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Work: Symphony no. 96 in D major, "Miracle"

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ComposerHaydn, Joseph (1732-1809)
PeriodClassical
Work typeOrchestral
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Barbara Hannigan makes NYC conducting debut at Juilliard

Barbara Hannigan conducts the Juilliard Orchestra © Rachel Papo
The celebrated soprano leads the students of the Juilliard in an enjoyable concert that falters on the side of keeping an even keel.
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Ticciati revisits former glories with his SCO team

Robin Ticciati © Giorgia Bertazzi
Is there any instrument more bittersweet than the viola? The violin does the acrobatics, the cello is more conventionally beautiful, but the viola sits in the middle of the orchestral palette like no other instrument. Neither high nor low, it’s perfectly placed to embody the contradictory and the conflicted, ideal for a sense of desire denied or of fulfilment deferred.
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Ligeti's intricate Piano Concerto in Cleveland

Pierre-Laurent Aimard © Marco Borggreve | DG
Franz Welser-Möst conducted the concert, which also included the world première of Anthony Cheung's Topos and two Haydn symphonies.
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Rollicking Haydn, Ravel and Shostakovich

Dickensian good cheer and humour make for a remarkably satisfying performance from Oue, Fray and the NSO.
****1
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Palais Montcalm, Québec : le miracle Lucienne Renaudin-Vary

Lucienne Renaudin-Vary © Simon Fowler
Pour son premier concert au Québec, la trompettiste Lucienne Renaudin Vary offre une interprétation convaincante des concertos de Haydn et Hummel aux côtés d'un chef et d'un orchestre gonflés à bloc.
*****
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