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Performer: Britten Sinfonia

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LondonThe Tempest

Barbican
Adès: The Tempest
Thomas Adès; Christopher Maltman; Audrey Luna; Nicky Spence; Marta Fontanals-Simmons
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Colin Currie conducts Reich/Richter at the Barbican

Colin Currie and the Britten Sinfonia © Tom Howard | Barbican
A new collaboration from Gerhard Richter and Steve Reich tantalises and enthralls in London.
****1
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Magic from the pit in Nevill Holt’s Dream

Daisy Brown (Tytania) © Ali Wright
Despite the excellent playing of the Britten Sinfonia, Anna Morrissey’s flawed production disappoints. 
***11
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Bacchic ebullience in Beethoven from Thomas Adès

Thomas Adès © Brian Voce
The culmination of Thomas Ades' Beethoven cycle with the Britten Sinfonia channels Beethoven's atavistic energies. 
****1
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A thrilling combination of Barry and Beethoven at the Barbican

Thomas Adès © Brian Voce
Thomas Adès and the Britten Sinfonia now enter the final phase of their three year Beethoven and Barry cycle with rewarding interpretations of Beethoven's Seventh and Eighth, separated by a new Viola Concerto from Barry.
****1
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Folksongs, sung songs and songful Brahms from Britten Sinfonia

Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Hugo Wolf once said “Brahms cannot exult”. He should have heard this.
****1
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