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Bachtrack Guide to the BBC Proms 2014

BBC Proms

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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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Free Lunchtime Recital: Ann Hooley - violin, Elizabeth Turnbull - viola

Bach, Mozart
Ann Hooley; Elizabeth Turnbull

Prom 61: Rachmaninov, Glinka & Zhou Long

Glinka, Long, Rachmaninov
Singapore Symphony Orchestra; Lan Shui; Andreas Haefliger

Prom 62: Beethoven, Berlioz & Dvořák

Beethoven, Berlioz, Dvořák
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra; Sir Roger Norrington

Così fan tutte, K588

Mozart: Così fan tutte
Unknown; Opera Lyrica; Kristy Swift; Elinor Rolfe Johnson; Sarah Denbee; Peter Davoren

Mozart, Purcell, Handel, Bach, Vivaldi, Piazzolla

Mozart, Purcell, Handel, Bach, Vivaldi, Piazzolla
Trafalgar Sinfonia; Ivor Setterfield; Kerenza Peacock
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Roman Holiday at the Proms

Charles Dutoit and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra journey on a Roman holiday, taking in the pines, fountains and festivals of the Eternal City. 
***11
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Day Break and Dances: Benjamin Grosvenor

In his Chamber Proms debut, Benjamin Grosvenor explored the waltz from the contrasting perspectives of Ravel and Liszt, with atmospheric interjections from Mompou, and opening with Chopin, together with the world premiere of a new commission by Judith Weir.
***11
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There will be blood! Elektra at the Proms

Who needs scenery anyway? A blistering Elektra from Semyon Bychkov, starring Christine Goerke, lights up the BBC Proms by sheer force of performance. 
*****
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Peter Maxwell Davies' triumphant birthday celebration

Sian Edwards leads a powerful exploration of Max’s chamber works at Cadogan Hall, with extraordinary solo turns from Tim Gill and Rebecca Bottone.
****1
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Janáček's Glagolitic Mass crowns Edinburgh International Festival

The BBC SSO and Ilan Volkov close EIF 2014's contemplations on 'Conflict and Culture' with dark Mills and dramatic Janáček.
****1
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