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Composer: Harvey, Jonathan (1939-2012)

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Year of birth1939
Year of death2012
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
March 2018
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ManchesterManchester Collective: 100 Demons

Manchester Collective: 100 Demons
Reich, Harvey, Xenakis, Finnis, Gordon
Rakhi Singh; Simmy Singh; Alistair Vennart; Oliver Coates

RigaJonathan Harvey and Latvians

Matīss Čudars, Auznieks, Harvey
Sinfonietta Rīga; Normunds Šnē; Matīss Čudars

ParisRebel, Widmann, Harvey, Ives

Rebel, Widmann, Harvey, Ives
Orchestre de Paris; Daniel Harding; Choeur de l'Orchestre de Paris; Ensemble Intercontemporain; Les Arts Florissants; Paul Agnew

SheffieldSound Laboratory: 'Ligeti Quartet: Phantom Voices'

Harvey, Meredith, Mason
Ligeti Quartet; Mandhira de Saram; Patrick Dawkins; Richard Jones
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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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Red Note Ensemble's Sounding Brass

Red Note Ensemble's Sounding Brass in a unique afternoon of brass, percussion and electronics in an imaginatively scouted industrial setting.
****1
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Sweet Thunder Festival, Day One: The JACK Quartet

JACK Quartet © Henrik Olund
The magical potential of electroacoustic music was on display Thursday evening in the cavernous, dilapidated pier that is Fort Mason’s Herbst Pavilion in San Francisco.
****1
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A miraculous Wagner Dream from Welsh National Opera

WNO, Wagner Dream: Ananda (Robin Tritschler) and Claire Booth (Pakati)  ©  David Massey
Miraculous as Jonathan Harvey’s music is, it seems reductive to call Wagner Dream an opera. Half the cast, after all, don’t even sing, but act: it’s a sincere meeting of music and theatre in a way that opera usually isn’t.
****1
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Contemporary Music Venture at St Paul's Church, Bristol

Members of the Contemporary Music Venture; photo by Philippa Walker, University of Bristol
There was no doubt that for this concert, one had to enter the front door with a completely open mind. The aim of the Contemporary Music Venture is to promote contemporary music to a wider audience, in an hour and for free – an honourable challenge.This was set to be their first concert of the year.
***11
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