BBC Last Night of the Prompts: a strictly personal report

BBC Proms Live – Last Night of the Proms: Golda Schultz (soprano), Nicola Benedetti (violin), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra / Dalia Stasevska (conductor). Broadcast live (directed for TV by Matthew Woodward) from the Royal Albert Hall, 12.9.2020. (JB) Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro (Overture); ‘Deh vieni, non tardar’ R. Strauss – ‘Morgen!’ Andrea Tarrodi – Solus (BBC commission: … Read more

The Dresden Festival Orchestra’s Beethoven shows all you need is the right players and a sympathetic conductor

GermanyGermany Beethoven: Dresden Festival Orchestra / Josep Caballé Domenech (conductor). 12.9.2020 performance from Löwensaal, Dresden, reviewed when streamed live on Dreamstage. (LV)

Josep Caballé Domenech (conductor)

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Insufficient joy and comfort from a socially distanced Last Night of the Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms Live – Last Night of the Proms: Golda Schultz (soprano), Nicola Benedetti (violin), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra / Dalia Stasevska (conductor). Broadcast live (directed for TV by Matthew Woodward) from the Royal Albert Hall, 12.9.2020. (JPr)

Golda Schultz (soprano), Dalia Stasevska (conductor) and the BBC SO
(c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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At short notice, Paavo Järvi leads the Philharmonia in a musically varied, finely played, Prom  

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms Live – Ravel, Shostakovich, Mozart: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano), Jason Evans (trumpet), Philharmonia Orchestra / Paavo Järvi (conductor). Broadcast Live on BBC iPlayer and BBC Radio 3 from the Royal Albert Hall, 9.9.2020. (RB)

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano) (c)BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Virtuosity and vivacity from Guy Johnston and Melvyn Tan at Hatfield House

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn: Guy Johnston (cello), Julian Bliss (clarinet), Melvyn Tan (piano), Marble Hall, Hatfield House, live stream, 11.9.2020. (CS)

Melvyn Tan (piano) and Guy Johnston (cello) perform in the Marble Hall at Hatfield House

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Throughout their BBC Prom, an unspoken musical bond between Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason remained palpable

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms Live – Beethoven, Barber, Bridge, and Rachmaninoff: Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello) and Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano). Pre-recorded on 6.9.2020 and later broadcast (directed for TV by Matthew Woodward) on BBC Four. (JPr)

Isata (piano) and Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello) (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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