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Performer: Pietari Inkinen

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BayreuthDas RheingoldNew production

Wagner: Das Rheingold
Pietari Inkinen; Valentin Schwarz; Andrea Cozzi; Andy Besuch; Günther Groissböck; Raimund Nolte

BayreuthDie WalküreNew production

Wagner: Die Walküre
Pietari Inkinen; Valentin Schwarz; Andrea Cozzi; Andy Besuch; Klaus Florian Vogt; Georg Zeppenfeld

BayreuthSiegfriedNew production

Wagner: Siegfried
Pietari Inkinen; Valentin Schwarz; Andrea Cozzi; Andy Besuch; Andreas Schager; Arnold Bezuyen

BayreuthGötterdämmerungNew production

Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Pietari Inkinen; Valentin Schwarz; Andrea Cozzi; Andy Besuch; Stephen Gould; Iréne Theorin

MelbourneMozart and Mahler

Wagner, Mozart, Mahler
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Pietari Inkinen; Karen Gomyo
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Excellent playing, but lacklustre conducting in Sydney

Pietari Inkinen © Nguye Phuong
The Sydney Symphony, temporarily rehoused in the ornate Victorian style Town Hall, plays grandiose Wagner and safe Stravinsky. 
***11
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Mahler's Third struggles to coalesce in Cadogan Hall

Pietari Inkinen conducts the Prague Symphony Orchestra © Jan Slavík
Pietari Inkinen conducts the Prague Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's monumental Third Symphony. 
***11
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Japan Philharmonic sounds world class under Inkinen

Conductor Pietari Inkinen © Nguye Phuong

I’ve heard the Japan Philharmonic on several occasions in the past, but this was the first time with Inkinen, and the difference was startling. In previous encounters with this orchestra I noted a rather bright, at times even glaring sound. No longer. Inkinen has instilled instead a generously warm, even, glowing sonority and depth of sound that one hears in Europe’s finest ensembles.

****1
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Japan Philharmonic Orchestra makes a rare visit to London

Pietari Inkinen © Nguyen Phuong
Disciplined playing from the Japan Philharmonic brought mixed rewards in a programme that inspired only fitfully.
****1
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Master masons: Holten’s Meistersinger comes to Melbourne

Michael Kupfer-Radecky (Hans Sachs) © Jeff Busby
Having offered a strong feminist reading of Wagner's Ring, could Kasper Holten do the same again for Die Meistersinger? Opera Australia's co-production had moments of excellence, but ultimately left the viewer with more questions than answers
***11
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