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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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La Chaise-DieuVêpres de Rachmaninov

Rachmaninov, Schnittke, Pärt
Daniel Reuss; Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne

LondonLunchtime Recital - Daniel Edwards (cello) Berendina Norton (piano)

Lunchtime Recital - Daniel Edwards (cello)  Berendina Norton (piano)
Pärt, Schubert, Traditional Irish, Beethoven
Daniel Edwards; Berendina Norton

LondonProm 73: Before the Ending of the Day

of Bingen, Gutiérrez de Padilla, Gallus, Allegri, Tallis, Pärt, Browne
Peter Phillips; Tallis Scholars

StockholmArvo Pärt - the master of pure sound

Pärt, Werle, Berio, Tormis
Tõnu Kaljuste; Swedish Radio Choir

AmsterdamJan Brokken and Berlage Saxophone Quartet

© Merlijn Doomernik
Mussorgsky, Schulhoff, Pärt, Shostakovich, Eisler
Berlage Saxofoonkwartet, Saxophone

AmsterdamJamie Phillips conducts Shostakovich' Symphony no.5

Pärt, Shostakovich
Noord Nederlands Orkest; Jamie Philips

LiverpoolEnsemble 10/10: 21st Birthday Concert

Ensemble 10/10: 21st Birthday Concert
Tüür, Sumera, Pärt, Davismoon, Mason
Clark Rundell; Ensemble 10/10

BarcelonaMädchenchor Hannover & Cor de Noies de l’Orfeó Català

Schumann, Brahms, Reger, Caplet, Pärt, Rautavaara
Gudrun Schröfel; Katharina Held; Anna Schote; Maria Rüssel; Magdalena Huppertz
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Prom 42: Paavo Järvi flies the flag for Estonia

Paavo Järvi conducts the Estonian Festival Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
The Estonian Festival Orchestra makes its Proms debut in a refreshing Baltic-Nordic programme.
***11
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Synergy and excitement from Gerhardt and Ólafsson

Alban Gerhardt © Kaupo Kikkas
A generous programme by Alban Gerhardt and Víkingur Ólafsson saw a tale of two halves, with the classical poise of the first half and the more extrovert showpieces of the second. 
***11
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Women / Create! A Festival of Dance

Yusaku Komori in Armitage's Donkey Jaw Bone © Stephen Pisano
A mix of new and tried and tested works by Karole Armitage, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Carolyn Dorfman and Jennifer Muller
***11
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An inspiring, faith-filled concert in Riga

Sigvards Kļava © Riga Festival
The Latvian Radio Choir, coupled with the Sinfonietta Rīga Orchestra under the conductor Sigvards Kļava give an ethereal rendition of four contemporary Latvian composers in Riga Cathedral.
****1
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Playful light and colour from Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Ferhan & Ferzan Onder © Ali Guler
Imaginative Bach and an exciting new work by Dobrinka Tabakova played by the Amsterdam Sinfonietta with pianists Ferhan and Ferzan Önder.
***11
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Ticciati, Ólafsson and Shida Rigolo take their time at Kings Place

Miyoko Shida Rigolo © Miyoko Shida Rigolo
Hugo Ticciati and Víkingur Ólafsson explore notions of time, but a lesson in mindful performance comes from the gravity-defying Sanddorn Balance act.  
****1
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Windrush generation recalled by Phoenix Dance Theatre

Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Windrush: Movement of the People © Brian Slater
Phoenix Dance Theatre collides with the headlines with their mixed programme at Sadler's Wells.
****1
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Death stingest no more: ACO/Ibragimova

Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel
It takes artistic invention and considerable courage to design a concert programme solely around tragic topics; yet the connecting link between the various items on the last subscription concert by the Australian Chamber Orchestra was – directly or indirectly – death and great composers’ reaction to it.
****1
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