Three Choirs Festival Ends in a Blaze of Verdian Glory

03/08/2015

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 Verdi, Requiem: Katherine Broderick (soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano), Justin Lavender (tenor), Alastair Miles (bass), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / Geraint Bowen (conductor), Three Choirs Festival, The Cathedral, Hereford, 31.7.2015. (RJ) Read more

Sir Mark Elder and his Mancunian Forces at their Magnificent Best

03/08/2015

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 Prom 17. Debussy, Vaughan Williams, Elgar. Robin Tritschler (tenor), Iain Paterson (bass-baritone), Hallé Youth Choir, Trinity Boys Choir, Hallé Choir, London Philharmonic Choir, Hallé, Sir Mark Elder (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 30.7.2015 (CST)

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Nuanced and Stylish Playing from Labèque Sisters in Mozart

03/08/2015

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 Prom 18 – Mozart, Shostakovich: Katia and Marielle Labèque (pianos), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Semyon Bychkov (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 31.7.2015 (GD) Read more

East-West Fusion Disappoints at the Proms – but Xian Zhang’s Rachmaninov Hits the Mark

01/08/2015

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 Prom 15. Prokofiev, Qigang Chen, Rachmaninov: Anu Komsi (soprano), Piia Komsi (soprano), Meng Meng (soprano), Jia Li (pipa), Jing Chang (zheng), Nan Wang (erhu/banhu), BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Xian Zhang (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 29.7.2015 (AS) Read more

The Prokofiev Piano Concerto Marathon at the Proms

31/07/2015

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  Prom 15 – Prokofiev: Daniil Trifonov, Sergei Babayan, Alexei Volodin (pianos), London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 28.7.2015 (MB) Read more

Grange Park Opera Triumph at the Proms with Fiddler on the Roof

31/07/2015

Prom 11. Fiddler on the Roof Grange Park Opera, BBC Concert Orchestra/David Charles Abell (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 25.7.2015 (RB)

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Not Quite the Hoped-for End to Leif Ove Andsnes’s Beethoven Journey

28/07/2015

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 Prom 12. Stravinsky and Beethoven: Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Leif Ove Andsnes (piano/director), Royal Albert Hall, London, 26.7. 2015 (AS) Read more

The Choral Fantasy is the Unexpected Star in the ‘Beethoven Journey’ at the Proms

26/07/2015

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Prom 10. Stravinsky, Beethoven, Schoenberg. Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Leif Ove Andsnes (piano/director), BBC Singers, David Hill (chorus-master/conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London. 24.7.2015 (LB) Read more

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