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Composer: Carpenter, Gary (b. 1951)

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Year of birth1951
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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Spectacular Walton makes for a confident start to the 2015 Proms

Sakari Oramo conducting the BBCSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
A mixed programme thrills, launching the season with a bang
****1
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Tempest Flute Trio at the Forge

Tempest Flute Trio
If you're a flute trio, you need to be innovative. And Tempest Flute Trio certainly are: they presented an impressive array of works at the Forge in Camden last night, ranging from innovative arrangements to commissions, and performing with a sense of ensemble which would have been remarkable for any grouping of instruments.
***11
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LSO's Romantic programme draws art and life together

©  Felix Broede
In this intensely Romantic programme, the choice of music pointed to the ways in which art and life can be closely intertwined, from Wagner's Idyll to celebrate the birth of his son (also called Siegfried), to Joachim's fingerprints in the Brahms concerto or Strauss's tone poem on Death and Transfiguration.