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Venue: Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

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AddressPlatz der deutschen Einheit 1
20457 Hamburg
Germany
ContainsGroßer Saal
Kleiner Saal
Google maps53° 32' 29.045" N 9° 59' 3.457" E
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HamburgOn Tour with Jakub Hrůša

Wagner, Bruch, Brahms
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša; Ray Chen

HamburgDebut at Elbphilharmonie

Connesson, Respighi, Saint-Saëns, Ravel
Brussels Philharmonic; Stéphane Denève; Mischa Maisky; Vlaams Radiokoor

HamburgDaniel Müller-Schott & Jakub Hrůša

Dvořák, Suk, Janáček
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Jakub Hrůša; Daniel Müller-Schott

HamburgKatya Kabanova (concert performance)

Janáček: Katya Kabanova
Jakub Hrůša; Kateřina Kněžíková; Peter Berger; Eva Urbanová; Jaroslav Březina

HamburgNDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester / Christoph Eschenbach

Shostakovich, Bruckner
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester; Christoph Eschenbach; Nicolas Altstaedt

HamburgTeodor Currentzis / »Leningrader«

Shostakovich: Symphony no. 7 in C major, "Leningrad" Op.60
SWR Symphony Orchestra; Teodor Currentzis

Hamburg10. Philharmonisches Konzert

Messiaen, Bruckner
Kent Nagano; Elisaveta Blumina; Joanna Kamenarska-Rundberg; Rupert Wachter; Thomas Tyllack

HamburgSeelendramen

Beethoven, Berg, Tchaikovsky
Hamburg Symphony Orchestra; Sylvain Cambreling
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Progress thwarted: Stravinsky's Rake at the Elbphilharmonie

Barbara Hannigan, Gyula Rab and Ensemble Ludwig © Daniel Dittus
Despite some fine young voices, a concert staging of The Rake's Progress proves problematic in Hamburg.
***11
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From the Vltava to the Elbe: triumphant Bamberg in Hamburg

Albrecht Mayer © Harald Hoffmann
An outstanding account of Smetana's Ma vlást in Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie was prefaced by Straussian oboe nostalgia courtesy of Albrecht Mayer. 
*****
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Loud Berg and lyrical Bruckner from Paavo Järvi at the Elbphilharmonie

Paavo Järvi © Yong Bin
Berg, unlike his teacher Schoenberg, didn't throw out the baby with the bathwater; Bruckner too never forgot his traditional roots. The NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Paavo Järvi and Laura Aikin demonstrate.
***11
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Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin spice up their repertoire

Daniel Barenboim and Anita Rachvelishvili © Daniel Dittus
A concerto was the sandwich, and a very fine one too, but no overture and no symphony: who else would have married Skalkottas and Prokofiev with Mozart's last piano concerto?
****1
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Fire and fizz at the Elbphilharmonie

Jonathan Bloxham © Kaupo Kikkas
Jump-in concerts can occasionally advance career prospects. Jonathan Bloxham with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen demonstrated the lightness of Mendelssohn in C minor but seriously underplayed the darkness of Schubert in B minor.
***11
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In the minor mode with Omer Meir Wellber at the Elbphilharmonie

Omer Meir Wellber © Wilfired Hösl
A sparkling if challenging first half of Haydn and Schnittke, splendidly delivered by the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, but with shortcomings in the conductor's approach to Tchaikovsky's largest symphonic score.
***11
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Souvenirs from the sunny south at the Elbphilharmonie

Vadim Gluzman © Marco Borggreve

The Principal Guest Conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Krzysztof Urbański, partners Vadim Gluzman in Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto, but is strangely uninspired by Mendelssohn’s tribute to the joys of Italy.

***11
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A study in suffering: Currentzis at the Elbphilharmonie

Antoine Tamestit and Teodor Currentzis © Daniel Dittus
Teodor Currentzis, on tour with the SWR Symphony Orchestra, pairs two Russian masterpieces written a century apart: Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony and Schnittke's Viola Concerto with Antoine Tamestit.
****1
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