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Composer: Andersson, B. Tommy

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NationalitySweden
Period20th century
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Iréne Theorin shines in Strauss

Iréne Theorin © Jan-Olav Wedin
Iréne Theorin gives a powerful interpretation of Salome and Elektra's mad scenes in a concert including Also sprach Zarathustra and a contemporary composition.
****1
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Caprine mythology, oriental adventures and heavenly Mahler

Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Making its fourth Proms appearance this season, the BBC National Orchestra transported the audience from the Orient in Nielsen’s Aladdin, to Ancient Greece for a world première, then to heaven in Mahler’s Symphony no. 4.
***11
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A composer portrait of B Tommy Andersson in Cardiff

B Tommy Andersson © Peter Knutson
B Tommy Andersson's music promises more than it delivers in this showcase concert with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. 
***11
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RSNO with Søndergård in Andersson, Mahler and Sibelius

B. Tommy Andersson  ©  Peter Knutson
The pre-concert talk is a firm favourite with many RSNO regulars. Situated in what feels like an impromptu chapel near the Upper Circle Bar, this 25-minute exploration attracts a congregation which spills well beyond the hundred or so seats laid out.
****1
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