BBC Symphony Orchestra

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Classical home listening: Stuart Skelton sings Lehár, Korngold and more
The Australian tenor takes centre stage on a fine disc of Austro-German late Romanticism. Plus, Inga Kalna’s solo debut

Fiona Maddocks

09, Jan, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Verklärte Nacht review – poetic journeys between dark and light
Edward Gardner finds sumptuous intensity in Schoenberg’s drama, alongside a lesser-known version by Fried and dramatic song pairings to frame an intriguing collection

Erica Jeal

07, Jan, 2021 @3:00 PM

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BBCSO/Oramo review – luminous and mesmerising
A programme that featured the world premiere of a chamber version of Magnus Lindberg’s Accused alongside music by Anna Clyne and Haydn saw the BBCSO and its chief conductor at their best.

Flora Willson

09, Nov, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Live music and audiences return to Barbican Centre in recast autumn season
London venue announces concerts for both live and digital viewers, while the LSO will close the year’s Beethoven celebrations with an ambitious piano concerto cycle

Imogen Tilden

08, Sep, 2020 @12:23 PM

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First night of the Proms review – Oramo conjures hope from Beethoven
Despite their reduced numbers, the BBC Symphony Orchestra brought intensity and lyricism to the judicious first-night choice of the Eroica

Rian Evans

30, Aug, 2020 @12:40 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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BBCSO/Gardner review – Viennese romanticism in assured hands
A programme of Schoenberg, Brahms and Fried afforded wonderful discoveries and some emotional twists and turns

Andrew Clements

16, Mar, 2020 @12:11 PM

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Total Immersion: Anders Hillborg review – deep dive into a demanding and fascinating body of work
The Swedish composer’s extraordinary music was performed with virtuosity and bravura energy in the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s day-long survey

Tim Ashley

24, Feb, 2020 @9:53 AM

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The week in classical: Igor Levit; BBC SO/ Saraste; OAE/ Norrington – review
Levit relished every twist and turn of Shostakovich’s marathon 24 Preludes and Fugues. Plus, a gripping start to Beethoven 250

Fiona Maddocks

01, Feb, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Requiem for Hieronymus Bosch review – Glanert's spectacular, scurrilous chronicle of sin
The painter is called out for his misdeeds in Detlev Glanert’s apocalyptic and sometimes awesome requiem, beautifully performed under Semyon Bychkov

Andrew Clements

08, Dec, 2019 @3:13 PM

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The week in classical: The Silver Lake/The Seraglio; Orpheus in the Underworld; Miss Julie – review
Humanity wins out in a compelling English Touring Opera season from which ENO’s misjudged Offenbach could learn much

Fiona Maddocks

12, Oct, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Miss Julie review – Sakari Oramo's revival brims with colour and verve
William Alwyn’s rich writing shines through in this vividly dramatic BBC Symphony concert staging of his final opera

Andrew Clements

04, Oct, 2019 @3:48 PM

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