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Riccardo Chailly leads Filarmonica della Scala in a spine-tingling Proms debut / theguardian

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This exceptionally beautiful concert marked the Proms debut of the Filarmonica della Scala, founded in 1982 by Claudio Abbado and musicians from La Scala, Milan, to tackle the symphonic repertory, and technically a separate organisation from the orchestra that plays in the opera house itself, though, of course, many of the musicians are the same. Riccardo Chailly has been principal conductor since 2015, and he and the Filarmonica are currently partway through a European tour that takes them to the Edinburgh international festival as well as the Proms. The London concert opened with Brahms's Violin Concerto with Leonidas Kavakos as soloist – a performance of tremendous sincerity and integrity that avoided overt histrionics in favour of a reflective exploration of the work's deeper resonances.  Photograph: Chris Christodoulou/BBC

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