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The second week and final days of the Aldeburgh Festival

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News from the Ten Pieces Takeover at Aldeburgh Festival, and the concerts by BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble A Cumpagnia, Ensemble Organum, London Sinfonietta, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Alice Coote and Martyn Brabbins.

Britten–Pears Orchestra – Mozart 1786

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A little over two weeks ago, 53 of the most talented young musicians from around the globe descended upon Snape Maltings, under the baton and directorship of Christian Zacharias, performing two concert programmes, one comprised of Mozart’s meisterwerks written in the space of just a month in 1786, and the other centered around Berlioz’s 1856 song cycle Les Nuits d’Été.  Following the Britten centenary celebrations and massive contribution the orchestra [read more…]