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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Daniil Trifonov’s Silver Age Is A Must Hear

By Norman Lebrecht on November 13, 2020

With a nonchalant denial of difficulty and wondrously 21st century approach, Daniil Trifonov's new release is a must hear.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | In These Tense Times Tigran Mansurian’s Voice Is Unmistakable

By Norman Lebrecht on November 6, 2020

Tigran Mansurian’s voice is unmistakable; his language is Armenian but his music is imprinted with contemporary references.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | A Look At Nadia Boulanger As Composer

By Norman Lebrecht on October 30, 2020

A new album pays tribute to influential teacher Nadia Boulanger, who counted Copland, Philip Glass and many other luminaries among her students.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Benjamin Britten For The Edge Of Your Seat

By Norman Lebrecht on October 23, 2020

Benjamin Britten’s often overlooked Sinfonia da Requiem gets a hypertense new recording by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Two New Classical Persuasions For Younger Folks

By Norman Lebrecht on October 16, 2020

New music from Eighth Blackbird and Navarra String Quartet offers classical persuasions for younger folks.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Malcolm Arnold: A Composer Who Was Everything The Suits Hated

By Norman Lebrecht on October 9, 2020

The most popular and prolific composer of his time, Malcolm Arnold was shunned by the British music establishment for being, mostly, too popular and prolific, and therefore a potent threat to the nonentities who were not.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Berliner Philharmoniker Samples Kirill Petrenko’s Passions With New Box Set

By Norman Lebrecht on October 2, 2020

The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra has issued an oblong boxed set of its inaugural concerts with music director Kirill Petrenko.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Leó Weiner Ought To Be On Every Conductor’s Encore List

By Norman Lebrecht on September 25, 2020

A poet of timelessness, Hungarian composer Leó Weiner ought to be on every conductor’s encore list.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | A Lesson In Getting Along Together

By Norman Lebrecht on September 18, 2020

This new release blends music from the major seaboard cultures — Greek, Italian, Judeo-Spanish and Arab — with arias from Baroque operas that are rooted in the same shores.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Silvestrov Ought To Be In Every Concert Season

By Norman Lebrecht on September 11, 2020

I often wonder when listening to Silvestrov's music why he is not one of the most performed living composers.
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