Romantic riches from Ax and the LSO at the Barbican

20/09/2019

Brahms, Rachmaninov: Emmanuel Ax (piano), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 18.9.2019. (CS)

Emmanuel Ax (c) Maurice Jerry Beznos

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The magnificent acoustics of LMP’s glorious opening of Croydon’s restored Fairfield Halls

20/09/2019

Prokofiev, Mozart, Alex Woolf, Beethoven: Elizabeth Watts (soprano), London Mozart Players / Howard Shelley, Jane Glover, Hilary Davan Wetton, Gerard Korsten (conductors). Phoenix Concert Hall at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, 18.9.2019. (JB)

Fairfield Hall Opening Gala Concert © Nudge Photography

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A pretty special evening from Steven Osborne at the Lammermuir Festival

19/09/2019

Lammermuir Festival 2019 [1] – Beethoven: Steven Osborne (piano), Dunbar Parish Church, Dunbar, 17.9.2019. (SRT)

Steven Osborne (c) Robin Mitchell

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An ambitious programme, superbly performed, launches the LSO’s 2019/20 season  

17/09/2019

Emily Howard, Colin Matthews, Walton: Leila Josefowicz (violin), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), 14.9.2019. (CC)

Leila Josefowicz (violin), Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) & the LSO
(c) Mark Allan

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Messiaen’s magnificent music, magnificently performed by Rattle and the LSO

16/09/2019

Messiaen: London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 15.9.2019. (CC)

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) and the LSO (c) Mark Allan

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The BBC Proms 2019 ended with a unique, seldom experienced atmosphere at the Last Night

16/09/2019

BBC Prom 75 – Last Night of the Proms: Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano). BBC Singers. BBC Symphony Chorus. BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 14.9.2019. (MMB)

Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano) at the Last Night of the Proms (c) Chris Christodoulou

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The NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra shows its quality at the penultimate 2019 BBC Prom

14/09/2019

BBC PROM 74Beethoven Night: Handel, Beethoven, J S Bach: Elizabeth Watts (soprano), NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra / Andrew Manze (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 13.9.2019. (AS)

Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Andrew Manze (conductor) & NDR Radio PO
(c) Chris Chrstodoulou

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John Butt encourages astonishing unity from the Dunedin Consort for the Proms Bach Night

13/09/2019

BBC Prom 71 Bach Night: Dunedin Consort / John Butt (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 11.9.2019. (AK)

John Butt (centre front) with the Dunedin Consort

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