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Alban Gerhardt and friends review – music-making at its most invigorating
The German cellist was joined by violinists Baiba Skride and Gergana Gergova, and violists Nils Mönkemeyer and Brett Dean, in this absorbing chamber concert

Guy Dammann

23, Jun, 2015 @1:55 PM

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Death in Venice review – powerfully direct
Steuart Bedford, who also conducted the premiere of Britten’s opera in 1973, gets the best from his orchestra, while dancers reveal its dynamism and energy

Guy Dammann

22, Jun, 2015 @1:35 PM

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BBC Symphony Orchestra/Oramo review – embraces Nielsen at face value
Conductor Sakaris Oramo showed Nielsen’s sixth symphony in its best light, while pianist Denis Kozhukhin’s Rachmaninov concerto was sure and sober

Guy Dammann

25, May, 2015 @12:31 PM

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Nobuo Uematsu: the video game composer shaking up classical music
The Japanese musician behind the Final Fantasy themes has become a mainstay of Classic FM’s Hall of Fame, rubbing shoulders with the greats. So what does our critic make of his work?

Guy Dammann

07, Apr, 2015 @5:33 PM

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London Sinfonietta/De Ridder review – one of their best performances in years
The young audience clearly infected the players with their open-eared enthusiasm, writes Guy Dammann

Guy Dammann

01, Mar, 2015 @3:27 PM

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Britten Sinfonia/Sarah Connolly review – rivetingly gorgeous
Cool Copland, smooth Richard Rodney Bennett and exquisite Elliott Carter added up to an evening of faultless performance, writes Guy Dammann

Guy Dammann

22, Jan, 2015 @5:33 PM

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Jack Quartet review – wholly in command of the music’s inner flow
In music by Carter, Haas and Holt, the Jack’s breathtaking playing was bristling with contrasting colours and picaresque sallies, writes Guy Dammann

Guy Dammann

21, Jan, 2015 @4:30 PM

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Ice and fire: the classical music scene in Iceland
Iceland’s composers and musicians are busy breaking down the barriers between classical and popular genres. And now they have a spanking new concert hall to experiment in

Guy Dammann

09, Jan, 2015 @5:17 PM

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PLG Young Artists review – emerging musicians find clarity and passion
The Maxwell Quartet and pianist Gamal Khamis kick off annual showcase for young artists with a sequence of fine performances, writes Guy Dammann

Guy Dammann

09, Jan, 2015 @11:48 AM

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Widmann Trio review – a superb evening of music-making
The clarinettist Jörg Widmann and his trio perfectly caught Robert Schumann’s aching expressivity and irrepressible poignancy in an ingenious programme, writes Guy Dammann

Guy Dammann

02, Nov, 2014 @4:33 PM

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London Sinfonietta/Connolly/Collon review – spontaneous Schoenberg
Sarah Connolly showed subtly shaded colours in the Wood Dove’s Song from Gurrelieder, while Nicholas Collon brought out the expressive detail of the First Chamber Symphony, writes Guy Dammann

Guy Dammann

19, Sep, 2014 @2:04 PM

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Michael Gordon: Timber review – bewildering yet comforting
UK premiere of this minimalist cult classic was gripping and different, not least because of the Ikea-style programme and white-suited musicians, writes Guy Dammann

Guy Dammann

17, Sep, 2014 @4:24 PM

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