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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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