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Argerich/Staatskapelle Berlin/Mehta - Ravel and Stravinsky, 23 February 2020

Philharmonie Ravel: La Valse Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring Martha Argerich (piano) Staatskapelle Berlin Zubin Mehta (conductor) Martha Argerich notwithstanding, this was, I am afraid, a disappointing concert: in the vein of Zubin Mehta’s Berlin Philharmonic Bruckner Eighth in the autumn, only more so. Perhaps that was because what can to a certain extent pass muster in Bruckner, at best letting the music flow without...
Tags: Berlin, Religion, Pierre Boulez, Esa Pekka Salonen, Stravinsky, Ravel, Bruckner, Zubin Mehta, Mehta, Staatskapelle Berlin, Mark Berry, Martha Argerich, Argerich, Philharmonie Ravel, La Valse, Argerich Staatskapelle Berlin Mehta Ravel


Braunstein/Argerich - Schumann, Prokofiev, and Franck, 22 February 2020

Pierre Boulez Saal Schumann: Violin Sonata no.1 in A minor, op.105 Prokofiev: Violin Sonata no.2 in D major, op.94a Franck: Violin Sonata in A major Guy Braunstein (violin) Martha Argerich (piano) Martha Argerich returns to town: for chamber music with Guy Braunstein and for the Ravel G major Piano Concerto with Zubin Mehta (to follow). My heart went out to those in the lengthy queue for returns at the Pierre Boulez Saal, but certainly not so much as to...
Tags: Religion, Beethoven, Schumann, Wagner, Brahms, Prokofiev, Ravel, Zubin Mehta, Franck, Mark Berry, Fritz Kreisler, Martha Argerich, Argerich, Pierre Boulez Saal, Kreisler, Braunstein


Médée, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, 21 February 2020

Images: Bernd Uhlig Médée – Sonya Yoncheva Jason – Francesco Demuro Créon – Iain Paterson Dircé – Slávka Zámečníková Néris – Marina Prudenskaya Médée’s handmaidens – Serena Sáenz, Aytak Shikhalizada Médée’s children – Malik Bah, Toyi Kramer Andrea Breth (director) Martin Zehetgruber (set designs) Carla Teti (costumes) Olaf Freese (lighting) Staatsopernchor Berlin (chorus director: Martin Wright) Staatskapelle Berlin ...
Tags: Berlin, Religion, Salzburg, Daniel Barenboim, Corinth, Sonya Yoncheva, Staatskapelle Berlin, Mark Berry, Cherubini, Creon, Yoncheva, Olaf Freese, Simon Stone, Iain Paterson, Marina Prudenskaya, Staatsoper unter den Linden


RSB/Storgårds - Schumann, Scenes from Goethe's 'Faust', 16 February 2020

Philharmonie Szenen aus Goethes Faust , WoO3 Faust, Pater Seraphicus, Doctor Marianus – Markus Eiche Gretchen, Una Poenitentium, Solo – Christina Gansch Mephistopheles, Böser Geist, Pater Profundus, Solos – Stephan Klemm Ariel, Pater Ecstaticus, Solos – Bernhard Berchtold Sorge, Not, Jüngerer Engel, Magna Peccatrix, Solos – Sophie Klußmann Mangel, Muller Samaritana, Solos – Stefanie Irányi Marthe, Schuld, Penitent, Mater Gloriosa, Maria Aegyptiaca, ...
Tags: Religion, Beethoven, Ariel, Dresden, Leipzig, Weimar, Mozart, Schumann, Mahler, Faust, Gretchen, Goethe, Liszt, Mark Berry, Daniel Harding, Sorge


Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Deutsche Oper, 18 February 2020

DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL, Regie: Rodrigo Garcia, Premiere 17. Juni 2016 Deutsche Oper Berlin, copyright:Thomas Aurin Konstanze – Flurina Stucki Blonde – Gloria Rehm Belmonte – Matthew Newlin Pedrillo – Ya-Chung Huang Osmin – Patrick Guetti Bassa Selim – Annabelle Mandeng Chorus of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin (chorus director: Jeremy Bines)  Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin Nicholas Milton (conductor) Rodrigo García (director, set designs) Ramón Diago ...
Tags: Berlin, Religion, US, Adidas, Donald Trump, Shell, Mozart, Garcia, Harnoncourt, Rossini, Mark Berry, Belmonte, Osmin, John Copley, Hussein Chalayan, Stefan Herheim


BPO/Petrenko and Wood: Stravinsky, Zimmermann, Rachmaninov, and Grisey, 15 February 2020

Philharmonie Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements Zimmermann: Alagoana: Caprichos Brasilieiros Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances , op.45 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Kirill Petrenko (conductor) Grisey:  Le Noir de l’Étoile Raphael Haeger, Simon Rössler, Jan Schlichte, Wieland Welzel, Matthias Kessler, Laura Melero Beviá (percussionists) James Wood (conductor) Reviewing the Berlin Philharmonic and Kirill Petrenko in Mahler’s Sixth S...
Tags: Berlin, Religion, Philharmonie, Zimmermann, James Wood, Mahler, Stravinsky, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Mark Berry, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Petrenko, Kirill Petrenko, Grisey, Gérard Grisey


BTVN WOCHE (4) – Meta4/Zimmermann/Saksala/Mustonen - Beethoven and Mustonen, 9 February 2020

Kammermusiksaal Hermann J. Abs, Bonn Beethoven: Violin Sonata no.8 in G major, op.31 no.3 Beethoven: String Quartet no.5 in A major, op.18 no.5 Olli Mustonen: Sextet (world premiere) Beethoven: String Quartet no.16 in F major, op.135 Antti Tikkanen, Mina Pensola (violins) Atte Kilpeläinen, Tabea Zimmermann (violas) Tomas Djupsjöbacka (cello) Janne Saksala (double bass) Olli Mustonen (piano) BTVN WOCHE 2020 took a different...
Tags: Religion, Beethoven, Zimmermann, Mark Berry, Mustonen, Tabea Zimmermann, Olli Mustonen, Antti Tikkanen Mina Pensola, Tomas Djupsjöbacka, Janne Saksala, Zimmermann Saksala Mustonen Beethoven, Kammermusiksaal Hermann J Abs Bonn Beethoven, Atte Kilpeläinen Tabea Zimmermann, Beethoven Pur, Antti Tikkanen, Meta4


BTHVN WOCHE (3) – Elias Quartet: Beethoven, 8 February 2020

Kammermusiksaal Hermann J. Abs, Bonn String Quartet no.9 in C major, op.59 no.3 String Quartet no.14 in C-sharp minor, op.131 Benjamin Nabarro, Duncan Grant (violins) Simone van der Giessen (viola) Marie Bitlloch (cello) Grave fragility, almost yet not quite without vibrato, characterised the introduction to the first movement of the third RazumovskyQuartet in this performance from the Elias Quartet. Then came the exposition proper, as if a co...
Tags: Religion, Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, Duncan Grant, Mark Berry, Kammermusiksaal Hermann J Abs, BTVN Woche, Elias Quartet, Benjamin Nabarro Duncan Grant, Simone van der Giessen, Marie Bitlloch


Aimard/ Gürzenich Orchestra/Roth:.‘Alleyn Freyheit: Eine Beethoven-Séance’ – Mundry, Beethoven, Lachenmann, Filidei, and Zimmermann, 10 February 2020

Philharmonie, Cologne Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano) Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne François-Xavier Roth (conductor) All music once was new: uncontroversial statement, one might have thought, however much one sometimes imagines having heard its particular strains before. ‘Es klang so alt und war doch so neu!’ as Hans Sachs muses to Walther of the latter’s melody. New music needs, after all, to be performed if not as if it were old music, then with at least as much commitment an...
Tags: Religion, Cologne, Beethoven, Gloria, Bach, Walther, Zimmermann, Debussy, Mann, Prokofiev, Scriabin, Pollini, Mark Berry, Hans Sachs, François Xavier Roth, Helmut Lachenmann


BTVN WOCHE (2) – Tabea Zimmermann and friends: Beethoven, 7 February 2020

Kammermusiksaal Hermann J. Abs Serenade in D major for flute, violin, and viola, op.25 Quintet in E-flat major for piano, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn, op.16 Horn Sonata in F major, op.17 Septet in E-flat major, op.20 Adam Walker (flute) Lucas Macías Navarro (oboe) Vicente Alberola (clarinet) Guilhaume Santana (bassoon) José Vicente Castelló (horn) Daniel Sepec (violin) Tabea Zimmermann (viola) Tomas Djupsjö...
Tags: Religion, Beethoven, Mozart, Daniel Barenboim, Bach, Zimmermann, Mark Berry, Mustonen, Serenade, Radek Baborák, Adam Walker, Tabea Zimmermann, Olli Mustonen, Tomas Djupsjöbacka, Kammermusiksaal Hermann J Abs Serenade, Lucas Macías Navarro


BTHVN WOCHE (1) – Meta4: Beethoven, 6 February 2020

Kammermusiksaal Hermann J. Abs String Trio no.3 in D major, op.9 no.2 String Quartet no.6 in B-flat major, op.18 no.6 String Quartet no.8 in E minor, op.59 no.2 Antti Tikkanen, Mina Pensola (violins) Atte Kilpeläinen (viola) Tomas Djupsjöbacka (cello) Bonn’s annual Beethoven-Haus festival – BTHVN, as the composer occasionally signed himself – offers what may be a unique and certainly a rare opportunity: to hear Beethoven’s entire chamber mus...
Tags: Religion, Beethoven, Bonn, Mozart, Haydn, Mark Berry, Haydn Mozart, Tabea Zimmermann, Kammermusiksaal Hermann J Abs, Antti Tikkanen Mina Pensola, Atte Kilpeläinen, Tomas Djupsjöbacka, Beethoven Haus, Malte Boecker, Mina Pensola Atte Kilpeläinen


Les Huguenots, Deutsche Oper, 2 February 2020

DIE HUGENOTTEN von Giacomo Meyerbeer, Regie: David Alden, Premiere am 13.11.2016, Deutsche Oper Berlin, copyright: Bettina Stöss Marguerite de Valois – Liv Redpath Comte de Saint-Bris – Seth Carico Comte de Nevers – Dimitris Tiliakos Valentine – Olesya Golovneva Urbain – Irene Roberts Tavannes – Paul Kaufmann Cossé – Jörg Schörner Méru – Padraic Rowan Thoré, Maurevert – Alexei Botnarciuc De Retz – Stephen Bronk ...
Tags: Berlin, Religion, Catholic, Jeremy Corbyn, Valentine, Robert, Raoul, Wagner, Alden, Mark Berry, Constance Hoffman, Urbain, Meyerbeer, Andrew Harris, Adam Silverman, Irene Roberts


Boulez Ensemble/Guggeis - Bach, Hindemith, Haddad, and Stravinsky, 31 January 2020

Pierre Boulez Saal Bach : Brandenburg Concerto no.1 in F major, BWV 1046 Hindemith: Kammermusik no.1 for twelve solo instruments, op.24 no.1 Saed Haddad: Sombre , for thirteen musicians (world premiere) Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat major for chamber orchestra, ‘Dumbarton Oaks’ Boulez Ensemble Thomas Guggeis My final concert as a European citizen; hereafter, to quote the text of Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony, I shall be ‘ein fremder im fremden L...
Tags: Germany, Religion, Beethoven, Bach, Boulez, Mahler, Stravinsky, Hindemith, West Eastern Divan Orchestra, Staatskapelle Berlin, Mark Berry, Webern, Dumbarton Oaks, Zemlinsky, Pierre Boulez Saal, Jiyoon Lee


A Midsummer Night's Dream, Deutsche Oper, 29 January 2020

Images: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM von Benjamin Britten, Regie: Ted Huffman, Premiere am 26.1.2020, Deutsche Oper Berlin, copyright: Bettina Stöß Oberon – James Hall Tytania – Siobhan Stagg Puck – Jami Reid-Quarrell Theseus – Padraic Rowan Hippolyta – Davia Bouley Lysander – Gideon Poppe Demetrius – Samuel Dale Johnson Hermia – Karis Tucker Helena – Jeanine De Bique Bottom – James Platt Quince – Timothy Newton Flute – Michae...
Tags: Berlin, Religion, European Union, Shakespeare, Britten, Huffman, Peter Pears, James Hall, Oberon, Mark Berry, Michael Kim, Hermia, Marsha Ginsberg, Jeanine De Bique, Runnicles, Gideon Poppe


Arnold Schoenberg: Beauty and Horror (in the TLS)

I have an essay on Schoenberg in the TLS's Grace Notes series. To read more, please click here. And for anyone interested in reading more on Schoenberg's life and work, please click here for my recent book, published last year in Reaktion's Critical Lives series. [Author: Mark Berry]
Tags: Religion, Schoenberg, Mark Berry, Arnold Schoenberg


Salzburg Mozartwoche (5): MCO/Uchida - Mozart, 27 January 2020

Grosser Saal, Mozarteum Piano Concerto no.17 in G major, KV 453 Flute Quartet no.1 in D major, KV 285 Piano Concerto no.22 in E-flat major, KV 482 Chiara Tonelli (flute) Alexi Kenney (violin) Béatrice Muthelet (viola) Frank-Michael Guthmann (cello) Mahler Chamber Orchestra Mitsuko Uchida (piano, conductor) Now for the third of three orchestras during my Salzburg visit. Following the Vienna Philharmonic and Camerata Salzburg, it was now time for th...
Tags: Religion, Salzburg, Mozart, Daniel Barenboim, Haydn, Barenboim, Vienna Philharmonic, Mark Berry, Uchida, Camerata Salzburg, Salzburg Mozartwoche, Mitsuko Uchida, MCO, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Alexi Kenney, MCO Uchida Mozart


Salzburg Mozartwoche (4): Vents français/Kodály Qt/Le Sage - Mozart, 27 January 2020

Grosser Saal, Mozarteum Trio in E-flat major for piano, clarinet, and viola, ‘Kegelstatt’, KV 498 Sonata in B-flat major for bassoon and cello, KV 292/196c Oboe Quartet in F major, KV 370/368b Horn Quintet in E-flat major, KV 407/368c Quintet in E-flat major for piano and wind instruments, KV 452 François Leleux (oboe) Paul Meyer (clarinet) Gilbert Audin (bassoon) Radovan Vlatković (horn) Attila Falvay, Ferenc Bangó (violins) Zoltán Tuska (viola...
Tags: Religion, Mozart, Rondo, Schoenberg, Mark Berry, Salzburg Mozartwoche, Paul Meyer, Radovan Vlatković, Gilbert Audin, Les Vents, François Leleux, Le Sage Mozart, Attila Falvay Ferenc Bangó, Zoltán Tuska, Éric Le Sage, Paul Meyer Zoltán Tuska


Salzburg Mozartwoche (3): Pahud/Vents français/Camerata Salzburg/Leleux - Mozart, 26 January 2020

Grosser Saal, Mozarteum Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major, for oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon, KV 297b/ (Anh. C 14.01) Flute Concerto no.2 in D major, KV 314/285d Flute Concerto no.1 in G major, KV 313/285c Symphony no.36 in C major, KV 425, ‘Linz’ Emmanuel Pahud (flute) Paul Meyer (clarinet) Radovan Vlatković (horn) Gilbert Audin (bassoon) Camerata Salzburg François Leleux (oboe, conductor) ‘Play it as if it were Mozart and Mozart i...
Tags: Religion, Paris, Beethoven, Salzburg, Mozart, Daniel Barenboim, Vienna Philharmonic, Linz, Rolando Villazòn, Mark Berry, Camerata Salzburg, Salzburg Mozartwoche, Paul Meyer, Emmanuel Pahud, Leleux, Camerata Salzburg Leleux Mozart


Salzburg Mozartwoche (2): Baborák/VPO/Barenboim - Mozart, 25 January 2020

Grosses Festspielhaus Symphony no.33 in B-flat major, KV 319 Horn Concerto no.3 in E-flat major, KV 447 Piano Concerto no.20 in D minor, KV 466 Radek Baborák (horn) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Daniel Barenboim (piano, conductor) Mozart’s music requires but one thing in performance: perfection. Needless to say, it rarely receives what it needs. That is hardly the fault of us mere mortals; it is, however, our fault when we impose absurd ideological constra...
Tags: Religion, Vienna, Beethoven, Jupiter, Mozart, Daniel Barenboim, Finch, Barenboim, Vienna Philharmonic, Don Giovanni, Peter Pears, Mark Berry, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Salzburg Mozartwoche, Colin Davis, Radek Baborák


Salzburg Mozartwoche (1): COE Soloists - Mozart, 25 January 2020

Grosser Saal, Mozarteum Divertimento in B-flat major for two oboes, two horns, and two bassoons, KV 270 Divertimento in D major for two violins, viola, double bass, oboe, and two horns, ‘Nannerl Septet’, KV 251 Divertimento in E-flat major for two oboes, two horns, and two bassoons, KV 252/240a March in D major, KV 290/167AB and Divertimento in D major for violin, viola, double bass, bassoon, and two horns, KV 205/167A Malin Broman, Maria Bader-Kubizek (violins) ...
Tags: Europe, Religion, Salzburg, Mozart, Marcia, Rondeau, Mark Berry, Salzburg Mozartwoche, De Waal, Claudio Abbado, COE Soloists Mozart, Malin Broman Maria Bader Kubizek, Pascal Siffert, Enno Senft, Sébastien Giot Rachel Frost, Jasper de Waal Beth Randell


BPO/Petrenko - Mahler, 23 January 2020

Philharmonie Symphony no.6 in A minor Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Kirill Petrenko (conductor) ‘Keine Pause’ (‘no interval’), announced the programme booklet for this Berlin Philharmonic performance of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony. Uncontroversial performance practice, one might have thought. Far more controversial, of course, is the ordering of the internal movements. I shall admit my heart initially sank on noting that Kirill Petrenko intended to follow the common recent...
Tags: Berlin, Religion, Vienna, Pierre Boulez, Mahler, Shostakovich, Schoenberg, Berg, Mark Berry, Bernard Haitink, Petrenko, Kirill Petrenko, Petrenko Mahler


Tetzlaff Quartet - Schoenberg and Beethoven, 19 January 2020

Kammermusiksaal Schoenberg: String Quartet no.1, op.7 Beethoven: String Quartet no.13 in B-flat major, op.130, with Grosse Fuge, op.133 Christian Tetzlaff, Elisabeth Kufferath (violins) Hanna Weinmeister (viola) Tanja Tetzlaff (cello) What better way to attempt to restore severely battered faith in humanity than with the music of these two composers? We may deconstruct the heroism of Schoenberg and Beethoven all we like – it is, in many respects, meet and r...
Tags: Religion, Beethoven, Bush, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Boulez, Minerva, Haydn, Christendom, Schoenberg, Aron, Beethoven Haydn, Mark Berry, Haydn Mozart, Grosse Fuge, Kammermusiksaal Schoenberg


Jenůfa, Deutsche Oper, 17 January 2020

Jenůfa  (Rachel Harnisch), Grandmother Burya (Renate Behle);  Images © Bettina Stöß Grandmother Buryja – Renate Behle Kostelnička Buryja – Evelyn Herlitzius Jenůfa – Rachel Harnisch Laca Kleme ň – Robert Watson Števa Buryja – Ladislav Elgr Foreman – Philipp Jekal Mayor – Stephan Bronk Jano – Meechet Marrero Barena – Karis Tucker Mayor’s Wife – Nadine Secunde Karolka – Jacquelyn Stucker Shepherdess – Fionnuala McCarthy...
Tags: Berlin, Religion, Prague, Shakespeare, Covent Garden, Mozart, Foreman, Janacek, Mark Berry, Christof Loy, Mark Wigglesworth, Bernard Haitink, Deutsche Oper, Runnicles, Donald Runnicles, Evelyn Herlitzius


Usher, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, 18 January 2020

Alter Orchesterprobensaal Images: Martin ArgyrogloLady Madeline (Ruth Rosenfeld) Roderick Usher – David Oštrek The Friend – Martin Gerke Lady Madeline – Ruth Rosenfeld Doctor – Dominic Kraemer Philippe Quesne (director, set designs, lighting) Christin Haschke (costumes) Sébastien Alazet (sound design) Members of the Staatskapelle Berlin and its Orchestral Academy Marit Strindlund (conductor) What to do with an unfinished a...
Tags: Berlin, Religion, Mozart, Poe, Edgar Allen Poe, Pelléas, Debussy, Linden, Roderick, Bluebeard, Staatskapelle Berlin, Mark Berry, David Oštrek, Annelies Van Parys, Martin Gerke Lady Madeline, Ruth Rosenfeld


Beat Furrer, Violetter Schnee, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, 10 January 2020

Images: Monika Rittershaus Silvia – Anna Prohaska Natascha – Elsa Dreisig Jan – Gyula Orendt Peter – Georg Nigl Jacques – Otto Katzameier Tanja – Martina Gedeck Dancers – Uri Burger, Alexander Fend, Gernot Frischling, Annekatrin Kiesel, Victoria McConnell, Filippo Serra Claus Guth (director) Étienne Pluss (set designs) Ursula Kudrna (costumes) Arian Andiel (video) Olaf Freese (lighting) Vocalconsort Berlin St...
Tags: Berlin, Religion, Wagner, Bayreuth, Pieter Bruegel, Schnee, Guth, Mark Berry, Claus Guth, Matthias Pintscher, Tanja, Furrer, Anna Prohaska, Olaf Freese, Ursula Kudrna, Elsa Dreisig


Levit - Muffat, Rzewski, Kerll, and Busoni, 11 January 2020

Pierre Boulez Saal Images: Peter Adamik Muffat: Apparatus musico-organisticus: Passacaglia in G minor Rzewski: Dreams II Kerll: Passacaglia in D minor Busoni: Fantasia contrappuntistica I have heard a good number of ambitious musical performances, ambitions fully realised, from Igor Levit, ranging from his Wigmore Hall Beethoven sonata cycle to a landmark modern performance of Henze’s Tristan in Salzburg. None of those, however, would outstrip...
Tags: Religion, Beethoven, Salzburg, Bach, Hegel, Brahms, Debussy, Faust, Igor Levit, Schoenberg, Henze, Abbas Kiarostami, Intermezzo, Liszt, Mark Berry, Busoni


Zukerman/Staatskapelle Berlin/Shani - Elgar and Mussorgsky, 13 January 2020

Staatsoper Unter den Linden Elgar: Violin Concerto in B minor, op.61 Mussorgsky-Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition Pinchas Zukerman (violin) Staatskapelle Berlin Lahav Shani (conductor) Strange though this may sound to the uninitiated, Daniel Barenboim’s Staatskapelle Berlin now stands second to none in contemporary Elgar performance. Barenboim’s long association with the composer has latterly seen an Indian summer, much of which I have been privileged to hea...
Tags: Religion, Kiev, Daniel Barenboim, Shani, Barenboim, Elgar, Ravel, Mussorgsky, Boris Godunov, Limoges, Baba Yaga, Staatskapelle Berlin, Mark Berry, Pinchas Zukerman, Mussorgsky Ravel, Zukerman


Hänsel und Gretel, Deutsche Oper, 4 January 2020

Images from the 1997 premiere: © Bettina Stöß Peter – Noel Bouley Gertrud – Heidi Melton Hänsel – Jana Kurucová Gretel – Alexandra Hutton Witch – Andrew Dickinson Sandman, Dew Fairy – Flurina Stucki Andreas Homoki (director) Wolfgang Gussmann (designs) Silke Sense (revival director) Children’s Chorus (chorus director: Christian Lindhorst) of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin Donald Runnicles (conduc...
Tags: Religion, Sandman, Covent Garden, Peter, Royal College of Music, Hansel, Humperdinck, Mark Berry, Colin Davis, Furrer, Homoki, Deutsche Oper, Andrew Dickinson, Alexandra Hutton, Donald Runnicles, Gertrud


Staatskapelle Berlin/Barenboim - Mozart and Beethoven, 31 December 2019

Staatsoper Unter den Linden Mozart: Piano Concerto no.20 in D minor, KV 466 Beethoven: Symphony no.9 in D minor, op.125 Elena Stikhina (soprano) Marina Prudenskaya (mezzo-soprano) Andreas Schager (tenor) René Pape (bass) Staatsopernchor Berlin (chorus director: Martin Wright) Staatskapelle Berlin Daniel Barenboim (conductor) It is difficult to imagine many people missing 2019, save for any comparisons drawn with 2020. Such is the basis on w...
Tags: Europe, Religion, Beethoven, Mozart, Violas, Daniel Barenboim, Figaro, Haydn, Barenboim, Don Giovanni, Staatskapelle Berlin, Mark Berry, Harry Kupfer, Andreas Schager, Staatsopernchor Berlin, Peter Schreier


Opera and concert tally for 2019

Wonderful to have attended so many concerts of contemporary music this year, not least in order to welcome so many women composers to the list, some for the first time. No apologies for Beethoven, Wagner, Mozart, et al.; nor for four absorbing encouters with the music of Helmut Lachenmann, although it was at least as delightful to add to them three with the music of Olga Neuwirth. Beethoven, Wagner 11 Mozart 10 Haydn, Schumann, Strauss 6 Bach, Brahms, Ma...
Tags: Religion, Mozart, Mark Berry, Helmut Lachenmann, Beethoven Wagner Mozart, Olga Neuwirth Beethoven Wagner, Haydn Schumann Strauss, Bach Brahms Mahler Tchaikovsky, Offenbach Guillem Palomar Paisiello Poulenc