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PLAIN SONG, FANTASTIC DANCES

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The Music & Vision classical music newsletter.
Issue 61, October 2005

 

THREE QUESTIONS BEFORE THE FIRST NIGHT -
PLAIN SONG, FANTASTIC DANCES

'Gandolfi's latest work ... was commissioned by the St Botolph Club of Boston and will be premiered at 3pm on 23 October 2005 by the Boston Symphony Chamber Players at Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The work is scored for clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, and contrabass -- in three movements, provisionally titled: 1) St Botolph's Fantasia, 2) Tango Blue, and 3) Quick Step.'

Beginning a new season of 'Three Questions before the First Night', Carson Cooman talks to Michael Gandolfi

Hundreds of other forthcoming concerts, including October events in Australia, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, India, Malta, New Zealand, Serbia, Switzerland, UK and the USA are listed in our concerts section:

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VIVID ENERGY -- REVIEWS OF LIVE CONCERTS AND OPERA

'Petra is a truly exasperating character, everyone around can see the crash coming except her; but Barry's opera never succeeds in making me love her or care for her. Stephanie Friede's performance however is towering; on stage throughout and having to deliver a torrent of words, she is truly to be congratulated.'

Robert Hugill was at the first performance
of Gerald Barry's 'Petra von Kant'

Mike Wheeler enjoys recitals by Harriet Adie and Jessica Burroughs, Greek guitarist Eleftheria Kotzia, organist Tom Corfield, and Vaughan Williams played by the Halle Orchestra, and experiences the first public appearance of a new chamber choir.

Malcolm Miller experiences the delights of Canadian Opera Company's Altamira Summer Arts Concerts, and a piano recital by Sujeeva Hapugalle.

Roderic Dunnett is impressed with a song recital given by Andrew Kennedy and Simon Lepper.

Howard Smith experiences the NGC Wellington Sinfonia's growing level of orchestral distinction, in a concert with flautist Alexa Still.

Lawrence Budmen listens to the young Russian pianist Polina Osetinskaya, and sends two reports from Tanglewood.

Bill Newman listens to the Ukrainian-American violinist Oleh Krysa with his Moscow-born pianist wife Tatiana Tchekina.

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