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Prom 50: Angels and Demons as Vedernikov leads a gripping Prokofiev Third

Prom 50: BBCSO/Vedernikov *** Royal Albert Hall, 23rd August 2016 A belated touch of demonic fire was a welcome ingredient to last night’s Prom. Prokofiev’s Third Symphony, based on themes from his opera The Fiery Angel, received a reading which, … Continue reading

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A haunting, poignant Proms opener from the BBCSO and Sakari Oramo

Prom 1: Sol Gabetta; BBCSO/Sakari Oramo **** Royal Albert Hall, 15th July 2016 At the Last Night of the Proms, a colourful sea of flags billow in the Arena of the Royal Albert Hall. For the First Night of the … Continue reading

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Prom 76: Alsop and Kaufmann lead the Last Night revelries

Last Night of the Proms; BBCSO/Alsop Royal Albert Hall, 12th September 2015 And so it ends. Eight weeks have sped past, there’s an autumnal chill in the air (though to be fair, it was there for much of August… and … Continue reading

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Prom 58 “The silence speaks”: A gripping Kullervo

Sibelius: BBCSO/Oramo **** Royal Albert Hall, 29th August 2015 After a lacklustre trio of concerts traversing the seven symphonies, Sibelius’ 150th anniversary celebrations at the Proms peaked with a gripping encounter with Kullervo, his early, category-defying epic based on the … Continue reading

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Prom 43: Saturation point as Vänskä draws Sibelius cycle to a close

Sibelius: BBCSO/Vänskä *** Royal Albert Hall, 17th August 2015 For the third and final leg of the Proms Sibelius symphony marathon, the baton was passed to Osmo Vänskä, with a change of orchestra from the BBC Scottish to the BBC … Continue reading

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