Classical music

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Classical home listening: Isata Kanneh-Mason; Fretwork with Iestyn Davies; Mirga at the Proms
Kanneh-Mason’s second album is a delight; Davies and Fretwork excel in early baroque German music; and the pick of Proms week one

Fiona Maddocks

31, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Three Choirs festival review – poetic harmony resonates with the times
A new commission from Gabriel Jackson came across vividly in the cathedral acoustic, in august company alongside a rare revived piece by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Rian Evans

30, Jul, 2021 @9:34 AM

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Mahler & Ye: The Song of the Earth review – song-symphony returns to its golden age
Xiaogang Ye sets the Tang-era Chinese poems that ultimately inspired Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde to colourful new music

Andrew Clements

29, Jul, 2021 @5:30 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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Letter: Sir Graham Vick obituary
Oliver Soden writes: He had a vision that managed simultaneously to equal, illumine and respect the radiant and wayward imagination of Stockhausen and Tippett

Oliver Soden

25, Jul, 2021 @4:04 PM

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The Life and Death of Alexander Litvinenko review – a heartfelt if flawed new opera
Former banker Anthony Bolton duly invests and borrows for his opera based on Marina Litvinenko’s account of her husband’s murder

Fiona Maddocks

24, Jul, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Classical home listening: a fab piano four hands, Louise Farrenc and the Proms
Kirill Gerstein and Ferenc Rados play Mozart; and the French composer’s symphonies are a revelation

Fiona Maddocks

24, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Roderick Williams and Andrew West: Birdsong review | classical album of the week
Baritone Williams brings his characteristic attention to text and tone to pieces usually sung by young women, including works by Schumann and Brahms

Erica Jeal

22, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Mercury prize 2021: first-time nominees dominate shortlist
No 1 albums by Wolf Alice, Mogwai and Celeste are joined by leftfield artists such as Hannah Peel and Nubya Garcia in race for prestigious music award

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Jul, 2021 @10:16 AM

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BBC Proms to open in July with no social distancing
Attendees will need to provide proof of their vaccination or Covid status in order to enter the Royal Albert Hall

Laura Snapes

21, Jul, 2021 @2:19 PM

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Sir Graham Vick obituary
Innovative opera director determined to put on groundbreaking productions in unusual settings

Barry Millington

20, Jul, 2021 @2:05 PM

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Maestro, cue the camel: Graham Vick’s greatest opera productions
The opera director, who has died aged 67, had a vision of making the art form accessible to all. From Falstaff in a leisure centre to Stockhausen with real helicopters, here are his most ambitious, innovative stagings

Andrew Clements

19, Jul, 2021 @12:07 PM

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