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LondonWe’ll Meet Again – Wind and Words of The Second World War

We’ll Meet Again – Wind and Words of The Second World War
Chris Hooker; Dimitri Kennaway; Valerie Fry

LondonBeethoven 250th Anniversary Piano Concerto Series: 3

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

GrazUns notte veneziana

Vivaldi, Anfossi, Tarchi, Mozart, Salieri
Tetiana Miyus; Eva-Maria Pollerus; Chris Pichler; Palais.Attems.Hofkapelle

GrazRomantische Nacht

Hoffmann, Mendelssohn, Eichendorff
Peter Simonischek; Pacific Quartet Vienna; Christoph Bielefeld

LondonBeethoven 250th Anniversary Piano Concerto Series: 4

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

LondonBeethoven 250th Anniversary Piano Concerto Series: 5

Mozart, Beethoven
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Pierre Vallet; Elizabeth Sombart; John Suchet
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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.
***11
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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”.
****1
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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.
****1
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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.
**111
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Märchengrüße aus Sankt Petersburg: Tschaikowsky in Graz

Oksana Lyniv © Bayerische Staatsoper
Im Rahmen der Styriarte stellte sich Dirigentin Oksana Lyniv dem Grazer Publikum erstmals vor und sorgte mit märchenhaftem Tschaikowsky für Euphorie.
****1
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Mit den Waffen der Musik

Alamire und David Skinner © Michael Rathmann
Mit durchdachtem Prorgamm und himmlischen Schönklang wird mir Alamire mit diesem Kölner Auftritt noch lange im Gedächtnis bleiben.
*****
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