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Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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Themes, variations and serenades from BBC Scottish

John Wilson © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Themes and Variations from Brahms and Dvořák, haunting Britten with Stuart Jackson and Alberto Menéndez Escribano, John Wilson standing in to conduct at City Halls, Glasgow. 
***11
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Volkov and the BBC Scottish find drama in the “Little Russian”

Georgia Jarman © Claire McAdams
Georgia Jarman proves a flamboyant soloist in Szymanowski's Love Songs of Hafiz
****1
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Prom 35: Martyn Brabbins celebrates 60th birthday in style

Martyn Brabbins © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
A fascinating new companion piece to Elgar's Enigma Variations, from 14 contemporary composers, in celebration of Martyn Brabbins' 60th birthday, performed with enthusiasm by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
****1
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Prom 20: eventful all-Sibelius Prom

Thomas Dausgaard and Pekka Kuusisto © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
I’ve heard this concerto a hundred times but it’s never sounded quite like this. It was a coming home.
****1
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Prom 19: From dawn to death with Thomas Dausgaard and the BBCSSO

Thomas Dausgaard © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra fills the Royal Albert Hall, while Schumann’s piano concerto is followed by MacMillan’s masterpiece The Confession of Isobel Gowdie
****1
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