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Kent Nagano: CD Box set with Bruckner Symphonies No. 4, 7, 8 & farewell from MunichKent Nagano: CD Box mit Bruckner Sinfonien Nr. 4, 7, 8 und Abschied von München eingestelltKent Nagano: Coffret CD avec Bruckner Symphonies n ° 4, 7, 8 et adieu de Munich

After seven years as General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera, Kent Nagano is leaving Munich by the end of July. To mark his farewell, the label Farao classics is releasing a CD box set with the Bruckner Symphonies No. 4, 7 and 8 in the rarely played first versions (September 2013). In addition to the box, the new recording of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 will also be released on a separate CD. As part of his last Opera Festival, Kent Nagano conducts the first German performance of George Benjamin’s opera Written on skin, staged by the British director Katie Mitchell. Kent Nagano and the Klangforum Wien have just performed the opera to great acclaim at the Wiener Festwochen (June 2013). During the festival, Kent Nagano also conducts a revival of Jörg Widmann’s opera Babylon, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunow, Wagner’s Tristan & Isolde, Tannhäuser and Parsifal along with another complete Ring cycle. Kent Nagano’s performances during the Opera Festival at a glance:

29 June, Munich, Nationaltheater Bayerisches Staatsorchester Wagner: Tannhäuser 11 July, Munich, Nationaltheater Bayerisches Staatsorchester Wagner: Tristan & Isolde 13 July, Munich, Nationaltheater Bayerisches Staatsorchester Wagner: Rheingold 14 July, Munich, Nationaltheater Bayerisches Staatsorchester Wagner: Die Walküre 15 July, Munich, Nationaltheater Bayerisches Staatsorchester Wagner: Siegfried    18 July, Munich, Nationaltheater Bayerisches Staatsorchester Wagner: Götterdämmerung 21 July, Munich, Nationaltheater Bayerisches Staatsorchester Widmann: Babylon 23, 25, 27 July, Munich, Prinzregententheater Klangforum Wien      Benjamin: Written on Skin German premiere  26, 30 July, Munich, Nationaltheater Bayerisches Staatsorchester Mussorgsky: Boris Godunow 31 July, Munich, Nationaltheater Bayerisches Staatsorchester Wagner: Parsifal