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A Scriabin marathon: Peter Donohoe scales the complete piano sonatas

Scriabin: Peter Donohoe **** Milton Court, 23rd April 2017 Pounding the 26 miles from Greenwich Park to The Mall wasn’t the only marathon in London today. At Milton Court, Peter Donohoe ran his own marathon – albeit from the safety of … Continue reading

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Sun worship: ecstatic playing from the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Ravel, Chausson, Bernstein, Scriabin: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House/Pappano **** Royal Opera House, 4th May 2015 “O welche Lust in freier Luft” sing the prisoners in Fidelio, released from their cells to enjoy a few moments of fresh air. … Continue reading

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“Sound and fury”: a terrific Manfred from Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia

Scriabin, Mozart, Tchaikovsky: Philharmonia/Ashkenazy **** Royal Festival Hall, 19th April 2015 Tchaikovsky’s Manfred is the black sheep of his symphonic canon. Many conductors refuse to include it in performed or recorded cycles. Based on Byron’s dramatic poem, it is a strange, … Continue reading

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