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ParisBerlioz / Messe des morts

Berlioz: Requiem "Grande Messe des morts", Op.5
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Nicolas Fink; Michael Spyres; Chœur de Radio France; Mikko Franck

ParisZemlinsky / Chausson / Takemitsu

Takemitsu, Chausson, Zemlinsky
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Vasily Petrenko; Anna Caterina Antonacci; Michel Brousseau; Nicolas Tulliez

ParisHaendel, Water Music

Handel
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Leonardo Garcia Alarcón; Kristina Mkhitaryan

ParisRavel, Concerto pour violon

Debussy, Ravel, Schoenberg
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Lahav Shani; Renaud Capuçon

ParisBrahms, Symphonie n°4

Bartók, Wagner, Brahms
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Marek Janowski
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Chung and Alagna outstanding in Otello at Orange

Roberto Alagna as Otello © Bernateau
From Otello's opening thunderstorm, Myung Whun Chung and the Orchestre Philharmonique de France leave us gasping, while Alagna turns in a magnetic performance in the title role.
****1
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Esa-Pekka Salonen s'illustre dans les Gurrelieder

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
Les occasions d’entendre les Gurrelieder d’Arnold Schönberg ne sont pas si fréquentes.
*****
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Dudamel à Notre-Dame

Gustavo Dudamel © Tristram Kenton
"If I were threatened by the destruction of my entire works save one, I should crave mercy for the Messe des morts." Berlioz’s fondness for his own Requiem has never been a great secret. No one else could have fostered such a project, so excessive in every way.
****1
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French music with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

Myung-Whun Chung  ©  Jean-Fran&ccedilla;ois Leclercq
Last Friday, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and its musical director Myung-Whun Chung offered a wonderful panorama of French music: Claude Debussy’s impressionism, Olivier Messiaen’s abstraction and Camille Saint-Saëns’ romanticism.
***11
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Prom 6. Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France/ Capuçon/ Capuçon/ Chung

©  BBC/Riccardo Musacchio
Who has the power, the authority to fix the moment when a major public event can start? In broadcast events, such as the Proms, where all of the concerts are broadcast on Radio 3 and many are televised, the bigger, virtual audience puts the media in the driving seat. The radio or TV producer holds sway - up to the moment when the conductor steps out into the hall.