BBC Proms 2023 – Prom 39: Budapest Festival Orchestra (3/3). Iván Fischer conducts Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony, with Anna-Lena Elbert performing Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre and Sir András Schiff playing Bartók’s Piano Concerto No.3. Live on BBC Radio 3.

BBC Proms 2023 – Prom 39: Budapest Festival Orchestra (3/3). Iván Fischer conducts Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony, with Anna-Lena Elbert performing Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre and Sir András Schiff playing Bartók’s Piano Concerto No.3. Live on BBC Radio 3.

Photo, Chris Christodoulou Sunday, August 13, 2023 Royal Albert Hall, London A bizarre start, an excerpt (arranged by Elgar Howarth) from Ligeti’s opera Le Grand Macabre, music that is extreme and surreal, unpredictable, humorous, a showcase for the exceptional...
BBC Proms 2023 – Prom 37: Budapest Festival Orchestra (1/3). Iván Fischer conducts Weber & Mendelssohn – Der Freischütz Overture & ‘Scottish’ Symphony – with Sir András Schiff playing Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto. Live on BBC Radio 3.

BBC Proms 2023 – Prom 37: Budapest Festival Orchestra (1/3). Iván Fischer conducts Weber & Mendelssohn – Der Freischütz Overture & ‘Scottish’ Symphony – with Sir András Schiff playing Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto. Live on BBC Radio 3.

Photo, Mark Allan Saturday, August 12, 2023 Royal Albert Hall, London An atmospheric account of the Overture to Der Freischütz (Weber condensing his opera into ten minutes of orchestral theatre) got the concert off to a suggestive and dramatic start (forest-legend...
BBC Proms 2023 – Prom 35: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Sakari Oramo conducts Mahler Seven, and Leila Josefowicz plays Berg’s Violin Concerto. Live on BBC Radio 3.

BBC Proms 2023 – Prom 35: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Sakari Oramo conducts Mahler Seven, and Leila Josefowicz plays Berg’s Violin Concerto. Live on BBC Radio 3.

Photo, Chris Christodoulou Thursday, August 10, 2023 Royal Albert Hall, London I’ll now never know, but my gut-feeling was that Sir Andrew Davis conducting Mahler’s Tenth Symphony (left unfinished at the composer’s death and made performable by...
BBC Proms 2023 – Prom 32: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Jaime Martín conducts Dora Pejačević’s Overture & Gustav Holst’s The Planets, with Geneva Lewis playing Grace Williams’s Violin Concerto. Live on BBC Radio 3.

BBC Proms 2023 – Prom 32: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Jaime Martín conducts Dora Pejačević’s Overture & Gustav Holst’s The Planets, with Geneva Lewis playing Grace Williams’s Violin Concerto. Live on BBC Radio 3.

Photo, Chris Christodoulou Tuesday, August 8, 2023 Royal Albert Hall, London Spanish-born Jaime Martín currently holds conducting posts in Dublin, Los Angeles and Melbourne, and was a familiar face in London as a flautist, including with the LPO. His journey through...