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Guide to the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

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