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Performer: Oliver Janes

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BirminghamMusic and Poetry

Purcell, Finzi, Penderecki, Mozart
Oliver Janes; Peter Campbell-Kelly; Bryony Morrison; Christopher Yates
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Distractions mar an excellently played Quartet for the End of Time at Kings Place Festival

It is rare to find a venue where one can walk from a Cuban big band set (Orquestra Estelar) and into a performance of one of Messiaen’s most transcendental and intimate masterpieces. Rarer still for such a venue to place the latter performance next door to the former in a lecture room entirely lacking in acoustic shielding, so that any noise from outside is clearly audible.
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