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    Risto Joost & Brno Philharmonic in Berlin

    On 24 August the Brno Philharmonic, soprano Patricia Janecková and Risto Joost will perform the program "Romantic Carnival" at the Britzer Garten in Berlin. On the programme are works by Berlioz, Offenbach, Dvorak, Smetana amongst others.

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    Arcis Saxophone Quartet in Mainz and Merano

    The Arcis Saxophone Quartet performs at Musiksommer in Mainz on 24 August music by J.S.Bach, Dvorak, Bernstein, Gershwin and Barber and at Festival Merano on 25 August with Farkas, Bartok, J.S. Bach, Gershwin and Bernstein.

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    Grete Pedersen conducts MDR Leipzig Radio Choir

    Grete Pedersen conducts the MDR Leipzig Radio Choir at the day of world peace in Halle on 31 August and Nordhausen on 1 September. The programme features music by J.S. Bach, Brahms, Strauss, Frank Martin, Knut Nystedt etc.

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    Tonu Kaljuste conducts Swedish Radio Choir

    Tonu Kaljuste conducts the Swedish Radio Choir at the Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm on 28 August. The programme features Jaakko Mäntyjärvi's Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae and Rachmaninov's Vespers op. 37 in memoriam M/S Estonia 25 years ago. SR broadcasts the concert live at 18:55: sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/1350798

Les Vents Français: 2 albums nominated for Opus Klassik

Two of the newest albums of Les Vents Français, Concertante! (with works by Danzi, Mozart, Devienne and Pleyel) and Moderniste (with music by Phillippe Hersant and Thierry Escaich) have been nominated for the award Opus Klassik 2019 in the category Ensemble/Orchestra.

Dorothee Oberlinger & Edin Karamazov

Dorothee Oberlinger and Edin Karamazov perform the J.S. Bach programme for flute and lute in Blaibach Konzerthaus on 10 September.

New recording of Rachmaninov's "All-night Vigil" under Kaspars Putniņš

Latvian conductor Kaspars Putniņš and the Netherlands Radio Choir have recorded Rachmaninov’s "All-Night Vigil" op. 37 for BIS Records: "A wonderful legato is unfold,

elegant, ruled lines, added by a closed vertical quality: it is impressive how compact and safe chordal effects are set…The recording is very compelling, especially in the elegant ability to fine difference (www.klassik.com, Matthias Lange, 31.05.2014).

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Fabrice Bollon: New CD release

A concert performance of Francesco Cilea’s opera L’Arlesiana with Fabrice Bollon and the Freiburg Philharmonic has been released by cpo records: "The eruptive, French music of Puccini’s contemporary develops a maximum of suggestive power by the Music Director of Freiburg, Fabrice Bollon. Bollon elicits a passion and Italianità of the orchestra playing with a high quality and conciseness and prominently set up in all sections. The interpretation is especially touching at its lyrical and pastoral character (Badische Zeitung, Alexander Dick, 26.04.2014).

Huge success with Ferran Cruixent's percussion concerto Focs d’Artifici

Peter Sadlo has won huge plaudits for his interpretation of Ferran Cruixent’s percussion concerto Focs d’Artifici with several orchestras, lately with the Staatsorchester

Darmstadt: "The 'Magic Fountain' in the middle movement gives the soloist the opportunity to prove his sensitivity. With much more energy the drum fire in the third movement starts, whose hot rhythms refer to a Catalan festival. Peter Sadlo’s increase in tempo is intoxicating until the work in the end concludes in a bell ringing apotheosis" wrote the Darmstädter Echo.

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Mozart's Requiem in Paris and Aix-en-Provence

Laurence Equilbey conducted Mozart’s Requiem with her Insula Orchestra and Choeur Accentus in Paris (Salle Pleyel) and Aix-en-Provence: "The magnificent evening was a consecration for conductor in complete osmosis

with her musicians… As though transcended, Laurence Equilbey opts for frank tempi and builds an architecture that delivers with fervour and humility the highly spiritual nature of this score"(ResMusica 11.02.2014). In 2015 Naïve Records releases the recording of the Mozart Requiem with Laurence Equilbey, Insula Orchestra and Choeur Accentus as their first CD.

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