A truly unforgettable performance of Britten’s War Requiem at Musikfest Berlin

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [5] – Britten’s War Requiem, Op.66: Flurina Stucki (soprano), Matthew Newlin (tenor), Markus Brück (baritone), Chorus and Children’s Choir of the Deutsche Oper Berlin / Sir Donald Runnicles (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 10.9.2021. (CC)

Britten’s War Requiem at Berlin’s Philharmonie (c) Martina Hafner/B.Z.

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Wonderful BBC Prom with Elder conducting the Hallé who are in the midst of a golden age

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [25] – Chin, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano), Anna Lapwood (organ), Hallé / Sir Mark Elder (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 7.9.2021. (CC)

Anna Lapwood at the Royal Albert Hall’s Grand Organ (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Proms triumph for all concerned and the dawn of Domingo Hindoyan’s new era with the RLPO

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [23] – Mason, Dvořák, R. Strauss, Hindemith: Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Domingo Hindoyan (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 6.9.2021. (CC)

Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the RLPO (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Like the good old days: a symphony, an overture and a concerto from Bychkov, Gerstein and BBC SO

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [21] – Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn: Kirill Gerstein (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 3.9.2021. (CC)

Kirill Gerstein (piano) (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Jeneba Kanneh-Mason comes into her own playing Florence Price’s concerto with Chineke! at the Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [15] – Coleridge-Taylor, Fela Sowande, Florence Price: Jeneba Kanneh-Mason (piano), Chineke! Orchestra / Kalena Bovell (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 24.8.2021. (CC)

Kalena Bovell conducts the Chineke! Orchestra (c) Mark Allan

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Glyndebourne’s semi-staging of Wagner’s magnificent Tristan und Isolde worked beautifully

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2021 [2] – Wagner, Tristan und Isolde (semi-staged): Soloists, Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, East Sussex, 17.8.2021. (CC)

Simon O’Neill (Tristan) (c) Bill Cooper

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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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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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