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A composer with a style all his own, Iannis Xenakis is showcased on the South Bank Centre between 7-9 October – and without the need of an anniversary! Jonathan Cole...
John Cale and Band Queen Elizabeth Hall, London Friday 30 September 2005 blackAcetate EMI 0946 334 378 2 Few artists have maintained so 'dark horse' a profile over the years...
With the Royal Festival Hall currently closed, two of London’s orchestras need to find a new home for their concerts… It may only be a temporary move, and one literally...
“This year’s Early Music Weekend breaks away from the tyranny of the musical score to explore improvisation … from medieval polyphony to Baroque concertos – with some jazz thrown in...
Gerald Barry’s latest opera is of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant. It opens at English National Opera on 16 September; Gerald Barry and conductor André...
Paul Daniel is about to conduct the Last Night of the Proms for the first time; he is also preparing Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites for English National Opera… On...
Pianist Robert Mitchell talks about his new album “Trust”, his current plans, and about bridging classical music and jazz: “There’s amazing potential, not only to reduce our differences, but also...
Jonathan Nott and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra gave five concerts at the 2005 Edinburgh International Festival; Richard Whitehouse gives an overview of the week… The announcement earlier this year of...
Pianist Howard Shelley is a great explorer of the repertoire. At the Proms on Monday 5 September Howard plays Alan Rawsthorne’s Piano Concerto No. 2, “a great piece and not...
Morgan Hayes has composed Strip for the Proms, premiered on 25 August, a work that looks at the essentials of the orchestra. Two nights later, musicians from around the globe...
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