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Top ten musical sunrises

Rise and shine! Our editors Mark and Elisabeth offer a top ten playlist for your morning enjoyment... 
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SingaporeSSO Pops: Jazz It Up With Gershwin

to be announced
Singapore Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Litton

KrakowSteven Isserlis & Ya-Fei Chuang

Bach, Martinů, Schumann, Franck
Steven Isserlis; Ya-Fei Chuang

ManchesterBobby Chen & Douglas Finch, piano

Bobby Chen & Douglas Finch, piano
Rachmaninov, Finch
Bobby Chen; Douglas Finch

WarsawSymphonic Concert

Silvestrov, Chopin
Kremerata Baltica; Gidon Kremer; Yulianna Avdeeva

LondonFuture Flute Fest

Katy Bircher; Brinley Yare; Eva Caballero; Flavia Hirte

LondonLunchtime Recital - Lunaire String Quartet

Lunchtime Recital - Lunaire String Quartet
Barber, Shostakovich, Bach
Unknown; Julian Latham

LondonLunchtime Recital - Apeiron Duo - Paola Delucchi (violin) Albert Lau (piano)

Lunchtime Recital - Apeiron Duo - Paola Delucchi (violin) Albert Lau (piano)
Handel, Grieg, Bartók
Apeiron Duo; Paola Delucchi; Albert Lau

InnsbruckDas goldene Zeitalter

Das goldene Zeitalter
Scarlatti, Sammartini, Telemann, Richter, Boccherini, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert
casalQuartett, Quartet
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A Proms debut by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Renaud Capuçon and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
A century on from its birth, one of Switzerland’s leading orchestras finally makes its Proms debut in a scintillating programme of French and Russian music.
****1
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Prom 44: Lili Boulanger steals the show

Ludovic Morlot © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
Colour and light from Ludovic Morlot and the CBSO in Debussy and Ravel, but it was the power and depth of Lili Boulanger’s Psalm 130 that shone the brightest.
****1
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Between two worlds with Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan

Daniel Barenboim © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra’s Prom with Daniel Barenboim went in search of identity and found ecstasy
****1
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Prom 42: Paavo Järvi flies the flag for Estonia

Paavo Järvi conducts the Estonian Festival Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
The Estonian Festival Orchestra makes its Proms debut in a refreshing Baltic-Nordic programme.
***11
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Two sides of Joshua Bell with the ASMF

Joshua Bell © Richard Ashcroft
In this afternoon Prom, Joshua Bell disappointed as a conductor. As a soloist, however, he came up with the goods.
***11
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McFall’s Chamber's inspirational jazz fusion at the Fringe

McFall's Chamber at the Fringe © McFall's Chamber
McFall’s Chamber’s Red Blue Balance - music for chamber musicians and jazz trio, introduce three new works, revisit recent work and hark back to Bongo Club days with driving Zappa and swing band Raymond Scott pieces at Edinburgh’s Fringe.
****1
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Captivating Bach from Yo-Yo Ma in Cleveland

Yo-Yo Ma plays Bach at Blossom © Roger Mastroianni
Yo-Yo Ma revisits the cello suites with a message for modern times and the polish of a showbiz pro.
*****
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Variations on brilliance: the ACO in Sydney

Members of the ACO © Gary Heery
The title of the latest programme by the Australian Chamber Orchestra is simply: Goldberg Variations. While Bernard Labadie’s ingenious arrangement of JS Bach’s Goldberg Variations for string orchestra takes up all of the second half of the programme, the first half was no less interesting.
*****
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