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James Judd and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra are going great guns, and recording for Naxos … and they’re at the Proms on August 18 playing music by Douglas Lilburn,...
Ingo Metzmacher discusses Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Symphony No.6, and Marc-André Dalbavie introduces his new Piano Concerto written for Leif Ove Andsnes… The coming week at the Proms includes a revival...
Having had success at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2003, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and Jonathan Nott have been invited back – for five concerts. It was time to visit...
Colin Matthews has added Pluto to Holst’s The Planets. He discusses this along with Vaughan Williams and Tippett, and there’s also Matthews’s ongoing orchestrations of Debussy’s Préludes, some now out...
Who is entitled to play Bach? The music director of a period-instrument orchestra reclaims baroque music for modern players… More than 250 years after Johann Sebastian Bach’s death, amid all...
The Russian tenor discusses the role of Calaf in Puccini’s Turandot and also Kirov Opera and its director Valery Gergiev… Seven operas in six days – that sounds about right...
A new CD, a new violin concerto – education, too, and a day at the Proms featuring the violin and young musicians, amateurs joining with professionals. Fraser Trainer tells more…...
Proms 2005 continues – Detlev Glanert has a beastly world premiere and Paul Groves sings his first Gerontius… Beasts and a journeying soul are included in this week’s Proms. Detlev...
Proms 2005 begins on 15 July – Paul McCreesh talks about Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen” and Michael Berkeley introduces his new Concerto for Orchestra; both have a word about Gilbert...
When I was a child, attempting to grow up in Los Angeles, summers were mostly occupied with two things: baseball and the Hollywood Bowl. There were two teams in the...
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