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Composer: Dun, Tan (b. 1957)

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Year of birth1957
May 2018
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BudapestMuhai Tang and the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra

© Andrej Grilc
Dun, Grieg, Xia, Beethoven
Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra; Muhai Tang; Lilya Zilberstein

DresdenMünchner Philharmoniker – Prager Philharmonischer Chor – Tan DunWorld Première

Dun: Buddha Passion, für Chor und Orchester
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra; Tan Dun; Prague Philharmonic Choir; Kang Wang; Huiling Zhu; Sen Guo
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Music as “garden” and “theatre”

Tan Dun © Feng Hai
Tan Dun, Keiko Mitsuhashi, and the Tokyo Philharmonic deliver an homage concert to Toru Takemitsu, utilizing orchestral music as a “garden” and a “theatre."
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Dutch National Opera toasts its 50th birthday

Eva-Maria Westbroek © Hans van den Bogaard
To celebrate its 50th birthday Dutch National Opera put on a festive tribute to the people that have made it the innovative and much-admired house it is today.
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Tan Dun's Ghost Opera at Cleveland ChamberFest

Ghost Opera © Gary Adams
The penultimate concert for the 2014 season featured new choreography for Tan's ritualistic work, as well as a brilliant performances of percussion works and Shostakovich's second Piano Trio.
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Tan Dun and Shostakovich form a dark, compelling programme in Vienna

Krzysztof Urbański © Joanna Urbańska
A percussion concerto tribute to natural disasters and a dark snapshot of post-Stalinist Russia make for a compelling programme from the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Krzysztof Urbański and soloist Martin Grubinger. 
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Music in the woods: Leipzig Quartet at Maverick Festival

Leipzig String Quartet
While on Saturday night I was tucked away in an air-conditioned building, on Sunday afternoon I found myself at a quartet performance in the middle of the woods. The Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock, New York, was the 1916 creation of Hervey White and in 1952 hosted the première of John Cage’s 4’33”.
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