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United Kingdom's Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance

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Bachtrack Guide to the BBC Proms 2014

BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall © Marcus Ginns
For the latest reviews from the BBC Proms and to find out not only what's coming up but also our editor's picks, read our Guide to the BBC Proms which is updated every day.

Musical opportunities in North-East England

The musical life of North-East England is incredibly rich and varied, but it is also home to thriving music education services, with a strong commitment to bringing music to children of all backgrounds and abilities. 

Dartington Summer School

This article introduces two summer schools which have been hugely enjoyable and beneficial to me as a baroque violinist while I was a student: Dartington International Summer School and ‘Music in Venice’.

Baroque Month

August is Baroque Month here at Bachtrack as we explore Baroque repertoire and those who perform it.
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Lunchtime Recital - Ana Sinkovec Burstin (piano)

Chopin, Schumann
Unknown, Piano

Il Trovatore

Verdi: Il trovatore
Rochelle Hart; Helen Gregory; Roberto Garcia Lopez; Victor Sgarbi

Paradiso, Denza, Cannio, Modugno

Paradiso , Traditional Italian, Denza, Cannio, Modugno
Vito Nicola Paradiso, Guitar

Anointing: Choral Matins

Tunnard, Gibbons, Walton, Roth
Daniel Hyde; The Consort of Edington Music Festival; The Nave Choir of Edington Music Festival

Solemn Requiem

Fauré, Howells, Guerrero
Julian Thomas; The Nave Choir of Edington Music Festival; The Consort of Edington Music Festival
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Werther: A wonderful tale of woe

Aylin Bozok's modern and minimalist Werther, beautifully realised and superbly acted with the innovative addition of a silent character, is utterly heartbreaking.
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Prom 46: une célébration amusée aux couleurs espagnoles

Devant un public euphorique, le West-Eastern Divan Orchestra a célébré la musique hispanisante dans un concert festoyant, sous la baguette bienveillante de Daniel Barenboim.
****1
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Gianni Schicchi delights the Edinburgh Fringe

Opera Bohemia bring the boisterous tale of Gianni Schicchi to the Edinburgh Fringe in a fun-filled hour of musical delight.
****1
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Choral energy from Collegium Vocale Gent

An imaginative and wonderfully performed programme of ecclesiastical works wrought in peril, alienation and exile.
****1
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Gnosis Edinburgh International Fetsival

Akram Khan brings classical Indian dance performance, Gnosis, to the King’s Theatre (Edinburgh International Festival)
****1
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