Portrait of a Young Protégé

03/09/2015

Mostly Mozart Festival 2015 (2), Dai Fujikura: International Contemporary Ensemble, Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Kaplan Penthouse, Lincoln Center, New York City. 13.8.2015 (BH) Read more

A Sense of Wonder as Indelible “Skin” Arrives Onstage

03/09/2015

 Mostly Mozart Festival 2015 (1), George Benjamin, Written on Skin (U.S. stage premiere): Soloists, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Alan Gilbert (conductor), Katie Mitchell (director), David H. Koch Theater, New York City. 13.8.2015 (BH) Read more

San Francisco Symphony Pushes at Musical Boundaries

02/09/2015

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BBC Prom 61 –  Ives, Bartók, Beethoven: Yuja Wang (piano) San Francisco Symphony’/ Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London,  31.8.2015 (RB)

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Yuja Wang performs with San Francisco Symphony
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Blockbuster End Augurs Well for Edinburgh Festival’s Future

02/09/2015

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 Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (22) – Bartók & Stravinsky: Yefim Bronfman (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor), Usher Hall, 30.8.2015 (SRT) Read more

A Pleasing Chamber Prom Antidote to an Unseasonal Deluge

01/09/2015

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BBC Chamber Prom 8 – Barber, Debussy and Shostakovich: Emerson Quartet [Eugene Drucker & Philip Setzer (violins), Lawrence Dutton (viola), Paul Watkins (cello)], Elizabeth Leonskaja (piano), Cadogan Hall London, 31.8.2015 (CS) Read more

Excellent Mahler First from Tilson Thomas and San Francisco Symphony

31/08/2015

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BBC Prom 60 –  Schoenberg, Cowell and Mahler: Jeremy Denk (piano), San Francisco Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 30.8.2015. (JPr)

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Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony
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Prom Celebrates the Music of Attenborough’s Life Story Documentaries

31/08/2015

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BBC Prom 59 – Murray Gold, Life Story: Sir David Attenborough (presenter), BBC Concert Orchestra  / Jeremy Holland-Smith (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 30.8.2015. (JPr)

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Sir David Attenborough watches on as Jeremy Holland-Smith conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra
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Innovative Prom Celebrates Nielsen 150th Anniversary

29/08/2015

 

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    Prom 46 – Nielsen, Brahms : Nicolai Znaider (violin), Anna Lucia Richter (soprano), David Danholt  (tenor),  Danish National Vocal Ensemble, Boy and Girl   Choristers of Winchester Cathedral, Danish National Concert Choir, Danish National Symphony Orchestra / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 20.8 2015 (GD)

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