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Life after Tár: conductors at the 2023 BBC Proms | reviews, news & interviews

Life after Tár: conductors at the 2023 BBC Proms

Life after Tár: conductors at the 2023 BBC Proms

Top photographer Chris Christodoulou with more unusual postures on the podium

Gemma New, conducting Prom 44All images by Chris Christodoulou

A conductor who can now add "Gár" to his less flattering sobriquets may not have appeared as advertised at this year's Proms, but surely Chris Christodoulou can find a photo of him punching the air among his 43 years' worth of conductor portraits from "the biggest music festival in the world". We'll do without this time.

For the past 13 of those years, Chris has given theartsdesk the benefit of images which may not have made the main cut but which are wonderfully revealing of commitment and idiosyncrasy. His selection for 2023, like the season itself which was a huge success both financially and artistically, is as rich as ever. Click on the images for the full picture.

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