Big Blocks of Contrast in Macmillan’s New Percussion Concerto

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (8) – MacMillan & Sibelius: Colin Currie (percussion), Anna Larsson (contralto), Jukka Rasilainen (baritone), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, RSNO Chorus, Edward Gardner (conductor), Usher Hall, 14.8.2015 (SRT)

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Concert Performance of The Rake’s Progress Feels Operatic

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (6) – Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress (concert performance): Royal Conservatoire Voices, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Usher Hall, 12.8.2015 (SRT)

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Aspen 12: Sultry Piazzola, Brake Drums and Flower Pots, and Scriabin’s Influence

United StatesUnited States Aspen Music Festival (12): Byne, Donatoni, Glass, Harrison, Mosolov, Piazzola, Protopopov, Roslavets, Rouse, Scriabin, Xenakis: Soloists, Jonathan Haas and Scott Terrell (conductors). Aspen, Colorado. 10-12.8.2015 (HS)

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The BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena: Worthwhile Foulds but Messiaen Deserves More

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 38. Foulds, Messiaen Steven Osborne (piano): Valérie Hartmann-Claverie (ondes martinet): Upper Voices of the London Symphony Chorus; BBC Philharmonic/Juanjo Mena. Royal Albert Hall, London, 13.8.2015 (CC)

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PROM 73: Extraordinary Mahler Performance from Gilbert and Gewandhaus Orchestra

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Prom 73 –  Mahler: Gerhild Romberger (mezzo-soprano), Leipzig Opera and Gewandhaus Choir (women’s voices), Leipzig Gewandhaus Children’s Choir, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra / Alan Gilbert (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 11.9.2014. (JPr)

Prom 73 (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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