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Composer: Halvorsen, Johan (1864-1935)

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Year of birth1864
Year of death1935
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Glass' Eleventh given Turkish première

Sascha Goetzel © Istanbul Music Festival
Philip Glass' Eleventh Symphony, given its Turkish première at the Istanbul Music Festival, returns to his signature repetitive style. 
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Oslo Phil plays an all-Norwegian programme

Henning Kraggerud © Kaupo Kikkas
Despite the home advantage, the orchestra played it safe, but there was wholesome folky fun to be had with Halvorsen and Tveitt.
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Leif Ove Andsnes and Friends at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Nikolai Astrup,Midsummer Eve Bonfire, SBF DNB/The Astrup Collection/KODE Art Museums of Bergen. © Stuart Leech
A concert of music celebrating the folk traditions of Norway to accompanied a major exhibition of the work of Norwegian artist Nikolai Astrup at Dulwich Picture Gallery
*****
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Brahms versus Bruckner 2: Vladimir Jurowski conducts the LPO

Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra © Richard Cannon
Julia Fischer and Daniel Müller-Schott demonstrate faultless command of Brahms' consumately crafted Double Concerto, which makes a telling contrast with Bruckner's wayward early Symphony no.2 in C minor in Jurowski's committed LPO performance.
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Filmless scores: Chamber Music International in Dallas

Cho-Liang Lin  ©  Paul Body
Chamber Music International kicked off its 27th concert season on Saturday evening at Southern Methodist University. The centerpiece of the program was John Williams’ Quartet La Jolla, and the other works all used various combinations of these instruments.
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