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CD review: CPE Bach Orchestral Music

Touted as a forgotten pioneer, CPE Bach shines in the spotlight of this new release from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Recorded live at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall in 2014 under the baton of Rebecca Miller, this recording brings together five symphonies which show Bach at his finest; bursting with daring gestures and unexpected changes of direction, the music drips with drama. 8 more words

Sinfini Music

Mozart in the Jungle

This was one of those moments where you have to stand back and say: ‘Woah. I can’t believe I got PAID to write that.’

I also can’t believe that I got paid to watch five hours of new Amazon Prime series, … 89 more words

Christina Kenny

Celebrity Classical Christmas

This Christmas, I was paid to go on a celebrity-harassing mission.

OK, that makes it sound bad – but essentially, it’s what happened. To celebrate… 125 more words

Christina Kenny

Sinfini for Schools

If you’ve been following my work with Sinfini Music over the last few months (and, let’s face it, who hasn’t?), you’ll already have seen that my output tends to be quite varied. 136 more words

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Sinfini Music: James MacMillan

Working for a classical music website has its perks – unfettered access to the office Spotify account being one of them.

Another is that I get to talk to some terrifically interesting people, including musicians whose work has had a huge effect on my own musical life. 44 more words

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Exploring French women composers

Try to reel off the members of Les Six, and you might struggle to complete the set. The names of Poulenc, Milhaud, Honegger, Auric and Durey were frequently heard alongside that of another composer. 164 more words

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CD Review: Dutilleux from Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony

Bringing together pieces which span almost half a century of Henri Dutilleux’s output, this CD is a labour of love. Conductor Ludovic Morlot knew the composer personally, and his passion for Dutilleux’s music shines through in vivid and sensitive performances. 44 more words

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