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"Outstanding through and through": On 26 August, Miriam Batsashvili's second album was released on the Warner Classics label, centred on Liszt's piano transcriptions from the opera, lied, and organ repertoire.
The Armida Quartet has put together a comprehensive Mozart package in recent years: a concert series, a complete recording, and even an app - all with surprising perspectives on the composer.
In May, Ensemble Musikfabrik premiered Ming Tsao's Triode Variations in Cologne. We caught up with the composer during a visit to his Berlin flat in the run-up to the performance.
Following the world premiere at the Munich Biennale, the Deutsche Oper Berlin showed Bernhard Gander's new opera that was caught up in the terrible reality of war - Andrew Robert Munn sang one of the main roles in Songs of Exile and No Return.
As music director of the Folkoperan Stockholm, Henrik Schaefer started the season 2021/22 by bringing the house fresh ideas – and not just through the original romantic sound.
On October 5th in Genoa, Giuseppe Gibboni will interpret Paganini's violin concerto on the "cannone," Niccolò Paganini's favourite instrument.
For German Unity Day, the Dresden Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jonathan Stockhammer, embarks on a journey through time.
Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor in a new guise: from October 1st, Michael Wendeberg conducts a new cross-discipline production at the Halle Opera.
Premio Abbiati del Disco: The recording of Ondřej Adámek's compositions Where are you? and Follow me with Magdalena Kožená, Isabelle Faust and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Rundel and Sir Simon Rattle has received the prestigious Italian critics' award.
The Castalian String Quartet is pleased to announce Steffan Morris as its new cellist.
Toshio Hosokawa's opera Hanjo will be staged in New York on September 30th and October 2nd.
Ensemble Resonanz, actor Charly Hübner and a top-class jazz trio let Nick Cave meet Franz Schubert: Mercy Seat will show on 26 and 27 September in Düsseldorf and at the Konzerthaus Berlin.
World premiere in Bern: from September 17th, Bas Wiegers conducts Georg Friedrich Haas' new opera Sycorax.
Christoph Marthaler's new production of Freischütz will be staged at Theater Basel from September 15th, with Titus Engel as musical director.
The JACK Quartet will tour Europe in September and October, stopping in Berlin, Barcelona, Schwaz, London and Copenhagen, among other places.
With Bellini's Norma, which will be on stage from 14 September, Henrik Schaefer takes another step in his exploration of a romantic vocal and orchestral sound as music director and chief conductor of the Folkoperan Stockholm.
A celebrated premiere: Toshio Hosokawa's flute concerto for Emmanuel Pahud thrills press and audience at the Tonhalle Zurich.
From 9 September, Alejo Pérez will conduct Kurt Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny as music director of Opera Vlaanderen in a new production staged by Ivo van Hove in Antwerp and Ghent.
Congratulations to the Armida Quartet: the final CD of the complete Mozart recordings is currently receiving critical acclaim, and the previously released Volume 4 even receives an Opus Klassik award.
Now on ARTE Concert: In a birthday concert for Kaija Saariaho, Anssi Karttunen performed with his improvising trio Tres Coyotes at the festival Musica in Strasbourg on September 17th.
On 19 June, Philippe Manoury turned 70, and his birthday is being celebrated musically all year round with numerous concerts. After the summer, a total of four world premieres are scheduled.
Steven Sloane has received the Order of Merit of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia for his commitment to the cultural life of the Ruhr region.
Mahan Esfahani was awarded the Wigmore Medal.
Bas Wiegers will become Associated Conductor of the Munich Chamber Orchestra and will conduct MKO programmes spanning several epochs starting in the coming season.
The new CD by the Gringolts Quartet received outstanding reviews and was awarded a Diapason d'or.
Originally recorded for a film, this masterful interpretation of Mahler's Wunderhorn Lieder with baritone Dietrich Henschel and the Bochumer Symphoniker under Steven Sloane has now been released on CD.
The Armida Quartet becomes musical ambassador of the climate initiative Orchestras of Change.
Holly Hyun Choe becomes principal conductor of the North German chamber orchestra ensemble reflektor.
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Tabea Zimmermann is the new Artistic Partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
The Castalian String Quartet's debut CD, released at the end of April, has received rave reviews.
Congratulations: Chaya Czernowin was awarded the German Music Authors' Award.
Lion of Finland: Anssi Karttunen was honoured with the Pro Finlandia Medal.
In the FAZ, Ilya Gringolts is portrayed as a musician with enormous stylistic range and unwavering integrity.
From August 2022, the members of the string quartet Meta4 will take on an important artistic role at the Jyväskylä Sinfonia for two years.
Maximilian Hornung becomes artistic director of the Traunstein Summer Concerts
A Mozart with character, played to perfection: Rave reviews for the Armida Quartet's new CD.
Congratulations to Daishin Kashimoto: his CD with chamber music by Nino Rota received a Diapason d'or award of the year!
Congratulations to Titus Engel on his appointment as the new Principal Conductor of the Basel Sinfonietta!
The first international orchestra to guest in two wonderful new halls: karsten witt musik management brought the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Robin Ticciati to Ankara and Istanbul.
We congratulate the new Chevalière des Arts et des Lettres! Isabella Vasilotta will receive the medal awarded by the French Ministry of Culture.
The season brochure for 2022/23
“After a very difficult year, I wanted to offer the listeners an album full of positivity, lightness and beauty in a desire to return to a serene life“, violist Adrien La Marca explains about his new duo album Chanson Bohème.
Minna Pensola and Antti Tikkanen take over the artistic direction of the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival.
On Vito Žuraj's new CD Alavò, three large orchestras and renowned soloists interpret three works from the past five years.
Before the premiere of the first part of his large spacial orchestra triptych, Philippe Manoury talked about his musical career, his first contact with electronic music and his handling of the large orchestral apparatus.
The complete recording of Christophe Bertrand's instrumental works with the GrauSchumacher Piano Duo, Peter Rundel, and Brad Lubman was awarded the German Record Critics' Award 2021.
For his music building bridges between cultures, Toshio Hosokawa has been awarded the Goethe Medal.
Congratulations to Tabea Zimmermann: She is on the longlist for the German Record Critics Award.
As promised by its title, the new CD of Trio Mediaeval provides comfort: Solacium combines lullabies, hymns, and chorales from the Nordic countries with newly composed works.
Part science documentary, part true crime story: Philippe Manoury about his reconstruction of Boulez' Livre pour quatuor.
Valentin Uryupin steps into the role of chief conductor of Moscow’s Novaya Opera Theatre at the start of the 2021/22 season.
Just before Bas Wiegers conducted his
first concerts in front of a live audience in May, he
sat down for an interview to reflect on the preceding Corona year.
Journalist Barry Davis (The Jerusalem Post) accompanied the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra's tour of Germany and drew an enthusiastic account of the first concert tour after the lockdown.
A much anticipated work by composer Samir Odeh-Tamimi received its world premiere at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2021.
Ilya Gringolts' solo-CD Ciaccona features music of today and draws inspiration from Johann Sebastian Bach.
For his recording of Bach's six partitas, Mahan Esfahani examined various copies and printed editions of the works.
Diapason d'or for Ilya Gringolts: on his new CD with the Finnish Baroque Orchestra he dazzles with music by Locatelli.
Congratulations to Antje Weithaas and Maximilian Hornung on winning the BBC Music Magazine Award!