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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis review Georg Solti at his Proms best

Donath/Soffel/Jerusalem/Sotin/Edinburgh Festival Chorus/LPO/Solti(LPO)This derives from a Proms broadcast in 1982, during Georg Solti's final season as principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. It's not without problems: the recording...

The Guardian | Tim Ashley

Schoenberg: Moses und Aron review punctilious and impressive

Grundheber/Conrad/SWR SO Baden-Baden/EuropaChorAkademie/Cambreling(Hänssler, two SACDs)Sixty years after it received its premiere in a concert performance in Hamburg, Schoenberg's unfinished masterpiece remains as much of a rarity in opera houses and...

Andrew Clements | The Guardian

Prom 7: BBCSO, Bělohlávek/Prom 8: Pet Shop Boys

The Forties and Fifties, seen through the eyes of Shostakovich and the Pet Shop Boys, was the historical centre of gravity for last night’s courageously broad Proms programme.

Matthew Wright | The Artsdesk

Prom 7 and Prom 9, review: John Tavener's Gnosis has perfect vocal-instrumental balance

In Gnosis, John Tavener has left a posthumous mystical love-letter which, though small in scale, carves out a large space in the mind.

Michael Church | The Independent

John Tavener & Pet Shop Boys, Royal Albert Hall, London

The sense of anticipation was strong but this much-hyped event came as a shock to the system.

Financial Times | Hannah Nepil

Swing, synthpop, and the serious: Pet Shop Boys at the BBC Proms

For the first time in the Proms' history, the programme for the first of this season's Late Nights included the premiere of A Man from the Future, a groundbreaking new piece about codebreaker Alan Turing.

Bachtrack | Julia Savage

Tête à Tête Opera Festival: 'invigorating'

Run on love and a shoestring, this opera free-for-all was full of promising performances.

Rupert Christiansen | The Telegraph

Gallery: CBeebies Prom

In recent years the BBC Proms have woken up to the idea an audience for classical music can be captured young.

The Artsdesk | theartsdesk

Prom 12: Bach St John Passion, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Norrington

Sir Roger Norrington, 80 this year, produced a masterful St John Passion in the first of his two appearances at this year’s Proms, built around his excellent Swiss chamber orchestra and the Zürcher Sing-Akademie.

Kimon Daltas | The Artsdesk

Proms 1, 4, 9, 6; Chamber Music 1 review celebrations, and doubt

The 120th season began in grand style with Elgar, but the World Orchestra for Peace sounded a note of uncertaintyA faint cloud of dust rose up from the big bass drum as the fateful hammer blows were struck at the end of Mahler's Sixth Symphony. The...

Fiona Maddocks | The Guardian