Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra

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LondonSaraki Oramo conducts Varèse

BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sakari Oramo

LondonSir Andrew Davis conducts Elgar and Bliss

Elgar, Bliss
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis; Emily Birsan; Ben Johnson; BBC Symphony Chorus

LondonSakari Oramo conducts Messiaen

BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Cynthia Millar; Steven Osborne

BirminghamMessiaen's Turangalîla-Symphonie

BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Steven Osborne; Cynthia Millar

LondonProm 1: First Night of the Proms

Coult, Beethoven, Adams
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Igor Levit; BBC Proms Youth Choir; BBC Symphony Chorus
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Death, destroyer of worlds

At the Barbican last night, Gerald Finley, John Adams and the BBC Symphony Orchestra combined to deliver the heaviest operatic punch I’ve been subjected to all year.
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Dvořák’s Requiem at the Barbican

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus grow in stature through an evening which provides a good introduction to the virtues of Dvořák’s seldom-played large scale choral work.
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Hungarian tingle factor: Bartók and Eötvös

In this concert, conducted by Simone Young, featuring works by Hungarians, Bartók and Eötvös,  the colour and virtuosity of both pieces was presented with an extra tingle factor.
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Siren song: Detlev Glanert's *Megaris

Put Sakari Oramo in front of the BBCSO and invariably something magical happens. This concert included rare repertoire from two of Oramo's favourite Scandinavian composers. 
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Lines of beauty: Rihm and Bruckner from the BBCSO

Lothar Koenigs conducted the BBC Symphony Orchestra in some highly horizontal-oriented Bruckner and the UK première of a genial piano concerto from Wolfgang Rihm with soloist Nicolas Hodges
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