Volkov Leads a Concerted Projection of One of the Greatest Choral Masterpieces

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 46 –  Grisey Mahler Mozart: Soloists, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Ilan Volkov (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 20.8.2016. (GD)

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Louise Alder, Carolyn Sampson, Benjamin Hulett and Matthew Rose, BBC SSO, BBC Symphony Chorus
conducted by Ilan Volkov (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Karita Mattila’s Compelling Presence in The Makropulos Affair

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 45 – Janáček, The Makropulos Affair (sung in Czech): Soloists, BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra/Jiří Bělohlávek (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London. 19.8.2016. (JPr)

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Karita Mattila (Emilia Marty) (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Shakespeare Celebrated by British and American Composers at the Proms

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 44 – Shakespeare – Stage and Screen: Walton, Finzi, Sullivan, Talbot, Bernstein, Rodgers, Porter: Graham Bickley, Anna-Jane Casey, Sarah Eyden, Joseph Shovelton, Hannah Waddingham (vocalists), BBC Concert Orchestra/Keith Lockhart (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 18.8.2016. (CS)

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Magnificent Musicianship from Argerich and Barenboim at the Proms

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 43 – Widmann, Liszt, and Wagner: Martha Argerich (piano), West-Eastern Divan Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 17.8.2016. (MB)

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Martha Argerich performs with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (c) Chris Christodoulou

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The Hallé’s Prom Shows an Orchestra in Fine Fettle

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 41 – Berlioz, Matthews, Mahler: Leonard Elschenbroich (cello); Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano); Gregory Kunde (tenor); Hallé/Sir Mark Elder (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 16.8.2016. (CC)

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(L-R) Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano), Sir Mark Elder (conductor) & Gregory Kunde (tenor)
(c) Chris Christodoulou

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Destruction of Palmyra Inspires New Cello Concerto by Bray

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 39 – Haydn, Charlotte Bray and Mahler: Guy Johnston (cello) BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 14.8.2016. (CS)

Charlotte Bray, Guy Johnston and Sakari Oramo. Photo credit: Chris Christodoulou.

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