Archive for March, 2008

Lebrecht March 2008 Newsletter

Poetry is an expanding area at Lebrecht

John Cooper Clarke, performance poet in full swing John Cooper Clarke, performance poet in full swing
(Mark Harrison)
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97515_john-keats-portrait-of-the-english-poe.jpg John Keats, romantic 19th century English poet
(Lebrecht archive collection)
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Prepare for the Proms this summer at the Royal Albert Hall
Stunning overview of the hall with Promenaders
(Chris Christodoulou)
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Sakari Oramo conducts Elgar’s
‘The Apostles’
(Chris Christodoulou)
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98255_european-union-youth-orchestra.jpg Young string players in the European Youth Orchestra
(Chris Christodoulou)
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This month’s nostalgia spot – does anyone remember The Supremes?
The Supremes
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Anniversaries:

Red Norvo‘s 100th birth anniversary 31st March – American vibraphone and xylophone player.
Herbert von Karajan 100th birth anniversary 5th April – Austrian conductor who created the star system for conductors
Max Planck 150th birth anniversary 23rd April – father of quantum physics

Ethel Smyth 150th birth anniversary 23rd April – one of the first English female conductors 

Ethel Smyth
(Lebrecht archive collection)
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63188_arthur-koestler-caricature-hungarian-a.jpg Arthur Koestler 25th death anniversary 3rd March – Hungarian political philosopher, novelist, journalistArthur Koestler
(John Minnion)
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William Walton 25th death anniversary 8th March – British composer

William Walton (John Minnion) #53961

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George Balanchine (Andre LeCoz) #2467 George Balanchine 25th death anniversary 30th April – Georgian-American choreographer rehearsing with New York City Ballet, 1960George Balanchine (Andre LeCoz) #2467
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