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Allison Cook (Salome) © Catherine Ashmore
London

Flogging a dead horse: a new Salome at English National Opera

By , 28 September 2018
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Martyn Brabbins © Benjamin Ealovega
Edinburgh

Two contrasting seascapes make a pair of satisfying voyages at Edinburgh International Festival

By , 09 August 2018
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Martyn Brabbins © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 17: Purity and passion from Martyn Brabbins and the BBC NOW

By , 27 July 2018
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Lucy Crowe (Countess Almaviva) © Alastair Muir
London

Lust and labyrinths: The Marriage of Figaro at English National Opera

By , 29 March 2018
****1
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Sasha Cooke (Marnie) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

Muhly's Marnie fails to find the drama of Winston Graham's novel

By , 18 November 2017
***11
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Martyn Brabbins © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Aurally spectacular Vaughan Williams and Birtwistle at the Barbican

By , 13 October 2017
****1
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Harrison Birtwistle © Cecil Birtwistle
London

Birtwistle curates: Ancient and modern juxtaposed at Milton Court

By , 23 September 2017
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Martyn Brabbins © Benjamin Ealovega
Amsterdam

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra premieres Easter Passions

By , 07 April 2017
***11
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Roderick Williams (Christ) © BBC | Alex Woodward
Glasgow

Food for thought in Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Last Supper

By , 14 January 2017
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Martyn Brabbins © Benjamin Ealovega
Cardiff

Joyful noise: Walton’s mighty Belshazzar’s Feast in Cardiff

By , 01 December 2016
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Martyn Brabbins © Sasha Gusov
Amsterdam

We have lift-off: NASA and the Rotterdam Philharmonic present Holst's The Planets

By , 30 August 2015
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Mussorgsky © Ilya Repin
Port Isaac

Boris Godunov with a star British cast wows St Endellion

By , 07 August 2015
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Nadine Koutcher claiming the BBC Cardiff Singer crown © Brian Tarr
Cardiff

When the voice alone is not enough: BBC Cardiff Singer prize eludes favourite

By , 21 June 2015
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Martyn Brabbins © Sasha Gusov
Cardiff

Star-gazing performances of Bowden and Holst as BBC NOW and Chorus perform a Mark Bowden première

By , 18 April 2015
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Martyn Brabbins © Sasha Gusov
London

A concert of two halves: the RPO plays German Romantic classics

By , 11 November 2014
***11
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Martyn Brabbins © Sasha Gusov
London

Sonic inundation: John Tavener’s Flood of Beauty at the Barbican

By , 28 September 2014
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James Crabb © James Crabb
London

BBC Symphony Orchestra sail through unexpected changes

By , 01 August 2014
****1
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John Tomlinson (The Green Knight) © Mark Allen
London

A birthday gift for Accrington's finest: Gawain at the Barbican

By , 16 May 2014
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Martyn Brabbins © Chris Christodoulou
London

Barbican devotes day to the works of Scottish-American composer Thea Musgrave

By , 15 February 2014
****1
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David Pyatt  ©  Nina Large
Cardiff

Arcomis International Brass Event's impressive opening concert by the BBC NOW at St David's Hall, Cardiff

By , 10 October 2013
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London Sinfonietta in rehearsal for Gruppen
London

Stockhausen fills the Royal Festival Hall: Gruppen at The Rest is Noise

By , 06 October 2013
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©  Robert Workman
Alresford

Stephen Medcalf and Martyn Brabbins bring us a mixed Eugene Onegin at Grange Park

By , 30 May 2013
***11
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Mark Simpson  ©  Elisabeth Blanchett
London

Powerful Tippett, Beethoven and Mark Simpson with the BBC SO at the Barbican

By , 19 April 2013
****1
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Nikolay Cherkasov as the title character in the film Alexander Nevsky (1938) by Sergey Eisenstein
London

Alexander Nevsky with live music at the Barbican

By , 09 February 2013
***11
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Martyn Brabbins conducting the London Sinfonietta  ©  Kevin Leighton
London

New music galore from the London Sinfonietta at the Southbank Centre

By , 02 December 2012
****1
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ENO: The Pilgrim's Progress. Christopher Speight (Judas), Graeme Lauren (Worldly Glory) and Michael  ©  Mike Hoban
London

The Pilgrim's Progress to the London Coliseum

By , 05 November 2012
***11
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Martyn Brabbins conducts Miah Persson and Andrew Kennedy with the BBC SO in Howells' Hymnus Paradisi ©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 61: A festival of British music with Brabbins and the BBC Symphony

By , 29 August 2012
****1
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Members of the Nash Ensemble  ©  Hanya Chlala/ArenaPAL
London

Proms Chamber Music 7: The Nash Ensemble illustrate the musical contrasts of the 20th century

By , 27 August 2012
****1
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Conductor Martyn Brabbins  ©  Sasha Gusov
Hereford

Dyson's Canterbury Pilgrims at the Three Choirs Festival in Hereford

By , 25 July 2012
***11
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Sir Mark Elder conducts Bryn Terfel at the First Night of the BBC Proms  ©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 1: An English theme makes for a rousing start

By , 13 July 2012
****1
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Jonathan Harvey,  ©  Maurice Foxall
London

Jonathan Harvey with Martyn Brabbins and the BBCSO

By , 28 January 2012
****1
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© : BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Havergal Brian's monumental Gothic Symphony

By , 17 July 2011
****1
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Martyn Brabbins © Benjamin Ealovega
Bruges

Un match à domicile en déplacement : Martyn Brabbins au Concertgebouw de Bruges

By , 03 June 2018
****1
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Perséphone, mise en scène de Peter Sellars © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Lyon

Solaire Iolanta, radieuse Perséphone à l'Opéra de Lyon

By , 11 May 2016
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El trompetista Ha¦èkan Hardenberger © Marco Borggreve
La Coruña

Rutilantes Håkan Hardenberger y Rumon Gamba en La Coruña

By , 06 May 2016
****1
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