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Judith Weir “Miss Fortune”, Royal Opera House

Miss Fortune in name and deed. Sad to say but Judith Weir’s sixth opera is an embarrassment. Sad because Weir’s folk inspired fables have won many friends, sad because she is a composerly composer whose luminous orchestral backdrops and singable vocal lines display an honest talent that never hides behind overworked technique. But Miss Fortune … [Read More]

Posted on 13/03/2012
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National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Petrenko, Royal Festival Hall

It must be hard comprehending death when you’ve barely begun living – but the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain has a corporate sixth sense about the subtext of music that never ceases to amaze. Their latest programme reflected on the impermanence of life through two works from the beginning and end of the last … [Read More]

Posted on 25/04/2011
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