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Philharmonia Orchestra, Goerne, Koh, Salonen, Royal Festival Hall (Review)

We began with the most beautiful moments in all of Ravel and ended with the ugliest. For the final concert, the climax, of the Philharmonia’s revelatory Lutoslawski retrospective Woven Words the fastidious Frenchman proved the perfect framing device for three of the equally fastidious Polish composer’s finest pieces. Crossing the threshold of the “Fairy Garden” … [Read More]

Posted on 22/03/2013
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Philharmonia Orchestra, Zimerman, Salonen, Royal Festival Hall (Review)

Of all the heavyweight anniversaries being celebrated this year the name of Witold Lutoslawski will have been less at the forefront of peoples’ minds had the Philharmonia Orchestra and their Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor not chosen to honour him with their Woven Words retrospective. I myself met Lutoslawski many years ago around the time … [Read More]

Posted on 31/01/2013
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