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Guy Johnston talking to Clara Biss about his memories of John Tavener - Photo: Shoel Stadlen

Britten Sinfonia & Guy Johnston in Tavener’s The Protecting Veil

A trio of highly individual personalities: two iconoclasts and one whose folk-influenced music was often invested with a primordial rhythmic power. It was a shared intensity of expression that became the focus for this concert that was variously visceral, playful and other-worldly. No less other-worldly is Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge, the original Finale of his B-flat […]

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The Golden Road to Samarkand – Delius’s Hassan with the Britten Sinfonia – Joseph Tawadros performs on the oud

The title for this concert alluded to the subtitle of the once-famous play by James Elroy Flecker, Hassan … The Golden Journey to Samarkand, Delius’s complete incidental music for which (1923) formed the major part of this performance. Musically, however, it was more a case of East meeting West on ground somewhat closer to the latter,

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