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SapporoSSO The 607th Subscription Concert

SSO The 607th Subscription Concert
Takemitsu
Sapporo Symphony Orchestra; Tadaaki Otaka; Yoshinori Mikame; Alex Shiozaki; Kie Nakai

LondonLunchtime Concert - ‘Celebrating Centenaries’

Lunchtime Concert - ‘Celebrating Centenaries’
Stravinsky: L'Histoire du soldat
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OsloThe Tale of Telemann

© Anne Lill Eide
Telemann
Minken Fosheim; Bragernes Barokk

OsloThe Tale of Telemann

© Anne Lill Eide
Telemann
Minken Fosheim; Bragernes Barokk

ViennaKlassik Hits: Bilder einer Ausstellung

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Constantin Trinks; Marko Simsa

BarcelonaLlongueras & Ros Marbà

Llongueras & Ros Marbà
Llongueras, Ros Marbà
Orquestra del Conservatori del Liceu; Francesc Llongueras; Anna Niebla; Carles Pachón; Joan Vives; Cor Mitjans de l’Orfeó Català

ZürichPurzel-Konzert «Für Hund und Katz ist auch noch Platz» Kinder von 3-5 Jahren

© artischock.net
Renata Blum; Musicians from the Zurich Chamber Orchestra
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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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Hallé goes “beyond the score”

Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
"Muddle instead of music": three foreboding words laden with threat and designed to destroy the reputation of a promising composer writing in the grip of the Iron Fist. 
*****
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Cinematic splendour and patriotic fervour

Charles Dance, Louis Langrée and the Cincinnati Symphony © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
This was the first visit of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to the Proms and in their native repetoire of Bernstein and Copland they had substantial success.
****1
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Prom 52: An excellent evening of innovation from Elder and the Hallé

Henry Goodman with Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
The Halle orchestra combined forces with a troup of actors to deliver a Beyond The Score analysis & performance of Dvorak's famous 9th Symphony (from the New World.)
****1
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“Amid the black water": a sensational new work from Aulis Sallinen at the Savonlinna Festival

Olavinlinna Castle © Soila Puurtinen, Itä-Savo
The Castle in the Water, Sallinen's new “chronicle”, is a new work of innovative beauty. Tragic, comic and epic, in seventy-five minutes it tells the history of Olavinlinna and gives a snap-shot of those connected to it.
*****
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An impressive Babylon at the Holland Festival

Babylon © Hans van der Woerd
The loud cheers for the performers were richly deserved, although Jörg Widmann’s imposing but sprawling Babylon was not well-served by the concert format.
***11
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Prague Spring finishes with a stirring farewell

Krzysztof Penderecki © Prague Spring | Ivan Malý
Krzysztof Penderecki leads a masterful performance and powerful tribute to Jiří Bělohlávek.
*****
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