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      Winner of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and recipient of YCA’s 2012 Helen Armstrong Violin Fellowship, violinist Paul Huang made critically acclaimed recital debuts in the YCA Series in New York at Merkin Hall and in Washington, D.C. at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts more...

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      Thinkers and artists from Stanley Kubrick to Franz Schubert have marveled at the works of Beethoven. German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche argued that Beethoven can stir in man a yearning to connect with a higher power: “At a certain place in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, for example, he might feel that he is floating more...

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      Gerhaher/Huber review – restrained and fascinating Mahler

      Wigmore Hall, London
      Gerhaher seemed more than usually restrained, though his beauty of tone and subtle colouring of every phrase were as consistent as ever

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      Sarah Connolly's Christmas playlist

      Mezzo Sarah Connolly shares her festive playlist, with a sublime selection of vocal music old and new

      Singing belongs to Christmas like tawny port cries out for a sweet, nutty cheddar, so naturally all of my choices are vocal. I adore Christmas-time, and especially the Carols from King’s BBC broadcast which always introduces new compositions and stunning arrangements of traditional carols. I breathe a sigh of relief though when I hear Sir David Willcocks’ descant to Hark the Herald Angels Sing, as his is the best. Britten’s Ceremony of Carols is my favourite of all Christmas music and there is no better recording than that by The Sixteen. My final playlist choice is divinely silly and should be danced to with a glass of bubbly, goodies made by my wonderful chef sister, and lots of children, on Christmas morning.

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      Paul Lewis and friends review – the delight of a Viennese summer

      St George’s, Bristol
      The quality of Lewis’s musical collaborators – who included the violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky as a stand-in – was a tribute to his Christmas card list
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