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BirminghamElgar’s The Dream of Gerontius

Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Oratorio for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.38
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Anna Stéphany; Robert Murray; James Platt; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus

BirminghamElgar’s Piano Quintet

Elgar’s Piano Quintet
Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op.84
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Jonathan Martindale; Charlotte Skinner; Christopher Yates; Kate Setterfield

BirminghamOsmo Vänskä: Sibelius and Beethoven

© Felix Broede
Sibelius, Beethoven
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä; Ning Feng

BirminghamBeethoven’s Eroica

© Ashley Klassen
Rossini, Mozart, Beethoven
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Julian Rachlin; Sarah McElravy

BirminghamMozart Flute Quartets

Mozart Flute Quartets
Mozart, Norman, Varèse
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Marie-Christine Zupancic; Kirsty Lovie; Unknown; Miguel Fernandes
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Music on autopilot: Michael Seal and the CBSO at Symphony Hall

Michael Seal © Eric Richmond
Attempts at crowd-pleasing go awry in music by Vaughan Williams and Gary Carpenter, while John Foulds escapes unscathed.
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Binge-listening: a bumper Beethoven Weekender at the Barbican

Lars Vogt and the Royal Northern Sinfonia © Mark Allan | Barbican
Nine symphonies, five orchestras, two days: an immersive weekend as part of the Barbican's Beethoven 250 coverage featuring some of the UK's finest orchestras. 

Mirga's Mahler: the Symphony of a Thousand in Birmingham

The CBSO performs Mahler's Symphony no. 8 at Birmingham Symphony Hall © Andrew Fox
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla approached the Eighth with a clear vision of the music’s structure and a plan to free the life that teems beneath its mighty vaults.
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Prom 46: Gražinytė-Tyla conducts a riveting Weinberg Third Symphony

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla brings Mieczysław Weinberg to the Proms, in a daring programme including Dorothy Howell and Oliver Knussen. 
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A gleefully diabolical Damnation of Faust in Birmingham

Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Edward Gardner conducts a richly entertaining account of Berlioz's masterpiece in Birmingham
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