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ComposerLigeti, György (1923-2006)
Period20th century
Work typeOrchestral
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AmsterdamNetherlands Philharmonic Orchestra: Sibelius and Rachmaninov

© Uwe Arens
Ligeti, Sibelius, Rachmaninov
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds; Emmanuel Tjeknavorian
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Prom 55: SWR and Roth in a first and final Proms hurrah

For their first and last ever visit to the Proms, the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg and François-Xavier Roth gave a thrilling concert of 20th-century masterpieces, celebrating a rich history of creative inspiration.
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Muti triumphs in diverse program in Chicago

In the final concert of Muti's winter residency with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, he presented one of his most varied programs to date with repertoire spanning nearly two centuries. 
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Rampant nihilism: The LPO and Michail Jurowski in Ligeti, Lutosławski and Schnittke

The London Philharmonic Orchestra certainly pulled out all the stops with a Rest is Noise programme that, in theory, should have scared the horses half to death. A concert of three large orchestral works from height of the 1960/70s avant garde, and featuring composers from behind the Iron Curtain to boot, is a very rare beast indeed.
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Austria and Hungary - Jurowski, LPO, South Bank

Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra planned to visit Hungary. but the tour didn't come off for reasons beyond their control. But the programmes they chose remained for the two London concerts on 26th and 29th January at the Royal Festival Hall. Big, complex programmes, held together by their references to separate Austrian and Hungarian traditions.

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Unter der Leitung von Kirill Petrenko gestaltete das Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper mit Diana Damrau ein Programm, das mit atemberaubender Intensität von den Schattenseiten des Lebens berichtete.
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