Obituary: conductor Sir Neville Marriner

Sir Neville Marriner was regarded as the one of the world’s greatest conductors, with an unrivalled range that covered the baroque era and the modern era, concert works and opera

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Angela Hewitt, Wigmore Hall, London, review: 'Majestic'

Hewitt's ‘Bach Odyssey’ offered rarities, including the Capriccio ‘on the departure of his beloved brother’, a theme and variations ‘alla maniera Italiana’, a Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, plus the complete sets of Two-part Inventions and Sinfonias

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Prom 54 review

A severely underpowered all-Mozart Prom wastes the starry talents of its orchestra and singers

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Prom 46: BBC SC/BBC SSO/Volkov, Royal Albert Hall, review

Spectralism was the label given to French composers who reacted to Serialism with natural acoustic sound, and Gérard Grisey was their leader. It has taken 40 years for his key work Dérives to get its British premiere

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Prom 43: Argerich/WE Divan/Barenboim, review

Daniel Barenboim and his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra would have comfortably filled the hall on their own, while Martha Argerich could have filled it three times over

Why the other classical musics of the world deserve a place in UK conc

The British classical-music establishment is full of complacent cultural imperialism. Britain is now a very multi-ethnic society, but you’d never know that from its concert halls.  There’s an increasingly need for the other classical musics of the world to be given their proper place in UK concert programmes, says Michael Church