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Alexander Vedernikov makes his Proms debut on the podium
4 days ago | |
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The Makropulos Affair is the last of Janácek's trilogy of operas exploring different aspects of womanhood
7 days ago | |
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Spectralism was the label give to French composers who reacted to Serialism with natural acoustic sound, and Gerard Grisey was their leader. It has taken 40 years for his key work Dérives to get its British premiere
7 days ago | |
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Daniel Barenboim and his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra would have comfortably filled the hall on their own, while Martha Argerich could have filled it three times over
11 days ago | |
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Two concerts in which contemporary music proved the highlight
13 days ago | |
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'One seldom sees an audience erupt with such spontaneous delight'
21 days ago | |
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Those of us who heard the young Welsh soprano Natalya Romaniw sing Tatyana in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at Garsington last month were hit by a musical coup de foudre: where had this wonderful singer been hiding, and what else could she do? The answer to the second question has come with her performance as Lisa in the same composer's The Queen of Spades at Opera Holland Park. This is a darker and more psychologically complex role, but she brings to it the same exquisite artistry, and the same luminosity of tone: catch her there before she goes – as she surely soon will - into international orbit.
26 days ago | |
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Prom 18: Connolly/Tiffin Boys' Choir/LSO/Haitink and Prom 20: Monteverdi/NYCS/ORR/Gardiner
28 days ago | |
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This year's Proms opened with a rousing rendition of the Marseillaise from the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sakari Oramo: the day after the Nice atrocity, no gesture could have better underlined solidarity with our traumatised concitoyens. From that it was a graceful segue into Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet overture, with strings and woodwind in coruscating form. Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky cantata gave the combined choruses of the BBCSO and BBCNOW their head, with a refined intervention from Olga Borodina in the 'Field of the Dead' section; this Russian mezzo's artistry allowed her to weave exquisite arabesques around the choral theme.
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