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Work: Mother Goose (Ma Mère l'Oye)

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ComposerRavel, Maurice (1875-1937)
Period20th century
Work typeDance
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An anniversary and a departure: Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Southbank Centre/BBC | Mark Allan
American soprano Julia Bullock offered an impassioned, impeccably sung interpretation of Britten's Les Illuminations, bookended by elegant Ravel standards.
*****
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A colourful journey with Igor Levit and the ONF

Igor Levit © Robbie Lawrence
With Alain Altinoglu at the podium, the programme of works by Beethoven, Ravel and Stravinsky showed off Levit's lightness and freshness and brought out the excitement of fairytales.
****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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Watch with Mother (Goose): Child’s play with Les Siècles

Games of various types pirouetted in and out of Les Siècles' Gallic programme last night, from Debussy's play of the waves in La Mer to the shenanigans of a distinctly adult game of tennis in his ballet Jeux.
****1
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A Scheherazade for our times from John Adams

John Adams' Scheherazade.2 is chalking up performances around the world. Would it live up to expectations? 
****1
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