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Loony Plot

MIKE WHEELER listens to
Sinfonia Viva's performances of
Wagner, Milhaud, Martinu and Copland

 

Wagner's Siegfried Idyll, probably the best-known musical birthday card from a composer to his wife, simply oozes a sense of utter contentment. In their warm, lovingly-shaped reading, Sinfonia Viva and conductor Duncan Ward balanced attention to detail with a concern for just letting the music flow (Derby Cathedral, Derby, UK, 4 October 2017).

Milhaud's La Création du Monde and Martinů's La Revue de Cuisine are ballet scores that are both products of a fascination with jazz shared by a number of composers in the 1920s...

Copyright © 16 October 2017 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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SINFONIA VIVA

DUNCAN WARD

RICHARD WAGNER

SIEGFRIED IDYLL

DARIUS MILHAUD

BOHUSLAV MARTINU

AARON COPLAND

DERBY CATHEDRAL

DERBY

UNITED KINGDOM

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