September 1, 2015

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Chamber Prom 8 – Barber, Debussy and Shostakovich: Emerson Quartet [Eugene Drucker & Philip Setzer (violins), Lawrence Dutton (viola), Paul Watkins (cello)], Elizabeth Leonskaja (piano), Cadogan Hall London, 31.8.2015 (CS) Read more

Excellent Mahler First from Tilson Thomas and San Francisco Symphony

August 31, 2015

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Prom 60 –  Schoenberg, Cowell and Mahler: Jeremy Denk (piano), San Francisco Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 30.8.2015. (JPr)

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Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony
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Prom Celebrates the Music of Attenborough’s Life Story Documentaries

August 31, 2015

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Prom 59 – Murray Gold, Life Story: Sir David Attenborough (presenter), BBC Concert Orchestra  / Jeremy Holland-Smith (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 30.8.2015. (JPr)

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Sir David Attenborough watches on as Jeremy Holland-Smith conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra
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Passion, Incest, Torment and Suicide in the Royal Albert Hall: Kullervo at the Proms

August 30, 2015

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United KingdomUnited KingdomProm 58: Sibelius, Johanna Rusanen-Kartano (soprano), Waltteri Torikka (baritone), Polyteknikkojen Kuoro, BBC Symphony Chorus (men’s voices), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 29.8.2015 (RB)

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Hai Ting-Chinn’s Solo Tour de force in Maxwell Davies and O’Regan Operas

August 28, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Peter Maxwell Davies, The Medium, Tarik O’Regan, The Wanton Sublime: Hai-Ting Chinn (mezzo-soprano), Orpheus Sinfonia, Andrew Griffiths (conductor). Studio 2, Arcola Theatre, London, 27.8.2015 (MB) Read more

Shostakovich’s Orango Scores a Huge Hit at the Proms

August 25, 2015

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 53, Bartók, Mozart, Shostakovich: David Fray (piano); soloists; Philharmonia Voices; Philharmonia Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen. Royal Albert Hall, London. 24.8.2015 (CC)

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The cast of Shostakovich’s Orango at the BBC Proms with the Philharmonia Orchestra
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Uchida Plays Beethoven and Schubert with Thoughtfulness, Beauty and Care

August 25, 2015

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (19) – Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Usher Hall, 24.8.2015 (SRT) Read more

An Australian Baritone Champions English Song

August 24, 2015

 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Ireland, Venables, Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Gurney, Taylor, Finzi. Michael Lampard (baritone), Patrick Hemmerle (piano) Perrins Hall, Royal Grammar School, Worcester, 23.8.2015 (JQ) Read more

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