BBC Philharmonic “at Height of its Powers” in Works by Simpson and Dutilleux

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 33Mark Simpson, Dutilleux, Maxwell-Davies, Elgar: Johannes Moser (cello); BBC Philharmonic/ Juanjo Mena (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London 9.8.2016. (CST)

The BBC Philharmonic performs Mark Simpson’s 'Israfel' under the direction of Juanjo Mena at the BBC Proms 2016
The BBC Philharmonic performs Mark Simpson’s ‘Israfel’ under the direction of Juanjo Mena at the BBC Proms 2016

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Søndergård Brings Lucidity and Reserve to BBCNOW’s Performance

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United Kingdom Prom 37 – Walton, Huw Watkins, Webern, Brahms: Paul Watkins (cello), BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Thomas Søndergård (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 12.8.2016. (CS)

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Huw and Paul Watkins. Photo credit: Chris Christodoulou.

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Impressive Helen Grime Premiere, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky from BBCSSO

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 27 – Helen Grime, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky: Pekka Kuusisto (violin), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 5.8.2016. (CS)
Pekka Kuusisto. Photo Credit: Kaapo Kamu.
Pekka Kuusisto. Photo Credit: Kaapo Kamu.

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RPO under Dutoit Play Dvořák and Bartók Superbly

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 25 – Dvořák and Bartók: Alban Gerhardt (cello), Idikó Komlósi (mezzo-soprano), John Relyea (bass), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 3.8.2016. (AS)

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Ildikó Komlósi, Charles Dutoit and the RPO performing Duke Bluebeard’s Castle (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Soloist and Conductor Bring Real Vividness, Light and Joy to Schumann

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 23 – Widmann, Schumann, Sibelius, Nielsen: Thomas Zehetmair (violin), Christa Schönfeldinger (glass harmonica), Teodoro Anzellotti (accordion), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / John Storgårds (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 1.8.2016. (GD)

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Thomas Zehetmair performs Schumann’s Violin Concerto at the BBC Proms (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Ravel Suite is the Highlight of an Uninspiring Concert

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 22 – Ravel, Auerbach, Debussy: Vadim Gluzman (violin), Nina Bennett, Helen Reeves (sopranos), Andrew Watts (counter-tenor), Tom Raskin (tenor), Andrew Rupp (bass), Crouch End Festival Chorus (chorus master: David Temple), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 31.7.2016. (MB)

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Photo credit: Chris Christodoulou

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Aurora Reveal Rihm as Successor to Schoenberg, Stockhausen and Stravinsky

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 21 – Rihm, Strauss, and Mozart: François Leleux (oboe), Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 31.7.2016. (MB)

Nicholas Collon and the Aurora Orchestra. Photo credit: Chris Christodoulou.
Nicholas Collon and the Aurora Orchestra. Photo credit: Chris Christodoulou.

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