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A Shropshire Lad: English Songs Orchestrated by Roderick Williams | classical album of the week
Baritone Williams has orchestrated this wide selection of songs by British and Irish composers and illuminates each one with moving personal touches

Andrew Clements

01, Dec, 2022 @3:49 PM

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Pavel Kolesnikov/Hallé/Mark Elder review – superb Sibelius and no-frills Rachmaninov
Kolesnikov met the challenges of Rachmaninov’s demanding Third Piano Concerto with ease, and the orchestra soared during Sibelius’s glorious Third Symphony

Andrew Clements

09, Oct, 2022 @12:36 PM

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The week in classical: The Dream of Gerontius, Bach’s Mass in B minor and Nathan Laube at the Proms
Jamie Barton and Allan Clayton lead a dream Gerontius in a week of choral epics at the Proms. Elsewhere, deep listening and silence…

Fiona Maddocks

03, Sep, 2022 @11:30 AM

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‘Nadine Dorries is terrible! That’s made my job easier’: Labour’s Lucy Powell on the Tories, culture war and BBC
As a teenager, the shadow culture secretary was always up for a party. Now she is expected to have a view on everything from the legacy of colonialism to the future of the licence fee. How is she handling the never-ending controversy?

Charlotte Higgins

29, Mar, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The week in classical: BBC Philharmonic/Wigglesworth; Sergei Babayan and Martha Argerich
Hope and humanity echo in Vaughan Williams’s anti-war symphonies, while Argerich and Babayan’s Prokofiev moves from breakneck to dreamlike

Stephen Pritchard

05, Mar, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Hallé/Elder review – Elder’s measured passion unleashes Mahler’s magic
Mahler’s huge Third Symphony marked a triumphant opening of the Hallé’s spring season

Hugh Morris

24, Jan, 2022 @12:35 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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Hallé/Berglund review – exhilaration and energy from an orchestra back in business
Young Norwegian Tabita Berglund delivered breakneck Beethoven as well as a Golijov tango and a poised Siegfried Idyll

Hugh Morris

18, Jun, 2021 @3:30 PM

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From Adès’ angel to Verdi’s fat knight: what to see as classical and opera venues reopen
Live music is back across the UK; we pick ten events to brighten the coming months

Andrew Clements

14, May, 2021 @3:42 PM

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The week in classical: world premieres by Anna Clyne, Huw Watkins and Mark-Anthony Turnage
The SCO premiered Clyne’s Overflow, the Hallé Watkins’s Symphony No 2; and Turnage’s Lament had its first airing on French radio

Fiona Maddocks

24, Apr, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Wonder breaks the silence: pop, rock and classical music for 2021
Cardi B pushes into Beyoncé’s turf and Sleaford Mods tot up the cost of Covid, while UK orchestras head back to the concert hall – our critics look ahead to big music moments

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

28, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 4 & 6 review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the month
Hallé/Elder
(Hallé)
Mark Elder and the Hallé bring a sympathetic, powerful character to Sibelius’s enigmatic symphonies

Andrew Clements

13, Feb, 2020 @3:00 PM

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