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Performer: Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya

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BarcelonaWidmann conducts Mozart’s Jupiter SymphonyPremière

© Marco Borggreve
Widmann, Mozart
Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya; Jörg Widmann; Carolin Widmann; Orfeó Català
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Ono/OBC: Compelling Respighi and Bartók, disappointing Brahms

Kazushi Ono © Miyoshi Eisuke
It's a game of two halves in Barcelona from Kazushi Ono and the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya.
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Zimmermann's Bach and Schumann stand out in Barcelona

Frank Peter Zimmermann © Harald Hoffmann | Hänssler Classic
This season, the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC) is turning its eyes towards Bach, whilst at the same time programming the usual great symphonic repertoire, as well as contemporary composers. Here, Kazushi Ono gathered a Bach concerto (transcribed for violin), a rarely-performed work by Schumann and Richard Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra.
***11
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Julian Rachlin thrills in Tchaikovsky's concerto in Barcelona

Julian Rachlin © Janine Guldener
The bonds between Kazushi Ono and the OBC musicians are slowly improving.
****1
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Bach dressed by other composers in Barcelona

Cristian Măcelaru © David Swanson
Bach presented in various orchestral transcriptions made for a powerful, entertaining evening in Barcelona. 
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An Eastern European odyssey: Capuçon plays Dvořák

Barcelona's L'Auditori was taken on a journey of contrasts, via Parra and Prokofiev, that unsettled as much as it delighted. 
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