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The Last Night of the Proms review – musically much to enjoy

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The Last Night of this year’s Proms marked a return to something akin to its usual form: the high spirits, the patriotism and jingoism, the flags, balloons and bunting. Yet this was also a Last Night in which the pand...

Proms Festival Orchestra/ Wigglesworth review – jubilant one-off

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‘There won’t be a dry eye anywhere, certainly not on stage,” said one of the musicians before this, the first – and probably the last – performance by the Proms Festival Orchestra. UK musicians have had a relentlessly...

Proms: BBCSSO/Volkov review – Brisk and beautiful Beethoven but Lewis premiere is hard to like

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The first half of Ilan Volkov’s Prom with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra was given over to the world premiere of Minds in Flux, a substantial piece for orchestra and live electronics by George Lewis, the American...

Manchester Collective/Mahan Esfahani review – high energy Proms debut

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In a normal year, the Manchester Collective would probably have found themselves making their Proms debut in one of the late-night slots, where the more quirky programmes are too often tucked away. But here they were ...

Classical home listening: Isata Kanneh-Mason; Fretwork with Iestyn Davies; Mirga at the Proms

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With its brilliant fugue finale, Samuel Barber’s heavyweight yet economical Piano Sonata in E flat, Aan 26 provides a strong backbone to Summertime (Decca), Isata Kanneh-Mason’s second solo album. This beguiling recit...

First Night of the Proms review: a delightful shared experience with some surprises

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The first Prom to welcome an audience back into the Royal Albert Hall began with a work of low-key celebration, Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music. As its last chord died away, something else took its place: a colle...

Simon Rattle: I always avoided ‘jingoistic’ Last Night of the Proms

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Simon Rattle has said he avoided conducting at the Last Night of the Proms throughout his career because of his discomfort at its “jingoistic elements”. In an interview with Radio Times, the conductor – who announced ...

BBC Proms to open in July with no social distancing

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The BBC Proms will open at full capacity and without social distancing this summer, but attendees will be required to provide proof of their vaccination or Covid status in order to enter the Royal Albert Hall. Anyone ...