Lebrecht Music & Arts has unique photos of conductor George Hurst at his prime – cannot be found elsewhere on the internet.
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Esa-Pekka Salonen,the Finnish conductor, will carry the Olympic torch on its penultimate day into London. He told the folks back home in the ‘Helsingin Sanomat’ that his triumph is a tribute to careful diet: ”A nice beer and years of ryystäminen and b-class food sausage eating will eventually be rewarded,” he says (something may have got lost here in Google translation). See full article here
Photo by Chris Christodoulou
Daniil Trifonov, the 21 year old Russian pianist and winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky and Artur Rubinstein competitions, performed at the Wigmore Hall in London last night. Looking like the young Liszt and clearly enjoying what he was doing, he performed a spectacular Chopin 12 Études Opus 10. It was as if his fingers were transformed into molten liquid as they danced and spun along the keyboard of his Fazoli piano. The audience went wild and Trifanov responded with some amazing encores. Don’t miss an opportunity to see this outstanding and brilliant young musician perform.
It has been announced that Graham Vick’s Birmingham company will give the UK premiere of Stockhausen’s Mittwoch as part of the London Olympics. Our collection contains powerful portraits of Stockhausen, as well as scores and photographs showing productions of his works. Search online at www.lebrecht.co.uk for more pictures.
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