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Instrument: Harmonium

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MinneapolisAccordo at Icehouse

Dvořák, Prokofiev, Schumann
Erin Keefe; Maiya Papach; Gilles Vonsattel

OxfordPetite Messe Solennelle, Rossini

Rossini, Bruckner
Libby Burgess; Aoife Miskelly; Carris Jones; Christopher Turner; Ed Ballard

LondonRossini Petite Messe Solennelle

Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
Douglas Lee; The Ariel Consort of London; Miranda Johnson; Unknown; Edmund Hastings
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Myth, polkas and folksong to celebrate Finnish Independence

Anu Komsi © Maarit Kytöharju
A talented ensemble proves pays testament to the heritage, vitality and continuing inventiveness of Finnish folk music. 
*****
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Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle in Greenwich

© BBC / Chris Christodoulou
The ultimate musical misnomer, Rossini's last major work is beautifully sung in the wonderful surroundings of the Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.
****1
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Religion behind the comedy mask: Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle

Gioachino Rossini © Etienne Carjat (1865)
That Rossini was a wag. The master of the bon mot, you suspect he probably had his tongue firmly in his cheek when he entitled his 1864 choral work the Petite Messe Solenelle.
***11
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Little but not so solemn: Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle

It is the first version of Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, with piano and harmonium, that the Flemish Radio Choir and Hervé Niquet chose to perform, their fine performance demonstrating the originality and impact of this more intimate version.
***11
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