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Composer: Golijov, Osvaldo (b. 1960)

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Year of birth1960
NationalityArgentina
PeriodContemporary
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LondonAlternate Time Flows – Dame Evelyn Glennie & O/Modernt Quartet

© Jim Callaghan
Másson, Purcell, Janáček, Beethoven, Golijov, Tenney, Schnelzer
Dame Evelyn Glennie; O/Modernt Quartet

BarcelonaBach's St. John Passion

Bach's St. John Passion
Bach, Golijov
Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès; Xavier Puig; Cor Lieder Càmera

MurciaOrquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia

Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia
Golijov, Márquez, Bernstein, Copland, Grofe
Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia; Virginia Martínez; Pedro Valero; Pilar Valero

KuhmoTierras de Fuegos

Ginastera, Kagel, Piazzolla, Salgan, Nisinman, Villa-Lobos, Golijov
Niamh McKenna; Mi-Sa Yang; Florin Szigeti; Vladimir Mendelssohn

LondonHalf Six Fix: Jazz Roots

Stravinsky, Golijov, Bernstein
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle; Katia Labèque; Marielle Labèque
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South Atlantic crossings with added Venezuelan spice

Gabriela Montero © Shelley Mosman
The Scottish Ensemble on lively form is joined by exciting Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero to explore the links and influences of Bach and Mozart on modern South American composers.  
****1
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CBSO give an outstanding UK première of Golijov's Azul and Shostakovich's Fifteenth

Alpesh Chauhan © operaomnia.co.uk
As Birmingham-born Alpesh Chauhan builds his reputation towards becoming a conductor much in demand, so the CBSO finds itself in the fortunate position of securing the services of Mirga Gražytė-Tyla as Andris Nelsons’ successor as Music Director, with a chance to grow Chauhan as Assistant Conductor.
****1
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Ravel and more in the Brodsky Quartet's Istanbul visit

Brodsky Quartet © Eric Richmond
Brodsky String Quartet: A master of precision, nuances and moods introduced the Turkish audience to South American contemporary composers. What an enchantment!
*****
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Uplifting Haydn a highlight from the ACO

As usual, the performances here were thoroughly committed, but repeated cases of uncertain intonation and rhythmic imprecision prevented them from reaching the heights the audience have experienced in earlier programmes.
***11
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Singing from the same Songbook

John Woolrich's Songbook project provided the vocal material on show at the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group recital at Wigmore Hall, featuring sopranos Gillian Keith and Rebecca von Lipinski.
***11
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