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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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Beethoven and the Secret Life of the String Quartet

Beethoven: String Quartet no. 14
Adrian Bradbury; Richard Lester; Royal College of Music Musicians

Szymanowski Quartet

Haydn, Szymanowski, Mendelssohn
Szymanowski Quartet

Carmen

Bizet: Carmen
Erik Nielsen; Patrice Caurier; Welsh National Opera; James Southall; Unknown; Christian Fenouillat; Jessica Muirhead

Rambert Featuring Rooster

Christopher Bruce; Mark Baldwin; Merce Cunningham; Rambert Dance Company

Cello Recital — Alberto Casadei

Brahms, Piazzolla, Casadei
Alberto Casadei; Somi Kim
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Mozart par la Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris

En l'église de St Martin-in-the-Fields à Londres, la Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris se joignait aux musiciens du Southbank Sinfonia pour un voyage mozartien éclairé à la bougie. 
***11
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Behzod Abduraimov: A study in ripples

Behzod Abduraimov shows excellent technical qualities resulting in fine performances of Schubert and Ravel, with less success in Chopin.
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Daniil Trifonov thrills at Royal Festival Hall

The young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov gave a thrilling, absorbing and pianistically matchless performance of works by Bach, Rachmaninov and Liszt in his Royal Festival Hall debut.
*****
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Only Kurtág impresses at Milton Court

The Britten Sinfonia's tribute to Mozart fell somewhat flat, with only hauntingly beautiful Kurtág able to somewhat redeem passionless performances of Adams and Tavener.
**111
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Sonic inundation: Tavener’s Flood of Beauty

There was an inundation of the sound of John Tavener's Flood of Beauty at the Barbican on Sunday, with the Britten Sinfonia conducted by Martyn Brabbins.
**111
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