Marin Alsop

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The Royal Albert Hall at 150: 'It's the Holy Grail for musicians'
It’s hosted opera greats, suffragette rallies, Hitchcock films, sports events, sci-fi conventions – and, of course, the Proms and countless rock gigs. Artists from Led Zeppelin to Abba recall their moments on the hallowed stage

Interviews by Michael Segalov

29, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Clyne: Dance; Elgar Cello Concerto review – calm, motoric energy and gorgeous fusions
Anna Clyne’s impressive new work is a cello concerto inspired by Persian poetry and outshining the familiar Elgar work in Inbal Segev’s performance

Andrew Clements

18, Jun, 2020 @2:00 PM

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LPO/Alsop review – SoundState festival opens with Homer and a glass harmonica
Erkki-Sven Tüür’s climate change protest and Andriessen’s Homeric musical story were the highlights of a varied and challenging opening night for the new music festival

Andrew Clements

17, Jan, 2019 @1:13 PM

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'He was high-brow, low-brow, every-brow!' – the genius of Leonard Bernstein
Composer, conductor, inspiration, FBI suspect … Leonard Bernstein was born 100 years ago this August, and this summer’s Proms will celebrate his work. Musicians, critics and his own family remember an astounding talent

Interviews by Imogen Tilden, Fiona Maddocks

12, Jul, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Bernstein's Mass review – meticulous take on a fascinating failure
Marin Alsop commands an army of performers including the National Youth Orchestra and a marching band as they tackle Bernstein’s uneven period piece

Martin Kettle

08, Apr, 2018 @3:01 PM

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Marin Alsop appointed first female artistic director of top Vienna orchestra
Exclusive: American conductor welcomes new role at ORF but hopes being ‘the first woman’ will soon no longer be news

Kate Connolly

29, Jan, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Bernstein at 100 review – Alsop and the LSO honour an irresistible force whose genius still blazes bright
Marin Alsop and the London Symphony begin a centenary tribute to the great composer, conductor and educator with an eloquent examination of his questioning symphonies

Andrew Clements

09, Nov, 2017 @4:08 PM

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Britten-Pears Orchestra/Alsop review – vivid Britten and Bartók
Marin Alsop inspired individuality and panache, and led a zinging European premiere of a special John Adams work

Rian Evans

16, Apr, 2017 @2:11 PM

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'This is not a woman's issue' – closing the gender gap in classical music
In 2013’s Last Night of the Proms, Marin Alsop hailed progress towards inclusivity in classical music. But that progress is painfully slow, as some shocking statistics reveal. This is an issue that we all need to keep talking about

Imogen Tilden

06, Feb, 2017 @5:02 PM

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BBC Total Immersion Day: Philip Glass at 80 review – variety, sheer difficulty and lots of arpeggios
Marin Alsop, the BBC Singers and others wished Glass a happy 80th with a career-spanning programme of his best and most challenging work

Flora Willson

30, Jan, 2017 @3:52 PM

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Barenboim, Bernstein and the Berlin Phil: Southbank Centre launches 2017-18 season
The season will see the Queen Elizabeth Hall reopen and visits from Barenboim’s West-East Divan Orchestra and Rattle’s Berlin Philharmonic, while artistic director Jude Kelly spoke of the need for people to ‘bump into’ classical music

Imogen Tilden

26, Jan, 2017 @5:36 PM

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How Iris Lemare carried the baton for women in music | Letters
Letters: Iris Lemare was, in 1937, the first female conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Letters

07, Sep, 2016 @6:47 PM

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