The Parry Centenary is Fittingly Marked at the Proms

29/07/2018

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BBC PROM 17 – Parry, Vaughan Williams, Holst: Tai Murray (violin), Francesca Chiejina (soprano), Ashley Riches (bass-baritone), Adrian Partington (organ), BBC National Chorus of Wales and BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Martyn Brabbins (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 27.7.2018. (CS)

Martyn Brabbins (conductor), Tai Murray (violin) (c) BBC/Mark Allan

Martyn Brabbins (conductor), Tai Murray (violin) (c) BBC/Mark Allan

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An Outstanding Debussy Performance is the Highlight of the Hallé’s Very Satisfying Prom

27/07/2018

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BBC PROMS 16 – Wagner, Debussy and Stravinsky: Sophie Bevan (soprano), Anna Stéphany (mezzo-soprano), Hallé Choir (female voices), Hallé Youth Choir (female voices), Hallé Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 26.7.2018. (AS)

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Paul Lewis’s Performance of the Emperor Concerto Refreshes the Spirits

26/07/2018

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BBC PROM 15Tansy Davies, Beethoven and Brahms: Paul Lewis (piano), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / Ben Gernon (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 25.7.2018. (AS)

Tansy Davies (c) Rikard Österlund

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Karina Canellakis leads the BBCSO in an Energy-fuelled Prom

26/07/2018

BBC PROM 12 – Beethoven, Shostakovich, Andrew Norman, Rachmaninov: Alisa Weilerstein (cello), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Karina Canellakis (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 23.7.2018. (CS)

Alisa Weilerstein (c) BBC / Sarah Jeynes

Alisa Weilerstein (c) BBC / Sarah Jeynes

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Against All the Odds Søndergård’s Proms ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ Wins in the End

23/07/2018

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Prom 11 – Mahler: Soloists, Southend Boys’ Choir, Southend Girls’ Choir, BBC National Chorus of Wales, BBC Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Chorus, BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Thomas Søndergård (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London 22.7.2018. (JPr)

Mahler’s ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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A Somewhat Patchwork Beethoven Ninth at the Proms

23/07/2018

Prom 9 – War and Peace: Ešenvalds, Britten, Beethoven: Erin Wall (soprano), Judit Kutasi (mezzo-soprano), Russell Thomas (tenor), Franz-Josef Selig (baritone), BBC Proms Youth Choir, World Orchestra for Peace / Donald Runnicles and Thomas Halsey (Ešenvalds). Royal Albert Hall, London, 21.7.2018. (CC)

Erin Wall (soprano), Judit Kutasi (mezzo-soprano), Russell Thomas (tenor), Franz-Josef Selig (baritone) © BBC Proms/Chris Christodoulou

Erin Wall (soprano), Judit Kutasi (mezzo-soprano), Russell Thomas (tenor), Franz-Josef Selig (baritone)
© BBC Proms/Chris Christodoulou

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A Welcome Chance at the Proms to Hear the Original Version of Schumann’s Fourth Symphony

22/07/2018

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Prom 8 – Lili Boulanger, Mendelssohn, Morfydd Owen and Schumann: Bertrand Chamayou (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Thomas Søndergård (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 20.7.2018. (AS)

Thomas Søndergård (c) Andy Buchanan

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Sakari Oramo’s Way with Turangalîla-Symphonie is Not the Full Story

19/07/2018

Proms

Prom 6Gershwin and Messiaen: Angela Hewitt (piano), Cynthia Millar (ondes Martinot), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 18.7.2018. (AS)

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