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Performer: WDR Symphony Orchestra

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CologneOpen rehearsal with WDR Symphony Orchestra

WDR Symphony Orchestra; Simon Halsey

CologneSing-along concert: Lobgesang

Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 2 in B flat major, "Lobgesang" (Hymn of Praise), Op.52
WDR Symphony Orchestra; Simon Halsey; Katharina Persicke; Marie-Henriette Reinhold; Matthew Swensen; WDR Rundfunkchor

CologneAnniversary concert: Carmina BuranaWorld premiere

Di Castri, Lutosławski, Orff
WDR Symphony Orchestra; Cristian Măcelaru; Sarah Aristidou; Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke; Markus Werba; Children from the Kölner Dommusik
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CologneJoseph Haydn: Missa in Tempore Belli “Paukenmesse”

Haydn: Mass no. 10 in C major, "Paukenmesse” (In Time of War), Hob XXII:9
WDR Symphony Orchestra; Manfred Honeck; Jeanine De Bique; Anna Lucia Richter; Patrick Grahl; Paul Armin Edelmann

Bad KissingenÁdám Fischer / WDR Symphony

Beethoven, Mahler
WDR Symphony Orchestra; Ádám Fischer; Giorgi Gigashvili; Julia Kleiter

CologneSing-along concert: Lobgesang

Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 2 in B flat major, "Lobgesang" (Hymn of Praise), Op.52
WDR Symphony Orchestra; Simon Halsey; Katharina Persicke; Marie-Henriette Reinhold; Matthew Swensen; WDR Rundfunkchor
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Not all mineshafts fully accessible in Cologne

Brio is one important element in the mining of Romantic feeling. Not everything worked in this combination of Mendelssohn, Bruch and Schumann.
***11
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Mathis Kaspar Stier takes the bassoon spotlight in Jolivet's concerto

A strong connection between Manfred Honeck and the WDR musicians was clearly palpable during the entire performance.
****1
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Jukka-Pekka Saraste lacks romanticism with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln at Salle Pleyel

Romanticism found both its source and its end at Salle Pleyel on Tuesday night: Beethoven’s Egmont overture, incidental music for a heroic drama written by Goethe, and his Fifth Symphony, where it has been said that “Fate knocks at the door” – both works composed before 1810 – and Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs, created in 1948, when the last notes of Romanticism in music history were dying slow
**111
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WDR Symphonieorchester Köln takes a gamble on young talent, but Kazuki Yamada delivers

The WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln put its fate in the hands of the younger generation for this evening’s concert. Conductor Kazuki Yamada is only 34. The original violin soloist was to have been Lisa Batiashvili, but she pulled out and was replaced by the 22-year-old Serge Zimmermann.
***11
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Volles zeitgenössisches Risiko vom WDR Sinfonieorchester

Das von Baldur Brönnimann dirigierte Programm mit Werken von Unsuk Chin, Josep Planells Schiaffino und James Diaz kann nicht immer überzeugen.
***11
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Heimat.Musik.Leben: Măcelarus tönender Curriculum Vitae in Köln

Ein Auftritt mit Enthusiasmus und Knalleffekt als Grundlage für einen bestätigenden Erfolgsdreiklang aus Vorstellung, Vertrag und Visitenkarte.
****1
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