Posts Tagged ‘Andris Nelsons’

Candidate Nelsons?

Friday, June 16th, 2017

By ANDREW POWELL Published: June 16, 2017 MUNICH — An odd thing happened during the curtain calls last evening after a taut, riveting Rusalka here at Bavarian State Opera. The orchestra players made various signs of approval for the cast members’ work, as is customary, and then essentially none for the conductor (and leading lady’s […]

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Paris Concerts – Tonight through Saturday

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

By: Frank Cadenhead The season hasn’t really even started but here is a list of the Paris classical music concerts from tonight through Saturday, courtesy of L’Officiel des spectacles, a weekly magazine listing of movies, concerts and other events in Paris and available at your local magazine shop. It highlights, for me, the amazing number of […]

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More Random Thoughts on Bayreuth

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

By: Frank Cadenhead The Austrian newspaper, Der Kurier, let drop a great deal of information about what to expect in the future for the Bayreuth Festival. The new Ring in 2020, to the surprise of many, will not be conducted by the new Music Director of the festival, Christian Thielemann, but rather the Boston Symphony’s […]

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Rocky Seas, a Waltz and a Violin Concerto

Friday, October 26th, 2012

By Rebecca Schmid The programming of the Berlin Philharmonic, while reportedly having gravitated away from the players’ specialty in German repertoire since Sir Simon Rattle took the reins a decade ago, not only gives equal weight to post-Romantic repertoire but consistently illuminates connections between works which seem disparate at first glance. Andris Nelsons conducted the […]

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Keeping the Faith in Lucerne

Friday, September 7th, 2012

By Rebecca Schmid Reconnecting the spiritual with classical music might seem a controversial issue in an era of cultural pluralism, yet the hunger to unearth the spiritual has seeped into some of Europe´s leading festivals. As Jim Oestreich reported earlier this season in The New York Times, a wave of religiosity has spread from Lincoln […]

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