Welcome celebration by Brabbins and BBC SO of Anthony Payne at the Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [12] – Payne, Berlioz, and Beethoven: Dame Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Martyn Brabbins (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 13.8.2021. (MB)

Dame Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano) (c) Chris Christodoulou

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A Night at the Opera attempts To Soothe the Aching Heart at the BBC Proms 2021

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [11] – To Soothe the Aching Heart (A Night at the Opera): Sally Matthews, Natalya Romaniw, Nardus Williams (sopranos), Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano); Nicky Spence, Freddie De Tommaso (tenors), BBC Philharmonic / Ben Glassberg (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 16.08.2021. (CC)

Natalya Romaniw (Mimì) and Freddie De Tommaso (Rodolfo) (c) Chris Christodoulou

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The Marmen Quartet play Haydn and Simpson at Cadogan Hall

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall [2] – Haydn, Simpson: The Marmen Quartet (Johannes Marmen, Ricky Gore [violins], Bryony Gibson-Cornish [viola], Sinéad O’Halloran [cello]). Cadogan Hall, London, 16.8.2021.  (CS)

Marmen Quartet

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Vikingur Ólafsson, Paavo Järvi and the Philharmonia have resonance and empathy at the BBC Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [10]: Prokofiev, Bach, Mozart, Shostakovich: Vikingur Ólafsson (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra / Paavo Järvi (conductor). Performance at Royal Albert Hall, London, 14.8.2021 and viewed on BBC Sounds. (CC)

Paavo Järvi conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra (c) Mark Allan

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Fascinating, stimulating tour of the seasons from I Fagiolini with a little help from their friends

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various, LIVE from London Summer 2021 [4] – Au Naturel: I Fagiolini / Robert Hollingworth (director) with VOCES8 and Rebecca Lea (speaker). Livestreamed from VOCES8 Centre, London, 14.8.2021. (CC)

I Fagliolini and VOCES8 rehearsing

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Winning musicianship from Maxim Emelyanychev and the wind principals of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [7] – Mozart, Thuille: Maxim Emelyanychev (piano), woodwind principals of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Old College Quad, 13.8.2021. (SRT)

Maxim Emelyanychev (piano) and Robin Williams (oboe) (c) Ryan Buchanan

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