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Composer: Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon (1562-1621)

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Year of birth1562
Year of death1621
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StuttgartFrancesco Tristano: Piano 2.0

Frescobaldi, Sweelinck, Bach, Ravel
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Pál Mácsai and László Fassang © János Posztós, Müpa Budapest
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Tafelmusik © Sian Richards
Bringing together disparate art forms is no easy task, as Tafelmusik's latest concert House of Dreams sadly proves. 
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Cool and understated beauty from the Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars,  ©  Eric Richmond
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Tallis Scholars weave rich tapestries of polyphony at Richardson Auditorium

©  Eric Richmond
The Tallis Scholars enraptured a sold-out Alexander Hall at Richardson Auditorium in Princeton, living up to the high standards that audiences have set for the world-renowned ensemble. Their wide-ranging repertoire was reflected in Monday’s performance, which offered a mix of traditional pieces by composers such as Palestrina as well as contemporary works.
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Frühbarocke Farben auf modernem Flügel?

Kit Armstrong © Gesine Born
Kit Armstrong macht sich mit frühbarockem Repertoire um Alte Musik verdient, statt auf den populären Zug der hochvirtuosen Spätromantik aufzuspringen.
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