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Composer: Grainger, Percy (1882-1961)

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StockholmRising Stars: Ellen Nisbeth

Rising Stars: Ellen Nisbeth
Grainger, Leyman, Delius, Ellington, Bach, Grieg
Ellen Nisbeth; Bengt Forsberg

BergenTo a Nordic Princess

Grainger, Delius, Ellington, Bach, Grieg
Ellen Nisbeth; Bengt Forsberg

LondonBruckner

Vaughan Williams, Grainger, Bruckner
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle; Guildhall School Musicians

CologneEllen Nisbeth

Sibelius, Saariaho, Delius, Leyman, Grainger, Grieg
Ellen Nisbeth; Bengt Forsberg

LondonAround the World in 80 Minutes

Vaughan Williams, Stravinsky, Takemitsu, Davies, Berger, Debussy, Grainger, Gough
Mark Forkgen; Canticum
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A feast of phenomenal pianism

Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen © Sim Canetty-Clarke
A remarkable evening of exceptionally fine pianism and inventive programming, featuring seven of the UK's leading pianists in rich and varied repertoire.
*****
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A Night at the Ashton Museum

Ricardo Graziano, Danielle Brown and Jamie Carter in Valses Nobles et Sentimentales © Yi-Chun Wu
Sir Frederick Ashton was a choreographic genius but not everything he created rose to that level, as this program showed.
***11
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From birthday boy to Danny Boy

Sir Neville Marriner © Bill Page
The ASMF under their veteran conductor Sir Neville Marriner celebrate his 92nd birthday and almost six decades of music-making in performances of Mozart and Bizet, with Till Fellner as soloist.
****1
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The Nash Ensemble: Dreamers of Dreams at the Wigmore Hall

Members of the Nash Ensemble  ©  Hanya Chlala/ArenaPAL
As I took my seat at Saturday’s concert by the Nash Ensemble, one in a series entitled “Dreamers of Dreams” put on as part of their residency at the Wigmore Hall, I wondered what I was about to let myself in for.
****1
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Beyond the country garden: a fascinating introduction to Percy Grainger's folk songs

Percy Grainger, the Australian composer of Country Gardens, was a highly original musician, but is often overlooked. This year, however, to mark the 50th anniversary of his death, Northern Sinfonia have put on several performances of his work, first at the Proms, and now a weekend of concerts at the Sage.
****1
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