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    Grete Pedersen: Diapason d'or for Berio album

    Grete Pedersen's new album by Luciano Berio: Coro with the Norwegian Soloists' Choir and Norwegian Radio Orchestra with BIS Records has received the Diapason d'or.

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    Kaspars Putnins conducts Swedish Radio Choir

    Kaspars Putnins conducts the Swedish Radio Choir in Stockholm on 10 October featuring music by Jonathan Harvey, J.S. Bach, Händel and Thomas Adès. The concert will be broadcasted on 6 November, 19:00 (CET).

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    Anna-Maria Helsing conducts BBC Concert Orchestra

    Anna-Maria Helsing conducts her first concert as Principal Guest Conductor of BBC Concert Orchestra in London Royal Festival Hall on 30 October (19:30 GMT) as live radio broadcast. The programme features music by Poulenc, Debussy, Nadia Boulanger, Sebastian Fagerlund, Sibelius, Heta Aho and Jimmy López. https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/efwbc8

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    Risto Joost conducts Pärnu City Orchestra

    Risto Joost stands at the rostrum of Pärnu City Orchestra in Pärnu on 24 October to conduct Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 and Prometheus (excerpts) as well as Mozart's Flute Concerto G Major KV 313.

Risto Joost conducts Helsinki Philharmonic

Risto Joost returns to the rostrum of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra on 6, 8 and 9 October to conduct music by Wagner, Mozart, Nico Muhly and Ravel. The concert on 9 October, 18:00 (CET) will be streamed live: https://helsinginkaupunginorkesteri.fi/en/hko-screen (available afterwards)

Dorothee Oberlinger & Edin Karamazov on tour

Dorothee Oberlinger and Edin Karamazov perform the programme Bach a due in Berlin on 6 October, 22:00 (CET) at RBB (video https://www.rbb24.de/kultur/ available from 8 October) and in Bayreuth on 8 October at Markgräfliches Opernhaus.

Paul Hillier at the Diaghilev Festival

Paul Hillier was invited by the Diaghilev Festival Perm (Artistic Director: Teodor Currentzis) to conduct the Chamber Choir Ireland and the choir of Perm Opera, MusicAeterna. On 28 June he led an a cappella

programme with excerpts of Arvo Pärt's Kanon Pokajanen, motets by J.S. Bach, Brahms and Bruckner as well as contemporary Irish pieces.

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Trio Chausson gives its debut with Beethoven Triple Concerto

The French Piano Trio played from June 24 to 27, 2014 in four concerts the triple solo part of Beethoven's Concerto with the Schleswig-Holstein Symphony Orchestra.

The Flensburger Tagblatt wrote about the concert: "In ... the piece the three young musicians were focusing hearable on the delicate magic sound and a witty team play, in which they were feeding each other lines"
(Christoph Kalies, 27.06.2014).

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Debut at Aalto Theater Essen

Antony Hermus gave a highly acclaimed debut at the Aalto Theatre Essen with Madame Butterfly in June. The Music Director of the Anhaltisches Theater captured lately also the attention with his direction of the new productions of Lady Macbeth of Mzensk and Tosca in Dessau.

Ole Edvard Antonsen on summer tour

The famous trumpet star had been on tour in June 2014 at festivals and Open air concerts in Trondheim, Harstad, Hardanger and Lofoten island performing his programme "Musical Landscapes" with his jazz band.

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).

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