Proms 2021

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Great British delusions | Brief letters
Brief letters: The Proms | Pétanque | Tennis | Social care | Jeff Bezos

12, Sep, 2021 @3:42 PM

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‘Rewrite Rule, Britannia!’ What would you do with the Last Night of the Proms?
Its patriotic songs ignited a culture war last year. Is it time to rethink the Proms’ closing concert? A panel of leading musical figures suggest some alternative ways of approaching the contentious evening

12, Sep, 2021 @11:23 AM

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The Last Night of the Proms review – musically much to enjoy
Business was nearly back to usual for a high-spirited final Prom with lively soloists Stuart Skelton and accordionist Ksenija Sidorova; while it was the impact of Brexit rather than Covid that was a focus of protest

Tim Ashley

12, Sep, 2021 @11:15 AM

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Proms Festival Orchestra/ Wigglesworth review – jubilant one-off
A jubilant and light-on-its-feet performance of Mahler’s monumental 5th symphony made this Prom an emotionally charged occasion

Erica Jeal

09, Sep, 2021 @12:57 PM

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Pavel Kolesnikov, the pianist making ‘a palace of sound built by your own imagination’
The Russian star brings his take on Bach’s Goldberg Variations to the Proms, having recently torn the piece apart with choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. He explains his new, ‘tree-like’ twist

Erica Jeal

09, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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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


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 arts have had it tough, but critics need to take off the kid gloves
Mediocre productions have been rewarded with glowing reviews during the pandemic. It’s time to be a little less gentle

Vanessa Thorpe

05, Sep, 2021 @7:15 AM

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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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TV tonight: Robson Green and Tom Brittney return to investigate more village crimes
Grantchester’s sixth season opener sees Will and Geordie suspecting a poisoning at a holiday camp. Plus, Moses Sumney performs at the Proms. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Graeme Virtue, Phil Harrison and Paul Howlett

03, Sep, 2021 @5:20 AM

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