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Composer: Schwertsik, Kurt (b. 1935)

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Year of birth1935
NationalityAustria
Period20th century
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ViennaORF RSO Wien

Prokofiev, Khachaturian, Schwertsik, Gershwin
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra; Marcus Bosch; Arabella Steinbacher
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PCM4: Sarcasm, fun and trumpets

Håkan Hardenberger © Marco Borggreve
HK Gruber's wit shines through this concert centred on Brecht and Weill's bitingly sarcastic songs from The Threepenny Opera; Håkan Hardenberger thrills with magical playing of trumpet and flugelhorn.
****1
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Singing from the same Songbook

John Woolrich's Songbook project provided the vocal material on show at the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group recital at Wigmore Hall, featuring sopranos Gillian Keith and Rebecca von Lipinski.
***11
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Les Wiener Symphoniker à Bozar : le confort du Nouveau Monde

Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider © Lars Gundersen
De passage à Bozar, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Philippe Jordan et l'Orchestre symphonique de Vienne ont interprété le Concerto pour violon de Brahms et la Symphonie « du Nouveau Monde ». Avec peu d'entrain.
***11
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