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

William Walton (John Minnion) #53961
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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