The Proms, 18 Aug
Four works, and two London premieres. George Benjamin's Sometime Voices and Robin Holloway's Hymns to the Senses are the premieres, framed by "ecstasies" Messiaen's L'Ascension and Skryabin's The Poem of Ecstasy.
Royal Albert Hall, London SW7 (0171-589 8212) 7.30pm
Glyndebourne, 17 & 20 Aug
Dame Felicity Lott has replaced Dame Kiri Te Kanawa in Glyndebourne's well-received revival of its 1973 production of Richard Strauss's "conversation piece" opera, Capriccio. A major interpreter of the role of the Countess, Lott glides into Andrew Davis's consummate reading, with the LPO providing the high-gloss finish.
Glyndebourne, Lewes, Sussex (01273 813813) 5.50pm
Three Choirs Festival, 19 Aug
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Gloucester Cathedral (01452 529819) 7.45pm
Duke Quartet, 17 Aug
Two thrilling and contrasting Modernist masterpieces from the Duke Quartet: Bartk's Quartet No4 and Alban Berg's fiendishly difficult (to play, at least) Lyric Suite.
Dartington Great Hall (01803 863073) 7.30pm
The Proms, 21 Aug
Music by the highly individual voice of Karol Szymanowski is being profitab1y featured throughout the Proms. Here is a chance to take in his last work, the transparently scored Symphony No4 (Sinfonia Concertante) for Piano and Orchestra, with pianist Howard Shelley joining the BBC Philharmonic.
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