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Composer: Durey, Louis (1888-1979)

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Year of birth1888
Year of death1979
NationalityFrance
Period20th century
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A Dancer's Dream: All the old showstoppers at the New York Philharmonic

William da Sliva performs circus acts during Petrushka  ©  Chris Lee
Unusual scenes at the New York Philharmonic this past weekend: a ballerina flouncing across the stage; conductor Alan Gilbert lugging a life-size puppet down the aisle amid rows of laughing, bewildered audience members; black-and-white video projections of the orchestra musicians sipping tea.
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Reactions and Reflections: The music of Les Six at Charlton House

Charlton House
Regeneration is currently at the heart of everything that goes on inside the beautifully preserved Charlton House. Built between 1607 and 1612 by Sir Adam Newton, the building and its grounds remain a fine example of Jacobean domestic architecture.
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Northern Sinfonia in the cafés of Paris

John Reid  ©  Benjamin Harte
When I collected my ticket for this evening’s Late Mix concert in Hall Two of The Sage Gateshead, I was somewhat surprised to see it marked as unreserved seating. A computer glitch, I thought, until I walked into the hall and found that the usual rows of seats in this small, in-the-round auditorium had been replaced with café-style tables and chairs.
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