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StockholmA Portrait of Lars-Erik Larsson

© Mats Bäcker
Larsson
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Christian Lindberg

OsloChamber music for brass

Gabrieli, Handel, Bach, Rachmaninov, Butterworth
Axel Sjöstedt; Brynjar Kolbergsrud; Jonas Haltia; Audun Breen

PragueNew Year´s Eve Afternoon Concert

© Petr Kadlec
Fučík, Suk, Trojan, Nedbal, Vačkář, Smetana, Dvořák
Czech Philharmonic; Tomáš Netopil; Robert Kozánek; Ondřej Roskovec; Jaroslav Halíř

PragueNew Year’s Concert

© Petr Kadlec
Fučík, Suk, Trojan, Nedbal, Vačkář, Smetana, Kučera, Dvořák
Czech Philharmonic; Tomáš Netopil; Jiří Vodička; Jan Mráček; Petr Václav; Robert Kozánek

PragueDavid Robertson conducts Stravinsky & Gershwin

© Petr Kadlec
Stravinsky, Ravel, Štědroň, Gershwin
Czech Philharmonic; David Robertson; Ivo Kahánek; Lukáš Moťka; Robert Kozánek

BarcelonaMetamorfosis

Metamorfosis
Adès, Mozart, Strauss R.
Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya; Sebastian Knauer; Joseph Bastian

ParisStockhausen: Dienstag aus Licht

Stockhausen: Dienstag aus Licht
Maxime Pascal; Damien Bigourdan; Myrtille Debièvre; Pascale Lavandier; Catherine Verheyde; Elise Chauvin
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aus LICHT Part 1: Michael only takes flight in the second half

aus LICHT: Day 1 © Ruth & Martin Walz
The performers in Part 1 of aus LICHT at the Holland Festival are amazing, but the production doesn’t rev up until the Archangel Michael goes on his dizzying world tour.
***11
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Stockhausen rediscovered: Donnerstag aus Licht shines brightly

Henri Deléger (Michael) © Tristram Kenton | Southbank Centre
The evening left you in no doubt that in Donnerstag aus Licht is more approachable than many would imagine, as well as being a major creative achievement that is crying out to be explored by opera houses.
****1
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John Casken's Madonna of Silence premiered

Jamie Phillips © Sim Canetty-Clarke
John Casken's intriguing new work for trombone and orchestra presents a musical interpretation of a Michelangelo drawing, along with superb Mozart and powerful Prokofiev. 
****1
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Miracles at the Barbican in Gavin Higgins' new concerto

Helen Vollam performs Gavin Higgins' The Book of Miracles © BBC | Mark Allan
Higgins never forgets that the concerto form has a playful element
****1
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A manifesto against war: Dubugnon première impresses in Brussels

Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
Some 15 minutes long, in a slow-fast-slow form, Le Tombeau de Napoléon wraps a taxing solo part for tenor trombone in a dramatically compelling and sonically thrilling orchestral canvas.
***11
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Passionate Shostakovich from Noseda and the LSO

Gianandrea Noseda © Steve Sherman
There were memorable moments, as Noseda continued his advocacy of Sir James MacMillan and Shostakovich symphony cycle. Yet Noseda’s maximalist approach had its costs, as it was only in the opening Kodály that found Noseda at his best.
***11
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World première of Elena Mendoza's City of Lies

Anna Spina (Moncha), viola © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Spanish composer Elena Mendoza presents a hermetic piece of contemporary theatre that is at the same time a disappointing opera and a worthy musical exploration of literary universe of Juan Carlos Onetti
***11
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