All the Fun of the Last Night of the Proms

14/09/2015

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Jonas Kaufmann at The Last Night of the Proms 2015
(c) Chris Christodoulou

  Prom 76, Last Night of the Proms: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano), Danielle de Niese (soprano), Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra/Marin Alsop (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London 12.9.2015 (RB)  Read more

Franz Schmidt’s Second Symphony in a Proms Debut from Bychkov and the VPO

13/09/2015

  Prom 73 – Brahms and Schmidt: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 10.9.2015 (MB)

PROM 73 Credit  BBC/Chris Christodoulou

                              PROM 73 Credit   BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Rattle’s Wonderful Gerontius at the Proms Lacks Dramatic Impact

12/09/2015

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Prom 75 – Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius: Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano), Toby Spence (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), BBC Proms Youth Choir, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London. 11.9.2015 (JPr)

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Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
in The Dream of Gerontius (c) BBC&Chris Christodoulou

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Rattle’s Return Results in a Gerontius ‘Worth your Memory’

12/09/2015

Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius: Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano), Toby Spence (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), BBC Proms Youth Choir, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 8.9.2015 (GR) Read more

Well Integrated Playing from Benedetti, Elschenbroich and Grynyuk

09/09/2015

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  Proms Chamber Music 8 – Brahms, Arlene Sierra: Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio [Nicola Benedetti (violin), Leonard Elschenbroich (cello), Alexei Grynyuk (piano)], Cadogan Hall, London, 7.9.2015. (JPr) Read more

St Petersburg Symphony Serve Up Unfamiliar Rimsky-Korsakov and Elgar in Second Prom Appearance

09/09/2015

   BBC Prom 71 – Rimsky-Korsakov, Elgar & Tchaikovsky: Julia Fischer (violin), St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra / Yuri Temirkanov (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 08.09.2015 (CS)

Prom 71 (Yuri Temirkanov conducting the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra) Photo credit BBC/Chris Christodoulou

Prom 71 (Yuri Temirkanov conducting the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra)
Photo credit BBC/Chris Christodoulou

 

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St Petersburg Philharmonic Returns to its Former Greatness

09/09/2015

BBC Prom 70 – Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Rimsky-Korsakov: Nikolai Lugansky (piano), St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 7.9.15 (AS)

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Yuri Temirkanov conducts the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
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Magnificent Bach Recital from Yo Yo Ma

07/09/2015

 BBC Prom 68 – J S Bach, Cello Suites: Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Royal Albert Hall, London, 5.9.2015. (LJ)

Yo-Yo Ma (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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