The ‘Spirit of the Dance’ in Butt’s Goldberg Variations at Lammermuir


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Lammermuir Festival 2017  – Bach, Howells, Schubert: John Butt (harpsichord), Hebrides Ensemble, Humbie Kirk, Humbie; Hebrides Ensemble, Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton, 16.9.2017. (SRT)

he Hebrides Ensemble in Dirleteon Kirk. Photo credit: Jane Nicolson.

Hebrides Ensemble in Dirleteon Kirk (c) Jane Nicolson

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This Is Rattle. The LSO’s New Music Director Begins with a Major Statement of Intent



This Is Rattle – Grime, Adès, Birtwistle, Knussen, Elgar: Christian Tetzlaff (violin), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 14.9.2017. (CS) Read more

Drama, Depth and Democracy as the Doric Quartet Plays Haydn


Haydn: Doric String Quartet (Alex Redington & Jonathan Stone [violins], Hélène Clément [viola], John Myerscough [cello]), Wigmore Hall, London, 13.9.2017. (CS)

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Doric String Quartet

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The 2017 BBC Proms Go Out in Style


2017 BBC PROMS 75 – The Last Night of the Proms:  Nina Stemme (soprano); Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano), Lucy Crowe (soprano), Ben Johnson (tenor), John Relyea (bass), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 9.9.2017. (MMB)

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Nina Stemme (soprano) sings Rule, Britannia! at the 2017 Last Night of the Proms
(c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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A Fascinating Prom from Tilson Thomas and the VPO – Not Least in the Encore



2017 BBC PROMS 74 – Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven: Emanuel Ax (piano); Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 8.9.2017. (CC)

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Emanuel Ax (piano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Michael Tilson Thomas
(c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Promenaders Out in Force for a Vienna Philharmonic Mahler Six Which Lacks Impact


2017 BBC PROMS 72 – Mahler: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniel Harding (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 7.9.2017. (JPr)

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Vienna Philharmonic perform Mahler’s Sixth Symphony (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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An Imaginatively Planned Russian Prom from Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO



2017 BBC PROMS 71 – Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Britten, Shostakovich: Alina Ibragimova (violin); London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 6.9.2017. (CC)

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Vladimir Jurowski (conductor) & the London Philharmonic Orchestra (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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García Calvo and Mikhail Vekua Excel in Oviedo’s Semi-Staged Siegfried


Wagner, Siegfried: Principado de Asturias and Oviedo Filarmonía Orchestras / Guillermo García Calvo (conductor), Teatro Campoamor, Oviedo, 6.9.2017. (JMI)


Siegfried (c) Opera Oviedo

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