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Britten Sinfonia – Town Hall, Leeds

Music: Carter, Bennett, Copland, Barber, (Encore: Arlen, Gershwin) Leader: Jacqueline Shave Soloist: Sarah Connolly Reviewer: David Gann In this concert the audience quickly senses ingredients of the American aesthetic. Only minutes into Carter’s ‘Elegy for Strings’ (1943), and we are in a world of melodic curves, writ large, rising up with grave intensity towards a deeply felt emotional climax. They ...

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Medea – ENO at the Coliseum, London

Composer: Marc-Antoine Charpentier Libretto: Thomas Corneille Director: David McVicar Reviewer: Jonathan Baz [rating:4.5] The English National Opera’s production of Charpentier’s Medea has been eagerly awaited and David McVicar’s heavily stylised interpretation played to a packed Coliseum. This mythical Greek tragedy, with its horrific climax so well known in the canon, proving to be a fable that when told by such ...

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