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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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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Norma Fisher recalls ‘My Life and Music’ at St Mary’s Perivale

Something a little different today – Sunday 6 September 2020 – at St Mary’s Perivale: not a recital but a distinguished recitalist talking about her life in music. I don’t often talk about myself and I’m not very good at it says Norma Fisher, opening her talk. That is not modesty on her part. Most … Read more

Ryan Bancroft and BBC NOW premiere Gavin Higgins’s Rough Voices

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms Live – Martinů, Adams, Higgins, Barber, Copland: Natalya Romaniw (soprano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Ryan Bancroft (conductor), Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC iPlayer, 8.9.2020. (RP)

Ryan Bancroft (conductor) with the BBC NOW © Jake Bufton

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