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A Memorable Occasion

Redwood, Shostakovich, Janácek and Mozart
from André de Ridder and Sinfonia Viva,
heard by MIKE WHEELER

 

André de Ridder's last Derby concert as Sinfonia Viva's Principal Conductor was a rather low-key send-off in personal terms, but the players were clearly determined to make it a memorable occasion (Assembly Rooms, Derby, UK, 24 January 2012).

James Redwood's Peggy on a scooter is the latest of Viva's Orchestra Shorts series of commissions. A portrait of his and poet Hazel Gould's two-year-old daughter, it was an engaging few minutes of bright, pulsing, but not aggressive, rhythmic energy...

Copyright © 30 January 2012 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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ANDRE DE RIDDER

SINFONIA VIVA

DERBY ASSEMBLY ROOMS

DERBY

JAMES REDWOOD

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

LEOS JANACEK

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

UNITED KINGDOM

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