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Composer: Foulds, John (1880-1939)

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Year of birth1880
Year of death1939
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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Hindu philosophy at the Proms excites and uplifts

Juanjo Mena © Sussie Ahlburg
The music of John Foulds and Olivier Messiaen and their shared interest in Hindu philosophy and the music of India created an exciting and life-affirming programme for Prom 38
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Review of BBCSO conducted by Sakari Oramo in Sibelius, Rachmaninov, Foulds and Nielsen

© Benjamin Ealovega
Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra find icy perfection in Sibelius last work.  
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Briliant Nielsen and Shostakovich: BBC Philharmonic and John Storgårds

John Storgårds,  ©  Marco Borggreve
The BBC Philharmonic delivered superb performances in a fascinating programme under their Principal Guest Conductor John Storgårds, finding an unusual mix of wit and pathos at the Bridgewater Hall. The concert opened with Sibelius’s 1914 The Bard, one of the less frequently heard of the Fin’s tone poems.
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