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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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SCRUTINY | Second City Delivers The Laughs In ‘Safer, Shorter & Still So Funny’

By Paula Citron on September 25, 2020

A talented and energetic cast bring live theatre back to Toronto with Second City's 'Safer, Shorter & Still So Funny'.
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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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RECORD KEEPING | Stewart Goodyear Offers Pristine Technique And Sensitive Interpretation Of Beethoven Concertos

By Anya Wassenberg on September 17, 2020

Stewart Goodyear has always worn his heart on his sleeve when it comes to Beethoven, and his love of the material emerges as a technically polished and musically graceful interpretation of all five piano concertos on Beethoven: The Complete Piano Concertos, an Orchid Classics release.
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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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LEBRECHT LISTENS | John Williams’ No-Star Wars

By Norman Lebrecht on September 4, 2020

'John Williams in Vienna' is a first — a record that resists categorisation, where one star would be an insult, two stars a gross over-estimation.
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