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BBC Proms: Les Talens Lyriques/ BBC Philharmonic, Noseda | reviews, news & interviews

BBC Proms: Les Talens Lyriques/ BBC Philharmonic, Noseda

BBC Proms: Les Talens Lyriques/ BBC Philharmonic, Noseda

Whether intimate or epic, two Proms share the same articulate communication

Christophe Rousset: the virtuosity of this harpsichordist and his ensemble is effortlessly worn

According to Classic FM’s managing director Darren Henley there are many people who find the term “chamber music” offputting, if not downright intimidating. Perhaps the best explanation of the genre comes from a musicologist who has termed it “the music of friends”. It’s a lovely description and one that, for the very best ensembles, can extend beyond the confines of quartets or duos to even the largest of symphony orchestras.

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