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Londonre:connect - 'Love, Lies and Justice' with Philippe Sands

Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Bruckner, Kreisler, Hindemith, Strauss R., Schulhoff, Mahler, Mascagni
Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Simon Lasker Wallfisch; Iain Farrington; Philippe Sands

BerlinMozart Week: Liebster Bester Freund

Pierre Boulez Saal
Mozart
Hugues Borsarello; Paul Montag; Rolando Villazón

LondonBeethoven 250th Anniversary Piano Concerto Series: 5

Mozart, Beethoven
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Pierre Vallet; Elizabeth Sombart; John Suchet

LondonBeethoven 250th Anniversary Piano Concerto Series: 4

Mozart, Beethoven
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Pierre Vallet; Elizabeth Sombart; John Suchet
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The Sixteen provide welcome Music for Reflection in difficult times

The Sixteen
The Sixteen contribute intimate Music for Reflection to Voces8's Live from London series.
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Swing, synthpop, and the serious: Pet Shop Boys at the BBC Proms

For the first time in the Proms' history, the programme for the first of this season's Late Nights included the premiere of A Man from the Future, a groundbreaking new piece about codebreaker Alan Turing.
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Lammermuir Festival: Literary Britten

Haddington’s 1815 Holy Trinity Church stands on the site of a thirteenth-century Franciscan friary. It is set back on the deceptively narrow Church Street which terminates at the Nungate Bridge, as did the dangling lives of many criminals in bygone eras. This elegantly simply venue housed an imaginative centenary celebration programme entitled “Literary Britten”.
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Stewart Lee meets John Cage at Kings Place

They say you should never meet your heroes. But they don’t say anything about them meeting each other, so I had very little idea of what to expect at Kings Place on Monday night when comedian Stewart Lee performed John Cage. In the event, this was a hugely enjoyable short recital, though I do wonder if it wasn’t a bit funnier than should really be expected from a Cage gig.
***11
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Lammermuir Festival: Master and Commander

The Lammermuir Festival has a proven track record of experimentation; venues and works frequently surprise, and this year has seen some branching out in the format of events.Master and Commander comprised an evening of readings from the maritime novels of Patrick O’Brian, interspersed with music referenced in the books.
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Joyce’s Ulysses and Evelyn Glennie open new season at the Theater an der Wien

There is a famous scene in the noir classic The Third Man in which Joseph Cotten returns to his hotel and is swiftly bundled into a cab that speeds off recklessly through the streets of Vienna.
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Nächtliche Schauermärchen bei einer sommerlichen Styriarte in Graz

Pacific Quartet Vienna und Christoph Bielefeld © styriarte | Wagner

In der Helmut-List-Halle entführte die Styriarte – dem herrschenden Sommerwetter zum Trotz – in düster-mysteriöse Welten der Musik und Literatur der Romantik.

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