Four Last Songs in recital at the Barbican

By , 19 May 2018
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Josep Pons © Igor Cortadellas
Barcelona

Contemplating death: two Strauss swansongs and a prankster’s end in Barcelona

By , 28 April 2018
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Diana Damrau © Rebecca Fay
London

Heavenly Strauss from Damrau, but leaden-footed Brahms from the LPO

By , 03 March 2018
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Thomas Dausgaard © Per Morten Abrahamsen
Seattle

Thomas Dausgaard and Seattle Symphony climb Strauss' magic mountain

By , 15 June 2017
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Renée Fleming © Andrew Eccles | Decca
Paris

Autumnal Strauss, then a bracing mountain trek with the Staatskapelle Dresden in Paris

By , 19 May 2017
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John Mauceri © Columbia Artists Management Inc
London

An evening to cherish: John Mauceri and the LPO dignified and moving

By , 28 April 2017
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Stefan Solyom © Tony Briggs
Oslo

The calm before the storm: Pärt, Strauss and Shostakovich with the Oslo Phil

By , 02 March 2017
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Alpesh Chauhan conducts the CBSO © operaomnia.co.uk
Birmingham

Bold Bruckner and shimmering Strauss as Chauhan conducts the CBSO

By , 06 October 2016
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Four Last Songs © Hans Gerritsen
Amsterdam

Romantic late summer dancing: Dutch Masters open the season in Amsterdam

By , 14 September 2016
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Renée Fleming and Carl St Clair © Nick Koon
Costa Mesa

Renée in the OC: Fleming opens Pacific Symphony season

By , 13 September 2016
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Christiane Libor © Etude Arts
Auckland

Strauss impresses but Mahler falls flat in Auckland

By , 05 August 2016
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Olga Peretyatko © Uwe Arens | Sony Classical
Washington

Olga Peretyatko and Donald Runnicles make Washington debuts

By , 01 October 2015
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Miah Persson © Mina artistbilder
São Paulo

Transforming its sound: the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Brazil

By , 29 June 2015
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Valletta

Enthusiasm and vitality brings the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra season to a climax

By , 29 May 2015
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Sally Matthews © Johan Persson
Poole

Sally Matthews delights in Straussian swansongs with the Bournemouth SO

By , 25 March 2015
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Miah Persson © Mina artistbilder
Montreal

Miah Persson transforms OSM Romantic Lieder concert into one of transfigured beauty

By , 20 November 2014
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Martyn Brabbins © Sasha Gusov
London

A concert of two halves: the RPO plays German Romantic classics

By , 11 November 2014
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Underwhelming Brahms from Yannick Nézet-Séguin

By , 18 October 2014
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Marc Albrecht © Ilja Keizer
Amsterdam

Living and Dying: The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates Richard Strauss

By , 05 October 2014
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Anna Netrebko © Dario Acosta
Berlin

High-calibre Strauss performances from Netrebko, Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin

By , 31 August 2014
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Inger Dam-Jensen © Isak Hoffmeyer
London

BBC Singers dazzle in Strauss' Deutsche Motette in Prom 19

By , 31 July 2014
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Eva-Maria Westbroek © Andrea Kremper
London

Strauss and Bruckner's swan songs

By , 05 June 2014
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Polakova and Lazik in Vier Letzte Lieder © Wiener Staatsballett / Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Meistersignaturen by the Wiener Staatsballett: A delightful evening of pure dance

By , 27 May 2014
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Gateshead

Romanticism and magic from the CBSO at Sage Gateshead

By , 17 January 2014
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Jukka-Pekka Saraste  ©  Stina Gullander
Paris

Jukka-Pekka Saraste lacks romanticism with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln at Salle Pleyel

By , 17 September 2013
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Jun Märkl  ©  Jean-Baptiste Millot
Auckland

Auckland Philharmonia's Last Songs a mixed bag

By , 02 May 2013
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Angela Meade  ©  Dario Acosta
Toronto

Angela Meade debuts at Koerner Hall with the Ontario Philharmonic in Strauss' Four Last Songs

By , 29 January 2013
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Daniel Harding  ©  Barbara Frommann
Bonn

La Scala on the Rhine: Harding and the Filarmonica della Scala excel

By , 02 June 2012
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Melanie Diener,  ©  Susie Knoll
London

Dohnányi and the Philharmonia at the Festival Hall

By , 24 November 2011
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Donald Runnicles  ©  BBC / John Wood
London

Prom 27: An engaging Holloway Premiere by Runnicles and the BBC SSO

By , 04 August 2011
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Emmanuel Krivine © Fabrice Dell'Anese
Paris

L’envol du cygne : éclatant concert d’ouverture du National

By , 07 September 2017
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Renée Fleming © Jonathan Tichler
Madrid

Thielemann, Fleming y Staatskapelle Dresden (II): el crepúsculo entona sus canciones

By , 17 May 2017
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Kirill Petrenko © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Für alle Sinne: erstes Akademiekonzert von atemberaubender Intensität

By , 20 September 2016
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Kirill Petrenko © Wilfried Hoesl
Paris

Tous les soleils … : Kirill Petrenko et le Bayerisches ouvrent la saison du TCE sur de tendres notes crépusculaires

By , 12 September 2016
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Das Cleveland Orchester und Franz Welser-Möst © Marco Borelli
Salzburg

Kühle Präzision beim Konzert des Cleveland Orchestras in Salzburg

By , 19 August 2016
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Peter Oundjian © Sian Richards
Glasgow

"Ode to Joy" au Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

By , 28 May 2016
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Anna Netrebko © Dario Acosta
Paris

Anna Netrebko et Daniele Gatti au TCE : Shakespeare oui, mais ni Hesse ni Eichendorff

By , 10 May 2015
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Genia Kühmeier und die Bamberger Symphoniker © Kai Bienert
Berlin

Musikalisches Abenteuer mit Reger, Strauss und Lachenmann

By , 08 September 2014
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Bayerisches Staatsorchester mit Soile Isokoski, Golda Schultz und Michelle Breedt © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Das heißeste Konzert des Jahres – Richard Strauss zum 150. Geburtstag

By , 09 June 2014
*****
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