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Work: Apollo (Apollon musagète)

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ComposerStravinsky, Igor (1882-1971)
Period20th century
Work typeDance
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Osaka Symphony Orchestra; Marius Stravinsky; Yoo Jin Jang
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From Naxos to Carthage: Ancient Classical Tales from Karen Cargill and the Scottish Ensemble

Karen Cargill © Ken Dundas
Mezzo soprano Karen Cargill and the Scottish Ensemble guest-led by Matthew Truscott in a programme of music from Purcell to Stravinsky all inspired by tales from Ancient Greece.
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Rare Stravinsky captivates in Cleveland

© Roger Mastroianni
Franz Welser-Möst leads a compelling performance of the seldom-heard Threni.
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Sibelius with a golden wand

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Suomela
Listening to Esa-Pekka Salonen conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra brought back memories of his halcyon days with the Los Angeles Philharmonic when he summoned up Sibelius with a golden magician's wand, and Beethoven with a lapidarian's curiosity. 
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Salonen explores Stravinsky inspired by Greek myth

Pauline Cheviller © Camilla Greenwell
As Esa-Pekka Salonen resumes his Stravinsky series, he turns his attention to three underperformed works based on key figures of Greek mythology: Orpheus, Apollo and Persephone.
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Beauty and timelessness of Balanchine's choreography

Apollon musagète: Sasha Mukhamedov, Artur Shesterikov, Floor Eimers, Wen Ting Guan © Angela Sterling
There are 44 years between the oldest and newest Balanchine works in this programme which confirmed its timeless beauty and significance today. 
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