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Composer: Doratí, Antal (1906-1988)

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Year of birth1906
Year of death1988
NationalityUnknown
Period20th century
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Musikfest Berlin comes to a close: Schiff and Müller-Brachmann

Hanno Müller-Brachmann  ©  Monika Rittershaus
András Schiff and Hanno Müller-Brachmann make a perfect musical pair. On the one hand, Schiff, staunch lover of the old masters and one of the only pianists left on the circuit who will regularly do a Beethoven or a Well-Tempered Clavier cycle, is as unflashy as you like, moderate, serious.
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Matthieu Petitjean Oboe Recital at Wigmore Hall

For many, the phrase “music competition” has an unsavoury ring to it. One thinks of the tearful children of pushy parents, the crazed violinist whose failure has pushed him over the edge or perhaps even some of the more barbaric (yet horrifyingly watchable) talent shows on TV. Fortunately there is another side to these competitions: the fantastic platform they provide to talented musicians.