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Guide to the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

November 2018
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BergenProkofiev, Symphony No 3

Prokofiev: Symphony no. 3 in C minor, Op.44
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton

Ed Gardner: Bringing Bergen to the world

Edward Gardner conducts the Bergen Philharmonic © Helge Skodvin
The conductor talks streaming and touring as he starts his third season with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra 

Rolling his sleeves up: Ed Gardner in Bergen

Ed Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic © Helge Skodvin
As commutes go, London to Bergen has its attractions. Nearly a year into the post of chief conductor at the Bergen Philharmonic, Ed Gardner has a bounce in his step and exudes genuine enthusiasm for the job.

Mozart’s last year and the Requiem

Hermann von Kaulbach's Mozart's Last Days, 1873 © Wikimedia Commons | Public domain
Mozart’s final months and Requiem mass are a source of popular fascination. But was 1791 really his annus horribilis

Q&A: Lise Davidsen

Lise Davidsen © Charlotte Gundersen
Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen made a huge impact on the operatic world in the summer of 2015. We caught up with her ahead of her season as Artist in Residence with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
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BergenThe Sorcerer's Apprentice

Dukas, Wallin, Tchaikovsky
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Alina Ibragimova

BergenLunch Concert

Bruckner: Symphony no. 3 in D minor "Wagner Symphony", WAB 103
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Thomas Dausgaard

BergenBeethoven's Piano Concerto no 2

Beethoven, Bruckner
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Thomas Dausgaard; Ronald Brautigam

BergenMahler's First

Poulenc, Mahler
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Ludovic Morlot; Marita Sølberg; Bergen Philharmonic Choir; Edvard Grieg Choir; Håkon Matti Skrede
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Prom 52: Gardner chisels out the bigger picture in Sibelius 2

Edward Gardner conducts the Bergen Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
A theatrical first half saw the world première of Rolf Wallin's violin concerto, Whirld, played by Alina Ibragimova.  
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Tale of two concertos: Bergen Philharmonic play Gubaidulina and Grieg

Gidon Kremer © Roy Bjørge
Bergen Philharmonic’s programme of Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Gubaidulina’s violin concerto Offertorium offered fascinating insight into the relationship between orchestra and soloist.
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Berlioz’s Grande Messe des morts opens Bergen International Festival

Ed Gardner © Thor Brødreskift
Berlioz’s gargantuan Grande Messe des morts with the Bergen Philharmonic and Edward Gardner opened the Bergen International Festival with deafening climaxes and even more resounding silence.
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The Flying Dutchman sails into Bergen

Iain Paterson (The Dutchman) © Monika Kolstad | Bergen National Opera
Bergen National Opera’s new production allows the story to speak to itself, while strong performances from Eric Halfvarson and Elisabeth Teige gave the performance its edge.
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Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra © Oddleiv Apneseth
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
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Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra © Oddleiv Apneseth
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
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