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Live Stream on BBC Radio 3 Tonight – Runnicles and Rachlin

Johann Strauss’s unofficial Austrian national anthem begins a dance through the imagination of Vienna, a city whose relationship with tradition can be both as tender as Webern’s tribute to Schubert, and as revolutionary as Beethoven’s explosive Fifth Symphony. Or, indeed, 
as personal as Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto, dedicated “to the memory of an Angel”. Expect […]

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VIDEO: Jonas Kaufmann & Donald Runnicles discuss their new Wagner album

A selection of the great Heldentenor scenes and arias coupled with the complete (and rarely recorded by the tenor voice) Wesendonck Lieder. Also includes scenes from Die Walküre, Siegfried , Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Tannhäuser and Lohengrin (extended Grail Scene – Gralserzählung – with its original second verse). You can listen to Jonas Kaufmann’s interview from […]

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Donald Runnicles extends his contract to the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra till 2015

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra today announced that Donald Runnicles will continue as its Chief Conductor with a contract that runs through 2015. The announcement comes as the BBC SSO opens its 2011-12 Concert season on 29th September with the Scottish premiere of James MacMillan’s St. John Passion under Runnicles’ baton. Donald Runnicles said: Each […]

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