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Work: Violin Concerto, Op.14

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ComposerBarber, Samuel (1910-1981)
Period20th century
Year1939
Work typeOrchestral
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Andrew Litton’s vivid Anglo-American perspectives in Belfast

Andrew Litton © Steve J Sherman
Litton’s experienced hands reveal deep understandings of Copland, Barber and Walton, delivering a programme of stark emotional contrasts.
****1
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Americana, yesterday and today, at the Hollywood Bowl

James Gaffigan © Melchior Bargi
Guest conductor James Gaffigan celebrated musical Americana in a program of Copland, Barber, Ellington, and Karpman. 
****1
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Fisch leads TCO in commanding performances

Jung-Min Amy Lee and Asher Fisch with The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni
There were no unorthodox interpretations in this program, which featured The Cleveland Orchestra’s associate concertmaster Jung-Min Amy Lee in Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto, just excellent, straightforward music making.
****1
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Prom 4: Karabits and the BSO journey beyond the moon in a fast machine

Kirill Karabits © Chris Christodoulou
Exhilarating Adams and insightful The Planets from the BSO and Karabits, with a Proms debut from Nemanja Radulović in Barber with great presence and warmth.
****1
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Exaggeration and disinterest mar John Wilson's CBSO programme

John Wilson © Sim Canetty-Clarke
John Wilson oversees a glossy, superficial take on early 20th-century works from England and the USA.
**111
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