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Edward Gardner: another live wire for Birmingham | reviews, news & interviews

Edward Gardner: another live wire for Birmingham

Edward Gardner: another live wire for Birmingham

It's been a good year for both conductors. Nelsons pulled off a giant of the orchestral repertoire, Richard Strauss's Alpine Symphony, in February, and later a well-received concert performance of Wagner's Lohengrin which rather eclipsed Rattle's return in Bach's St Matthew Passion. At ENO, Gardner continues to equal Pappano's versatility over at the Royal Opera House, following up a blazing if controversial company Turandot with a revelatory Tosca and a musically fine team effort in Mozart' Idomeneo. As token of his mastery and his commitment to well-planned programmes, he's conducting the CBSO in Birmingham on 28 September in Paganini variations and orchestral showpieces by Rachmaninov and Lutoslawski.

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