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Composer: Hosokawa, Toshio (b. 1955)

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Year of birth1955
NationalityJapan
PeriodContemporary
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HamburgSilvesterkonzert

Hosokawa, Bach, Brahms, Varèse, Mozart
Hamburg Philharmonic; Kent Nagano; Marie-Sophie Pollak; Ida Aldrian; Manuel Günther; Felix Schwandtke

LondonAvex Recital Series: Nobuaki Fukukawa Horn Recital

Britten, Fujikura, Hosokawa, Messiaen, Widmann, Bowen, Hindemith
Nobuaki Fukukawa; Unknown

CologneFauré Quartett

Hosokawa, Schumann, Brahms
Fauré Quartett; Dirk Mommertz; Erika Geldsetzer; Sascha Frömbling
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Vibrant Hosokawa and Ravel but strangely muted Mahler

Simon Trpčeski © Simon Fowler
Simon Trpčeski gives us precision and delicacy in a magical Ravel Piano Concerto in G major; fine singing from Karen Cargill can't prevent Ticciati's Mahler 4 from falling flat.
***11
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Karen Cargill shines in Les nuits d'été in Cleveland

Karen Cargill © K. K. Dundas
  Ticciati also leads a moody "Meditation" by Hosokawa and a blazing Schumann "Rhenish" Symphony. 
***11
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SCO’s study of Man and Nature

Robin Ticciati © Marco Borggreve
Scottish Chamber Orchestra's opening concert of Hosikawa's Harp Concerto and Mahler's Fourth was a study of man and nature. It also offered a welcome chance to hear mezzo Karen Cargill singing to her home crowd.
***11
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The Raven is a riveting start to the NY Phil Biennial

Gotham Chamber Opera: The Raven © Richard Termine
  Conducted by Neal Goren, the musicians breathed across and blew notelessly into their instruments, creating layers of sounds that grew ever more intriguing as the repetition of the word “nevermore” grew ever more sinister.
****1
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The Arditti Quartet turns 40 in style

Arditti Quartet © Astrid Karger
Celebrating 40 years of championing the contemporary string quartet, the Arditti Quartet concluded a day-long marathon with six quartets from composers around the globe. Polished beyond belief, they gave mesmerising performances.
*****
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