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Review: Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Albert Hall - Nottingham Evening Post

October 20th, 2008, 11:05

By @ October 20th, 2008, 11:05 in General

FIRST given in 1942, Shostakovich's wartime Seventh Symphony ("Leningrad") quickly became the most publicised composition of the century. In Saturday's city performance under Mark Heron, the work was vindicated as a masterpiece in its own right. The more info

Great artists do not guarantee a great concert. On Friday night at Roy Thomson Hall, Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian presented a recital anchored on her new recording of Armenian songs by Gomidas Vartabed (1869-1935). But her spectacular voice more info

The Kensington System is a new one on me. It's a way of bringing up children, and involves repression, 24-hour surveillance, and terror. The child is not allowed friends, or freedom (either of movement or thought). Brilliant - bring it back I say more info

The Tale of the Tsar Saltan by the Mariinsky. Photograph: Tristram Kenton British musical life has been far too busy trying to convince itself that Vaughan Williams was a great composer to engage with this year's other significant anniversary. So it more info

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