An Impressive Swansong for the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 17 – Berlioz, Beethoven, Brahms:  Robert Levin (piano), Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra / Sir Roger Norrington (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 28.9.2016. (GD)

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Sir Roger Norrington and Robert Levin (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Bernard Haitink Marks 50 Years at the Proms with Memorable Mahler

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 18 – Mahler:  Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), Tiffin Boys’ Choir, London Symphony Chorus (women’s voices), London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink. Royal Albert Hall, London, 29.7.2016. (CC)

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Bernard Haitink conducts the LSO at the Proms
(c) Chris Christodoulou

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Sir Andrew Davis Leads a Prom of Fascinating Contrasts

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 15 – Tchaikovsky, Anthony Payne, Bruch, Vaughan Williams: Ray Chen (violin), BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 26.7.2016. (CST)

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Anthony Payne (composer) and Sir Andrew Davis (conductor) after Of Land, Sea and Sky
(c) Chris Christodoulou

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The Premiere of Michael Berkeley’s Daring Violin Concerto

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 16 – Dukas, Michael Berkeley, Prokofiev: Chloë Hanslip (violin/electric violin), Diego Espinosa (tabla), BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Jac van Steen (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 27.7.2016. (CS)

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Chloë Hanslip (violin & electric violin), Jac van Steen (conductor) and the BBCNOW
(c) Chris Christodoulou

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Glyndebourne’s Magnificent, Entertaining Rossini at the Proms

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 14 – Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia (semi-staged performance): Soloists; Glyndebourne Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra / Enrique Mazzola with Alessandro Amoretti (fortepiano continuo) and Pei-Jee Ng (cello continuo). Royal Albert Hall, London 25.7.2016. (CC)

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(L-R) Danielle de Niese as Rosina, Christophoros Stamboglis as Don Basilio, Alessandro Corbelli as Dr Bartolo, Björn Bürger as Figaro, Taylor Stayton as Count Almaviva conducted by Enrique Mazzola
in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Lindberg and Beethoven Provide a Remarkably Charged Evening

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 13: Lindberg, Beethoven: Miah Persson (soprano), Anna Stéphany (mezzo-soprano), John Daszak (tenor), Christopher Purves (bass), London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 24.7.2016. (CC)

Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir (c) Chris Christodoulou.
Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir (c) Chris Christodoulou.

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Gianandrea Noseda’s performance of Missa solemnis fails to be fully involving

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 5, Beethoven: Camilla Nylund (soprano); Birgit Remmert (mezzo-soprano); Stuart Skelton (tenor); Hanno Müller-Brachmann (bass-baritone); Manchester Chamber Choir; Hallé Choir; Gordan Trajkovic (violin); BBC Philharmonic/Gianandrea Noseda (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 19.7.2016 (CC)

 

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