Wonderfully elegant Tchaikovsky from Augustin Hadelich at the Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 59 – Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák: Augustin Hadelich (violin), Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich / Paavo Järvi (conductor).  Royal Albert Hall, London, 30.8.2023.  (CS)

Augustin Hadelich with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich conducted by Paavo Järvi © BBC/Andy Paradise

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Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra were on scintillating form at the BBC Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 55 – Carlos Simon, Stravinsky, Gershwin, Ravel: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet (piano), Boston Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London 26.8.2023. (JQ)

Yves Thibaudet plays Gershwin at the BBC Proms 2023 © BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Handel’s Samson at the Proms attained a level of musical excellence available to very few performances

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 50 – Handel, Samson, HWV 57 (1741-2, heard in the revised 1743 version): Allan Clayton (Samson), Jacquelyn Stucker (Dalila), Joélle Harvey (Israelite Woman), Jess Dandy (Micah), Brindley Sherratt (Harapha), Jonathan Lemalu (Manoa), Will Pate (Messenger), Philharmonia Chorus / Laurence Cummings (harpsichord / director). Royal Albert Hall, London, 23.8.2023. (CC)

Alan Clayton sing as Handel’s Samson at the BBC Proms © BBC/Sisi Burn

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Sir Simon Rattle makes a persuasive case for Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri at the BBC Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 49 – R. Schumann, Das Paradies und die Peri: Soloists, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London 22.8.2023. (CK)

Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri at the BBC Proms © BBC/Mark Allan

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Radiant Mahler Three from Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 45 – Mahler: Jenny Carlstedt (mezzo-soprano), Trinity Boys Choir, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 19.8.2023. (CK)

Mahler Three at the BBC Proms from Sakari Oramo and the BBC SO © BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Ligeti’s Violin Concerto and Mozart’s ’Jupiter’ were the finest moments of a unique BBC Prom

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 47 – Les Siècles plays Ligeti and Mozart: Isabelle Faust (violin), Alexander Melnikov (fortepiano), Les Siècles / François-Xavier Roth (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 20.8.2023. (CC)

Violinist Isabelle Faust plays Ligeti’s Violin Concerto © BBC/Sisi Burn

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