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Speak, Silence by Carole Angier review – a remarkable biography

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WG Sebald’s mother Rosa once said that her son had been born without a skin, so that he was unable to protect himself from being overwhelmed by the suffering of others, and even normal experience was traumatic for him...

Sinfonia of London/Wilson/ Chiejina review – a remarkable debut for Vertigo orchestra

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The Sinfonia of London was famous in the 1950s and 60s as a recording and film orchestra, its credits notably including the Bernard Hermann soundtrack for Hitchcock’s Vertigo. It was re-formed in 2018 by John Wilson, ...

Chick Corea Akoustic Band: Live review – a remarkable feat of virtuosity and rapport

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In the whole history of jazz, I can’t think of a piano, bass, drums trio that has played with such whole-hearted togetherness as Chick Corea’s Akoustic Band: Corea on piano with bassist John Patitucci and drummer Dave...

Tamara Stefanovich: 20 Sonatas review – a remarkable feat of sustained pianism

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In 2019 Tamara Stefanovich treated London to a thrilling survey of the piano étude in the last century, from Scriabin to the present day, which was one of the highlights of the musical year in the capital. Now she has...