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Wed 27 Sep at 19:30

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Strauss, Berg, Sibelius
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Strauss R., Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), Op.24
Berg, Violin Concerto "To the Memory of an Angel"
Sibelius, Symphony no. 5 in E flat major, Op.82
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Alina Pogostkina, Violin
Tue 3 Oct at 19:00

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Purcell: King Arthur
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Purcell, King Arthur
Academy of Ancient Music
Choir of the AAM
Richard Egarr, Conductor, Harpsichord
Daisy Evans, Director
Louise Alder, Soprano
Mhairi Lawson, Soprano
Reginald Mobley, Countertenor
Charles Daniels, Tenor
Peter Harvey, Baritone
Lukas Jakobski, Bass
Wed 4 Oct at 19:30

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Bruch's Concerto for Two Pianos & Haydn's Farewell Symphony
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Larcher, Red and Green (UK première)
Bruch, Concerto for 2 pianos and orchestra, Op.88a
Webern, Six Pieces For Orchestra, Op.6
Haydn, Symphony no. 45 in F sharp minor “Farewell”
Pavel Kolesnikov, Piano
Samson Tsoy, Piano
Alexander Vedernikov, Conductor
Thu 5 Oct at 19:30

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Mahler's Fifth Symphony
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Britten, Violin Concerto, Op.15
Mahler, Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor
Semyon Bychkov, Conductor
Janine Jansen, Violin
Mon 9 Oct at 19:30

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Classical Opera 20th Birthday Concert
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Haydn, The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Prelude, Representation of Chaos Hob XXI:2
Mozart, Arrangement of Handel's Ode to Saint Cæcelia, K592
Mozart, Motet in F for Soprano, "Exsultate, jubilate", K165 (K158a) (First movement)
Mozart, Idomeneo, rè di Creta ("Accogli, oh re re del mar")
Beethoven, Cantata 'on the Death of Emperor Joseph II', WoO 87 ("Da stiegen die Menschen")
Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Miah Persson, Soprano
Anna Devin, Soprano
Anna Stéphany, Mezzo-soprano
Stuart Jackson, Tenor
Henry Waddington, Bass
The Mozartists
Ian Page, Conductor
Tue 10 Oct at 19:30

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Brahms, Beethoven
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Brahms, Symphony no. 3 in F major, Op.90
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major "Emperor", Op.73
Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Emanuel Ax, Piano
Fri 13 Oct at 19:30

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A Sea Symphony and Earth Dances
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Birtwistle, Earth Dances
Vaughan Williams, Symphony no. 1 "A Sea Symphony"
Elizabeth Llewellyn, Soprano
Marcus Farnsworth, Baritone
Martyn Brabbins, Conductor
BBC Symphony Chorus
Sun 15 Oct at 19:00

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Bernard Haitink
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Adès, Three Studies from Couperin
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64
Brahms, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.73
Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Veronika Eberle, Violin
Thu 19 Oct at 19:30

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Bernard Haitink
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Adès, Three Studies from Couperin
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64
Brahms, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.73
Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Veronika Eberle, Violin
Sat 21 Oct at 19:30

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Total Immersion: Julian Anderson
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Anderson, Eden
Anderson, Imagin'd Corners
Anderson, Violin Concerto "In lieblicher Blaue"
Anderson, Symphony
Anderson, Fantasias
Edward Gardner, Conductor
Carolin Widmann, Violin
Sun 22 Oct at 19:30

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Gewandhausorchester Leipzig: Beethoven & Bruckner
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Beethoven, Triple Concerto for violin, cello, and piano in C major, Op.56
Bruckner, Symphony no. 7 in E major, WAB 107
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin
Gautier Capuçon, Cello
Kirill Gerstein, Piano
Thu 26 Oct at 19:30

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Eisenstein's October
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Meisel, Film music from October 1917: Ten days that shook the world (orch. Thewes)
Frank Strobel, Conductor
Fri 27 Oct at 19:30

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Schmitt, Franck, Ravel, Sibelius
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Schmitt, Symphony no. 2
Franck, Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra
Ravel, Piano Concerto in D major for the left hand
Sibelius, Symphony no. 3 in C major, Op.52
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Piano
Sun 29 Oct at 10:00

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LSO Discovery Day: Prokofiev
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Works by Prokofiev
Khatia Buniatishvili, Piano
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Sun 29 Oct at 19:00

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Gianandrea Noseda
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Prokofiev, Piano Concerto no. 2 in G minor, Op.16
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 4 in F minor, Op.36
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Khatia Buniatishvili, Piano
Wed 1 Nov at 18:30

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Half Six Fix: Tchaikovsky
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Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 4 in F minor, Op.36
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Fri 3 Nov at 19:30

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John Storgårds conducts UK première by Betsy Jolas
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Boulanger, D’un matin de printemps
Boulanger, D'un soir triste
Jolas, Histoires vraies (UK première)
Mahler, Symphony no. 4 in G major
John Storgårds, Conductor
Susanna Hurrell, Soprano
Håkan Hardenberger, Trumpet
Roger Muraro, Piano
Sat 4 Nov at 14:30

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Family Concert: Celebrating Bernstein
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Bernstein, On the Town (Excerpts)
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan" ("Frère Jacques" excerpt)
Bernstein, CBS Music
Bernstein, West Side Story: Symphonic Dances
Marin Alsop, Conductor, Presenter
Kids event
Sun 5 Nov at 19:00

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Bernstein 100
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Bernstein, Halil
Mahler, Symphony no. 10 in F sharp major: Adagio
Bernstein, Symphony no. 3 "Kaddish"
Marin Alsop, Conductor
Adam Walker, Flute
Laura Claycomb, Soprano
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Tue 7 Nov at 19:30

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Britten and Tchaikovsky frame Alasdair Nicolson
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Britten, Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20
Nicolson, Shadows on the Wall (Five Hauntings) (London première)
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 1 in G minor "Winter Daydreams", Op.13
Ben Gernon, Conductor
Anna Stéphany, Soprano
Wed 8 Nov at 19:30

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Bernstein 100
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Bernstein, Symphony no. 1, "Jeremiah"
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
Marin Alsop, Conductor
Jamie Barton, Mezzo-soprano
Thu 9 Nov at 19:30

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Britten Sinfonia: Elder conducts Brahms
Finzi, The Fall of the Leaf, Op.20
Mahler, What the wild flowers tell me (Second movement from Symphony No.3, arr. Britten)
Mahler, Rückert-Lieder
Brahms, Symphony no. 1 in C minor, Op.68
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
Elisabeth Kulman, Mezzo-soprano
Britten Sinfonia
Sun 19 Nov at 19:30

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EFG London Jazz Festival: Stories of the Danube
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Zawinul, Stories of the Danube
BBC Concert Orchestra
Kristjan Järvi, Conductor
Terence Blanchard, Trumpet
Terence Blanchard Quintet
Mon 20 Nov at 19:30

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Stockhausen: Stimmung & Cosmic Pulses
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Stockhausen, Klang, 13th hour – Cosmic Pulses (for electronics)
SingCircle
Gregory Rose, Director
Kathinka Pasveer, Sound
Thu 23 Nov at 19:30

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Søndergård conducts Ruders, Shostakovich and Strauss
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Ruders, Concerto in pieces (Variations on Purcell for orchestra)
Shostakovich, Piano Concerto no. 1 in C minor for piano, trumpet and string orchestra, Op.35
Strauss R., Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30
Thomas Søndergård, Conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, Piano
Alan Thomas, Trumpet
Fri 24 Nov at 19:30

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Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Jansons
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Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major, Op.58
Prokofiev, Symphony no. 5 in B flat major, Op.100
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, Conductor
Yefim Bronfman, Piano
Sun 26 Nov at 19:00

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Liszt, Années de pèlerinage, Deuxième année, Italie: Sposalizio, S 161 no. 1 (orch. Sciarrino)
Liszt, Totentanz for piano and orchestra, S 126
Liszt, A Faust Symphony, S 108
Alice Sara Ott, Piano
Brenden Gunnell, Tenor
Ladies of the London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Wed 29 Nov at 19:30

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Sibelius, Hillborg
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Sibelius, Symphony no. 6 in D minor, Op.104
Hillborg, Violin Concerto No.2
Sibelius, Symphony no. 4 in A minor, Op.63
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, Violin
Thu 30 Nov at 19:30

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Dun, Martial Arts Trilogy
Dun, Clips from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and The Banquet
Tan Dun, Conductor
Fri 1 Dec at 19:30

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Cecilia Bartoli
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Programme to be announced
Cecilia Bartoli, Mezzo-soprano
Sol Gabetta, Cello
Cappella Gabetta
Andrés Gabetta, Violin
Sat 2 Dec at 19:30

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Britten Sinfonia and King’s College Choir: Chichester Psalms
Richards, New Work (world premiere)
Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
Vaughan Williams, Dona nobis pacem
Ailish Tynan, Soprano
Neal Davies, Bass
Stephen Cleobury, Conductor
Jacqueline Shave, Leader
Britten Sinfonia
Sun 3 Dec at 19:00

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LSO Choral Christmas
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Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
LSO Brass Ensemble
London Symphony Chorus
LSO Community Choir
LSO Discovery Choirs
Wed 6 Dec at 19:30

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Finland Awakes
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Sibelius, Press Celebrations Music
Sibelius, Laetare anima mea for violin or cello and orchestra, Op.77 no.1
Sibelius, Devotion (Ab imo pectore) for violin or cello and orchestra, Op.77 no.2
Sibelius, Symphony no. 1 in E minor, Op.39
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Guy Johnston, Cello
Thu 7 Dec at 19:30

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Mozart and Tchaikovsky
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Mozart, Violin concerto no. 2 in D major, K211
Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 3 in G major, "Strassburg", K216
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 6 in B minor, "Pathétique", Op.74
Nikolaj Znaider, Violin, Conductor
Sat 9 Dec at 19:30

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Les Arts Florissants / Monteverdi: Selva morale e spirituale
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Monteverdi, Magnificat a 8
Monteverdi, Salve Regina
Monteverdi, Il Lamento d'Arianna, pianto della Madonna
Monteverdi, Laudate Dominum a voce sola
Monteverdi, Confitebor terzo
Monteverdi, Laudate Dominum terzo
Monteverdi, O ciechi, il tanto affaticar che giova?
Monteverdi, Voi ch’ascoltate in rime sparse
Monteverdi, È questa vita un lampo
Monteverdi, Chi vuol che m’innamori
Monteverdi, Gloria a 7 voci
Les Arts Florissants
William Christie, Conductor
Lucia Martin Caron, Soprano
Emmanuelle de Negri, Soprano
Carlo Vistoli, Countertenor
Cyril Auvity, Tenor
Reinoud Van Mechelen, Tenor
Marc Mauillon, Bass
Cyril Costanzo, Bass
John Taylor Ward, Bass
Sun 10 Dec at 18:45

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Free Performance
Sun 10 Dec at 19:30

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Total Immersion: Esa-Pekka Salonen 4
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Salonen, Gambit
Salonen, Wing on Wing
Salonen, Mimo II
Salonen, Karawane
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Anu Komsi, Soprano
Piia Komsi, Soprano
Nicholas Daniel, Oboe
BBC Symphony Chorus
Wed 13 Dec at 19:00

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Strauss and Mahler
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Strauss R., Metamorphosen
Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Simon O'Neill, Tenor
Christian Gerhaher, Baritone
Sat 16 Dec at 19:30

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Bernstein 100
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Bernstein, Symphony no. 2, "The Age of Anxiety"
Bernstein, Wonderful Town (concert version)
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Danielle de Niese, Eileen
Nathan Gunn, Bob Baker
Duncan Rock, Wreck
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Krystian Zimerman, Piano
Sun 17 Dec at 19:00

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Strauss and Mahler
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Strauss R., Metamorphosen
Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Simon O'Neill, Tenor
Christian Gerhaher, Baritone
Tue 19 Dec at 19:30

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Logical Family: An Evening with Armistead Maupin and the BBC Symphony Orchestra
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Armistead Maupin, Narrator
David Parry, Conductor
Wed 20 Dec at 19:00

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Handel's Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Mary Bevan, Soprano
Reginald Mobley, Countertenor
Thomas Hobbs, Tenor
Christopher Purves, Baritone
Choir of the AAM
Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr, Director
Thu 21 Dec at 18:30

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Half Six Fix: Wonderful Town
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Bernstein, Wonderful Town (concert version)
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Danielle de Niese, Eileen
Nathan Gunn, Bob Baker
Duncan Rock, Wreck
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Sat 6 Jan 2018 at 19:30

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Sibelius, Merikanto
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Sibelius, Symphony no. 7 in C major, Op.105
Sibelius, Luonnotar, symphonic poem for soprano and orchestra, op.70
Merikanto, Ekho
Sibelius, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.43
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Anu Komsi, Soprano
Sun 7 Jan 2018 at 19:00

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National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
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Unknown, to be announced
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
Thu 11 Jan 2018 at 19:30

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Sir Simon Rattle / Kožená
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Schubert, Symphony no. 8 in B minor "Unfinished", D.759
Mahler, Rückertlieder
Handel, Three Arias
Rameau, Les Boréades: suite
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Magdalena Kožená, Mezzo-soprano
Sat 13 Jan 2018 at 19:30

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Genesis Suite
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Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Milhaud et al, Genesis Suite
Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Gerard McBurney, Narrator
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Sun 14 Jan 2018 at 19:00

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20th Century Masters
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Janáček, From the House of the Dead: overture
Carter, Instances
Berg, Violin Concerto "To the Memory of an Angel"
Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Isabelle Faust, Violin
Thu 18 Jan 2018 at 19:30

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Behzod Abduraimov plays the Liszt Sonata
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Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod
Liszt, Piano Sonata in B minor, S 178
Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet - Ten Pieces for Piano, Op.75
Behzod Abduraimov, Piano
Fri 19 Jan 2018 at 19:30

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Josep Pons conducts two terrific and colourful Spanish scores
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de Falla, El amor brujo
Granados, Goyescas, Op.11
Maria Toledo, Flamenco singer
Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Soprano
Gustavo Peña, Tenor
Lidia Vinyes Curtis, Mezzo-soprano
José Antonio López, Baritone
Josep Pons, Conductor
BBC Singers