Heatwave Sibelius at the BBC Proms

18/08/2015

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Prom 42: Sibelius & Finnissy: Julian Rachlin (violin), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Ilan Volkov (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 16.8.2015 (RB) Read more

Top-Rank Singers Bring Emotional Power to Mozart’s Figaro

18/08/2015

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Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (10) – Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro: Soloists, Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer (conductor & director), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 16.8.2015 (SRT)

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The Marriage of Figaro
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Style, Refinement and Diversity from ‘Apollo’s Fire’ – Explosive Musical Fire from Alina Ibragimova

16/08/2015

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Proms Saturday Matinee 3: C.P.E. Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann & J.S. Bach: Alina Ibragimova (violin) Jeannette Sorrel (harpsichord), Apollo’s Fire, Cadogan Hall London, 15.8.2015 (CS)

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Violinist Alina Ibragimova performs with Apollo’s Fire, directed by Jeannette Sorrell, for the third in a series of Proms Saturday Matinees at Cadogan Hall c BBC/Sarah Jeynes

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“Die Entführung” at the Proms – Too Beautiful for Our Ears…and Too Many Notes?

16/08/2015

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Prom 39: Mozart,  Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Soloists, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Robin Ticciati (conductor) – Royal Albert Hall, London, 14.08.2015 (MMB) Read more

Big Blocks of Contrast in Macmillan’s New Percussion Concerto

16/08/2015

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Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (8) – MacMillan & Sibelius: Colin Currie (percussion), Anna Larsson (contralto), Jukka Rasilainen (baritone), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, RSNO Chorus, Edward Gardner (conductor), Usher Hall, 14.8.2015 (SRT) Read more

Concert Performance of The Rake’s Progress Feels Operatic

16/08/2015

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Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (6) – Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress (concert performance): Royal Conservatoire Voices, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Usher Hall, 12.8.2015 (SRT)

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The Stunning Quality of the Oslo Philhamonic’s String Section

16/08/2015

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 Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (9) – Grieg & Rachmaninov: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko (conductor), Usher Hall, 15.8.2015 (SRT) Read more

Aspen 12: Sultry Piazzola, Brake Drums and Flower Pots, and Scriabin’s Influence

16/08/2015

Aspen Music Festival (12): Byne, Donatoni, Glass, Harrison, Mosolov, Piazzola, Protopopov, Roslavets, Rouse, Scriabin, Xenakis: Soloists, Jonathan Haas and Scott Terrell (conductors). Aspen, Colorado. 10-12.8.2015 (HS) Read more

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