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Nicholas Routley

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I have heard many performances of this great work over the years, starting with Barenboim’s of the 1960s. But Levit’s gave me a new insight into it.

Created: 10 March 2021
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These concerts last just ten minutes, with the listener, the performer, and no-one else.

Created: 10 March 2021
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The concert Birds was part of a series of nine chamber music concerts held at the wonderful Ukaria centre near Mount Barker in the Adelaide hills.

Created: 08 March 2021
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This long and interesting concert was structured around Schoenberg’s extraordinary setting of 21 poems by the Belgian poet Albert Giraud, Pierrot Lunaire. Composed in 1912, the work created such a sensation that Stravinsky went all the way from Paris to Berlin to hear it.

Created: 07 March 2021
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The revelation of this concert to me was that, yes, musicians, like audiences, have been starved of live performance opportunities for the last year, but that has given musicians plenty of time to practice, time that isn't always there during normal concert life for successful groups such as The...

Created: 04 March 2021
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What a Pulse the acrobats exhibited! What unanimity, what complicity in their formation and deformation of their complex body structures!

Created: 04 March 2021
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The cast of one is Robyn Nevin, and it was no surprise that her performance was riveting.

Created: 03 March 2021
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The bewildering confusion between dream and reality begins before one takes one’s seat in the theatre. You have to negotiate a building site and enter the Adelaide Festival Theatre by a side entrance (how like slipping into dream that is!), and put on a mask, so that it seems that the audience is...

Created: 01 March 2021
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At this moment in our cultural history, as Australia emerges gradually from the restrictions imposed because of Covid 19, each live concert is a particularly reviving and refreshing experience.

Created: 15 February 2021
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The audience for any one night is divided into five groups of twelve people, each of which walks between the venues, so that there is only a Covid-safe number of people in any venue at any one time.

Created: 15 September 2020
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