John Storgårds Gives Hindemith’s Music Some Welcome Exposure at the Proms

11/08/2017

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2017 BBC PROMS 33 – Sibelius, Grieg, Schumann and Hindemith: Lise Davidsen (soprano), Alban Gerhardt (cello), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / John Storgårds (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 10.8.2017. (AS) Read more

A Triumphant Prom Performance of La Damnation de Faust

09/08/2017

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 2017 BBC PROMS 31 – Berlioz – La Damnation de Faust:  Soloists; Trinity Boys Choir; Monteverdi Choir; National Youth Choir of Scotland; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 8.8.2017. (CC)

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Michael Spyres (Faust), Ann Hallenberg (Marguerite) & Sir John Eliot Gardiner (condiuctor)
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Dausgaard Excels in Strauss but why the ‘Slapdash Scurry’ in Schubert?

09/08/2017

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Edinburgh International Festival 2017 [4] – Schubert, Schumann, Strauss: Sergei Babayan (piano), BBC SSO / Thomas Dausgaard (conductor), Usher Hall, 8.8.2017. (SRT) Read more

Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony on their Mettle at the BBC Proms

09/08/2017

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2017 BBC PROMS 30 – Beethoven, Strauss, Prokofiev and Walton: David Butt Philip (tenor), James Rutherford (bass-baritone), National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Kirill Karabits (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 7.8.2017. (AS) Read more

Tetzlaff and Andsnes Prove a Dynamic Duo in Mixed Festival Chamber Programme

08/08/2017

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Edinburgh International Festival 2017 [3] – Janáček, Sibelius, Mozart, Shostakovich: Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 7.8.2017. (SRT) Read more

A Memorable Prom as Semyon Bychkov Conducts a Wonderfully Sung Khovanshchina

08/08/2017

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2017 BBC PROMS 29 – Mussorgsky, Khovanshchina (orch. Dmitry Shostakovich): Soloists, Schola Cantorum of The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, Tiffin Boys’ Choir, BBC Singers, Slovak Philharmonic Choir, BBC Symphony Orchestra / Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 6.8.2017. (JPr)

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Khovanshchina at the 2017 BBC Proms (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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On the High Seas with Classical Guitarist Finbarr Malafronte

07/08/2017

Various composers: Finbarr Malafronte (guitar), RMS Queen Mary 2, Royal Court Theatre, 1 & 3.8.2017. (RP)

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Spirited Performances by Bronfman and the Oxford Philharmonic of Schumann & Brahms

07/08/2017

 Oxford Philharmonic’s Piano Festival [2] – Schumann & Brahms: Yefim Bronfman (piano); Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra/Marios Papadopoulos, Oxford Philharmonic Piano Festival, Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, 6.8.2017. (CR) Read more

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