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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in London

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LondonThe Future is Female

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Sarah Cahill; Helen Wallace

LondonThomas Adès 50th Birthday Concert

© Mathias Benguigui
Sibelius, Adès
London Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Adès; Kirill Gerstein; Christianne Stotijn; Sir Simon Keenlyside

LondonLSO Discovery: Panufnik Composers Workshop

London Symphony Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra; François-Xavier Roth
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Impeccable Ligeti from Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the LSO

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the LSO © London Symphony Orchestra
Ligeti's Concert Românesc gets a well characterised reading, but Gardiner's Bartók and Haydn come off less well at LSO St Luke's.
***11
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An intense Winterreise from Fleur Barron and Julius Drake

Julius Drake and Fleur Barron © Alex Barnes
A young mezzo and a seasoned pianist performed a rendition of Winterreise that sounded very fresh indeed.
***11
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Light at the end of the tunnel from Elena Urioste and Aurora

Elena Urioste plays The Lark Ascending © Nick Rutter
Imaginative programming from Aurora Orchestra, including striking miniatures from Musgrave and Meredith, luxurious Ravel and pared back Vaughan Williams, with joyous Mendelssohn to finish.
****1
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An inspired concept, hobbled by pandemic restrictions

The OAE woodwinds © Zen Grisdale
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's beautifully curated selection of Mann-themed music enjoys mixed success. 
***11
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