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Articles by Simon Cummings

Simon Cummings
Simon Cummings
John Wilson © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Exaggeration and disinterest mar John Wilson's CBSO programme

By , 08 April 2019
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Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla © Frans Jansen

Responding to the intangible: Grieg and Čiurlionis at Symphony Hall

By , 18 February 2019
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Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra © Arne Hyckenberg

Congratulations, Esa-Pekka! Baltic Sea Festival celebrates a cherished conductor

By , 05 September 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen and Martin Fröst © Micke Grönberg | Sveriges Radio

Jesper Nordin’s new large-scale multimedia work disappoints in Stockholm

By , 04 September 2018
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Giedrė Šlekytė © Mattias Ahlm | Sveriges Radio

Šerkšnytė's Songs of Sunset and Dawn intoxicates at the Baltic Sea Festival

By , 03 September 2018
***11
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Timothy Ridout © Kaupo Kikkas

Contrasting modes of optimism explored at the Three Choirs Festival

By , 06 August 2018
*****
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Geraint Bowen © Michael Whitefoot

Disentangling pain and triumph, clarifying hope on Opening Night at the Three Choirs Festival

By , 29 July 2018
****1
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Choir of Keble College, Oxford © Keble College

Choir of Keble College brings fashion, flamboyance and fervency to the Cheltenham Music Festival

By , 06 July 2018
****1
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Alisa Weilerstein © Harald Hoffmann | Decca

The good, the bad and the ugly: Shostakovich, Brahms and Simon Holt in Birmingham

By , 14 June 2018
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Jörg Widmann © Marco Borggreve

A portrait in all but name: Jörg Widmann and the CBSO at Symphony Hall

By , 07 June 2018
****1
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Huw Watkins © Benjamin Ealovega

Obsession and escapism: Huw Watkins discusses his one-act opera In the Locked Room

By , 21 May 2018
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet © Benjamin Ealovega

Removing barriers, provoking questions: Kazushi Ono, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and the CBSO

By , 10 May 2018
*****
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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Benjamin Ealovega

A stroll, a ship and a symphony: three very different musical journeys in Birmingham

By , 03 April 2018
****1
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Stockhausen manning the controls in 1992 © Dutch National Opera

Working towards utopia: Stockhausen’s epic vision and the development of aus LICHT

By , 21 March 2018
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Tomáš Netopil © Marco Borggreve

National pride without sentimentality: the Czech Philharmonic at Symphony Hall

By , 15 February 2018
****1
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John Harris © Wattie Cheung

New Music Dublin: iconoclastic, eclectic and, above all, a good time

By , 09 February 2018
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Joshua Bell © Bill Phelps

Cheeky, capricious, illuminating: Vivaldi and Beethoven at Symphony Hall

By , 25 January 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle © Doug Peters | PA Wire

This is Rattle: music from past and present transfigured and made radical

By , 17 September 2017
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The Philharmonia plays Shostakovich © Michael Whitefoot

Gravity and explosives at the Three Choirs Festival

By , 31 July 2017
****1
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Natalya Romaniw © Michael Whitefoot

Frank Beermann and the Philharmonia bring mischief and melancholia to the Three Choirs Festival

By , 27 July 2017
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