BBC Symphony Orchestra

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Total Immersion: Frank Zappa review – a suitably eclectic day-long tribute
From a film Q&A punctuated by musicians in the audience to barnstorming performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall students, this was a stunning celebration of his orchestral works

John Lewis

20, Mar, 2022 @1:24 PM

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BBCSO/Brabbins: Scott of the Antarctic review – astonishing orchestration is superbly played
Vaughan Williams’s score performed as a live accompaniment to a beautifully restored print of the 1948 movie is incredibly powerful and at times extraordinarily moving

Tim Ashley

13, Mar, 2022 @3:11 PM

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BBC 100: Celebrating the BBC Orchestras review – party weekend has some fizz but ultimately feels flat
Seven concerts around the UK – one from each of the BBC’s performing groups – included some glorious moments, but the motley collection of works failed to create a celebratory or memorable whole

Andrew Clements

14, Feb, 2022 @2:41 PM

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BBCSO: Music for the End of Time review – compelling and vital music from Europe’s darkest days
A day of concerts featuring music written in imprisonment during the Holocaust was a powerful testament moving from rage to irony

Tim Ashley

24, Jan, 2022 @1:40 PM

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Up for Grabs review – Turnage’s deliriously unbuttoned score celebrates thrilling football history
Mark-Anthony Turnage has channelled his passion for the beautiful game into an electrifying musical tribute to accompany highlights from Arsenal’s 1989 title win over Liverpool

Andrew Clements

07, Nov, 2021 @2:04 PM

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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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