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1917 review

“1917”, Sam Mendes

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Film review: 1917 / Director: Sam Mendes / Released: 2019 1917 is one of those rare films that appear every once in a while, to remind you what great...
review once upon a time in hollywood

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

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Review: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood / Director: Quentin Tarantino / Released: 2019 That Tarantino is the creator of visually stunning set pieces is a known fact. And...
best classical albums 2019

Best classical music albums of 2019

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Like last year, here are my top picks for the best classical music albums released in 2019. These are presented in random order, except for my selection for the Best Classical Album...
Salonen cello concerto review

Review: Salonen, Cello Concerto, Yo-Yo Ma, LA Philharmonic

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Review - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Cello Concerto / Yo-Yo Ma (cello) / Salonen (conductor) / LA Philharmonic / Sony Classical “I imagined the solo cello line as a trajectory of...
Alkan Wee review

Review: Alkan, Symphony for Solo Piano & Concerto for Solo Piano, Paul Wee

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Music review - Alkan, Symphony for Solo Piano, Concerto for Solo Piano / Paul Wee (piano) / BIS The High Arts Review Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Parasite review

Parasite, Bong Joon-Ho

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Film review – Title: Parasite / Director: Bong Joon-Ho / Released: 2019 There seems to be something fundamentally odd with the decisions of major festivals worldwide, with provocative...
Mariss Jansons

Mariss Jansons Obituary: a personal note

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Mariss Jansons, a sculptor of sounds I can't, and I don’t wish to write a standard obituary for Mariss Jansons. His music has affected me so deeply on...
Beethoven Symphony 5 6 Janowski

Review: Beethoven, Symphony 5 & 6, Janowski/WDR

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Review - Beethoven, Symphony 5 & 6, Marek Janowski/WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne / Pentatone The High Arts Review Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ This new coupling...
Beethoven symphony 5 Fischer

Review: Beethoven, Symphonies 1 & 5, Ivan Fischer / Budapest Festival Orchestra

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Review - Beethoven Symphony 1 & 5, Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Channel Classics The High Arts Review Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ This is an excellent...
Beethoven symphony 9 haitink

Beethoven, Symphony 9, Haitink / Bavarian RSO

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Music review - Beethoven, Symphony 9, Bernard Haitink / Chor & Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Sally Matthews, soprano / Gerhild Romberger, alto / Mark Padmore, tenor / Gerald Finley, bass /...