It was a privilege to hear Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists at the Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [22] – Handel, Bach: Anne Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 1.9.2021. (KM)

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Like the good old days: a symphony, an overture and a concerto from Bychkov, Gerstein and BBC SO

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [21] – Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn: Kirill Gerstein (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 3.9.2021. (CC)

Kirill Gerstein (piano) (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Glyndebourne’s Wagner semi-staging is brought to the BBC Proms 2021 and becomes a tale of two Tristans

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [19] – Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 31.8.2021. (JPr)

Miina-Liisa Värelä (Isolde) & Karen Cargill (Brangäne) (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Nicola Benedetti is ‘At Home’ in Edinburgh headlining Stravinsky’s gripping The Soldier’s Tale

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [14] – Stravinsky, The Soldier’s Tale (English translation by Michael Flanders and Kitty Black): Filmed (directed by Matt Parkin) at Edinburgh Academy Junior School on 21.8.2021 and streamed from 27.8.2021. (JPr)

The Soldier’s Tale with Anthony Flaum (Soldier, right)

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Delectable recital from Fatma Said as triumphantly successful Edinburgh International Festival draws to a close

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [13] – Mozart, Ravel, de Falla, Lorca: Fatma Said (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano). Old College Quad, Edinburgh, 27.8.2021. (SRT)

Fatma Said (soprano) and Malcolm Martineau (piano) (c) Matt Beech

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Diverse and stirring English music from Oramo and the BBCSO at the Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [17] – Foulds, Bray, Walton, Arnold: Timothy Ridout (viola), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 27.8.2021. (CS)

Timothy Ridout (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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