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Season Opening in Nuremberg

Daniel Hope joins Alexander Shelley for the opening concert of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-2015 this Saturday evening with a programme dedicated to the 75th and 100th anniversaries of the two World Wars. Hope will perform Korngold’s Violin Concerto, written in 1945 when the composer was living in California, which he recently recorded with Shelley for Deutsche Grammophon. The concert begins with Korngold’s brief and naive Military March, written when he was in the Austrian army in 1917 and culminates with Shostakovich’s devastating 8th Symphony, written in 1943, at the height of...

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“Escape To Paradise” with Daniel Hope #1 in Germany

Released 2 weeks ago, Alexander Shelley’s debut recording on Deutsche Grammophon is currently number 1 on both the German iTunes and Amazon classical charts and number 38 in the pop charts. Shelley and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic accompany violinist Daniel Hope on a CD dedicated to the music of Hollywood émigrés, whose works and sound came to define the golden age of Hollywood soundtracks. Korngold’s Violin Concerto lies at the focal point of the recording and it will be possible to hear Daniel Hope and Alexander Shelley perform the work live together at the opening concert of the...

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Europe’s Largest Classical Concert

Alexander Shelley this weekend conducts and presents Europe’s largest annual classical concert, the "Klassik Open Air" in Nuremberg's Luitpoldhain Park for the 6th time, in front of an expected audience of 70,000. He and his Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the Hans-Sachs Choir and star Soprano Simone Kermes for a programme titled “La Primadonna”, in which they will take a musical journey through the great overtures, arias and choruses of opera history, from the Baroque period through until the 21st Century. Tickets for the event are free. For more information please...

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