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Berliner Philharmoniker update.

Berliner Philharmoniker update.

The Philharmonie Berlin will remain closed to the public in December – weekly livestreams in the Digital Concert Hall will continue to take place.Cellist Nicolas Altstaedt makes his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in a livebroadcast in the Digital Concert Hall...

Stories for Christmas on the Eloquence label.

Stories for Christmas on the Eloquence label.

Christmas sentiment to the fore in this 100-minute collection featuring a galaxy of celebrated talent from yesteryear (recorded between 1941 and 1949), six beautifully told tales by those detailed on the cover, add to which, whether speaking or making music, Charles...

Rudolf Buchbinder records Beethoven for Deutsche Grammophon.

Rudolf Buchbinder records Beethoven for Deutsche Grammophon.

This civilised performance of the C-major Piano Concerto No.1 (from Berlin concerts in December 2016) is led-off by a dapper and nuanced introduction from the Philharmoniker and Christian Thielemann, the orchestra captured wide and deep, timpani hard-right, basses...

Wagner at Wahnfried [Deutsche Grammophon]

Wagner at Wahnfried [Deutsche Grammophon]

July 25. It should have been the opening night of this year’s Bayreuth Festival. It was not to be. Indeed, the whole season was “silent”. Instead the conductor and selected instrumentalists decanted to Haus Wahnfried – once the Wagners’ villa and now a museum devoted...

50/50 in Munich; full-on in Vienna. UPDATE ON NOVEMBER 28.

50/50 in Munich; full-on in Vienna. UPDATE ON NOVEMBER 28.

If the Vienna Philharmonic's website is up to date, then current concerts with Christian Thielemann and Zubin Mehta are going ahead in the Musikverein, including the former's Bruckner 3 just this morning, also tomorrow's matinee, presumably without an audience or with...