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      Fine playing from four pianists – Martin Roscoe, Kathryn Stott, Peter Donohoe and Noriko Ogawa – revealed the connections between the two very different composers in this concert series Continue reading...







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      Royal Festival Hall, London
      Childhood friends Barenboim and Argerich conjured unforgettable magic, while Lisa Batiashvili was an electrifying soloist later in the week

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