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Guide to contemporary music

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Looking back on 2018
Top 10 Living Women Composers
Talking about gender has become more important than ever. According to online showcase/podcast Listening to Ladies, during the 2015–2016 season, the top 89 symphony orchestras in the US dedicated only 2% of their programs to music composed by women. Here, we look at some of the most boundary-pushing female artists working today, from Yoko Ono to Annea Lockwood.
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Accessing the future with Kronos Quartet
“When I was starting out in high school, there was no such thing as African string quartet music”. We speak to David Harrington, founder of the intrepid Kronos Quartet, to discuss the group's Fifty for the Future project, which aims to build a new string quartet repertoire for the 21st century. Find out how the group is helping young string quartets to play Inuit throat music and Egyptian wedding rave.
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BirminghamEx Cathedra: Sleepers Awake - cantatas by Bach & Dilnot Johnson

Bach, Dilnot Johnson, Marlow
Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra; Jeffrey Skidmore; Ex Cathedra Choir; Margaret Lingas; Imogen Russell; Gabriella Liandu

PragueAdvent Concert II

Zelba, Traditional
Czech Philharmonic Cimbalom Ensemble; Zdeněk Zelba; Václav Prudil; Jan Jouza

New York CityAna Vidovic

Bach, Sor, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Albéniz, Tárrega, Barrios Mangoré, Scarlatti, Brouwer
Ana Vidović, Guitar
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Thrilling Brahms from Sir Donald Runnicles and the Atlanta Symphony

An impressive concert at Symphony Hall also features Melody Eötvös' The Deciding Machine and Jacquelyn Stucker singing Strauss. 

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A parable for our times: Eötvös' Sleepless premieres in Berlin

Peter Eötvös's thirteenth opera, based on the Trilogy by Norwegian author Jon Fosse, chronicles the struggles of a young couple to search for their own identity and place in society.
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The New York Philharmonic makes a strong case for Chen Yi's Duo Ye

Juxtaposing Chen Yi’s Duo Ye and Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite was a brilliant idea by Music Director, Jaap van Zweden.
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