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Performer: Simon Halsey

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LondonPoem of Ecstasy

Lang, Manoury, Shin, Scriabin
London Symphony Orchestra; François-Xavier Roth; Simon Halsey

BarcelonaPascal Dusapin and the choirs of the Orfeó Català

Dusapin
Simon Halsey; Orféo Català; Cor Jove de l'Orfeó Català; Cor de Noies del Orfeó Català; Cor infantil de l'Orfeó Català

BarcelonaPascal Dusapin and the choirs of the Orfeó Català

Dusapin
Simon Halsey; Orféo Català; Cor Jove de l'Orfeó Català; Cor de Noies del Orfeó Català; Cor infantil de l'Orfeó Català

LondonIves' Symphony No.4

Beethoven, Ives
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Mark Elder; Kirill Gerstein; London Symphony Chorus; Simon Halsey

BarcelonaCor de Cambra: A prayer for peace

Parry, Ešenvalds, Lang, Guix
Simon Halsey; Chamber Chorus of the Palau de la Música Catalana
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Rattle and the LSO on toe-tapping form

Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig
Dance, jazz and Latin rhythms were all present in this programme, which rolled back the years to Rattle's early years. 
*****
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Bernstein's Candide semi-staged by the LSO

Sir Thomas Allen with the Inquisition © Mark Allan
Jane Archibald gave possibly the most dazzling account of Cunegonde's music that I’ve heard. 
***11
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MacMillan première outgunned by Shostakovich

Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
It’s always a heart-warming sight to see so many young people at the Barbican as members of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain shared the stage with equal composure as the London Symphony Chorus and string players from the LSO.
****1
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The Bohemians and Britten: Simon Rattle/LSO

Allan Clayton, Elizabeth Watts, Simon Rattle, Alice Coote and the LSO © Doug Peters | PA Wire
There was a tingle to this concert, as if musicians and audience alike saw clearly for the first time what riches lie ahead.
****1
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Prom 9: A lively Beethoven 9 from Runnicles

Donald Runnicles conducting the World Orchestra for Peace © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Donald Runnicles conducts the World Orchestra for Peace and BBC Proms Youth Choir at The Proms
****1
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