Berliner Philharmoniker – Kirill Petrenko conducts Richard Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten, libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. “Can one base one’s own happiness on the unhappiness of others? The emperor’s wife needs a shadow to save her husband from turning to stone and to have children, so she must buy the shadow and fertility of a poor dyer’s wife.” Live Digital Concert Hall webcast.

Berliner Philharmoniker – Kirill Petrenko conducts Richard Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten, libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. “Can one base one’s own happiness on the unhappiness of others? The emperor’s wife needs a shadow to save her husband from turning to stone and to have children, so she must buy the shadow and fertility of a poor dyer’s wife.” Live Digital Concert Hall webcast.

Friday, April 14, 2023 Berliner Philharmonie, Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße, Berlin The Berliner Philharmoniker and Kirill Petrenko have been in Baden-Baden for concerts (also involving Daniel Harding and Emmanuelle Haïm) and several staged performances of Die Frau ohne...
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – Ryan Wigglesworth conducts Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony and Tableau Six, ‘The Sermon to the Birds’, of Messiaen’s Saint François d’Assise (Ashley Riches & Nicky Spence). Live BBC Radio 3 broadcast.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – Ryan Wigglesworth conducts Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony and Tableau Six, ‘The Sermon to the Birds’, of Messiaen’s Saint François d’Assise (Ashley Riches & Nicky Spence). Live BBC Radio 3 broadcast.

Thursday, April 13, 2023 City Halls, Glasgow Beethoven’s scenic Symphony led the way, Ryan Wigglesworth speeding the first movement, leaning to harried rather than joyful, phrasing slightly blurred, players pressured, an edge to their sound, as if arriving in...