BBC Proms 2021 – Sinfonia of London – John Wilson conducts Johann Strauss II & Ravel, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Symphony – Francesca Chiejina performs Alban Berg’s Seven Early Songs.

BBC Proms 2021 – Sinfonia of London – John Wilson conducts Johann Strauss II & Ravel, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Symphony – Francesca Chiejina performs Alban Berg’s Seven Early Songs.

Saturday, September 4, 2021, Royal Albert Hall, London Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 from 7.30 p.m. It was a small step from the Overture to Johann Strauss’s operetta Die Fledermaus (Austrian high society in full champagne-swigging regalia) to Ravel’s post-WWI...
BBC Proms 2021 – BBC Symphony Orchestra – Semyon Bychkov conducts Coriolan Overture & Scottish Symphony | Kirill Gerstein plays Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto.

BBC Proms 2021 – BBC Symphony Orchestra – Semyon Bychkov conducts Coriolan Overture & Scottish Symphony | Kirill Gerstein plays Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto.

Friday, September 3, 2021, Royal Albert Hall, London Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 from 7.30 p.m. Overture-Concerto-Symphony: a tried and trusted concert arrangement, although the former genre tends to be in short supply these days, so Beethoven’s Coriolan (for...
Post #2,600: Glyndebourne Festival Opera @ BBC Proms 2021 – Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde – London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Robin Ticciati, with Simon O’Neill & Miina-Liisa Värelä.

Post #2,600: Glyndebourne Festival Opera @ BBC Proms 2021 – Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde – London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Robin Ticciati, with Simon O’Neill & Miina-Liisa Värelä.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021, Royal Albert Hall, London Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 from 5.00 p.m. One of the very greatest of operas (for me its twin peak is Verdi’s Otello), Wagner’s seminal Tristan und Isolde transferred from its recent Glyndebourne run to the Royal...
BBC Proms 2021 – Mahler Chamber Orchestra – George Benjamin conducts his Concerto for Orchestra and music by Oliver Knussen and Henry Purcell | Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays Ravel’s G-major Piano Concerto.

BBC Proms 2021 – Mahler Chamber Orchestra – George Benjamin conducts his Concerto for Orchestra and music by Oliver Knussen and Henry Purcell | Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays Ravel’s G-major Piano Concerto.

Monday, August 30, 2021, Royal Albert Hall, London Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 from 7.30 p.m. The evening opened with The Way to Castle Yonder, music compiled from interludes in Oliver Knussen’s Sendak opera Higgledy Piggledy Pop! – brilliantly scored, so inventive...
25th George Enescu Festival – George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra – Paavo Järvi conducts Romanian Rhapsody #2 & Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony; Hilary Hahn plays Sibelius’s Violin Concerto [live webcast]

25th George Enescu Festival – George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra – Paavo Järvi conducts Romanian Rhapsody #2 & Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony; Hilary Hahn plays Sibelius’s Violin Concerto [live webcast]

Saturday, August 28, 2021 Grand Palace Hall, Ion Câmpineanu 28, Bucharest, Romania Guest Reviewer, Ateş Orga The 25th George Enescu Festival runs until September 26. The scale of the event, established biennially in 1958, is staggering, as much for the quantity of...