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BBC Proms 34 and 37 review: The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and L’Enfance du Christ make a poignant pairing

Prom 34: Martha Argerich, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim / Prom 37: L’Enfance du Christ, Halle Orchestra, Maxime Pascal ★★★☆☆ / ★★★★★ Whether accident or design brings a performance by Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and one of Berlioz’s Biblical oratorio L’Enfance du Christ to the Proms in the same …

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BBC Proms 29 and 32 review: Musical nostalgia from John Wilson’s ensemble and a larger than life performance from the National Youth Orchestra USA

Prom 29: The Warner Brothers’ Story, John Wilson Orchestra, John Wilson ★★★★☆ With a swoon of strings and blinding razz of brass, the John Wilson Orchestra announce their 10th anniversary appearance at the Proms, taking us back to Hollywood’s Golden Age – an era that swathed even the grittiest domestic …

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BBC Proms 19 and 20 review: Exhilarating performances by the Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Prom 19: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Melnikov, Thomas Dausgaard/ ★★★★☆ The 1990 Proms premiere of The Confession of Isobel Gowdie was one of those unprecedented, unpredictable moments. The fierce, agonising beauty of a little-known young composer’s orchestral work captured an audience resistant to contemporary classical music, establishing James MacMillan’s …

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