Rattle’s Return Results in a Gerontius ‘Worth your Memory’

12/09/2015

Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius: Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano), Toby Spence (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), BBC Proms Youth Choir, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 8.9.2015 (GR) Read more

Deutsche Oper Berlin and Runnicles Explore the Debussy-Wagner Connection

10/09/2015

Debussy, Wagner: Klaus Florian Vogt, Evelyn Herlitzius, Seth Carico, Orchester und Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Donald Runnicles, Berlin Musikfest 2015, Philharmonie, Berlin 8.9.2015 (MC)

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Well Integrated Playing from Benedetti, Elschenbroich and Grynyuk

09/09/2015

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  Proms Chamber Music 8 – Brahms, Arlene Sierra: Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio [Nicola Benedetti (violin), Leonard Elschenbroich (cello), Alexei Grynyuk (piano)], Cadogan Hall, London, 7.9.2015. (JPr) Read more

St Petersburg Philharmonic Returns to its Former Greatness

09/09/2015

BBC Prom 70 – Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Rimsky-Korsakov: Nikolai Lugansky (piano), St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 7.9.15 (AS)

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Stage and Screen Come to the Proms in a Bernstein Bonanza

07/09/2015

BBC Prom 67 – Bernstein, Stage and Screen: with singers including Louise Dearman (vocalist), Lucy Schaufer (mezzo-soprano), Scarlett Strallen (vocalist) and  Julian Ovenden (vocalist), Maida Vale Singers, John Wilson Orchestra / John Wilson (conductor),  Royal Albert Hall, London, 5.9.2015. (JPr)

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Bernstein’s ‘Make Our Garden Grow’ at the BBC Proms: Bernstein – Stage and Screen L-R: Matthew Seadon-Young, Louise Dearman, Mark Meadows, Scarlett Strallen, Julian Ovenden, Lucy Schaufer, Patrick Smyth c BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Boulez, Grime, and Mason at a Proms Saturday Matinée

05/09/2015

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 Proms Saturday Matinée 4, Boulez, Grime, and Mason:  London Sinfonietta, Thierry Fischer (conductor). Cadogan Hall, London. 29.8.2015 Read more

Rare Messiaen and Moving Bruckner from Scottish Orchestra

04/09/2015

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   BBC Prom 63 – Messiaen, Mozart and Bruckner: Igor Levit (piano), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 2.9.2015 (AS) Read more

A Compelling George Benjamin Conducts a Trio of Masterworks

03/09/2015

Mostly Mozart Festival 2015 (3), Messiaen, Ligeti, Benjamin: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Hila Plitmann (soprano), Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano), International Contemporary Ensemble, George Benjamin (conductor). Alice Tully Hall, New York City. 16.8.2015 (BH) Read more

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