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BBC Proms: Clein, Britten Sinfonia, BBC Singers, Hill | reviews, news & interviews

BBC Proms: Clein, Britten Sinfonia, BBC Singers, Hill

BBC Proms: Clein, Britten Sinfonia, BBC Singers, Hill

This final Proms Saturday Matinee left us with a musical meditation on faith

Sofia Gubaidulina: a composer whose 'mistaken path' is as colourful as it is complex

Dominated by a focus on contemporary music, this year’s Proms’ Saturday Matinees have also developed something of a heavenward glance as the series has progressed. Last weekend it was the Christian mysticism of Hildegard of Bingen at the fore, with Britten’s Sacred and Profane providing a slippery foothold in the earthly. Yesterday we cast off worldly shackles entirely, gazing beyond the limits of our own humanity in the musical visions of Tippett, Tavener and Sofia Gubaidulina.

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