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London Mozart Players celebrate Beethoven in its Classical Club

Jonian-Ilias Kadesha and the LMP © Nick Rutter
In an all-Beethoven celebration, the London Mozart Players offer a lively rendition of the Coriolan Overture and young Greek-born violinist, Jonian-Ilias Kadesha, performs the Beethoven Violin Concerto with earnest enthusiasm.
***11
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An early Christmas present from Stephen Layton & Co.

Stephen Layton © Keith Saunders
A lithe and engaging performance of Handel's festive regular from Polyphony and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
****1
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The Gabrielis shine in Purcell's confusing King Arthur

Paul McCreesh © Ben Wright

King Arthur is an opera without a plot and, in musical terms at least, Arthur without the King.

*****
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The Doctor Who of music: Jordi Savall at SJSS

From left: Jordi Savall, Andrew Lawrence-King, Xavier Díaz-Latorre © Amy Ryan Media
Hespèrion XXI dazzle us with virtuosity as they celebrate musical Europe in the heart of Westminster.
*****
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Clara Schumann's songs: an evening of pure delight

Sophie Karthäuser © Alvaro Yanez
A fine concert, the first in a series celebrating the bicentenary of Clara Schumann's independent musical mind.
****1
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Master and pupil: Beethoven's Septet arranged by Czerny

Boxwood & Brass © Tom Bowles
It is a well-known fact that Beethoven's Septet was one of his most popular works during his lifetime. What is lesser known is that Carl Czerny, his pupil, made a version for wind sextet.
****1
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Brass ensemble Septura explores Ravel and Gershwin

Septura © Bethany Clarke
Why don’t brass ensembles have a regular presence in the classical concert scene, in comparison to string ensembles or at least woodwind ensembles? 
****1
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Giulio Cesare in Londra with the marvellous EOC

Tim Mead © Benjamin Ealovega
Anna Devin's Cleopatra moved with complete conviction for scheming minx to mature woman in love.
*****
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