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Performer: Huw Watkins

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New York CityTamsin Waley-Cohen, violin

Watkins, Beethoven, Debussy, Knussen, Elgar
Tamsin Waley-Cohen; Huw Watkins

ElieDUO

Duddell, Hosokawa, Grime, Watkins
Colin Currie; Huw Watkins

PenarthLesley Hatfield and Huw Watkins

Ravel, Prokofiev
Lesley Hatfield; Huw Watkins
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Venus and the Violin: Tamsin Waley-Cohen

Tamsin Waley-Cohen © Ben Russell
Unjustly neglected works by Boulanger, Beach, and Clarke shine despite frustratingly inconsistent playing. 
**111
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A bracing density of musical incident

Helen Grime © Amy Barton
Oliver Knussen and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group excel in a cunningly linked group of works from the old (mid 1980s) to the brand new.
*****
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Nordic Lights with a French touch

A superb lunch time concert by the Britten Sinfonia players which included outstanding performances of works by Debussy, Fauré and a newly commissioned work titled "Light and Matter” by the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. 
****1
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Dancing to Benjamin Britten: Richard Alston’s Phaedra

Barbican Britten: Phaedra is just one of the events in the venue’s two-week celebration of the composer’s centenary. The programme presents four pieces choreographed by Richard Alston to Benjamin Britten’s music. Alston’s choreography is well suited to Britten’s music: both artists are lyrical, tempered, and incline toward narrative.
***11
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New music galore from the London Sinfonietta at the Southbank Centre

Anyone who worries for the health of contemporary composition obviously wasn’t at the Southbank Centre this Sunday, where the London Sinfonietta presented a whole afternoon and evening’s worth of new music in and around the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
****1
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