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Review: Beethoven Symphony 7, Kirill Petrenko/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

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Review - Beethoven Symphony 7, Berliner Philharmoniker / Kirill Petrenko (Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings) It's always a pleasure to see new releases from the once-renowned Berlin...

Review: Bruckner Symphony 8, Thielemann / Vienna Philharmonic

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Review - Bruckner Symphony 8, Christian Thielemann / Vienna Philharmonic / Sony Classical The High Arts Review Rating ★★★(★)☆ The booklet informs us that this is...

Review: Beethoven Symphonies (1-9), Christoph König / Solistes Européens Luxembourg

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Review - Beethoven Symphonies 1-9, The Creatures of Prometheus Overture & Nos. 9 & 16, Coriolan Overture, Leonore Overture no. 3 (op. 72b), Fidelio...

Review: Beethoven Symphonies 1-9, Janowski / WDR

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Review - Beethoven, Symphonies 1-9, Marek Janowski/WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, WDR Rundfunkchor Köln NDR Chor / Christian Elsner, Andreas Bauer Kanabas, Regine Hangler, Wiebke...

Midsummer Night’s Dream, Alexander Ekman

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Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015) / Alexander Ekman (Choreography & set designs) /  Royal Swedish Ballet / Mikael Karlsson (music) An audacious stage work True, this has...

MS Slavic 7

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Film review: MS Slavic 7 / Director: Sofia Bohdanowicz/ Released: 2019 I have nothing but praise for this contemporary masterpiece which I discovered through MUBI....

Beethoven, Triple Concerto & Symphony 7 / Mutter, Yo-Yo Ma, Barenboim...

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Music Review: Beethoven, Triple Concerto & Symphony 7 / Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Daniel Barenboim (piano & conductor) / West-Eastern Divan Orchestra...

“1917”, Sam Mendes

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Film review: 1917 / Director: Sam Mendes / Released: 2019 1917 is one of those rare films that appear every once in a while, to remind...

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

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Review: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood / Director: Quentin Tarantino / Released: 2019 That Tarantino is the creator of visually stunning set pieces is...

Best classical music albums of 2019

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Like last year, here are my top picks for the best classical music albums released in 2019. These are presented in random order, except...