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Composer: Goldmark, Károly (1830-1915)

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Year of birth1830
Year of death1915
NationalityHungary
Period20th century
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Hungarian State Opera's slow-motion The Queen of Sheba

The score of Goldmark's opera is filled with lovely orchestral surprises, in addition to stunning arias, but is often filled with an abundance of slow tempos.
***11
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LaVerdi and Xian Zhang usher spring into Milan

Xian Zhang © Benjamin Ealovega
Schumann, Goldmark and Malipiero feature in a seasonal programme in Milan. 
****1
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Youthful vigour and eclectic treats from La Verdi

Chloe Hanslip © Benjamin Ealovega
If the orchestra's playing was marked by poise and balance, so was the programme taken in its entirety. The buoyancy that had prevailed to now brought out the darker hues of Schubert's “Unfinished” Symphony deliciously.
****1
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