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GrazDonars Eiche

© Werner Kmetitsch
Beethoven: Symphony no. 6 in F major "Pastoral", Op.68
Maria Bader-Kubizek; Florian Hasenburger; Markus Hoffmann; Christiane Bruckmann-Hiller

StockholmMonday at last - Day 2

Monday at last - Day 2
Olivias poesiorkester; Katarina Frostenson

LondonLondon Mozart Players

Britten, Mozart, Debussy
Catrin Finch; Emma Halnan; John Suchet; London Mozart Players

GrazHundert Jahre Österreich

© Werner Kmetitsch
Stolz, Korngold, Ullmann, Cerha, Haas
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GrazRadetzkymarsch

© Werner Kmetitsch
Brahms, Gal, Berg, Kreisler, Strauss I
Peter Simonischek; Gerald Pachinger; Eszter Haffner; Othmar Müller

GrazWien 1683

© Lukas Seirer
Fux, Biber, Ufki Bey, Han, Cantemir
Vladimir Ivanoff; Armonico Tributo; Lorenz Duftschmid; Ensemble Sarband; Michael Dangl

GrazPeter Rosegger.SOAP

© Lupi Spuma
Kienzl, Brahms, Webern
Johannes Silberschneider; Martina Janková; Anna Magdalena Kokits; Maria Bader-Kubizek
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Swing, synthpop, and the serious: Pet Shop Boys at the BBC Proms

Chrissie Hynde and Neil Tennant © Chris Christodoulou
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

Robin Tritschler  ©  Garreth Wong
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

Stewart Lee  ©  Steve Ullathorne
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

Lammermuir Festival
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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