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GlasgowBrahms A German Requiem

Brahms A German Requiem
Nono, Brahms
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Ilan Volkov; Nika Gorič; Benjamin Appl; Edinburgh Festival Chorus
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A technically flawless War Requiem in Edinburgh

Daniel Harding © Ryan Buchanan
The performance was technically flawless, but left our reviewer unmoved.
***11
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A magnificent Mahler to open the 2019 Edinburgh Festival

Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil at the Edinburgh International Festival © Ryan Buchanan

Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic in a magnificent Mahler’s Second raising the roof to open the 2019 Edinburgh Festival, with soloists Anna Larsson and Miah Persson and Edinburgh Festival Chorus.

****1
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The Ultimate Romantic: BBCSSO uncovers Lélio, a Berlioz rarity

Neal Davies © Gerard Collett

BBCSSO’s contributes to Berlioz – The Ultimate Romantic with a swaggering Waverley Overture, Dramatic Death of Cleopatra and an intriguing performance of Lélio, or what happened after Symphonie Fantastique.

****1
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Wonderful choral singing in Edinburgh's Mahler 8

Daniel Harding © Aly Wright
A superb choral performance and some memorable solo moments bring Mahler's "Symphony of a Thousand" to life, even if the sheer energy of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra turns frantic at times.
***11
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Hrůša's clarity of vision focuses Dvořák’s Requiem in Edinburgh

Jakub Hrůša © Andreas Herzau
Jakub Hrůša leads a brilliant performace of Dvořák’s Requiem, but it doesn't completely dispel doubts about the work.
****1
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