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41 am \n In past years, weather has made for a run of blizzard-cursed January concerts for the In past years, weather has made for a run of blizzard-cursed January concerts for the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra . But, undeterred by the weather this
I'd forgotten we were here," reported my five-year-old niece, stretching. "I thought we were still on the sofa at home." Testament to the comfort of the seats in the Albert Hall, perhaps, but also to the Proms ' family-concert programming for she was
The Theatre by the Lake is set to welcome solo violinist Tasmin Little on April 22nd.(TRAVPR.COM) UK - March 12th, 2012 - Violin virtuoso Tasmin Little is set to perform
Delius's string concertos may be unfashionable but I love them Many may sneer, but Delius's concertos for violin, cello, and his double concerto for both, show that musical fashion has got it wrong. This is great music Delius perfect for a rainy day
Three composers representing very different stylistic approaches featured in this survey of contemporary music in Holland. Conductor Jac van Steen , always a passionate advocate of new writing with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, was just as
Delius's three concertos for stringed instruments were all composed when the composer was in his 50s. The Double Concerto for violin and cello came first in 1916; the Violin Concerto followed immediately, though it was not performed until 1919, and
Conductor Okko Kamu brought us Aullis Sallinen's Sunrise Serenade , a finely scored evocation of the breaking day, occasioned by the centenary of a Finnish bank. The piece is woven around two solo trumpets, which duet in rough-hewn, muscular song.
The Dutch musician, rewarded for his Moonlight Serenade, was one of three violinists to land top awards. Briton Tasmin Little was honoured with the Critics' Award at London's Royal Albert Hall for her album of Elgar's Violin Concerto.
The Elgar concerto has been something of a signature work for Tasmin Little throughout her career, so it's surprising that she is only now recording it for the first time. After such a delay, though, her version seems a bit of a disappointment,
Tasmin Little review St David's Hall, Cardiff The stage is set as though for a conjuring act, with a table of a certain height and a glass of water positioned just so; but, as violinist Tasmin Little walks on, she must have wished she could magic