Proms

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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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The week in classical: Chineke! Orchestra; Alcina – review
A once-lost work by Florence Price soars in the hands of Jeneba Kanneh-Mason. And minimalist Handel with thrills to spare

Fiona Maddocks

28, Aug, 2021 @11:30 AM

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The Guardian view on the Proms: British artists to the rescue | Editorial
Editorial: This year’s concerts have been a triumph for UK orchestras. And no jingoism necessary

Editorial

27, Aug, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Hugh Wood obituary
Composer of orchestral, chamber and vocal works that were intensely felt and finely crafted

Leo Black

26, Aug, 2021 @3:03 PM

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Chineke!/Bovell review – young orchestra continue to make strong case for neglected repertoire
In a programme featuring Proms debuts for three of its four works, Jeneba Kanneh-Mason gave a poised performance of Florence Price’s Piano Concerto, but Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Hiawatha overture lacked impact

Andrew Clements

25, Aug, 2021 @1:27 PM

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The week in classical: LSO/Rattle; Ólafsson, Philharmonia/Järvi; Waterperry opera festival
Simon Rattle’s young East London Academy players finally take to the stage, while Víkingur Ólafsson makes his Proms debut

Fiona Maddocks

21, Aug, 2021 @11:30 AM

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