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LondonDrop, drop slow tears

Gibbons, of Bingen, Forshaw, Victoria, Short, Tallis
Nigel Short; Christian Forshaw; Tenebrae

TokyoLeonard Slatkin conducts John Adams and Toshio Hosokawa

Hosokawa, Adams, Vaughan Williams
NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo; Leonard Slatkin; Branford Marsalis

SeattleThe Music of John Adams

Adams
Seattle Symphony; John Adams; Jeremy Denk; Timothy McAllister

HamburgLiebman / Brecker / Copland Quintet

Liebman / Brecker / Copland Quintet
Dave Liebman; Randy Brecker; Marc Copland; Drew Gress

CologneRebel, Gander, Stravinsky

Rebel, Gander, Stravinsky
Gürzenich Orchestra; François-Xavier Roth; Rascher Saxophone Quartet

New York CityAdams, Prokofiev and Olga Neuwirth

Prokofiev, Neuwirth, Adams
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; John Adams; Kate Lindsey; Brooklyn Youth Chorus; Timothy McAllister

LondonThursday Lunchtime Concerts: Jonathan Radford & Eleanor Kornas

Bartók, Vitali, Piazzolla, Gershwin
Jonathan Radford; Eleanor Kornas
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A tale of two halves as Jess Gillam makes her Hallé debut

Jess Gillam © Kaupo Kikkas

Intense lyricism bridges the gap between John Adams and Rachmaninov, but debutant Kazuki Yamada struggles to link the two. 

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Adventurous outings in Prague at Contempuls festival

Trio Catch © Karel Šuster
The Contempuls festival celebrated its tenth birthday with a bold mix of international flavors, Czech premieres and energizing experimental sounds.
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Catherine wheels of fire and energy from Aurora Orchestra and Collon

Ronald Brautigam © Marco Borggreve
Nicholas Collon decides that Mendelssohn is really a very revolutionary composer, while Amy Dickson's saxophone and Ronald Brautigam in Mozart provide vibrant contrasts.
****1
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New year celebrations at Sage Gateshead

Jess Gillam © Kaupo Kikkas
A joyful evening of Franco-Brazilian dance music with Royal Northern Sinfonia and Jess Gillam as part of Sage Gateshead's New Year New Music 2019 festival.
****1
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Sapiens: humanity in music

Jessica Cottis © Kaupo Kikkas
Two world premieres from Mark Bowden and Colin Matthews breath life into the Southbank's Queen Elizabeth Hall.
****1
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Prom 3: An inflated Prom to celebrate BBC Young Musicians

Colin Currie, Owen Gunnell, Adrian Spillett and Sam Walton © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
With a smaller programme and a humbler premise, the stars of the show – those young, immensely talented performers – could have shone even brighter
***11
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Embracing the new at Prague Spring

Bas Wiegers at the podium © Prague Spring | Petra Hajská
A world première by a Czech composer highlights a strong outing by Klangforum Wien.
****1
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