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Tue 16 Apr, 2019:
Dennehy: The Last Hotel

Evidence of Irish opera’s current resurgence comes with The Last Hotel, the first of a projected trilogy by composer Donnacha Dennehy and playwright...

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Mon 13 Nov, 2017:
James McCarthy: Codebreaker; Will Todd: Ode to a Nightingale

Codebreaker is an exceptional achievement on numerous counts. The very opening vies in its visceral impact with the opening of Vaughan Williams’s A...

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Thu 01 Jun, 2017:
Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35; Adams: Violin Concerto

Listening to Ilya Gringolts and the Copenhagen Phil tackle the spiralling first movement of Adams’s D major Concerto reminds me more than ever of...

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Thu 16 Mar, 2017:
Adam Schoenberg: American Symphony; Finding Rothko; Picture Studies

“My music comes straight from the heart – striving to be beautiful and inspiring, and simultaneously challenging and rewarding.” The well-chosen...

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Tue 11 Aug, 2015:
Adams: Absolute Jest; Grand Pianola Music

The evolution of Absolute Jest included a rewriting of the opening section, and I am frustrated at not having heard the original; a reasonable...

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Fri 20 Mar, 2015:
Stanford: Piano Quartet No 1 in F major, Op 15; Piano Trio No 2 in G minor, Op 73

Of the two works here (both lasting around the half-hour mark) by the Dublin-born Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924), the G minor Piano Trio is...

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Thu 19 Jun, 2014:
American Grace – John Adams: Hallelujah Junction; China Gates; Steven Mackey: Stumble to Grace; Sneaky March

John Adams’s Hallelujah Junction, for two pianos, peals invitingly in its intricate opening, and from there over three movements and 16 minutes the...

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Thu 05 Jun, 2014:
Adams: The Gospel According to the Other Mary

The Gospel According to the Other Mary is an accomplished modern ‘Passion oratorio’ fashioned by John Adams and co-librettist Peter Sellars. Made...

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Fri 31 Jan, 2014:
Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony; Short Ride in a Fast Machine; Harmonielehre

Peter Oundjian's Harmonielehre follows hard on the heels of that of Tilson Thomas (SFS Media, reviewed by us on 13 September 2013), reminding us what...

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Fri 13 Sep, 2013:
Adams: Harmonielehre; Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Harmonielehre (1985) is a glorious work, strongly transitional in several respects, not least in marking the end of a self-confessed period of...

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