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Work: Songs and Dances of Death

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ComposerMussorgsky, Modest Petrovich (1839-1881)
PeriodRomantic
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TorontoGryphon Trio with Robert Pomakov

Gryphon Trio with Robert Pomakov
Beethoven, Mussorgsky, Dvořák
Gryphon Trio; Robert Pomakov

GlasgowAfternoon Performance: Love, Death and Mozart

Afternoon Performance: Love, Death and Mozart
Dalby, Mussorgsky, Schnittke, Tchaikovsky
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins; Elena Zhidkova

HelsinkiThe many faces of death

Stravinsky, Mussorgsky, Shostakovich
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Klaus Mäkelä; Shenyang

HelsinkiOlari Elts & Andrea Mastroni

Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky, Shostakovich
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Olari Elts; Andrea Mastroni
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From Pärnu with Love: Tchaikovsky 2 fizzes under Paavo Järvi

Ain Anger and the Estonian Festival Orchestra © Taavi Kull
A terrific climax to the 2019 Pärnu Music Festival, with outstanding performances from Ain Anger and the Estonian Festival Orchestra.
*****
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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla's Carnegie Hall debut

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Chris Lee
Gražinytė-Tyla conveyed the impression of allowing her players a certain freedom to express themselves while commanding the overall forces towards a preset goal.
****1
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Scattering clouds: Ekaterina Semenchuk at Wigmore Hall

Ekaterina Semenchuk © Sheila Rock
Recitals of Russian song don't have to be suffocated with doom and gloom. Neither do they have to be built upon the works of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.
****1
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Songs, dances, and Shakespeare

Volkov conducts BBC SSO in a Russian retelling, with acclaimed bass, Yuri Vorobiev. 
***11
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Musikfest Berlin comes to a close: Schiff and Müller-Brachmann

András Schiff and Hanno Müller-Brachmann make a perfect musical pair. On the one hand, Schiff, staunch lover of the old masters and one of the only pianists left on the circuit who will regularly do a Beethoven or a Well-Tempered Clavier cycle, is as unflashy as you like, moderate, serious.
****1
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