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Post the Proms...

And we did post them. Once again, and for the umpteenth year, Classical Source was able to be comprehensive with its coverage of the BBC Proms – many thanks to the reviewers and to the editor for their heroic efforts.

But no peace for them, for no sooner has the Last Night of the Proms finished than various new seasons begin; indeed while the Last Night was happening Wigmore Hall was starting its 2017-18 programme – a Robin Tritschler recital (replacing one by Gerald Finley). Tomorrow the Royal Opera unveils its new La bohčme and Thursday sees the first LSO concert with Simon Rattle now that he’s installed as Music Director; concurrently the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and its new conductor, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, get going with Sibelius. Come the Nineteenth, the New York Philharmonic starts up, Music Director designate Jaap van Zweden leading Mahler.

But that’s just the tip of the Classical Source iceberg!

Chris Caspell
Managing Director
The Classical Source
Sunday 10 September 2017


BBC Proms 2017

about this prom Last Night of the Proms 2017 conducted by Sakari Oramo
about this prom Prom 74: Vienna Philharmonic – Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Brahms & Beethoven – Emanuel Ax plays Mozart K449
about this prom Prom 73: András Schiff plays Book One of J. S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier
about this prom Prom 72: Vienna Philharmonic – Daniel Harding conducts Mahler 6
about this prom Proms at ... The Tanks at Tate Modern

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Latest Concert & Opera Reviews

about this concert Senza sangue & Bluebeard’s Castle at Hackney Empire, conducted by Peter Eötvös
about this concert 106 All-Stars: Opening Concert of the New York Philharmonic’s 2017-18 season – Jaap van Zweden conducts Mahler 5
about this concert Classical Opera/The Mozartists at Wigmore Hall
about this concert This is Rattle: Thomas Adčs curates
about this concert This is Rattle – Simon Rattle conducts the LSO in Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust

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Latest CD & DVD Reviews

about this cd/dvd Steve Elcock Orchestral Music, Volume One [Royal Liverpool Philharmonic/Paul Mann; Toccata Classics]
about this cd/dvd 1943 – Works for Flute and Piano – Jocelyn Aubrun & Aline Piboule [Artalinna]
about this cd/dvd Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera – Plácido Domingo, Piero Cappuccilli, Katia Ricciarelli, Reri Grist, Elizabeth Bainbridge; directed by Otto Schenk; conducted by Claudio Abbado [Opus Arte DVD]
about this cd/dvd That Man Stephen Ward [Resonus Classics]
about this cd/dvd Dinara Klinton plays Chopin [Fryderyk Chopin Institute]

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Latest Features

about this feature Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2017-18: Bellini’s Norma – David McVicar’s production, with Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato, Joseph Calleja; conducted by Carlo Rizzi [Showing on October 7]
about this feature Overture and Beginners Please [book review]
about this feature Divas: Mathilde Marchesi and Her Pupils [book review]
about this feature Feature Review: Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts 2017
about this feature Barbara Cook (1927-2017) – An Appreciation

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