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Performer: Matthew Barley

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Intense Schubert and Ravel from the Mullova trio

A case of musical minds being in particularly close interpretative sync, revealing the music not through showy display but through restrained but intense concentration.
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Lords and ladies of the dance: the LPO and Orozco-Estrada

Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the LPO offer an eclectic and unusual mix of works which, despite commendable playing, never quite added up to a satisfying whole.
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Plumbing the depths of Tavener

The City of London Sinfonia presents an absorbing account of Tavener's musical ecumenicism. 
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Beethoven explained: Matthew Barley and Reinis Zarins at St George's Bristol

Two musicians, pianist and cellist, entered on stage and started playing. After three or four minutes, the cellist stood up and spoke: “Thought that I had forgotten to talk, didn’t you?”Passionate about education, cellist Matthew Barley took the audience at St George’s through Beethoven’s Cello Sonata no. 3 in A major for an evening rush-hour concert after a cello masterclass in the afternoon.
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Mixed minimalism with the Labèques

Minimalism is, according to some, ‘The most influential musical movement of the 20th century’. Whether or not this is a little hyperbolical, minimalism does certainly deserve real recognition and exploration, and Kings Place hence merits a great deal of praise for putting on the three-day ‘50 Years of Minimalism’ festival, curated by Igor Toronyi-Lalic and led on the stage by pianists Katia and M