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Work: The Unanswered Question

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ComposerIves, Charles (1874-1954)
Period20th century
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ZürichThe Unanswered Question

© Artan Hürsever
Carter, Varèse, Ives, Nancarrow, Adams
Hans-Peter Achberger; Filipa Nunes; Ensemble Opera Nova
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BSO is back with a bang in a gold-plated season opener

David Hill conducts the BSO in rehearsal © Mark Allan
David Hill took the helm as the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra opened its account with arrangements of Bach and Mahler, an Ives masterpiece and an ebullient Beethoven 7.
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Dudamel leads New York Philharmonic in spectacular new piano concerto

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the New York Philharmonic © Steven Pisano for Bachtrack

Gustavo Dudamel led the New York Philharmonic in a program that featured a mildly disappointing Ives, a spectacularly successful new concerto, and an idiosyncratic take on Dvořák’s New World Symphony.

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Restless commemoration from Benjamin and London Sinfonietta

George Benjamin and the London Sinfonietta © BBC/Chris Christodoulou
A programme of new music and 20th-century classics reflects on loss, war, inhumanity and redemption. 
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Intriguing exploration of American adventurers

Marina Piccinini © Marco Borggreve
A quartet of American composers drew some notable performances from the London Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the Southbank Centre’s Belief and Beyond Belief series. 
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Colorful but uneven program for Orozco-Estrada’s CSO debut

Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Todd Rosenberg Photography
Mixed results in Andrés Orozco-Estrada’s weighty program of Kodály, Ives, and Strauss alongside the Sibelius Violin Concerto with Baiba Skride. 
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