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Performer: Michael Barenboim

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BerlinBoulez Ensemble XXXI: Ligeti

Pierre Boulez Saal
Ligeti
François-Xavier Roth; Boulez Ensemble; Michael Barenboim; Ben Goldscheider; Giuseppe Mentuccia

ParisBeethoven Trios I

Beethoven
Daniel Barenboim; Michael Barenboim; Kian Soltani

ParisBeethoven Trios II

Beethoven
Daniel Barenboim; Michael Barenboim; Kian Soltani
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A Festival of New Music closes with an Empty Space

A Festival of New Music, Jörg Widmann's Empty Space © Monika Rittershaus
After four evenings and ten world premieres, Pierre Boulez Saal's A Festival of New Music comes to a haunting end.
****1
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A memorable program at the Pierre Boulez Saal

A Festival of New Music (Olga Neuwirth's coronAtion II) © Monika Rittershaus
The third concert of A Festival of New Music also suggests the conflicts and split personalities which may come from extended isolation. 
****1
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Contemporary with a touch of intimacy at the Pierre Boulez Saal

Daniel Barenboim © Monika Rittershaus
Daniel Barenboim, Emmanuel Pahud and select musicians continue their brief odyssey into new music with three striking and stimulating world premieres and a welcome touch of Boulez.
****1
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Thomas Adés' new ballet score debuts in LA... without dancers

Gustavo Dudamel © Gerardo Gomez | Fundamusical
Inferno, after Dante's Divine Comedy, is a 46-minute ballet score rich in astounding, ingenious, sumptuous effects with a particular genius for unlikely combinations of instruments, and only a few obvious Lisztian references.
*****
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A performance with two very different halves

Ashkenazy and members of the Philharmonia © Cătălina Filip
His gestures might not be the most elegant, but Vladimir Askenazy has a deep understanding of the music he choses to conduct.
***11
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Schoenberg the standout in Auckland

This Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra concert was titled simply "Degenerate" and designed to showcase works that were – or would have been – banned for their so-called "degeneracy" during the Third Reich, either for the perceived "radical" nature of the music or for the simple fact the composer was Jewish.
****1
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