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Arvo Pärt and Choral Singing in Estonia

Estonian Song and Dance Celebration © Endel Grensmann
Estonian composer Arvo Pärt talks about the current popularity of choral music. We also discover from Maris Hellrand why choral singing in Estonia is so vibrant. 
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AntwerpTime Is Endless

Time Is Endless
Rachmaninov, Pärt, MacMillan, Rautavaara, Saariaho, De Ley, Miskinis, Ešenvalds
Klaas Stok; Flemish Radio Choir

HasseltTime Is Endless

Time Is Endless
Rachmaninov, Pärt, MacMillan, Rautavaara, Saariaho, De Ley, Miskinis, Ešenvalds
Klaas Stok; Flemish Radio Choir

BrusselsTime Is Endless

Time Is Endless
Rachmaninov, Pärt, MacMillan, Rautavaara, Saariaho, De Ley, Miskinis, Ešenvalds
Klaas Stok; Flemish Radio Choir

NewtonTogether

Bingham, Wesley, Pärt, Bach, Bernstein
Unknown; Sherezade Panthaki; Reginald Mobley; Jonas Budris

LondonPiccadilly Chamber Music Series: The Complete Beethoven Piano Trios [3]

Piccadilly Chamber Music Series: The Complete Beethoven Piano Trios [3]
Beethoven, Pärt, Mendelssohn
Matthew Jones; Gabriella Swallow; Warren Mailley-Smith

LondonTemple Church Choir

Vaughan Williams, Pärt, Alain, Poulenc, Finzi, Tallis, Janáček
Roger Sayer; Temple Church Choir; Greg Morris; Anne Denholm

LondonTenebrae & Aurora Orchestra

Pärt: Passio
Aurora Orchestra; Nigel Short; Tenebrae; Nicholas Madden; Jimmy Holliday; Emma Walshe

LondonWorkshop: The Tenebrae Effect

Pärt, Lukaszewski
Nigel Short; Tenebrae
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Paavo Järvi brings the Estonian Festival Orchestra to Zurich

Paavo Järvi © Julia Bayer
Paavo Järvi conducted the Estonian Festival Orchestra that he founded in select works by Northern composers.
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Ancient and Modern: a beautiful Winter Chorale

Scottish Ensemble at St John's Kirk © Scottish Ensemble (2015)
The Scottish Ensemble is joined by I Fagiolini in a Winter Chorale linking ancient and modern music for Advent and Christmas. 
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Arvo Pärt’s Angel Music: poignant performances from the Scottish Ensemble and Vanishing Point

Tabula rasa © Hugh Carswell
What is it about Arvo Pärt’s ‘Angel Music’ that appeals to the dying? Vanishing Point’s theatre and Scottish Ensemble’s playing combine to produce a thoughtful and poignant performance.  
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A Bushel and Some Pecks at NYC Ballet

Maria Kowroski and Jared Angle in Christopher Wheeldon’s Liturgy © Paul Kolnik
Is there anything Tiler Peck can’t do? After her just completed triumph in Swan Lake we’re obliged to say no.
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The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Mountain project

Richard Tognetti and the ACO © Simon van Boxtel
Four years ago, the ACO mounted The Reef. Mountain is clearly its successor: another film project involving scenes of nature peopled by extreme-sports enthusiasts, screened while an eclectic soundtrack is played live by the orchestra.
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BalletNOW suffers from miscasting

Tiler Peck and Marcello Gomes perform George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante © courtesy of The Music Center
BalletNOW returns to the Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center in Los Angeles. The production features dancers from six different major ballet companies, but fails to impress.
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Modernism trumps romanticism with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Hong Kong Sinfonietta © Hong Kong Sinfonietta Ltd.
Stravinsky and Arvo Pärt’s modernism trumps Rachmaninov’s romanticism with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. 
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Robert Chen shines in Pärt and Bartók

Neeme Järvi © Simon van Boxtel
CSO concertmaster Robert Chen took the spotlight in two 20th-century works with Neeme Järvi conducting; anchoring the program was Beethoven’s Pastoral.
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