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Venue: University of Southampton: Turner Sims

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AddressSouthampton
South-East
SO17 1BJ.
United Kingdom
Google maps50° 56' 13.247" N 1° 23' 54.341" W
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Vaughan Williams ‘Unwrapped’ at the Turner Sims

An evening of unfailing interest that flagged up the wonders of both David Owen Norris and Lawrence Power in variable performances of classic scores by Vaughan Williams. 
****1
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Vienna Piano Trio impresses in stamina and sensitivity at Turner Sims

Three works of different character were given strong, largely persuasive readings by this acclaimed Piano Trio, and impressed with their assurance and commitment.
****1
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Enterprising programme from Marc-André Hamelin

Playing of fearsome technique with fearless regard to the music's demands made for an impressive recital. 
****1
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Peter Donohoe triumphs with Prokofiev at the Turner Sims

This was an unmissable evening in which Prokofiev’s formidable “War” sonatas were given a rare and unforgettable outing – all three at a single sitting.  
*****
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Mitsuko Uchida creates pearls in Southampton

Mitsuko Uchida’s love of Mozart and Schumann was given vivid expression in the first of a series of recitals in Britain and Germany – but it was Mozart that won the evening here. 
****1
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Eclectic programme from the Vienna Piano Trio

Mixed performances from this well-known ensemble, but overall fine playing that showcased the genius of Haydn and beauty of Frank Bridge.
****1
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Assured musicianship from Paul Lewis at the Turner Sims

This was one of those absorbing discovery type recital programmes where links between the composers were both in and between the music. 
****1
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Inspirational Ravel from Alessandro Taverna

A daring programme, with more than enough technical challenges which produced exciting, if uneven performances.  
****1
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