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Period: 20th century

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CambremerCentième anniversaire de la mort de Claude Debussy

Dutilleux, Debussy, Ravel
Quatuor Diotima; Yun-Peng Zhao; Constance Ronzatti; Franck Chevalier

OlneyOn the Town

Bernstein: On the Town
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KuhmoGötterdämmerung

Wagner, Strauss R., Schoenberg
Victoire Bunel; Claudio Trovajoli; Hugo Ticciati; Gareth Lubbe

LondonProm 6: An American in Paris & Turangalîla

Gershwin, Messiaen
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Angela Hewitt; Cynthia Millar

RichmondWest Side Story

Bernstein: West Side Story
Unknown

FreiburgLinie Zwei: Die Hundertjährigen

Bernstein, Zimmermann
SWR Symphony Orchestra; Valentin Uryupin; Dirk Altmann

PenzanceCandide

Bernstein: Candide
Jonathan Butcher; Surrey Opera; Jill Wilson; Charlotte Hoather; Lizzie Holmes; Stephen Anthony Brown

Madonna di CampiglioCampiglio Special Week: Gidon Kremer - Preludes to a lost time

Weinberg
Gidon Kremer, Violin
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Proms at... Engaging invention from Shaw and joyous Schumann

Calidore String Quartet © Sophie Zhai
A strong platform for Caroline Shaw's abundantly inventive writing, followed by joyous and commanding Schumann from the Calidore String Quartet and Javier Perianes to launch the Proms at... Cadogan Hall season.   (Note: Please add First Essay: 'Nimrod' by Shaw to the programme list)
****1
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Prom 4: Mark Simpson impresses in Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto

Mark Simpson performing Magnus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Astonishing virtuosity for the clarinet along with one of the great wartime symphonies ensured a fascinating evening at the 2018 Proms.
****1
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Prom 3: An inflated Prom to celebrate BBC Young Musicians

Colin Currie, Owen Gunnell, Adrian Spillett and Sam Walton © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
With a smaller programme and a humbler premise, the stars of the show – those young, immensely talented performers – could have shone even brighter
***11
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Storgårds leads Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom

John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
Under the baton of John Storgårds, Vilde Frang made her Cleveland Orchestra debut in Britten's Violin Concerto, with works of Antheil and Schumann rounding out a diverse selection.
***11
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Prom 2: Poise and restraint from Alain Altinoglu and the RPO

Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
Polished but ultimately tepid performances that kept the emotional temperature under wraps despite some fine individual playing and singing.
***11
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Chamber music gets physical at the Schubertiade

Martin Fröst and Roland Pöntinen © Schubertiade
As part of the annual Schubertiade festival, clarinettist Martin Fröst and pianist Roland Pöntinin recently gave an unforgettable recital.
*****
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Prom 1: Five Telegrams and a Harbinger of War

Five Telegrams from Kensington Gardens © Mark Pullinger
Marking the centenary of the end of the First World War, Anna Meredith and 59 Productions' work proves a powerful, often surprisingly upbeat, commission.
****1
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Pelléas et Mélisande: Kosky's sleep-talking, nightmare

Pelléas et Mélisande © Monika Rittershaus
There’s no doubt that Mélisande endeavours to escape past troubles when she first appears in Barrie Kosky’s production of Debussy’s opera, yet Nadja Mchantaf is no reticent, wispy maiden. Every vocal and physical gesture – always precise and penetrating – displays an atypically forthright quest for vitality, something that Arkel’s chauvinistic world does not readily offer.
*****
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