Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

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CBSO/Gražinytė-Tyla review – Adès’ ghostly Buñuel showpiece sees the light
A centenary celebration – coming to the Proms tonight – included an Ades premiere and, 75 years after its composition, Ruth Gipps’s second symphony

Andrew Clements

05, Aug, 2021 @2:48 PM

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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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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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The future of the arts: ‘The classical music world has been transfigured’
Our critic mainlines Tudor polyphony and talks to performers, conductors and composers longing for the return of communal music-making

Fiona Maddocks

21, Jun, 2020 @11:00 AM

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CBSO/Gražinytė-Tyla review – Unsuk Chin's showpiece Spira is full of flair
Two new works (Unsuk Chin and Taylor-West) had fluency and flair, and two Beethoven symphonies were both light and lucid under Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

Andrew Clements

31, Jan, 2020 @2:41 PM

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CBSO/Gražinytė-Tyla review – massed forces rise to a monumental Mahler
Mid-way through a Mahler symphony cycle, the conductor brought tremendous energy to his Eighth, with the female soloists, particularly, glorious

Andrew Clements

20, Jan, 2020 @2:15 PM

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Post-Brexit Britten? The CBSO's guide to touring by Stephen Maddock
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has just returned from touring an all-British programme in Germany - possibly its last tour as a member of the EU. From new repertoire to cold beer, its chief executive offers his 10 post-Brexit touring tips

Stephen Maddock

21, Oct, 2019 @11:35 AM

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CBSO/Gražinytė-Tyla review – excitement and grandeur for epic Mahler
Although occasionally the focus became blurred, the CBSO were superb and vocally this was an immaculate performance

Andrew Clements

18, Jun, 2019 @3:34 PM

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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla: ‘British orchestras don’t have an easy life’
The CBSO’s live-wire music director on her new work-life balance, the inexorable rise of female conductors – and the impact of yet more funding cuts

Fiona Maddocks

23, Mar, 2019 @3:00 PM

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CBSO/Gražinytė-Tyla review – ambitious tone poems and kinetic art
This refined outing of painter/composer Čiurlionis came complete with Norman Perryman’s live paintings

Andrew Clements

17, Feb, 2019 @12:20 PM

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CBSO/Gražinytė-Tyla/Kremer review – keening emotions and vivid humanity
A weekend dedicated to the composer Mieczysław Weinberg featured the first British performance of his anguished 21st Symphony, dedicated to victims of the Warsaw ghetto

Andrew Clements

25, Nov, 2018 @12:14 PM

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CBSO/Gražinytė-Tyla review – well-intentioned grandiloquence, and little else
Banally literal and blandly unmemorable, the choral and orchestral writing fails this bespoke celebration of Poland’s centenary of independence

Andrew Clements

22, Nov, 2018 @5:00 PM

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