BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

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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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Gurrelieder review – Elder matches beauty with intensity in Schoenberg's immense drama
This outstanding collaboration between Manchester’s Hallé and the BBC Philharmonic was made all the more affecting by the recent UK terror attacks

Tim Ashley

05, Jun, 2017 @1:25 PM

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Andrew Clements' top 10 classical CDs of 2016
From the San Francisco SO taking Debussy to new heights to the BBC Philharmonic revitalising Aaron Copland, there were some towering performances laid down for posterity this year

Andrew Clements

20, Dec, 2016 @4:29 PM

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