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PARIS: The third evening in the Beethoven by Gatti serie was a hit. Due to Gatti´s great musicality and his ability to form the music to something extraordinary, even, if it is Beethoven symphonies, that we seems to know very well from before.
The world premiere this time was Guillaume Connesson: FLAMMENSCHRIFT. (Flaming script, letters of fire). Review by Henning Høholt.
PARIS: No 2 in the Medea triologie at Théâtre des Champs Élysées. Medea, music: Pascal Dusapin and choreographie: Sasha Waltz became a fascinating performance. But i regret to say, not because of the music, Medea became fascinathing because of the choreographic ideas by Sasha Waltz, the dancers, and good lighting. Review by Henning Høholt.
PARIS: WEST SIDE STORY at Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris is a wonderful, tuff, touching production, full of wonderful music By Leonard Bernstein, wonderful singers, dancers, choreography, very good light, costumes, scenografi, and a first class and very well sounding orchestra, full of outstanding Lithuanian musicians, conducted by Donald Chan. This is an extraordinary good production, and the audience was receiving WEST SIDE STORY in the original Jérôme Robbins production in Paris with ovations.
PARIS: For their first exhibition since the opening of Elephant Paname, Fanny and Laurent Fiat chose to invite the great photographer Elliott Erwitt, who was there for the preview that happened Thursday. Open November 9th until January 13th. Review by Christophe de Jouvancourt.
COPENHAGEN: Tivoli proudly presents a new production of the all-time favourite Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker. Choreography by Ballet Chief Peter Bo Bendixen. Set designs by Queen Margrethe II. Premiere 22 November at the Tivoli Concert Hall.
DRESDEN: In “Humble Objects”, Dominik Lang asks what art was, what it is, and what it can be. He employs the body of work of his late father, Jiří Lang, as a starting point of his investigation. Jiří Lang was a Czech sculptor, who died when his son was still a teenager. He left behind an artist’s studio of finished and unfinished sculptures, which have never been shown in public. 9. November 2012 bis 20. Januar 2013.
Orchestre National de France presented in its second Beethoven by Gatti concert, Monday 5th November 2012 at Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Ludwig van Beethovens symphonies no 2, and 6 – Pastorale. Together with a creation – a world premiere by the contemporary French composer Bechara El-Khoury: Espaces-Fragmentations. Bechara El-Khoury describes his music in the programme: this […]
An Unfinished Symphony by Franz Schubert, authentic at Dijon Opera
Jos van Immerseel & Anima Eterna Brugge
VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra presents violinist and conductor from Belgium Michael Guttman. Wednesday, 7 November 2012, 19:00 at Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall.
BERLIN: The BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER will tour in the Nordic Countries, after their concert in Berlin, November 13th, follows Oslo, 15. Copenhagen 16. Helsinki 17. and ending in Stockholm 18, November. Leaded by their music chief: Sir Simon Rattle.
Ludwig van Beethovens 9 symphonies in 5 concerts during 15 days at Théâtre des Champs Élysées in Paris. 1.-15. November 2012 with Orchestre National de France, conducted by its music chief Daniele Gatti. Review by Henning Høholt. Photo of Fabien Walkman by Henning Høholt.
PARIS: In a periode where Wars, Hurricanes, Terror are headline in the media every where, it is a pleasure to visit Opera Bastille in Paris for an opera, going on in a war time, between Italy and France, where a whole regiment of male choire singers are acting like soldier, but where the message is love, happiness, good music, and to have a nice time together. Reviev by Henning Høholt
In 2013, Tivoli in Copenhagen, Denmark, will be extended by 600 m2 and offer three new amusement rides in a new theme area in the part of the Gardens which is called the Merry Corner. The inspiration for the 1200 m2 new area is the world famous Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, and the theme will circle around stars, galaxies and planets.
“I der hvor roser aldri dør” er helten blitt atskillig eldre. Her er handlingen lagt til 2001 og til vår nære fortid. Forfatteren og leserne er blitt 35 år eldre siden “Bukken til havresekken” kom ut i 1977, men Veum er ikke nødvendigvis det. Staalesen gir klokelig aldri noen eksakt alder på helten. Bokanmeldelse skrevet av Synnøve Nord.
The program of this concert in Florence contains a curious combination of works apparently very distant between them, the 2nd Violin Concert by Bartòk and Mahler’s Symphony nr. 4. They are really very different works, but probably rather complementary in their differences: Bartòk’s language is difficult and tied to the 20th century style, while the apparently serene Mahler’s 4th Symphony, written about forty years before, describes a dreamed, lost or probably “never existed” world. Review by Fabio Bardelli
New CD from Les Paladins, – A journey to the heart of the sacred baroque repertory, its hidden gems revealed by the french ensemble Les Paladins. From the deepts of this stunned silence rises the melopoeia of the Lessons of Darkness. Where the first is taken from the Lamentations of Jeremiah. The other two are from Saint Paul and Saint Augustin. Trifling instruments are forbidden. The singers are separated from the public by a veil that recalls both the veil of the temple torn by “strepitus”, and the immaculate veil enveloping Christ. Review by Henning Høholt, excerpts of text from the CD booklet by Sylvain Fort.
ODENSE/LOUSIANA: Den i Danmark boende russiske sopran Yana Kleyn har sin debutkoncert fra Syddansk Musikkonservatorium med programmet ”Sangens sjæl og operaens væsen” med værker af Sjostakovitj, Verdi, Poulenc, Mozart og Tjajkovskij. Omtale ved Henning Høholt.
Det blir trommer og trompeter, landstrykere og soldater, sinte byfolk og glade musikanter når Barnekoret ved Den Norske Opera feirer Thorbjørn Egners 100-årsjubileum med forestillingen Musikantene kommer til byen.
STRASBOURG: Der Ferne Klang by Franz Schreker, which the Opera du Rhin in Strasbourg is premiering this autumn, is musically an interesting opera, with many good qualities. Strassbourg Philharmonic Orchestra and Opera du Rhin Operachoir, has done a good work in the musical preparations leaded by the music chief Marko Letonja. Musically it sounds great. Review by Henning Høholt.
STRASSBOURG: The big highlight of the evening came in the second part, where Gustav Mahlers wonderful “Das Lied vonder Erde” was programmed. It became an extraordinary performance. CHRISTIANNE STOTIJN, alto voice who became the highlight of the evening and Simon O´Neill was a brilliant tenor in Mahler. All conducted by Marko Letonja. Review and photos by Henning Høholt.
PARIS: Orchestre Philharmonic de Radio France concerted in SallePleyel October 5th conducted by Alexander Vedernikov, and Jean-Frédéric Neuburger as piano soloist in Claude Debussys Fantasie for piano and orchestre in G- major. And Tsjaikovskijs Symfomi no 4. Review by Henning Høholt
The author Ingar Sletten Kolloen, has a brilliant pen, he knows how to form his history so the audience trust in it. This is the biography of the most famous woman. Sonja Haraldsen changed the royal family when she after nine years of fighting for love finally got his crown. Forfatter: Ingar Sletten Kolloen. Omtalt av Henning Høholt.
As a part of the 100 years jubilee for Théatre des Champs Élysees in Paris a Triologie of Medea is in the program. Some parts of the opera was so musically and beautiful performed that it is not possible to describe it.Review by Henning Høholt.
OSLO: Med Gustav Mahlers 9 Symfoni, dirigert av Leif Segerstam beveger Den Norske Operas Orkester seg mot nye kunstneriske høyder.Jeg er stolt over å kunne konstatere ay Oslo nå har to store filharmoniske orkester av internasjonalt nivå. Denne fremføringen understreket dette. Orkestrets høye kvalitets nivå plasserer seg, blant de fremste symfoniorkestre i Europa idag. Kritikk ved Henning Høholt,
PARIS: GIULIANO PEPARINI who is the director and choreographer of 1789, has managed to make it a lively musical production, where the choreography is jumping naturally out of the history, furthermore the good cutting between the sequences is very well made, so i have the feeling that i am anjoying a live motion picture production, absolutely wonderful made. Review by Henning Høholt..