The BBC Proms experiences the sonic cornucopia of George Lewis’s intriguing new work

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [16] – Lewis and Beethoven: Lucy Crowe (soprano), Damon Holzborn (computer software design/realisation), Sound Intermedia, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Ilan Volkov (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 26.8.2021. (MB)

Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC SSO (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Jeneba Kanneh-Mason comes into her own playing Florence Price’s concerto with Chineke! at the Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [15] – Coleridge-Taylor, Fela Sowande, Florence Price: Jeneba Kanneh-Mason (piano), Chineke! Orchestra / Kalena Bovell (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 24.8.2021. (CC)

Kalena Bovell conducts the Chineke! Orchestra (c) Mark Allan

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Siobhan Stagg’s stunning renditions of Mozart’s rare concert arias with the OAE at Glyndebourne

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s Ceremonies and the Quest for Light: Siobhan Stagg (soprano), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Bernard Labadie (conductor). Filmed 5.8.2021 in the Glyndebourne Opera House (by Maestro Broadcasting and directed by Dominic Best) and available on Marquee TV from 20.8.2021. (JPr)

Bernard Labadie conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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Rewarding Lieder recital in Edinburgh from Gerald Finley and Julius Drake

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [12] – Schumann & Schubert: Gerald Finley (bass-baritone), Julius Drake (piano). Old College Quad, 23.8.2021. (SRT)

Gerald Finley (bass-baritone) and Julius Drake (piano) © Matt Beech

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Rattle reveals the essence of a trio of Stravinsky symphonies

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [14] – Stravinsky: London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 22.8.2021. (CS)

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the London Symphony Orchestra (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Stimulating Rameau, but a perverse view of Mozart’s Requiem at the Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  BBC Proms 2021 [13] – Rameau, Bologne, and Mozart: Samantha Clarke (soprano), Claudia Huckle (contralto), Nick Pritchard (tenor), William Thomas (bass), The National Youth Chamber Choir, Britten Sinfonia / David Bates (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 20.8.2021. (MB)

Samantha Clarke (soprano) (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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The LSO’s Edinburgh appearance is something of an anti-climax

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [10] – Ibert, Martinů, Strauss: London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Edinburgh Academy Junior School, 19.8.2021. (SRT)

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the LSO © Ryan Buchanan

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