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Composer: Bowen, York (1884-1941)

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Year of birth1884
Year of death1941
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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LondonCristina Ortiz: Chopin

© Sussie Ahlburg
Chopin, Bowen
Cristina Ortiz, Piano

DresdenLawrence Power & Antti Siirala

Bowen, Schumann, Shostakovich, Brahms, Prokofiev
Lawrence Power; Antti Siirala
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John Wilson conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Vaughan Williams and York Bowen

John Wilson  ©  Chris Christodoulou
An orgy of British music greeted an appreciative audience at the Barbican last night courtesy of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by British music enthusiast John Wilson. But it certainly wasn’t all Land of Hope and Glory, or indeed The Lark Ascending, with three contrasting pieces – all now sadly neglected in the concert hall.
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Cigleris and Cousin impress at St George's Bristol

Peter Cigleris and Martin Cousin
Clarinetist Peter Cigleris teamed up with pianist Martin Cousin for a wonderful lunchtime break. Peter Cigleris studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music, and has performed in many venues across Europe premièring several new works for the clarinet. With a tone and technical ability to impress, he performed on a Peter Eaton Elite clarinet made for him in 2001.
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