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Proms done and dusted

So it’s over for another year, and to Classical Source’s editor Colin, the staff and the numerous reviewers as well as members of the BBC Proms office who helped to make our coverage of the 2016 season so pleasing, I thank you.

With 75 Proms in the Royal Albert Hall plus others in Cadogan Hall and around the capital as well as the live-music Composers in Conversation events, this has indeed been a spectacular eight weeks of music-making.

We at Classical Source are proud to have covered every single concert (as we have for more than ten years) – 94 reviews this time – and I hope that we have given readers a flavour of what it has been like to sit in the Royal Albert Hall night after night.

While the 2016 Proms season may be ‘done and dusted’ our job is far from over. There are plenty of concerts and recordings to bring to your attention as we run up to Christmas. And if, like me, you are feeling a bit forlorn that Proms 2016 is over, you can start counting the days until Friday 14 July when the next season begins. We’ll be there – and I hope that you will be too.

Chris Caspell
Managing Director
The Classical Source
11 September 2016


BBC Proms 2016

about this prom Prom 75: Sakari Oramo conducts The Last Night of the Proms with Juan Diego Flórez
about this prom Prom 74: Marin Alsop conducts Verdi’s Requiem
about this prom Prom 73: Academy of Ancient Music/Richard Egarr – Handel’s Coronation Anthems, Muffat, and Bach's Air & Purcell's Dido's Lament arranged by Stokowski
about this prom Prom 72: Staatskapelle Dresden/Christian Thielemann (2) – Max Reger’s Mozart Variations & Richard Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel – Nikolaj Znaider plays Beethoven
about this prom Prom 71: Staatskapelle Dresden/Christian Thielemann (1) – Bruckner 3 – Daniil Trifonov plays Mozart K467

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Latest Concert & Opera Reviews

about this concert Philharmonia Orchestra – Opening Concert of the 2016-17 Season – Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Stravinsky Myths & Rituals (4: Myths) – Orpheus, Apollon musagète, Perséphone
about this concert LSO – Daniel Harding conducts Jack Sheen’s Lung and, with Christiane Karg, Mahler 4 – Nikolaj Znaider plays Sibelius
about this concert Endellion String Quartet at Wigmore Hall – Haydn 77/2, Bartók 3, Beethoven Razumovsky 1
about this concert London Philharmonic Orchestra – Opening Concert of the 2016-17 Season – Vladimir Jurowski conducts Debussy’s Faune & Bartók’s Mandarin – Nicola Benedetti plays Szymanowski
about this concert Guildhall School at Barbican Centre – Iain Ballamy, Academic Festival Overture & Belshazzar’s Feast

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Latest CD & DVD Reviews

about this cd/dvd Nikolaus Harnoncourt: The Last Recording – Beethoven’s Missa solemnis [Concentus Musicus Wien & Arnold Schoenberg Choir; Sony Classical]
about this cd/dvd Philharmonia Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen – Bartók – Miraculous Mandarin & Dance Suite ... Yefim Bronfman, Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay & Mark van de Wiel play Contrasts [Signum]
about this cd/dvd London Philharmonic Orchestra/Vladimir Jurowski – Stravinsky’s Petrushka & Orpheus [LPO own label]
about this cd/dvd Wigmore Hall Live – Michael Tippett’s Five String Quartets/Heath Quartet
about this cd/dvd Haydn Symphonies 78, 79, 80, 81 – Accademia Bizantina/Ottavio Dantone [Decca]

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Latest Features

about this feature Max – A Celebration
about this feature Feature Review – English Haydn Festival 2016
about this feature An Aldeburgh Aviary – Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays Olivier Messiaen’s complete Catalogue d'Oiseaux [Aldeburgh Festival 2016 and live on BBC Radio 3, June 19]
about this feature The Fifth International Bamberg Mahler Competition
about this feature Make American Music Great again!

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