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Composer: Raskatov, Alexander (b. 1953)

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Year of birth1953
NationalityRussia
PeriodContemporary
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Raskatov: GerMania
Alejo Pérez; John Fulljames; Opéra de Lyon; Magda Willi; Michael Gniffke; Ville Rusanen; Andrew Watts
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LPO première of Alexander Raskatov's Green Mass

Vladimir Jurowski © Matthias Creutziger
A full-sized LPO première a bewildering new mass setting by Alexander Raskatov that misses the mark and sits uneasily alongside Beethoven's great ode to nature. 
**111
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Abduraimov's Prokofiev the highlight in Detroit

Andrey Boreyko © Christoph Rüttger
The Detroit Symphony played its best concert in over a year, with Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto proving the highlight. 
***11
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Raskatov's Monk's Music in Drogheda

Alexander Raskatov © Philippe Gontier
Russian composer Alexander Raskatov visits Ireland for a concert of his own works, including the epic string quartet cycle Monk's Music. A fascinating cross-section of the composer's work, well played to a sizeable and enthusiastic local audience.
****1
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A Concerto Première Takes Wing in Seattle

Ludovic Morlot © Askonas Holt
The Seattle Symphony's all-Russian program presents the U.S. première of the richly mysterious Night Butterflies piano concerto by Russian emigre composer Alexander Raskatov.
*****
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The Hilliard Ensemble and the Australian Chamber Orchestra in Sydney

Hilliard Ensemble,  ©  Friedrun Reinhold
Saturday evening’s concert saw the coming together of two world-class ensembles from opposite ends of the world: Australia’s national orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the world-renowned British vocal group the Hilliard Ensemble.
****1
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