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Herford„Pulcinella – Liebling und Tölpel“ – Konzert für Junge Leute

Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
North West German Philharmonic; Pawel Poplawski; Christian Schruff

Espelkamp„Pulcinella – Liebling und Tölpel“ – Konzert für Junge Leute

Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
North West German Philharmonic; Pawel Poplawski; Christian Schruff

Minden„Pulcinella – Liebling und Tölpel“ – Konzert für Junge Leute

Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
North West German Philharmonic; Pawel Poplawski; Christian Schruff

PaderbornKonzert für Junge Leute

Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 1 in C minor, Op.11
North West German Philharmonic; Simon Gaudenz; Christian Schruff

New York CityFrom Shtetl to Stage: A Celebration of Yiddish Music and Culture

© Sasha Gusov
Frank London; Eleanor Reissa; Gil Shaham; David Krakauer; Evgeny Kissin

Paderborn„Pulcinella – Liebling und Tölpel“ – Konzert für Junge Leute

Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
North West German Philharmonic; Pawel Poplawski; Christian Schruff

RotterdamSibelius' Songs

Sibelius: Songs: selection
Helena Juntunen; Eveliina Kytömäki; Jukka-Pekka Saraste
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Debussy rarities at the Berlin Festtage

Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich © Thomas Bartilla
Two rarely performed works are showcased by the Staatskapelle under Daniel Barenboim.
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Beethoven and beyond: Vladimir Jurowski and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

Vladimir Jurowski © Matthias Creutziger
Vladimir Jurowski is fond of grand statements, and sometimes off-the-wall programming – genius when it works, baffling when it doesn’t. 
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Bostridge's Shakespeare Songs at Wigmore Hall

Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Shakespeare songs turned out to be more of a Shakespeare feast starring Antonio Pappano, Ian Bostridge and the exceptional Eve Best.
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Magnificent terror in Requiem for Hieronymus Bosch

Detlev Glanert © Bettina Stöß
Detlev Glanert's first religious composition, a staggering Requiem for solo voices, two choirs and orchestra, pits the demonic against the angelic, and is worthy of the genius it celebrates.
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Franz Liszt: from exuberance to ascesticism

Denés Varjon © Balazs Borocz
An insightful and engaging talk by Alfred Brendel on Liszt's B minor Sonata was followed by an intelligent and colourful performance by pianist Dénes Varjon.
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Boesch and Quasthoff dissect the poet's soul

Florian Boesch © Wiener Konzerthaus | Lukas Beck
In an engrossing all-Heine song and poetry recital, baritone Florian Boesch and actor Thomas Quasthoff probed the amorous Sorrows of Young Heinrich. 
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Jewish music and Yiddish poetry resurgence by Evgeny Kissen

Evgeny Kissin at Carnegie Hall © Steve J. Sherman
Russian piano virtuoso Evgeny Kissen taps his Yiddish roots for an engaging concert of solo piano works by lesser-known Jewish composers and a classic Yiddish poetry recital.
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