During October, we focus on the here and now, with contemporary music and dance featured in a number of articles. We have spoken to a number of composers and choreographers about their work accross various mediums, and their collaborations with other contemporary artists.
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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Russian State Ballet and Opera House
Sophie Daneman; Benjamin Hulett; Mark Stone; Sholto Kynoch
Puccini: La fanciulla del West
Keri-Lynn Wilson; Richard Jones; English National Opera; Nicky Gillibrand; Miriam Buether; Susan Bullock; Peter Auty
Berlioz, Onslow, Beethoven
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; François-Xavier Roth
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Tao Dance Theatre brings daring and emotional power to Sadler's Wells' stage. Its use of ritual elements is both original and beautiful.
The music was so convincingly Czech and so naturally bucolic in outlook that I was left at the end wishing that we might hear more Dvořák from the Hallé/Elder partnership.
This was a clever and enjoyable concert built around anniversaries – Panufnik at 100 and Richard Strauss at the grand old age of 150. Despite the two composers being miles apart in approach and style the structures of their two pieces, a single movement building to central climax, were revealed as being similar.
For a folklore enthusiast like yours truly, the CBSO’s matinee last Saturday seemed the perfect recipe: take some Liszt, a generous amount of Bartók and a pinch of Brahms, then add to the excellent musicians for a delectable musical experience.