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Edward Seckerson | Blog

Writer, Broadcaster, Podcaster, and Musical Theatre Obsessive.

  • By Edward Seckerson
  • Based in United Kingdom
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GRAMOPHONE Review: Shostakovich Symphonies Nos. 6 & 9 – BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Lloyd-Gonzales
Shostakovich’s Sixth and Ninth symphonies clearly belong together – flip sides of the same coin, the composer wrong-footing the Soviet establishment with an irony bordering on insanity. The opening Largo of the Sixth is one …
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GRAMOPHONE Review: QUIET CITY – Balsom, Britten Sinfonia/Stroman
There’s something intensely evocative about the solo trumpet – a plaintive, plangent, melancholic sound which speaks just as eloquently of the great outdoors as it does of the inner city. Of course, the jazz connotations …
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GRAMOPHONE Review: Jurowski Conducts Stravinsky Vol 1 – Angharad Lyddon, London Philharmonic Orchestra/Jurowski
The early evolution of Stravinsky from fledgling to Firebird feels like the most natural thing in the world as one listens to this the first in a three-volume series from Vladimir Jurowski and the London …
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