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Composer: Carpenter, Gary (b. 1951)

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Year of birth1951
NationalityUnited Kingdom
PeriodContemporary
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John Lill celebrates his 75th birthday in Liverpool

John Lill © Askonas Holt
Tchaikovsky’s warhorse piano concerto is given a performance stripped of all showmanship. Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra completes this oddly programmed concert from the RLPO.
***11
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C’est magnifique: Ravel in the hands of Andrew Manze

Sheku Kanneh-Mason © Lars Borges
In the week of remembrance, Sheku Kanneh-Mason played Elgar’s Cello Concerto with a level of British reverence, while Andrew Manze concluded with some exquisite Ravel. 
****1
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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

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

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.