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Composer: Abe, Keiko (b. 1937)

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Year of birth1937
Period20th century
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Percussion from Olympus: Dame Evelyn Glennie

Dame Evelyn Glennie © BBC | Mark Allan
Aberdeenshire born percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie never fails to impress an audience. To celebrate Glennie's 50th birthday, the BBC Proms Chamber Music series fourth concert was a special concert of four pieces written in the last 20 years.
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Salzburg Festival: Interstellar travels with Martin Grubinger and the Percussive Planet Ensemble

Martin Grubinger  ©  Felix Broede
The Percussive Planet Ensemble was founded seven years ago, when the then 22-year-old Martin Grubinger first performed his Percussive Planet (twelve percussion pieces from around the world) at the Beethoven Festival in Bonn.
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Joyce’s Ulysses and Evelyn Glennie open new season at the Theater an der Wien

There is a famous scene in the noir classic The Third Man in which Joseph Cotten returns to his hotel and is swiftly bundled into a cab that speeds off recklessly through the streets of Vienna.
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Keiko Abe y Scheherazade visitan la OSN

El percusionista chino Le Yu ©
La OSN nos ofreció un programa con cierto aire oriental. Como primer número tuvimos The WAVE impressions, concierto para marimba y orquesta de Keiko Abe, compositora y marimbista japonesa, y en la segunda parte la muy conocida suite orquestal Scheherazade de Rimski-Korsakov.
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