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Composer: Mantovani, Bruno (b. 1974)

Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance listings | Mantovani
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Year of birth1974
NationalityFrance
PeriodContemporary
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Kuss Quartet’s Beethoven tour with Paganini-loved instruments

The Kuss Quartet © Suntory Hall
The Kuss Quartet played the full cycle of Beethoven string quartets in five concerts. With the legendary "Paganini set" of four Stradivarius instruments, these turned out to be special days.
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Mantovani's Love Songs illuminate Nezet-Seguin's Bruckner's Eight

With exceptional nuance, lead flautist Juliette Hurel demonstrated her Olympian skills in Bruno Mantovani's technically exhausting, often violent work. With the flute in mind, Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s wildly upbeat Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony in C-minor ‘Titan’ made for new discoveries in Bruckner.
****1
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Thought-provoking, violent and percussive

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet gave his thought-provoking, violent and percussive take on Bartók, Ravel and Beethoven - intelligent and uncompromising performance at its best. 
****1
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From Les Adieux to Miroirs: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s musical portrait

 Jean-Efflam Bavouzet impresses in Gallic repertoire, but his Beethoven took longer to win our reviewer around. 
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NYC Biennial - Boulez

The four pieces – all U.S. premières – created a portrait of Boulez minus Boulez, reminding me of a middle school art exercise in which we were asked to draw an egg without any white crayons.
****1
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