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Composer: Davis, Carl (b. 1936)

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Year of birth1936
NationalityUnited States
Period20th century
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Philharmonia Orchestra
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BRB: Aladdin

Tzu-Chao Chou as the Djinn of the Lamp with Artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet © Bill Cooper
All the creative contributions of direction, choeography, designs and music come together to achieve a stirring ballet that tells a familar story with great clarity 
****1
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An astonishing Napoleon re-entering history

Abel Gance's Napoleon
A once-in-a-lifetime experience with a perfectly arranged score to a breathtaking film. 
*****
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The music of Italian convents with Cappella Artemisia

Cappella Artemisia
The Italian vocal ensemble Cappella Artemisia, directed by mezzo-soprano Candace Smith, is a chamber group devoted to recovering the rich musical repertoire of the 16th- and 17th-century Italian convents.
***11
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Northern Ballet's A Christmas Carol will leave you ready for mince pies around the log fire

Julie Charlet as The Ghost of Christmas Past  ©  Bill Cooper
Inspired by Dickens’ novel of the same title, Northern Ballet’s piece really captures the essence of Dickensian London at Christmas time. Dickens’ famous renderings of the festive season made much of his work almost synonymous with Christmas. Dickens’ most popular novel, A Christmas Carol redefined the spirit of Christmas as an enduring sense of community and sharing.
****1
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Nostalgia and magic: Birmingham Royal Ballet's Aladdin in London

BRB Aladdin: Iain Mackay as The Mahgrib and Tzu-Chao Chou as the Dijinn  ©  Bill Cooper
The evening was a step back into childhood nostalgia, of getting on the hired coach with my brother and neighbours from our cul-de-sac, to drive up to London for the traditional Christmas pantomime. And, of course, Aladdin with all that mystical eastern magic was always a favourite with us kids.
***11
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