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Pure Beethoven – An Interview With Tabea Zimmermann
As we celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in 2020, for many of us it’s going to be all Beethoven, all the time. However, starting off the new year in a small way, the Beethoven-Haus Bonn, in their Chamber
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András Schiff – More of a Pianist Than a Conductor
Sir András Schiff returned to Hong Kong after 11 years, this time with his “family”, Cappella Andrea Barca, and performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Mozart’s Symphony No.39 for the first half of the programme, and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto
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“BTHVN2020”
A Talk With Malte Boecker
2020 is a momentous year for all lovers of music as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. And to get us in the mood for this significant occasion, Interlude spoke with Malte Boecker, director of the Beethoven-Haus in
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Jules Massenet’s Werther at the Royal Opera House
French director Benoît Jacquot’s production (Revival Director Andrew Sinclair) dates back to 2004, and has had at least two revivals at the Royal Opera House. It remains as insipid and drab as at its first showing and it is hard
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Médée in Salzburg: When Visuals Devour Their Musical Children
Luigi Cherubini’s Medea is nothing if not firmly and consistently associated with Maria Callas. The Greek American soprano revived this masterpiece from relative obscurity, and committed it to stage, disc, film, but most importantly to legend. Any Medea needs to
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Salzburg Festival 2019: Mozart’s Idomeneo
Salzburg generally does Mozart exceptionally well. But this year Salzburg did very little well, including Mozart. The Salzburg native’s seminal work is difficult to perform at the best of times. The story set in Crete after the Trojan War poses
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The Little Festival That Could: Verdi’s Falstaff at The Grange Festival
The Grange Festival has dramatically risen from operatic ashes after the previous management team marched off in 2016 with the chairs, lighting, database and many of the all-important sponsors. The backers of the glorious but dilapidated venue in Hampshire quickly
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Grigory Sokolov in Wuppertal
Grigory Sokolov, regarded as one of the best pianists alive, delivered an exceptionally refined and sublime recital at Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal as part of the Klavier-Festival Ruhr 2019, with a programme consisting of Beethoven and Brahms. On a side note,
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