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Venue: Hagia Eirene Museum, Istanbul

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AddressCankurtaran Mh
Istanbul
Marmara Bölgesi
34122
Turkey
Google maps41° 0' 33.915" N 28° 58' 54.772" E
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Playful light and colour from Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Ferhan & Ferzan Onder © Ali Guler
Imaginative Bach and an exciting new work by Dobrinka Tabakova played by the Amsterdam Sinfonietta with pianists Ferhan and Ferzan Önder.
***11
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Glass' Eleventh given Turkish première

Sascha Goetzel © Istanbul Music Festival
Philip Glass' Eleventh Symphony, given its Turkish première at the Istanbul Music Festival, returns to his signature repetitive style. 
****1
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Cello Octet resounds at the Hagia Eirene

Cello4Berlin and Çellistanbul © Ersin Durmus
Berlin Philharmonic cellists combine with Turkish counterparts for a dazzling performance in Istanbul.
*****
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Brahms and Elgar – Russian Style: Alexander Kniazev in Istanbul

Alexander Kniazev © Istanbul Music Festival
Visiting Russian players offer sophisticated Brahms and sensitive Elgar in Istanbul.
***11
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Two Left Hands in Istanbul: Piano Concertos from Sermet and Varvaresos

Huseyin Sermet © Istanbul Music Festival
Ravel and Prokofiev offer divergent views on the piano left-hand concerto, but fine performances ensure satisfying contrast.
****1
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In Istanbul, Beethoven comes with cannon and muezzin

Alina Pogostkina © Benek Ozmuz
Although Beethoven was none too fond of despots, self-proclaimed emperors, or religious intuitions, one can image his approbation for Justinian’s stupendous Hagia Eirene basilica as a perfect venue for his music. 
***11
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Dvořák in Istanbul: the Borodins and Berezovsky impress

The five musicians on stage performed just like a well-oiled machine in Dvořák's Op. 81 Piano Quintet’s devilishly tricky coda.
****1
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Nelson Freire's remarkable Grieg a highlight in Istanbul

Mixed fare that Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra and conductor Christopher Warren-Green, with Nelson Freire's performance the highlight. 
***11
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