Elementary, My Dear Prommers! Sherlock Holmes Celebrated at the BBC Proms


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Prom 41: Sherlock Holmes a Musical Mind: Mark Sweet and Mark Gatiss (presenters), Jack Liebeck (violin), Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano), Stile Antico, BBC Concert Orchestra/Barry Wordsworth (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 16.8.2015. (JPr)

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The First Instalment of the Proms’ Sibelius Cycle


 Prom 40: Sibelius: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard (conductor), Royal Albert Hall London, 15.8.2015 (CS) Read more

Style, Refinement and Diversity from ‘Apollo’s Fire’ – Explosive Musical Fire from Alina Ibragimova


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Proms Saturday Matinee 3: C.P.E. Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann & J.S. Bach: Alina Ibragimova (violin) Jeannette Sorrel (harpsichord), Apollo’s Fire, Cadogan Hall London, 15.8.2015 (CS)

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Violinist Alina Ibragimova performs with Apollo’s Fire, directed by Jeannette Sorrell, for the third in a series of Proms Saturday Matinees at Cadogan Hall c BBC/Sarah Jeynes

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“Die Entführung” at the Proms – Too Beautiful for Our Ears…and Too Many Notes?


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Prom 39: Mozart,  Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Soloists, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Robin Ticciati (conductor) – Royal Albert Hall, London, 14.08.2015 (MMB) Read more

The BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena: Worthwhile Foulds but Messiaen Deserves More


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Prom 38. Foulds, Messiaen Steven Osborne (piano): Valérie Hartmann-Claverie (ondes martinet): Upper Voices of the London Symphony Chorus; BBC Philharmonic/Juanjo Mena. Royal Albert Hall, London, 13.8.2015 (CC) Read more

Theatricality and Complexity Communicated with Thoroughness and Clarity at the Proms


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Prom 36: Boulez, Ravel, Stravinsky: Marc-André Hamelin (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, François-Xavier Roth (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 12.8.2015 (LJ) Read more

Valentinia Nafornița Shows Star Quality in Edinburgh Debut






  Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (5) – Fauré, Liszt, Bartók, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky & Dvořák, Valentinia Nafornița (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano), Queen’s Hall, 12.08.2015 (SRT) Read more

Nicola Benedetti’s Attractive Korngold at the Proms



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 Prom 34. Britten, Korngold and Prokofiev: Nicola Benedetti (violin), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 10.8.2015 (AS)

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Nicola Benedetti plays Korngold’s Violin Concerto
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