Proms 2009

Proms 2009

George Crumb

This exquisite late-night BBC Prom was for George Crumb’s 80th-birthday, and was delivered with authority by members of the Nash Ensemble, three singers and (in

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Xenakis, Rachmaninov & Shostakovich

Twentieth-century works of wildly differing musical languages were here linked together by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and its Principal Guest Conductor, David Robertson, making for

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – 1

Dutch orchestras rarely perform Sibelius’s music; perhaps this is because their conductors’ predilection has been for the Finn’s symphonic antipode, Gustav Mahler. That said George

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Tonhalle Orchester Zürich

Tonhalle Orchester Zürich demonstrates all the qualities one expects of its homeland’s watches and countryside: accuracy, elegance, and beauty. There are some of Europe’s tallest

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Agon … Francesca da Rimini

This BBC Prom marked the culmination of performing all of Stravinsky’s ballet scores and Tchaikovsky’s complete works for piano and orchestra this season. David Robertson’s

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Staatskapelle Dresden

The Dresden State Orchestra has appointed Rebecca Saunders as its composer-in-residence from the 2009-10 season, a surprising move, maybe, given this ensemble’s association with tradition

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