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Venue: Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

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AddressPlatz der Deutschen Einheit
20457 Hamburg
Germany
ContainsGroßer Saal
Kleiner Saal
Laeiszhalle: Großer Saal
Laeiszhalle: Kleiner Saal
Google maps53° 32' 29.045" N 9° 59' 3.457" E
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HamburgWith Jakub Hrůša at the Elbphilharmonie

© Andreas Herzau
Beethoven, Strauss R.
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša

HamburgNDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester Gilbert/Weilerstein

Tchaikovsky, Beethoven
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester; Alan Gilbert; Alisa Weilerstein

HamburgKarajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker

Saunders, Djordjevic, Poppe
Berliner Philharmoniker; Enno Poppe; Ania Filochowska; Markus Mayr

HamburgPhilharmonisches Staatsorchester Nagano/Prégardien

Hindemith, Mahler, Schubert
Hamburg Philharmonic; Kent Nagano; Julian Prégardien

HamburgAndrés Orozco-Estrada conducts Schubert and Dvořák

Schubert, Dvořák
Hamburg Symphony Orchestra; Andrés Orozco-Estrada; Christian Elsner

HamburgDenis Matsuev at the Elbphilharmonie

Denis Matsuev at the Elbphilharmonie
Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Liszt
Denis Matsuev, Piano

HamburgRomeo and Juliet

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Prokofiev
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Lahav Shani
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Rhythm, colour and texture at the Elbphilharmonie

Pierre-Laurent Aimard © Daniel Dittus

The Mahler Chamber Orchestra takes to the road again with a 20th-century programme of music by Janáček and Ravel, with Sir George Benjamin conducting Pierre-Laurent Aimard in one of his own compositions.

****1
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Mercurial Martha: Argerich back in the solo spotlight

Renaud Capuçon and Martha Argerich © Symphoniker Hamburg
Martha Argerich hadn't played Chopin's Third Piano Sonata in public for at least 25 years... so this performance at the Laeiszhalle Hamburg came as a huge surprise.
*****
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Three's a crowd: the Vienna Philharmonic packs in Beethoven 1, 2 and 3

Andris Nelsons and the Wiener Philharmoniker © Daniel Dittus
At Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie, the Wiener Philharmoniker and Andris Nelsons launch a chronological cycle of Beethoven's nine symphonies with the first three sticks of dynamite.
*****
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First and Second Viennese School side by side in the Elbphilharmonie

Alan Gilbert © Peter Hundert | NDR
Frank Peter Zimmermann dazzles in an angelic tribute, while Alan Gilbert and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester emphasise clarity at the expense of warmth.
***11
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Into silence: Arvo Pärt's distinctive soundworld casts a spell

Arvo Pärt with Tõnu Kaljuste, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra © Luciano Rossetti
A portrait concert of music by Arvo Pärt, while single-mindedly contemplative in tone, proves surprisingly absorbing in the hands of his most authoritative interpreters.
****1
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Teodor Currentzis and the SWR Symphony triumph in Mahler 9

Teodor Currentzis and the SWR Symphony Orchestra at the Elbphilharmonie © Daniel Dittus
Say what you like, Teodor Currentzis understands the music of Mahler, especially in that composer's final symphonic statement, to the manner born.
*****
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Eloquent Bartók and emphatic Bruckner at the Elbphilharmonie

Alan Gilbert © Peter Hundert
Augustin Hadelich is an authoritative interpreter in Bartók's Second Violin Concerto, while Alan Gilbert and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester never quite succeed in scaling the heights of Bruckner 7.
***11
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Argerich, Dutoit and Russian revelry in Hamburg

Martha Argerich © Adriano Heitman
Argerich is predictably a force of nature in Tchaikovsky and Dutoit shows his mettle in Ravel and Stravinsky.
****1
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