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How the Radio 1 Ibiza Prom celebrated, validated and re-acquainted

I’ve always hated dance music. How did Radio 1’s Ibiza Prom change my view?

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Jan Lisiecki in Verbier talks eggs, performance practice and the BBC Proms

In an interview during the 2015 Verbier Festival, pianist Jan Lisiecki recalls his experience playing at the BBC Proms in 2013.

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Verbier 2015: Daniil Trifonov / Liszt Transcendental Etudes

Daniil Trifonov didn’t dissapoint at Verbier this evening: his piano recital at the Salle de Combins was epic.

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Verbier 2015: Leonidas Kavakos

Leonidas Kavakos’ programme featured sonatas by Mozart, Schumann and Bartok accompanied by Ferenc Rados who hummed along just a little too much.

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Verbier 2015: Edgar Moreau

Cellist Edgar Morreau delights his Verbier recital audience with a programme of Brahms, Poulenc, Schumann and Chopin.

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Daniil Trifonov in Verbier talks BBC Proms, Prokofiev and Glazunov

I spent some time with pianist Daniil Trifonov first thing this morning. He’s here at the Verbier Festival regular (the delights of which I’m currently sampling). One of his concerts was last night in which he played one of the three pianos in Mozart’s Concerto for Three Pianos with Daniel Matsuev and – making a…

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Philharmonia Managing Director David Whelton set to retire

David Whelton, managing director of the Philharmonia Orchestra, is to retire after 29 years running the London orchestra.

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BBC Proms 2015: Live Blog

It’s not official. But it is Thoroughly Good. Obviously.

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BBC Proms 2015: Recommended concerts

This coming together of the world’s performers, orchestras and conductors under one-roof in West London for a summer of live broadcasts is something none of us should take for granted.

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