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Rachel Halliburton

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Articles By Rachel Halliburton

As You Like It, Shakespeare's Globe review - vibrant, ebullient fun in a forest where anything goes

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Prom 64: Les Troyens, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Sousa review - ravishing interpretation of Berlioz's masterpiece

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Prom 53: Davies, The English Concert, Bezuidenhout review - elegance and elan in late-night Bach

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Prom 50: Samson, Academy of Ancient Music review - a gradual build in musical and dramatic intensity

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Prom 14: Lisiecki, BBCSO, Chan - fine textures and subtle delights

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After Byrd, HEXAD Collective, Brunel Tunnel Shaft review - resonant tribute to a subversive genius

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First Night of the Proms, BBCSO, Stasevska review - fire and elan mark an evening celebrating freedom

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Romeo and Juliet, Almeida Theatre review - muscular action interspersed with moments of telling stillness

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Bocheng Wang, Wigmore Hall review - extraordinary agility and technical fluidity

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Don Giovanni, Glyndebourne review - stunning, exuberant production reveals human nature in all its complexity

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Akugbo, Harper, The Jago, Dalston review - revelatory pairing of trumpet and harp

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St John Passion, Polyphony, OAE, Layton, St John's Smith Square review - defiant performance reveals Bach masterpiece anew

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The Chevalier, St Martin-in-the-Fields review - virtuoso journey into a shamefully neglected past

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In The Realms of Sorrow, London Handel Festival, Stone Nest review - disappointed love has all the best tunes

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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Wigmore Hall review - virtuoso brilliance and thoughtfulness reveal Haydn's range

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Sound Unwrapped Launch, Kings Place review - ravishing combination of ancient and modern

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