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Work: Metacosmos

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ComposerThorvaldsdottir, Anna (b. 1977)
Work typeOrchestral
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SnapeBBC Philharmonic II

Britten, Thorvaldsdottir, Tchaikovsky
BBC Philharmonic; Rumon Gamba

LenoxTanglewood Music Center Orchestra / Stefan Asbury

Esmail, Thorvaldsdottir, Monnakgotla, Frank
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra; Stefan Asbury; Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows
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Deep space to Romantic sweep: Hough and the Iceland Symphony

Sir Stephen Hough produces a memorable piece of pianism in Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto and Anna Thorvaldsdottir's Metacosmos will have converted some contemporary music sceptics.
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Dramatic Brahms and a powerful orchestral triptych from the RSNO

Pianist Sunwook Kim returns to the RSNO, while conductor Jonathan Stockhammer builds a coherent triptych out of three highly contrasting pieces.
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Cosmic coolness: Hannu Lintu and the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Pastoral repose and granitic grandeur in an awe-inspiring performance of Sibelius' Second Symphony. 
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Prom 6: Impressive and inspiring Anglo-American cooperation

The Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music and The Julliard School, with Edward Gardner in an impressively ambitious programme, with tragic Britten from James Ehnes, and a remarkable UK premiere from Anna Thorvaldsdottir.
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Exploring extremes: a rich, rewarding programme in Berlin

Orchestra and conductor seem equally at home in Anna Thorvaldsdottir's galactic soundscapes and Richard Strauss' Symphonia Domestica. 
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