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LondonNash Ensemble

Beethoven, Mendelssohn
Nash Ensemble; Richard Hosford; Marie Lloyd; Simon Crawford-Phillips

HohenemsKammerkonzert Armida Quartett, Sabine Meyer, Reiner Wehle

Mozart, Schubert
Armida Quartett; Sabine Meyer; Rainer Wehle
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Hypnotic, diabolical and magical:

aus LICHT: Day 2 – KATHINKAs GESANG © Ruth & Martin Walz
The second day of aus LICHT is one mesmerising highlight after another, including the Netherlands Youth and Children’s Choirs in one magical and one sinister procession.
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aus LICHT Part 1: Michael only takes flight in the second half

aus LICHT: Day 1 © Ruth & Martin Walz
The performers in Part 1 of aus LICHT at the Holland Festival are amazing, but the production doesn’t rev up until the Archangel Michael goes on his dizzying world tour.
***11
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Stockhausen rediscovered: Donnerstag aus Licht shines brightly

Henri Deléger (Michael) © Tristram Kenton | Southbank Centre
The evening left you in no doubt that in Donnerstag aus Licht is more approachable than many would imagine, as well as being a major creative achievement that is crying out to be explored by opera houses.
****1
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A piece of infinity with Michaels Reise um die Erde at Lincoln Center Festival

My preparations for a Thursday evening trip to Lincoln Center: studying the super-formula of Stockhausen’s 29-hour opera project, entitled Licht; choosing an outfit in the perfect shade of cerulean; girding myself for a panic attack similar to the one I experienced the last time I witnessed a section from Licht (Oktophonie).
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Mozart himself ouvre la saison 4 du Centre de musique de chambre

"Mozart vs Stadler" au Centre de musique de chambre de Paris © Jeroen Suys
L'ouverture de saison au Centre de musique de chambre de Paris propose un nouveau concert-spectacle : « Mozart vs Stadler : la grande partie ». Retour sur une soirée festive à la salle Cortot.
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Schweizer Erstaufführung: Donnerstag aus Licht

Peter Tantsits (Michael), Michael Leibundgut (Luzifer), Evelyn Angela Gugolz & Anu Komsi (Eva) © Sandra Then | Theater Basel
Im Nachhinein dominieren in diesem Baseler Stockhausen-Revival die Impressionen des dritten Aktes und damit die Erinnerung an eine reichhaltige Komposition, ausgezeichnete Sänger und ebensolche Instrumentalisten.
***11
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