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Instrument: Chamber ensemble

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MallorcaTango in concert with Leticia Moreno

Piazzolla
Leticia Moreno; New Tango Project; Formentor Chamber Orchestra

BrugesLe Concert Spirtuel

Vivaldi
Hervé Niquet; Le Concert Spirituel

Bad LauchstädtParnasso in festa

Handel: Parnasso in festa
Wolfgang Katschner; Sigrid T'Hooft; Niels Badenhop; Riccardo Angelo Strano; Hanna Herfurtner

AmsterdamMasaaki Suzuki Conducts Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor

© Ronald Knapp
Haydn, Mozart
Masaaki Suzuki; Bach Collegium Japan; Carolyn Sampson; Olivia Vermeulen; Zachary Wilder

HalleAs On A Sunshine Summer's Day

Handel: English songs, HWV 228.1-.24
Wolfgang Katschner; Tora Augestad; Lautten Compagney

ManchesterVivaldi Rocks - Manchester Camerata

© Andrew Rankin
Vivaldi
Manchester Camerata; Hugo Ticciati; Bram van Sambeek; Sven Figee

New York CityTotal Embrace: Leonard Bernstein at 100

Bernstein, Foss, Salonen
Julian Wachner; Novus NY
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Embracing the new at Prague Spring

Bas Wiegers at the podium © Prague Spring | Petra Hajská
A world première by a Czech composer highlights a strong outing by Klangforum Wien.
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Alexander Balus: a wonderful performance

© Arianna Vendittelli
Why is Handel's wonderful oratorio Alexander Balus so rarely performed?  A performance at Herzfeld am Harz, as part of the Göttingen Handel festival, was musically splendid, despite cuts.
****1
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O/MODƏRNT at Wigmore Hall: A descent into melodrama

Hugo Ticciati © Marco Borggreve
Conceptually, the programme of descending and rising fourths offered a real treat: in practice, the musicians' skill was in danger of being lost as they attempted to recover from their opening gimmickry.
***11
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Dutch National Opera successfully resurrects La morte d’Orfeo

Kacper Szelążek (Bacco) © Ruth Walz
In a successfully streamlined staging, Stefano Landi’s obscure, overpopulated opera got the royal treatment by a superior cast and orchestra.
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Personal becomes political at MaerzMusik Berlin

Ensemble Resonanz © Tobias Schult
Aperghis’ migrants and a new arrangement of Janáček’s The Diary of One who Disappeared by Schöllhorn were well-handled treatments of their subject matter, yet burdened by an overwrought conceptual framework.
***11
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Gallic delights: the Nash Ensemble at Wigmore Hall

Nash Ensemble © Hanya Chlala/ArenaPAL
The Nash Ensemble exploited its versatility in a wide-ranging and enjoyable programme of French chamber music and song featuring soprano Rebecca Evans.
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From Naxos to Carthage: Ancient Classical Tales from Karen Cargill and the Scottish Ensemble

Karen Cargill © Ken Dundas
Mezzo soprano Karen Cargill and the Scottish Ensemble guest-led by Matthew Truscott in a programme of music from Purcell to Stravinsky all inspired by tales from Ancient Greece.
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Performers
A Far CryAcademia Montis RegalisAccademia La ChimeraAccademia del PiacereAldeburgh Festival EnsembleAmarcord EnsembleAmerican Modern EnsembleAmsterdam Sinfonietta SolistenArmonico TributoAsko|SchönbergBach Collegium JapanBalthasar Neumann EnsembleBarcelona 216Belmont Ensemble of LondonBerkeley EnsembleBerliner Residenz OrchesterBoulez EnsembleBrecon BaroqueBridgetower MusicBristol EnsembleBrook Street Band, TheCOMA London EnsembleCamerata KilkennyCamerata RCOCappella GabettaChiaroscuro QuartetConcert Spirituel, LeConcerto con animaCuarteTango EnsembleCuarteto GerhardCzech Chamber OrchestraCzech Philharmonic PlayersDaedalus EnsembleEcho Chamber OrchestraEnsemble AkadêmiaEnsemble Alia MensEnsemble AmarillisEnsemble ArcangeloEnsemble ArtaserseEnsemble Clásico de MadridEnsemble ContrasteEnsemble CordeventoEnsemble CorrespondancesEnsemble Curious Chamber PlayersEnsemble DagdaEnsemble FlameEnsemble FrauenkircheEnsemble IctusEnsemble InégalEnsemble KavkaEnsemble KontrapunkteEnsemble LPREnsemble La ChimeraEnsemble MatheusEnsemble ModernEnsemble MusikfabrikEnsemble Opera NovaEnsemble PHACEEnsemble ResonanzEnsemble SarbandEnsemble UnicornEnsemble VioLissymoEnsemble WienExplorEnsembleFestival Strings LucerneFormentor Chamber OrchestraGageegoGerman HornSoundGould Piano TrioGrupo Albéniz de ProsegurHebrides EnsembleHelix EnsembleHespèrion XXII MusicantiIkaraiImago MundiInstruments of Time and TruthJanoska EnsembleKammerorchester der Münchner PhilharmonikerKlangforum WienL'ArpeggiataLa Grande Écurie et la Chambre du RoyLa Voce StrumentaleLautten CompagneyLes PaladinsLes Talens LyriquesLondon ConcertanteLondon Mozart PlayersLondon Philharmonic Orchestra Foyle Future FirstsLudwig EnsembleManchester CamerataMembers of Royal Stockholm Philharmonic OrchestraMembers of the Boston Symphony OrchestraMembers of the LA Opera OrchestraMembers of the Singapore Symphony OrchestraMembers of the Vienna PhilharmonicMembers of the Vienna Radio Symphony OrchestraMitglieder der Wiener PhilharmonikerMusica SequenzaMusicians from Gothenburg SymphonyMusicians from the Zurich Chamber OrchestraMusiciens de l'Orchestre National de FranceMusiciens de l'Orchestre National de LyonMusiciens de l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio FranceNash EnsembleNorrbotten NEONovus NYO/MODƏRNT KammarorkesterOxalys EnsembleOxford Bach SoloistsPhilharmonia Schrammeln WienPhilharmonic FivePhilharmonixPlayers from the Philharmonia OrchestraPrincipal Players of Aurora OrchestraPrincipal Players of the Hanover BandPrisma EnsemblePynarelloQuadriga ConsortQuatuor TerpsycordesRicercar ConsortRoyal Academy of Music Manson EnsembleSeldom SeneSoloists from the Ensemble IntercontemporainSoloists of the Deutsche Oper BerlinSoloists of the London Philharmonic OrchestraSoloists of the Mahler Chamber OrchestraSoloists of the Oxford PhilharmonicStockholm Syndrome EnsembleStorioni TrioSuntory Hall Chamber Music Academy Selected FellowsThe Goldfield EnsembleThe Kanneh MasonsTheatre of the AyreTrio CatchTrio Tre VociUnknownVästerås SinfoniettaWiener ConcertvereinWonder EnsembleZefiro TornafolksmilchrecreationBAROCKyMusicœnm. oesterreichisches ensemble für neue musik