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Performer: Myung-whun Chung

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TokyoMyung-whun Chung conducts the Tokyo Philharmonic

Brahms, Saint-Saëns
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra; Myung-whun Chung; Kyung Wha Chung; Yuka Ishimaru

TokyoMyung-whun Chung conducts the Tokyo Philharmonic

Brahms, Saint-Saëns
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra; Myung-whun Chung; Kyung Wha Chung; Yuka Ishimaru

MilanLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Myung-whun Chung; Liliana Cavani; Teatro alla Scala; Dante Ferretti; Gabriella Pescucci; Marina Rebeka; Sonya Yoncheva

TokyoMahler

Mahler: Symphony no. 9 in D major
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra; Myung-whun Chung

MilanMyung-whun Chung

Ravel, Tchaikovsky
Filarmonica della Scala; Myung-whun Chung
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No protests required: Deborah Warner's Fidelio returns to La Scala

Stuart Skelton (Florestan) and Ricarda Merbeth (Leonore) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Chung's mastery of orchestral colour and texture came into its own, the brooding introduction to Act 2 making for a harrowingly apocalyptic representation of tyranny.
****1
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Chung's Simon Boccanegra is worth a watch

Dmitry Belosselskiy (Fiesco) and Leo Nucci (Simon Boccanegra) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
If Chung is sometimes hailed as the greatest living conductor of Verdi, here was a performance to support that claim.
***11
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Filarmonica della Scala soars in Brahms 2

Myung-whun Chung and Leonidas Kavakos © Silvia Lelli
With Chung on the podium, the Filarmonica played with a spontaneity that brought Brahms' restless music to life.
****1
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Demons and angels: Der Freischütz at La Scala

Michael König (Max) and Gunther Groissböck (Kaspar) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Hartmann's staging takes a bizarre twist in the end since so far the staging had followed the naïve story very faithfully without any weird implications.
****1
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A fine musical display in Don Carlos

Ekaterina Semenchuk (Eboli) and Theresa Zisser (Tebaldo) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Were it not for a sterling musical display, built on the shoulders of bass Ferruccio Furlanetto and conductor Myung-whun Chung, this could have been a very long night indeed.
****1
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