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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Beethoven from Memory: a brilliant Prom from the Aurora Orchestra

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Richard Ayres, Beethoven: Aurora Orchestra / Nicholas Collon (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Four, 10.9.2020. (CS)

Nicholas Collon conducts the Aurora Orchestra at the 2020 BBC Proms
(c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Vladimir Jurowski leads a fine programme, full of connections, at Musikfest Berlin

GermanyGermany  Musikfest Berlin [6] – Bach, Berg, Webern, and Schnittke: Anne Schwanewilms (soprano), Erez Ofer, Nadine Contini (violins), Helen Collyer (piano and harpsichord), Children’s Choir of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden (director: Ralf Sochaczewsky), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 5.9.2020. (MB)

Vladimir Jurowski (c) Drew Kelley

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Musikfest Berlin: Klangforum Wien excel in new works by Saunders and Aperghis  

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [5] – Saunders and Aperghis: Joonas Ahonen (piano), Krassimir Sterev (accordion), Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Klangforum Wien / Emilio Pomàrico (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 4.9.2020. (MB)

Klangforum Wien © Monika Karczmarczyk/Berliner Festspiele

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An elegiac Prom from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Glasgow

United KingdomUnited Kingdom George Walker, Beethoven, Jay Capperauld, Richard Strauss: Stephen Hough (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Alpesh Chauhan (conductor), City Halls, Glasgow, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Four, 5.9.2020. (CS)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alpesh Chauhan with pianist Stephen Hough (c) Martin Shields

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