BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

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BBC Young Musician 2020 final review – a golden year
Fang Zhang triumphed with an exhilarating marimba rhapsody in an evening of dazzling performances by three teen virtuosos

Fiona Maddocks

08, May, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Percussionist Fang Zhang wins BBC Young Musician 2020
The 17-year-old Chinese-born musician triumphed at final delayed a year by pandemic

Imogen Tilden and agencies

03, May, 2021 @10:50 AM

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House music: Flora Willson's watching and listening highlights
This week, our critic takes a musical journey to the US east coast, breathes the Swiss mountain air with Schubert’s Trout Quintet from the Gstaad digital festival and catches a glimpse of pianist Stephen Hough as Napoleon

Flora Willson

03, Aug, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Classical music: let the Berlin Phil come to you
With concert halls and opera houses closed, we sample the stay-at-home alternatives from Budapest to Dar es Salaam

Nicholas Kenyon

21, Mar, 2020 @12:00 PM

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British Tone Poems Volume 2 review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Rumon Gamba’s second collection of music written in the early 20th century contains young Dorothy Howell’s striking Lamia

Andrew Clements

26, Sep, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Prom 14: BBC Phil/Wellber review – creative approach makes for a magnificent Creation
Conducted from the keyboard, Omer Meir Wellber’s Haydn might have been idiosyncratic, but at its best this Proms performance was magical

Tim Ashley

30, Jul, 2019 @11:39 AM

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BBC Philharmonic/Wellber review – exceptional beauty, ferocious power
New conductor Omer Meir Wellber matched the exuberant grace of Mozart with the spine-tingling drama of Wagner

Tim Ashley

07, Oct, 2018 @12:37 PM

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Roussel: Évocations; Pour Une Fête de Printemps; Suite in F review – French rarities served with refinement
Influenced by Debussy and the first world war, Albert Roussel’s work deserves a wider audience

Andrew Clements

17, May, 2018 @2:00 PM

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BBC Philharmonic/Schuldt review – Simpson's Cello Concerto is compelling and totally original
The premiere of Mark Simpson’s concerto – with soloist Leonard Elschenbroich – confirmed him as one of the UK’s most exciting young talents

Andrew Clements

23, Apr, 2018 @11:40 AM

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BBC Philharmonic / Morlot review – striking orchestral ideas in new Sierra symphony
Ludovic Morlot led a debut of Arlene Sierra’s Nature Symphony, which nods to everything from bees to the dark landscapes of Georgia O’Keeffe

Andrew Clements

26, Nov, 2017 @2:03 PM

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Radio 3 Open Ear and Xiaogang Ye: this week’s best classical concerts in the UK
The station’s latest invitational offers a selection of boundary-crossing works, while China’s leading living composer is the focus of the RSNO’s season opener

Andrew Clements

29, Sep, 2017 @10:30 AM

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The Greatest Happiness Principle: this week’s best UK classical concerts
David Sawer’s athletic orchestral piece is reprised thanks to the PRS’s Resonate scheme. Plus: Thomas Adès conducts the National Youth Orchestra

Andrew Clements

28, Jul, 2017 @10:30 AM

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