Proms

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Proms 2022: Fiona Maddocks’s pick of this year’s festival
The Berlin Phil, Tredegar Band and at least two great viola players are among the highlights of the first full Proms season since 2019, announced last week

Fiona Maddocks

30, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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A progressive Proms? I don’t believe it! | Brief letters
Brief letters: Aversion to change | New bank holidays | Wordle tactics | Size doesn’t matter

Letters

29, Apr, 2022 @3:22 PM

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Proms 2022: back to normal, but why settle for ‘normal’?
The return of international orchestras and an increased focus on concerts outside London are welcome facets, but adventurous and ambitious programming feels in short supply. And, below, our pick of this year’s concerts

Andrew Clements

26, Apr, 2022 @5:01 AM

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Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra to perform at 2022 BBC Proms
Ensemble that includes refugees and Ukrainian members of European orchestras to play in opening week

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

26, Apr, 2022 @5:01 AM

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John Mitchinson obituary
Tenor who sang Wagner’s Tristan under Reginald Goodall, Beethoven and Mahler at the Proms, and many rarer works

Barry Millington

23, Jan, 2022 @4:39 PM

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Hallé/Elder/Grosvenor/Lapwood review – bold brass and formidable organ
The Hallé under Mark Elder was a charismatic match for Anna Lapwood’s viscera-quaking instrument, while Benjamin Grosvenor’s Beethoven was gracious and muscular

Flora Willson

08, Sep, 2021 @5:28 PM

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Classical music snobbery strikes the wrong chord | Letters
Letters: Readers tune in to give their opinion on what can be considered ‘real’ music

Letters

05, Sep, 2021 @3:54 PM

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Sinfonia of London/Wilson/ Chiejina review – a remarkable debut for Vertigo orchestra
The first live concert for the Sinfonia, which once recorded the Hitchcock soundtrack, was exceptional, featuring the exquisite voice of Francesca Chiejina

Tim Ashley

05, Sep, 2021 @2:57 PM

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The week in classical: Mahler Chamber Orchestra/Benjamin; Tosca – review
The only international orchestra at this year’s Proms dazzle in a world premiere dedicated to them. And Puccini and chips with English National Opera

Fiona Maddocks

04, Sep, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Classical home listening: Schubert Symphonies 4 & 5; Zacara da Teramo
René Jacobs and the B’Rock Orchestra fizz in youthful Schubert. Plus, the complete works of a Renaissance eccentric

Fiona Maddocks

04, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Singing the praises of classical music | Letters
Letters: Colin Bradbury calls for classical music to be given pride of place in newspaper coverage, while Richard Lee would like to see the Proms showcase the full range of musical talent

Letters

31, Aug, 2021 @4:29 PM

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Mahler CO/Benjamin/Aimard review – intricate textures and the sparkle of cut glass
George Benjamin conducted the belated premiere of his Concerto for Orchestra, part of a programme that also celebrated his friendship with the late Oliver Knussen

Andrew Clements

31, Aug, 2021 @12:07 PM

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