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Jun Märkl returns to the Czech Philharmonic

Jun Märkl returns to the Czech Philharmonic on 20 September for Brahms Symphony No.1 in the Prague Autumn Festival. The Altus label recently released all four symphonies with the MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig, recorded live in the Gewandhaus.

Later this month Märkl travels to Cologne for three concerts in the Philharmonie, where he is a regular guest, with the Gurzenich Orchestra (the opera orchestra) in a programme devised to showcase his ability to create a subtle palette of orchestral colours: Debussy Nocturnes, Takemitsu Quotation of Dream, Debussy Clair de Lune, Hosokawa Woven Dreams and Debussy La Mer (from which the Takemitsu quotation is taken).

Earlier in the September he conducted the Orquesta de Euskadi, the excellent orchestra based in San Sebastian, as part of the St Jean de Luz Basque festival.