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Composer: Braunfels, Walter (1882-1954)

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Year of birth1882
Year of death1954
Period20th century
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Manfred Honeck and the New York Philharmonic play it safe in Braunfels, Grieg and Beethoven

The Vienna Philharmonic, whose annual New Year’s Day performances of Johann Strauss are broadcast to some 50 million viewers worldwide, apparently aren’t the only ones giving themselves a pass on creative programming around the holidays. The New York Philharmonic and guest conductor Manfred Honeck eased gently into 2013 this weekend with an evening of audience favorites.
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Prom 68: Fantastic, Radical, Romantic

The final week of the 2011 Proms season began with a flamboyant and exhilarating concert given by the superb Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, who celebrate their 110th anniversary this year. They were joined by pianist Hélène Grimaud, playing Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, the piece with which she made her Proms debut in 2001.
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