Superb Barbican early-evening Beethoven ‘Choral’ symphony from Rattle and the LSO

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven: Ivona Sobotka (soprano), Anna Stéphany (mezzo-soprano), Robert Murray (tenor), Florian Boesch (baritone), London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 12.2.2020. (CC)

Sir Simon Rattle

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Vladimir Jurowski opens the LPO’s 2020 Vision series in terrific style

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven, Eötvös, Scriabin: Marco Blaauw (trumpet), Omar Ebrahim (speaker), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 8.2.2020. (CC)

Vladimir Jurowski (c) Drew Kelley

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BSO’s day trip to Plymouth to celebrate Beethoven’s ongoing anniversary

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Beethoven: Alfredo Ovalles (piano), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Marta Gardolińska (conductor). Plymouth Guildhall, 5.2.2020. (PRB)

Marta Gardolinska and Alfredo Ovalles (c) Philip R Buttall

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