An Impressive Swansong for the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

31/07/2016

Proms

Prom 17 – Berlioz, Beethoven, Brahms:  Robert Levin (piano), Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra / Sir Roger Norrington (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 28.9.2016. (GD)

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Sir Roger Norrington and Robert Levin (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Bernard Haitink Marks 50 Years at the Proms with Memorable Mahler

30/07/2016

Proms

Prom 18 – Mahler:  Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), Tiffin Boys’ Choir, London Symphony Chorus (women’s voices), London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink. Royal Albert Hall, London, 29.7.2016. (CC)

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Bernard Haitink conducts the LSO at the Proms
(c) Chris Christodoulou

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Sir Andrew Davis Leads a Prom of Fascinating Contrasts

30/07/2016

Proms

Prom 15 – Tchaikovsky, Anthony Payne, Bruch, Vaughan Williams: Ray Chen (violin), BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 26.7.2016. (CST)

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Anthony Payne (composer) and Sir Andrew Davis (conductor) after Of Land, Sea and Sky
(c) Chris Christodoulou

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The Premiere of Michael Berkeley’s Daring Violin Concerto

28/07/2016

Proms

Prom 16 – Dukas, Michael Berkeley, Prokofiev: Chloë Hanslip (violin/electric violin), Diego Espinosa (tabla), BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Jac van Steen (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 27.7.2016. (CS)

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Chloë Hanslip (violin & electric violin), Jac van Steen (conductor) and the BBCNOW
(c) Chris Christodoulou

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Glyndebourne’s Magnificent, Entertaining Rossini at the Proms

27/07/2016

Proms

Prom 14 – Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia (semi-staged performance): Soloists; Glyndebourne Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra / Enrique Mazzola with Alessandro Amoretti (fortepiano continuo) and Pei-Jee Ng (cello continuo). Royal Albert Hall, London 25.7.2016. (CC)

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(L-R) Danielle de Niese as Rosina, Christophoros Stamboglis as Don Basilio, Alessandro Corbelli as Dr Bartolo, Björn Bürger as Figaro, Taylor Stayton as Count Almaviva conducted by Enrique Mazzola
in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Lindberg and Beethoven Provide a Remarkably Charged Evening

25/07/2016

Proms

Prom 13: Lindberg, Beethoven: Miah Persson (soprano), Anna Stéphany (mezzo-soprano), John Daszak (tenor), Christopher Purves (bass), London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 24.7.2016. (CC)

Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir (c) Chris Christodoulou.

Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir (c) Chris Christodoulou.

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Marc Minkowski Achieves Outstanding Results at the Proms

22/07/2016

Proms

Prom 7 – Fauré, Stravinsky and Poulenc: Julie Fuchs (soprano), Julien Behr (tenor), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Marc Minkowski (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 20.7.2016. (AS) Read more

Gianandrea Noseda’s performance of Missa solemnis fails to be fully involving

21/07/2016

Proms

Prom 5, Beethoven: Camilla Nylund (soprano); Birgit Remmert (mezzo-soprano); Stuart Skelton (tenor); Hanno Müller-Brachmann (bass-baritone); Manchester Chamber Choir; Hallé Choir; Gordan Trajkovic (violin); BBC Philharmonic/Gianandrea Noseda (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 19.7.2016 (CC)

 

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