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IstanbulMelodies of Istanbul

Melodies of Istanbul
Traditional Turkish, Traditional Macedonian, Traditional Armenian, Traditional Sephardic, Traditional Afghan, Ergüner, Tokcan, Erçağ
Sounds of Istanbul; Hakan Güngör; Kudsi Erguner; Çağ Erçağ; Yurdal Tokcan

IstanbulSongs of Istanbul

Songs of Istanbul
Traditional Turkish: Songs from the first half of the 20th century
Meral Azizoglu; Gypsy Fire

OranjewoudPynarello meets Nynke Laverman

Pynarello meets Nynke Laverman
Mendelssohn, Ravel
Nynke Laverman; Pynarello

AmsterdamKronos Sessions

Kronos Sessions
Kronos Quartet; Ragazze Quartet; Trio Da Kali; Jherek Bischoff

AmsterdamHolland Festival Proms: Tribute to Blackstar

Holland Festival Proms: Tribute to Blackstar
Bowie
Anna Calvi; Anja Plaschg; Laetitia Sadier; stargaze

ManchesterThe Hallé - '80s Mixtape

© The Hallé
Queen, Europe, Manilow, Cohen, Jackson
The Hallé; Stephen Bell; Alison Jiear; Tim Howar

BirminghamHespèrion XXI

Hespèrion XXI; Jordi Savall; Waed Bouhassoun; Lior Elmaleh
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Storm Large and RTÉ NSO bring Weill's Seven Deadly Sins up to date

Storm Large © Laura Domela
Storm Large’s version of The Seven Deadly Sins provides a modern update of Weill and Brecht’s take-down of capitalism, misogyny and exploitation.
****1
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Stunning Candide from LA Opera

Kelsey Grammer (as Voltaire) © Ken Howard
Whether it’s half an opera, three quarters an operetta, or a musical and a half, Francesca Zambello’s team put together a production that was easy to fall in love with. 
****1
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Rebirth of Cool: West Side Story in concert

Isabel Leonard (Maria) with the Shark girls © Philadelphia Orchestra
Nézet-Séguin's West Side Story in concert mixes passion and politics in Philadelphia.
*****
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A sharp, crisp Oklahoma! at the BBC Proms

Nathaniel Hackmann (Curly) and Scarlett Strallen (Laurey) © BBC | Mark Allan
Nathaniel Hackmann, a stocky baritone with the tenderest of timbres, was like a reincarnation of Alfred Drake.
****1
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Bruckner Orchester Linz in Chicago

Angelique Kidjo © CAMI
The Bruckner Orchester Linz’s Chicago appearance was centered on American music with music director Dennis Russell Davies and vocalist Angélique Kidjo, rounded off by a Zemlinsky song cycle based on African-American poetry.
***11
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Not easily assimilated: Candide in Cologne

Alexander Franzen (Pangloss) © Paul Leclaire | Oper Köln
The Staatenhaus venue forces one too many compromises on Bernstein's operetta, but the performance itself is saved by the accomplishment of much of the singing.
***11
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Opposites attract: sardonic Weill meets Korngold

James Gaffigan © Mat Hennek
The BBC Symphony Orchestra brought together the music of two very different composers forced into American exile by the Third Reich.
****1
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