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Composer: Parker, Aaron (b. 1991)

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Year of birth1991
PeriodContemporary
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Composers turn to the sonnets in Manchester

Andrew Gourlay © Johan Persson
Manchester flies the flag again for contemporary music as young composers put the BBC Philharmonic through their paces in a bracing programme of Shakespeare-inspired commissions.
*****
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Buchbinder’s Beethoven: grounded, but graceful

Rudolf Buchbinder © Philipp Horak
Rudolf Buchbinder demonstrated his authority in Beethoven with a compelling and elegant account of the Fourth Piano Concerto, while Nikolaj Znaider reached for extremes in Mahler’s First.
****1
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