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BrusselsBOENK! Pastorale 2020

Brussels Philharmonic
Van der Harst, Spaepen
Brussels Philharmonic; Rik Ghesquière; Johan Uytterschaut; Danaé Matus-Echaiz; Lukas Cortoos; Aya Suzuki

StockholmNorrköping Symphony Orchestra

Stockholms Konserthusstiftelse
Neuwirth, Xenakis
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra; Stefan Asbury; Robyn Schulkowsky

BambergOrgan Concert with Percussions and Trumpet

© Peter Eberts
Cochereau, Liszt, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Escaich
Karol Mossakowski; Holger Brust; Jens Herz; Markus Mester

StockholmImprovisations

Stockholms Konserthusstiftelse
Bauckholt, Various
Heloisa Amaral; Ingar Zach; Karin Hellqvist; Natasha Barrett

AmsterdamScherpdenkers: Stef Biemans and Dominique Vleeshouwers (in Dutch)

© Maria Consuelo Alcaide
Stef Biemans; Dominique Vleeshouwers

AmsterdamConcertgebouworkest: Dutch contemporary music

Het Concertgebouw
Andriessen, Swart, Kortekaas, Keuris
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Antony Hermus; Remy van Kesteren; Dominique Vleeshouwers; Katrien Baerts

AmsterdamClose-up: Harpist Petra van der Heide

Het Concertgebouw
Fauré, Strootman, Hindemith, Dun, Pierné, Saint-Saëns, Cras
Petra van der Heide; Kersten McCall; Elise Besemer; Guus Jeukendrup
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Spectacular views and musical serenades at the Davos Festival

Festivalwanderung © Sarah Batschelet
If ever there were an original programme at one of Switzerland’s esteemed summer festivals, this Festivalwanderung was it.
*****
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A Festival of New Music closes with an Empty Space

A Festival of New Music, Jörg Widmann's Empty Space © Monika Rittershaus
After four evenings and ten world premieres, Pierre Boulez Saal's A Festival of New Music comes to a haunting end.
****1
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Contemporary with a touch of intimacy at the Pierre Boulez Saal

Daniel Barenboim © Monika Rittershaus
Daniel Barenboim, Emmanuel Pahud and select musicians continue their brief odyssey into new music with three striking and stimulating world premieres and a welcome touch of Boulez.
****1
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A sense of wonder: Levit and Becker

Igor Legit © Robbie Lawrence
An intriguing programme and incisive playing from Igor Levit and Markus Becker as they examine Beethoven and Brahms from a fresh angle, and exceptional Bartók.
****1
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Love and death with Igor Levit and friends at Milton Court

Igor Levit © Robbie Lawrence
The wonderful acoustics of Milton Court proved to be the ideal setting for dramatic performances of rarely performance repertoire. With Igor Levit at the helm the evening was both technically challenging and artistically stimulating for audience and performers alike.
****1
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Hans Graf leads the Singapore Symphony Orchestra into a new era

Hans Graf and the SSO © Singapore Symphony Orchestra
It's the beginning of a new era of Singapore Symphony Orchestra history with Hans Graf at the helm offering an impressive performance.
*****
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Czernowin's Heart Chamber stirs passions at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Noa Frenkel, Dietrich Henschel, Patrizia Ciofi and Terry Wey © Michael Trippel
Heart Chamber explores how small outer events often correspond to tectonic inner changes.
****1
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