BBC Symphony Orchestra

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Play on, maestros … our pick of the BBC Proms 2021
The season may be slightly shorter than usual, but this year’s Proms will still include many tantalising pairings, several premieres and a fond farewell

Martin Kettle, Erica Jeal, Andrew Clements and Tim Ashley

27, Jul, 2021 @11:30 AM

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BBCSO/Chauhan review – Timothy Ridout soars in Beamish’s Gaelic lament
Sally Beamish’s Third Viola Concerto was the centrepiece of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s virtual trip to Scotland

Fiona Maddocks

01, May, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Sidney Denbin obituary
Other lives: Cellist who travelled the world with orchestras and was a fixture at the Proms

Oli de Botton

27, Apr, 2021 @4:43 PM

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BBCSO/Chauhan review – mercurial and devil-may-care visions of Scotland
Alpesh Chauhan balanced energy with elegance in Mendelssohn’s ‘Scottish’ Symphony and found exuberance and emotion in works by Maxwell Davies and Beamish

Tim Ashley

26, Apr, 2021 @1:23 PM

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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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