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Performer: Myung-whun Chung

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PhiladelphiaBeethoven's Eroica

Beethoven, Schumann
Philadelphia Orchestra; Myung-whun Chung; Jonathan Biss

AmsterdamRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Beethoven's Symphony no. 7

© Marco Borggreve
Dutilleux, Beethoven
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Myung-whun Chung; Leonidas Kavakos

ViennaOtelloNew production

Verdi: Otello
Myung-whun Chung; Adrian Noble; Vienna State Opera; Dick Bird; Aleksandrs Antoņenko; Olga Bezsmertna

AmsterdamMahler Festival: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

© Simon von Boxtel
Mahler: Symphony no. 3 in D minor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Myung-whun Chung; Gerhild Romberger; Nationaal Kinderkoor; Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor)

AmsterdamMahler Festival: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

© Simon van Boxtel
Mahler, van Veldhuizen
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Myung-whun Chung
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A psychological Macbeth at La Fenice

Vittoria Yeo (Lady Macbeth) and Luca Salsi (Macbeth) © Michele Crosera
This is one of Michieletto's simplest stagings yet, the imagery used to a minimum to allow for focus on the psychological core.
*****
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Legendary Chung siblings give breathtaking Brahms in Tokyo

Kyung Wha Chung © ICA Artists | Kang Taewook
Kyung Wha Chung exceeds her already-legendary reputation, assisted by her brother, Myung-whun Chung, and the Tokyo Philharmonic. 
****1
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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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