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Performer: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

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LondonProm 47: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Bach, Bruckner
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Michael Schönheit

LeipzigDie verkaufte Braut

Die verkaufte Braut
Smetana: The Bartered Bride
Felix Bender; Christian von Götz; Oper Leipzig; Dieter Richter; Sarah Mittenbühler; Jennifer Zein; Bianca Tognocchi

LeipzigDer Karneval der Tiere

© Kirsten Nijhof
Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux
Bjarte Emil Wedervang Bruland; Leipziger Ballett; Tobias Engeli; Alden Gatt; Christina Geißler; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

LeipzigL'elisir d'amoreNew production

L'elisir d'amore
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore
Giedrė Šlekytė; Rolando Villazón; Oper Leipzig; Johannes Leiacker; Thibault Vancraenenbroeck; Bianca Tognocchi; Piotr Buszewski

LeipzigTosca

© Andreas Birkigt
Puccini: Tosca
Matthias Foremny; Michiel Dijkema; Oper Leipzig; Claudia Damm; Karine Babajanyan; Gaston Rivero
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Nelsons’ manicured Mahler a slow burn with the Gewandhaus

Andris Nelsons © Southbank Centre | Mark Allan
After the UK première of Andris Dzenītis’ Māra and some Tchaikovsky operatic excerpts, the Gewandhaus returned to Mahler. 
***11
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Mahler power, trumpet power: Nelsons and Hardenberger

Andris Nelsons conducts the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester © Southbank Centre | Mark Allan
The new Kapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester leads a passionate rendering of Mahler 5, while Håkan Hardenberger gives a masterclass in trumpet colour.
****1
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Leipzig Gewandhaus dazzles but fail to move in Brussels

Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
The Allegro assai fared best of all with feverishly energetic strings and an astonishingly violent fugato development.
***11
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A trio of great Bs: Beethoven, Bruckner and Blomstedt

Herbert Blomstedt © Mark Allan | Barbican
The amazing phenomenon that is Herbert Blomstedt leads the Gewandhausorchester from Leipzig in Beethoven's Triple Concerto and Bruckner's mighty Seventh.
*****
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Leipzig's Ring Cycle concludes with a satisfying Götterdämmerung

The piano becomes Siegfried's funeral berth © Tom Schulze
Despite some weakness in the main singers, the overall level of musical performances was consistently high in Leipzig, with a stark and effective production.
****1
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