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Composer: Walker, George (1922-2018)

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Year of birth1922
Year of death2018
NationalityUnknown
Period20th century
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Karen Cargill and the Scottish Ensemble burst into Songs for Life

Karen Cargill © Scottish Ensemble

Life, death, childhood, community and love are celebrated in Songs for Life by Karen Cargill with the Scottish Ensemble in an exquisitely filmed performance.

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The Cleveland Orchestra emerges triumphant after a six-month pause

Franz Welser-Möst conducts The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
The familiar qualities of blend and precision were in evidence in familiar works by Respighi and Tchaikovsky, as well as George Walker's thorny but arresting Antifonys
****1
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Aspects of love from the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective

The Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective play Korngold © Wigmore Hall
A wide-ranging programme from the shape-shifting ensemble at Wigmore Hall explores love in its many guises. 
****1
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Jader Bignamini makes a strong impression with the Detroit Symphony

Jader Bignamini conducts the Detroit Symphony Orchestra © Sarah Smarch
In one of his first assignments as Music Director in Detroit, Bignamini conducts rarely-heard works by two Americans, along with an 18th-century Classical symphony by the Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
***11
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Prom 62: Chineke! Orchestra's late night

Jeanine De Bique with Chineke! and Kevin John Edusei © BBC | Mark Allan
An late evening of shorter works from the Chineke! Orchestra provided a varied and exciting programme from baroque works to a world première.
****1
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