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Composer: Halvorsen, Johan (1864-1935)

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Year of birth1864
Year of death1935
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A remarkable, long-overdue debut at Carnegie Hall

Kirill Petrenko © Wilfried Hösl
Kirill Petrenko paid attention to details that many times get lost.
*****
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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. 
****1
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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.
***11
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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.
****1
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