Nico Muhly

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Classical home listening: Pekka Kuusisto, Il Giardino Armonico and more
Kuusisto plays Muhly, Glass and Mozart, while Giovanni Antonini and co pass the time of day with Haydn

Fiona Maddocks

19, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Semiramide; Marnie; Stimmung/ Cosmic Pulses review – she's one wicked queen
A majestic Joyce DiDonato leads a stunning performance of rare Rossini, while Nico Muhly makes Marnie sing

Fiona Maddocks

26, Nov, 2017 @7:30 AM

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Marnie review – Nico Muhly's psycho thriller sounds beautiful but fails to thrill
The central relationship is compelling and there is some tremendous writing for the ENO chorus, but Muhly’s stylised opera lacks Hitchcockian suspense

Tim Ashley

19, Nov, 2017 @4:14 PM

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Sex, sadism, blackmail: Nico Muhly on why Hitchcock's Marnie is an explosive heroine
Brittle, bullied and blackmailed into marriage, Marnie inspired a Hitchcock classic and now a new opera. Its composer Nico Muhly unravels a twisted tale of childhood trauma, toxic guilt – and a woman who is both hunter and hunted

Nico Muhly

10, Nov, 2017 @11:58 AM

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Miley, Morrissey and Marnie the opera: the essential pop, classical and jazz for autumn 2017
Liam goes for broke, St Vincent bounces back, Nico Muhly gets Hitchcockian, Taylor Swift defends her reputation, and Peggy Seeger pens her memoirs

Alexis Petridis, Andrew Clements, John Fordham and Robin Denselow

13, Sep, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Music of the spheres: the interstellar bromance of Planetarium
Nico Muhly brought the trombones, Bryce Dessner the guitars, and Sufjan Stevens the ‘finely-shaped buttocks’ – and the result was a concept album about outer space via Ancient Greece. The trio discuss their voyage into the stars

Laura Barton

12, Jun, 2017 @3:04 PM

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Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, James McAlister: Planetarium review – masters of the universe
Grandeur meets digital mayhem on this heavenly suite of songs about our solar system, updated since its live debut five years ago

Kitty Empire

11, Jun, 2017 @8:00 AM

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The perfect score? How composers are taking pop festivals by storm
Hollywood soundtrack maestro Hans Zimmer was an unexpected smash at Coachella – but he’s not the first orchestral artist to cross over. Are classical musicians picking up where DJs left off?

Joe Muggs

28, Apr, 2017 @12:30 PM

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BBC Total Immersion Day: Philip Glass at 80 review – variety, sheer difficulty and lots of arpeggios
Marin Alsop, the BBC Singers and others wished Glass a happy 80th with a career-spanning programme of his best and most challenging work

Flora Willson

30, Jan, 2017 @3:52 PM

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Philip Glass: In the Summer House; Nico Muhly: Four Studies review – high-flying Manhattanites
Angela Chun (violin), Jennifer Chun (violin), Nico Muhly (piano)
(Harmonia Mundi)

Fiona Maddocks

24, Apr, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Hidden gems of 2015: great records you may have missed
From the thrill of Brittany Howard’s alter ego to joy on the Wirral, our critics pick some of this year’s under-the-radar releases

Kitty Empire, Killian Fox, Phil Mongredien, Michael Cragg, Ally Carnwath, Neil Spencer, Dave Gelly, Fiona Maddocks, Stephen Pritchard

20, Dec, 2015 @9:00 AM

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Soundscapes review – feeble, wrong-headed, and unambitious
Giving sound to paintings is the worst idea the National Gallery has come up with in years

Laura Cumming

12, Jul, 2015 @9:45 AM

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