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BBCSSO/Volkov/ Kopatchinskaja review – Bartók’s roots unearthed with brilliance

26 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

There’s a sepia photo of Bartók out collecting folksongs in what is now the Czech Republic in 1907, phonograph at the ready. The music he recorded didn’t just preserve a vanishing way of life, it also resonated for de...

Proms: BBCSSO/Volkov review – Brisk and beautiful Beethoven but Lewis premiere is hard to like

20 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

The first half of Ilan Volkov’s Prom with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra was given over to the world premiere of Minds in Flux, a substantial piece for orchestra and live electronics by George Lewis, the American...