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Instrument: Cimbalom

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BambergBarbara Hannigan conducts and sings

© Marco Borggreve
Bartók, Haydn, Ligeti, Kurtág
Bamberg Symphony; Barbara Hannigan; Ilian Garnetz; Luigi Gaggero

ParisEnsemble intercontemporain plays Boulez

Boulez
Ensemble intercontemporain; Matthias Pintscher; Odile Auboin; Samuel Favre; Gilles Durot; Françoise Rivalland
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Jamming with Brahms and Liszt in Café Budapest

Cimbalom player Jenő Lisztes © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
A trip down the Danube to old Budapest, with Iván Fischer taking the music of Brahms and Liszt back to their folk roots. 
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The Gospel According to David Robertson

Kelley O'Connor © Steve J Sherman
A performance of John Adams' The Gospel According to the Other Mary good enough to convert even the most conservative listener to the Church of New Music.
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Fun and games open Oslo Chamber Music Festival

Thursday's opening of the Oslo Chamber Music Festival showed an enticing bredth of programming, showcasing a wide array of new and old music, all performed with utter conviction.
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Newly-minted Festival Academy Budapest

Playing repeatedly in my mind as I walked home on 24 July was the spine-chilling orchestral performance of the "Dance of the Knights" from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet in the Franz Liszt Academy’s superb Solti Hall.
***11
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Beginning with a Sneeze: The National Youth Orchestra Folk Explosion

Composers have a long tradition of incorporating folk tunes into their music, and this evening’s concert by the National Youth Orchestra, with support from members of the folk group Bellowhead, really proved the point that musical genres are not separate boxes, but just points on a continuum, with no fixed boundaries.
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