Magdalena Kožená

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Folk Songs album review – Kožená and Rattle on gleaming, glistening form
The wife-and-husband team’s newest collaboration features Bartók, Berio and Ravel; songs that suit Magdalena Kozena’s voice well

Erica Jeal

12, Oct, 2023 @3:41 PM

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Bavarian Radio SO/Rattle review – future team put new music front and centre
Rattle gave a glimpse of what may come when he takes the helm in Munich, with these two striking concerts, although Adámek’s new Where Are You disappointed

Andrew Clements

08, Mar, 2021 @10:02 AM

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Home listening: a tale of three mezzos…
New releases from Magdalena Kožená, Jennifer Johnston and Marta Fontanals-Simmons

Fiona Maddocks

15, Sep, 2019 @4:30 AM

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Simon Rattle: 'I would have been wary about taking the job had I known about Brexit'
The conductor is returning to the UK to become Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra. What does he see as the responsibilities of such a role today, what’s happening with the new concert hall, and how do you restrain freedom-loving tortoises?

Erica Jeal

04, Aug, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Magdalena Kožená review – mezzo misbehaves, gently, with Cole Porter
Issues with sound levels marred the singer’s trip through the Porter songbook with a Czech big band, which would have benefited from more provocative wit

Tim Ashley

11, Jul, 2016 @11:15 AM

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Simon Rattle/Magdalena Kožená et al review – ensemble outshines the stars
Husband and wife showcase with a thrown-together feel sees Rattle and Kožená outperformed by their string quartet

Erica Jeal

31, Jan, 2016 @1:08 PM

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Magdalena Kožená/ Mitsuko Uchida review – mixed blessings
Schoenberg’s cabaret songs showed singer and pianist at their best, but in the main, the recital left one wanting a little more from both musicians

Erica Jeal

06, Oct, 2015 @12:24 PM

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Berliner Philharmoniker/Rattle review – mesmerising Lachenmann, compelling Mahler
Helmut Lachenmann’s startling Tableau was perfectly suited to the clarity of Simon Rattle’s style, while Mahler’s Second became genuinely awesome

Tim Ashley

16, Feb, 2015 @12:31 PM

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Facing the music: Magdalena Kožená
Ella Fitzgerald, Krystian Zimerman and, strictly in private, Cuban jazz - the singer tells us about her musical tastes on and off the concert platform

09, Feb, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Les Violons du Roy/Labadie/Kozená – review

If Kozená emerged from the experience largely unscathed, there were still some uncomfortable moments, writes George Hall

George Hall

16, Jan, 2014 @10:26 AM

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Royal Opera music director rails at young opera stars' 'weakness'
Antonio Pappano claims that 'they are weaker in their bodies or don't care' and are too ready to pull out of productions

Maev Kennedy

13, Mar, 2013 @5:55 PM

So who should get the lead role in the Anna Nicole Smith opera?

Ian Bostridge for Bobby Trendy? Magdalena Kozena or Cecilia Bartoli as Anna Nicole? Take your pick before the Royal Opera House beats you to it

Charlotte Higgins

13, Feb, 2009 @10:41 AM

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