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Composer: Dukas, Paul (1865-1935)

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Year of birth1865
Year of death1935
NationalityFrance
PeriodRomantic
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BilbaoPierné, Rachmaninov, Dukas

Pierné, Rachmaninov, Dukas
Pierné, Rachmaninov, Dukas
Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa; Erik Nielsen; Levon Avagyan

La CoruñaOrquesta Sinfónica de Galicia

Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia
Dukas, Prokofiev, Debussy
Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia; Otto Tausk; Beatrice Rana

LondonMyths and Fairytales IV: Jayson Gillham performs Chopin

Myths and Fairytales IV: Jayson Gillham performs Chopin
Dukas, Chopin, Mussorgsky
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Alexander Shelley; Jayson Gillham

LondonBerlioz: Symphonie fantastique

© Julia Wesely
Dukas, Rachmaninov, Berlioz
Philharmonia Orchestra; Paavo Järvi; Khatia Buniatishvili

Munich4. Jugendkonzert

Dukas, Zeller, Bernstein, Williams
Mitglieder der Münchner Philharmoniker; Julio Doggenweiler Fernandez; Mitglieder des ODEON-Jugendsinfonieorchesters
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Ghosts and musical magic from the Belgrade Philharmonic

Gabriel Feltz conducts the Belgrade Philharmonic © Marko Djokovic | Belgrade Philharmonic
The Belgrade Philhamonic presented a magical concert of music on supernatural themes.   
****1
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A sinister Bluebeard's Castle from the NYOGB

Rinat Shaham (Judith) © Tracey Whitefoot
A thrilling concert by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain conducted by Sir Mark Elder culminated in a sinister and atmospheric performance of Duke Bluebeard's Castle.
*****
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Scintillating Shéhérazade in Minneapolis

Virginie Verrez © Dario Acosta
Rafael Payare contrasts a stentorian Brahms Symphony 4 with colorful French scores, including a scintillating Shéhérazade.
****1
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Esfahani's Poulenc the highlight in Auckland

Mahan Esfahani © Bernhard Musil | DG
Notwithstanding Esfahani and McKeish’s sterling account of the Poulenc and the orchestra’s thrilling take on The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, this was not a consistent enough concert to be called a complete success.
***11
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Prom 16: a powerful Berkeley première

Jac van Steen © Chris Christodoulou
A superb performance from Chloë Hanslip in the world premiere of Berkeley's Violin Concerto, with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Jac van Steen polished but lacking bite in Dukas and Prokofiev.
***11
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