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Instrument: Choirmaster / chorus director

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GenevaFaustNew production

John Osborn, Ruzan Mantashyan, Marina Viotti, Adam Palka © GTG | Magali Dougados
Gounod: Faust
Michel Plasson; Georges Lavaudant; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Jean-Pierre Vergier; Ruzan Mantashyan; John Osborn

AmsterdamZTR Zaterdagmatinee: Haitink conducts A German Requiem

ZTR Zaterdagmatinee: Haitink conducts A German Requiem
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem - A German Requiem, Op.45
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic; Michael Gläser; Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor); Camilla Tilling; Hanno Müller-Brachmann; Bernard Haitink

BarcelonaWelcome Jesu, deep in my soul forever stay

Welcome Jesu, deep in my soul forever stay
Tavener, Fauré, MacMillan, Bach, Elgar, Mozart
Simon Halsey; Chamber Chorus of the Palau de la Música Catalana; Jordi Armengol

MadridOrquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid

Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid
Fernández, Hindemith, Burgos, Janáček
Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid; Marco Antonio García de Paz; Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid; Víctor Pablo Pérez

AntwerpTime Is Endless

Time Is Endless
Rachmaninov, Pärt, MacMillan, Rautavaara, Saariaho, De Ley, Miskinis, Ešenvalds
Klaas Stok; Flemish Radio Choir

DublinContinental Drift: Chin, Wu, Volans, Power

Chin, Volans
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; David Brophy; Wu Wei; David Power; Mark Hindley

Salt Lake CityBernstein at 100: Chichester Psalms and Divertimento

Saint-Saëns, Bernstein, Stravinsky
Utah Symphony Orchestra; Thierry Fischer; Barlow Bradford; University of Utah Choir; Utah Symphony Chorus
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Modified rapture: Tcherniakov's new Tristan

Andreas Schager (Tristan) and Anja Kampe (Isolde) © Monika Rittershaus
A passionless staging of Wagner's masterpiece throws cold water on Barenboim's fiery conducting at the Staatsoper.
***11
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Mahler 2 of operatic intensity from Bychkov

Semyon Bychkov © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
With this performance of Mahler's 'Resurrection' symphony, Bychkov has shown himself to be one of the composer's most interesting interpreters
****1
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Outstanding direction of a fine cast: Faust in Geneva

John Osborn, Ruzan Mantashyan, Marina Viotti, Adam Palka © GTG | Magali Dougados
Plasson shows all his experience; Lavaudant surprises and delights with his direction; a strong cast sing their hearts out. Who can ask for more?
*****
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Essential and elusive Debussy from the LSO

François-Xavier Roth © Marco Borggreve
Oh, but the entire London Symphony Orchestra en fête is a dazzling aural spectacle – how on earth did we all remain in our seats when summoned by such Bacchic frenzy?
****1
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Words or music? Collaboration or resistance? A new Capriccio in Frankfurt

Camilla Nylund (The Countess) © Monika Rittershaus
Camilla Nylund’s rich, ample voice bloomed in the glorious setting of the sonnet, cosseted by burnished horn playing, in Strauss' unsurpassed operatic farewell to the soprano voice.
****1
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A resurrection of a Hollywood oddity by Rattle and the LSO

Sir Simon Rattle © Mark Allan/Barbican/LSO
Sir Simon Rattle’s resurrection of a Hollywood extravaganza, the Genesis Suite, entertains at the Barbican. 
****1
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A radiant start to the year in Budapest

Ádám Fischer conducting The Creation © Gábor Kotschy, Müpa Budapest
Ádám Fischer delivers a remarkable performance of Haydn's great oratorio.
****1
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