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Prom 35: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choruses, Jansons, Royal Albert Hall (Review)

Mariss Jansons conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms. Photograph BBC - Chris ChristodoulouMariss Jansons by no means gave us the whole story of Mahler’s Second Symphony “Resurrection” at his second Prom with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Like Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique from the night before it was a work which pushed the symphonic envelope at the end of the 19th century and shocked everyone with its uncompromising … [Read More]

Posted on 10/08/2013
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Prom 33: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Uchida, Jansons, Royal Albert Hall (Review)

Mitsuko Uchida performs with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra at the BBC PromsPrecious few musicians can instill such a sense of intimacy into their playing as to have us believing that the Royal Albert Hall is Wigmore Hall and that their performance is for an audience of one and not six thousand. Mitsuko Uchida is among the select few. Indeed there were feats of projection in pianissimo … [Read More]

Posted on 09/08/2013
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Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jansons, Royal Festival Hall

The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra brought Strauss – oodles of it – for this Shell Classics International at the Royal Festival Hall; and as they signed off with one of those signature Rosenkavalier waltzes, all swooning strings and tumbling horns, there wasn’t a great deal more we could have asked of them. Suddenly they were … [Read More]

Posted on 26/03/2011
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