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NorrköpingFrom the New World

From the New World
Schubert, Bloch, Dvořák
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra; Anja Bihlmaier; Christoph Schnaitmann

LondonLunchtime Recital - Bone-Afide Trombone Quartet

Lunchtime Recital - Bone-Afide Trombone Quartet
Telemann, Bourgeois, Apon, Rossini
Bone-Afide Trombone Quartet; Unknown; Isobel Daws

HamburgBlick Bassy

Blick Bassy
Blick Bassy: 1958 Album
Blick Bassy; Clément Petit; Arno de Casanove

Hamburgsonic.art Saxophonquartett / Christian Lindberg

sonic.art Saxophonquartett / Christian Lindberg
Mansurian, Pärt, Glass, Gubaidulina
sonic.art Saxofonquartett; Christian Lindberg; Sonja Lena Schmid; John Eckhardt

OxfordRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra at Oxford Town Hall

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Oxford Town Hall
Sibelius, Britten, Pärt
Anu Tali; Robin Tritschler; Richard Watkins; Matthew Gee

LondonMusic in Flight

Music in Flight
Sibelius, Britten, Pärt
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Anu Tali; Robin Tritschler; Richard Watkins; Matthew Gee

HamburgKolik von Rainald Goetz / Sarah Maria Sun

Kolik von Rainald Goetz / Sarah Maria Sun
Giger
Sarah Maria Sun; Azra Ramić; Lucas Rössner; Samuel Stoll
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aus LICHT Part 1: Michael only takes flight in the second half

aus LICHT: Day 1 © Ruth & Martin Walz
The performers in Part 1 of aus LICHT at the Holland Festival are amazing, but the production doesn’t rev up until the Archangel Michael goes on his dizzying world tour.
***11
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Stockhausen rediscovered: Donnerstag aus Licht shines brightly

Henri Deléger (Michael) © Tristram Kenton | Southbank Centre
The evening left you in no doubt that in Donnerstag aus Licht is more approachable than many would imagine, as well as being a major creative achievement that is crying out to be explored by opera houses.
****1
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John Casken's Madonna of Silence premiered

Jamie Phillips © Sim Canetty-Clarke
John Casken's intriguing new work for trombone and orchestra presents a musical interpretation of a Michelangelo drawing, along with superb Mozart and powerful Prokofiev. 
****1
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Miracles at the Barbican in Gavin Higgins' new concerto

Helen Vollam performs Gavin Higgins' The Book of Miracles © BBC | Mark Allan
Higgins never forgets that the concerto form has a playful element
****1
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A manifesto against war: Dubugnon première impresses in Brussels

Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
Some 15 minutes long, in a slow-fast-slow form, Le Tombeau de Napoléon wraps a taxing solo part for tenor trombone in a dramatically compelling and sonically thrilling orchestral canvas.
***11
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Passionate Shostakovich from Noseda and the LSO

Gianandrea Noseda © Steve Sherman
There were memorable moments, as Noseda continued his advocacy of Sir James MacMillan and Shostakovich symphony cycle. Yet Noseda’s maximalist approach had its costs, as it was only in the opening Kodály that found Noseda at his best.
***11
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World première of Elena Mendoza's City of Lies

Anna Spina (Moncha), viola © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Spanish composer Elena Mendoza presents a hermetic piece of contemporary theatre that is at the same time a disappointing opera and a worthy musical exploration of literary universe of Juan Carlos Onetti
***11
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