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LSO/Rattle review – final season opens with British programme that sparkles
Elgar’s second symphony, sharp and startling and with its slow movement dedicated to a recently departed monarch, was paired with Frank Bridge and new music by Daniel Kidane for a vivid opening concert

Andrew Clements

12, Sep, 2022 @1:25 PM

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Heiner Goebbels: A House of Call review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Beckett, Rumi and first-world-war prisoners are referenced in Heiner Goebbels’ diverse score that incorporates chanting, jazz-rock, rhythmic dislocations and delicate solos

Andrew Clements

08, Sep, 2022 @2:04 PM

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Prom 66: BBCSO/Canellakis review – Jolas puts her tongue in her cheek
Betsy Jolas’s bTunes is a witty ode to our attention-sapping times, while Karina Canellakis commanded Mahler’s First Symphony with an expressive and sharply etched performance

Andrew Clements

06, Sep, 2022 @11:59 AM

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Berg: Violin Concerto; Three Orchestral Pieces review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Conductor Andrew Davis and warm-toned soloist James Ehnes vividly connect Berg’s early music to his later scores and the composers who were his models

Andrew Clements

01, Sep, 2022 @3:12 PM

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Prom 59: The Dream of Gerontius review – outstanding Clayton helps create a season highlight
Edward Gardner conducted the London Philharmonic and the combined choirs of the LPO and Hallé to give a perfectly judged performance of Elgar’s great choral work

Andrew Clements

01, Sep, 2022 @12:49 PM

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Prom 52: Finnish Radio SO/Collon review – The Lark Ascending as elegy rather than rural idyll
The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and violinist Pekka Kuusisto were efficient but ultimately underwhelming

Andrew Clements

28, Aug, 2022 @10:53 AM

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Prom 48: Australian World Orchestra/Zubin Mehta review – a remarkable and rare return
The conductor was back at the Proms for the first time sine 2011 with a rather special orchestra

Andrew Clements

24, Aug, 2022 @10:10 AM

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From Clairo to Sugababes, and a bunch of Yeah Yeah Yeahs: autumn 2022’s essential music
Kid Cudi promises next-level treats, Lindsey Buckingham does trap, Benghazi synthpop hits the road, and the CBSO celebrates evolution with a Brett Dean premiere – here is the unmissable music of the next few months

Alexis Petridis, Ammar Kalia and Andrew Clements

22, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Kurtág: Kafka-Fragmente review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
The soprano and violinist create an hour-long work with emotional depth that is among the best of Kurtág’s recordings

Andrew Clements

18, Aug, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Rolf Hind/Juliet Fraser/Quatuor Bozzini review – potency and sadness
A fascinating amalgam of old and new at these famed summer concerts, including a collaboration inspired by Schoenberg’s wife

Andrew Clements

18, Aug, 2022 @11:51 AM

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Prom 38: Philharmonia/Santtu-Matias Rouvali review – raucous but undemanding
Rouvali’s Proms debut as principal conductor of the Philharmonia could have been more challenging; while violinist Jennifer Koh was understated on Missy Mazzoli’s Procession

Andrew Clements

16, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Prom 34: BBCPhil/Ollikainen review – Thorvaldsdottir’s study in sonority is impressive and engaging
The Icelandic composer’s distinctive voice was paired with Sibelius full of bold gestures and striking colours, but cellist Kian Soltani’s Elgar felt a little too genteel

Andrew Clements

12, Aug, 2022 @1:38 PM

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