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Smudgy haze and glaring sunbursts: Boulez and Debussy juxtaposed by Salonen and the Philharmonia

Boulez, Debussy: Philharmonia/Salonen *** Royal Festival Hall, 4th May 2017 Adventurous programming – or “curation” to employ the overused term from this concert’s publicity – is welcome, particularly if it refreshes fusty routine. Instead of the usual conductor entrance to … Continue reading

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Rhythmic precision: Foxy Stravinsky from Salonen and the Philharmonia

Stravinsky: Renard, Mavra, Les Noces **** Philharmonia/Salonen, Royal Festival Hall, 26th May 2016 A wedding feast, a man in drag and an outwitted fox were unlikely accomplices in the second concert in the Philharmonia’s series Stravinsky: Myths and Rituals. In … Continue reading

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