Christopher Breunig

Christopher Breunig  |  Jun 28, 2021  |  0 comments
This month we review: Sinfonia Of London/John Wilson, Andreas Haefliger, Helsinki Po/Susanna Mälkki, Ernst Ottensamer, Academy Of London/Rns/Richard Stamp and Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell.
Christopher Breunig  |  May 31, 2021  |  0 comments
This month we review: Daniel Lozakovich, Munich PO/Valery Gergiev, Hallé Orch/Sir John Barbirolli, Kristian Bezuidenhout and Tonhalle Orch Zurich/Paavo Järvi.
Christopher Breunig  |  Apr 29, 2021  |  0 comments
This month we review: Christine Rice, Stuart Skelton, BBC SO/Edward Gardner, Jerusalem Quartet, LPO/Sir Adrian Boult and Oslo PO/Vasily Petrenko.
Christopher Breunig  |  Mar 29, 2021  |  0 comments
This month we review: Kremerata Baltica/Gidon Kremer, Mario Brunello, Bavarian RSO/Mariss Jansons, COE/Nikolaus Harnoncourt and .BBC SO/Martyn Brabbins
Christopher Breunig  |  Mar 12, 2021  |  0 comments
As Christopher Breunig prepares to take a short sabbatical on a series begun in 2014 (continuing under new management) he adds a comment or two on some favourites

When I began collecting, EMI's producer Walter Legge was reviving Otto Klemperer's recording career after his fallout with Vox, and we had Beethoven's Leonora Overtures and Symphonies Nos 3, 5 and 7 (the 'Eroica' my very first LP).

Christopher Breunig  |  Feb 26, 2021  |  0 comments
This month we review: CBSO/Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla, RAM Soloists Ens/Trevor Pinnock, James Ehnes, Andrew Armstrong and Budapest Fest Orch/Iván Fischer.
Christopher Breunig  |  Feb 12, 2021  |  0 comments
Coming from Sydney to London with an ambition to conduct, his scholarship to study in Prague led to a passion for Czech music. Christopher Breunig has the story

Recently, I have been entertaining myself by watching the online reviews by the American critic David Hurwitz (he's executive editor of the subscription site Classics Today – where all the most interesting reviews are for 'insiders only'…).

Christopher Breunig  |  Jan 29, 2021  |  0 comments
This month we review: Yves Saelens, Lucile Richardot, Het Collectief/Reinbert De Leeuw, BBC Philharmonic/John Wilson, Ida Ränzlöv, The Mozartists/Ian Page and Philharmonia Orchestra/Santtu-Matias Rouvali.
Christopher Breunig  |  Jan 22, 2021  |  0 comments
Admired by his colleagues yet unpredictable for managers, he was a perfectionist who lived in his father's shadow. Christopher Breunig looks back at this reclusive genius

Iam very slow on the uptake. But now I know what's wrong: the quavers are too low on nicotine. They need a little bit more tar – they have to be a bit more venomous…' And: 'the side-drum has to edge its way in. It has to be very conspiratorial, a schizophrenic back and forth between sentimental and rumbustious'. Not the sort of rehearsal instructions orchestral players would be used to – but then, Carlos Kleiber was different.

Christopher Breunig  |  Dec 28, 2020  |  0 comments
This month we review: Hallé Orchestra/Sir Mark Elder, Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin/Bernhard Forck, Sinfonia Of London/John Wilson and Cleveland Orchestra/Franz Welser-Möst.