Conducting

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Stephen Wilkinson obituary
Charismatic conductor able to draw exceptional performances from his devoted choirs, including the BBC Northern Singers

Barry Millington

16, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘Finally!’ Bayreuth festival gets a female conductor for first time
Oksana Lyniv conducts Wagner’s opera Flying Dutchman in front of audience including Angela Merkel

Kate Connolly in Berlin

26, Jul, 2021 @3:08 PM

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Charles Hazlewood: 'I’ve had the most tormented, feverish relationship with Beethoven'
The conductor on his deep connection with the composer, his love of krautrock, and why the music industry is in the dark ages when it comes to disability

Fiona Maddocks

07, Feb, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Simon Rattle to leave London Symphony Orchestra in 2023
Conductor will take up a new role with Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra for ‘personal reasons’

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

11, Jan, 2021 @3:25 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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Mahler, Michaela Coel and me: the conductor who spurned Covid to scoop a £30,000 prize
He was conducting a ballet in Düsseldorf when lockdown struck. But rising star Finnegan Downie Dear still made it his year, blazing to victory in the Mahler Conducting Competition - and creating a groundbreaking opera

Charlotte Higgins

12, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Prom 60: Vienna Phil/Ax/Haitink review – a beautiful, masterful farewell
Bernard Haitink chose Beethoven and Bruckner for his final UK concert. His flowing and authoritative interpretation of the latter’s 7th symphony foregrounded the music’s beauty but not at the expense of structure

Erica Jeal

04, Sep, 2019 @10:42 AM

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Conductor James Levine settles lawsuit over sexual misconduct allegations
The former musical director of New York’s Metropolitan Opera had sued the company for defamation and breach of contract

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

07, Aug, 2019 @10:58 AM

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Violinist Pekka Kuusisto: folk, forests and the Moomins
The Proms favourite has worked with Greenpeace and scientists and wants to change the way we think, and listen. He explains why he is now bringing Finnish rune singing to the festival

Erica Jeal

31, Jul, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Edward Gardner appointed LPO principal conductor
Gardner will take over from Vladimir Jurowski at the London Philharmonic Orchestra from 2021-22 season

Imogen Tilden

26, Jul, 2019 @11:08 AM

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Orchestra of the RAM and the Juilliard School/Gardner review – order and beauty out of chaos
Edward Gardner’s electrifying Prom exploring music and space deals with the human experience of the unknown

Tim Ashley

24, Jul, 2019 @8:55 AM

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First night of the Proms review – the moon, and female stars
Zosha Di Castri’s evocative tribute to the Apollo moon landing led an opening night that, under the baton of Karina Canellakis, felt subtly like an upward leap

Erica Jeal

21, Jul, 2019 @10:22 AM

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