Kirill Petrenko

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The week in classical: Berlin Philharmonic/ Petrenko; Partenope at the Lucerne festival
Mesmerising Schubert and sparkling Handel were highlights at this year’s ‘crazy’ Swiss festival

Fiona Maddocks

11, Sep, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Mahler: Symphonies 1-10 review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
This mammoth undertaking, of all of Mahler’s symphonies with different conductors over the last decade, brings variable musical results

Andrew Clements

18, Feb, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Sound recovery: how live music is returning to Munich
Led, masked and alone, to an underground lair below the Bavarian State Opera house, our writer joined a tiny handful of others for a thrilling chamber concert. Now the company is reclaiming its stage

AJ Goldmann

22, Jun, 2020 @9:30 AM

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The week in classical: Berlin Philharmonic/ Petrenko review – thrillingly eruptive
The city turned out in force to welcome the self-effacing Kirill Petrenko to the world’s top conducting job

Fiona Maddocks

31, Aug, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 review | Andrew Clements' classical album of the week
Kirill Petrenko’s first recording with his new orchestra has plenty to admire but taken as a whole feels rather underpowered

Andrew Clements

16, May, 2019 @2:00 PM

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The week in classical: Proms 66 & 68; Paul Bunyan review – Berlin passes the baton
The enigmatic Kirill Petrenko makes a dazzling Proms debut with the Berlin Phil, while ENO takes Britten to the music hall

Fiona Maddocks

08, Sep, 2018 @2:00 PM

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Proms 66 & 68: Berlin Philharmonic/Petrenko review –superlative music making
Two Proms with its chief conductor saw the Berlin Phil playing with total assurance and ravishing refinement

Andrew Clements

03, Sep, 2018 @1:50 PM

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Bavarian State Orchestra / Petrenko review – Rattle's heir thrills with wild intensity
Kirill Petrenko’s rapport with the awesome Bavarian players delivered a truly dazzling Mahler Seventh, and underlined why his move to Berlin is hotly anticipated

Martin Kettle

03, Jun, 2018 @12:19 PM

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Proms 2018: it ticks all the boxes but where's the radical and the recherché?
Debussy, Bernstein, Boulanger and Parry’s anniversaries are duly marked, and female composers are well represented as are international orchestras, but there’s too little risk in this year’s lineup

Andrew Clements

19, Apr, 2018 @10:54 AM

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In choosing Petrenko, the Berlin players are putting the music first
His symphonic repertoire is small, and his media experience even smaller, but Kirill Petrenko is a bold and an inspired choice for music director of the Berlin Philharmonic

Tom Service, Martin Kettle

22, Jun, 2015 @3:39 PM

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Kirill Petrenko to succeed Simon Rattle at the Berlin Philharmonic
The conductor was appointed to one of classical music’s top jobs after the orchestra voted by a large majority for the Russian-born musician

Ben Knight in Berlin

22, Jun, 2015 @10:51 AM

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The Bayreuth Wagner festival: more soap opera than classical opera
Allegations that joint director Eva Wagner-Pasquier is not allowed even near the festival theatre are the latest twists in a long saga of offstage feuds at Bayreuth

Tom Service

11, Jun, 2015 @8:49 AM

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