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NZSO Soloists and a kaleidoscopic “Carmen”

By , 24/03/2012
Strings and percussion put side-by-side make an intriguing ensemble combination - perhaps they're not natural musical bedfellows to the extent that are winds and percussion or brass and percussion. But their coming-together makes, I think, for unique results, such as their capacity for generating enormous contrasts of timbre and colour. This was evident throughout the NZSO Soloists' "Carmen Suite" concert, given that the music presented during the first half... read more

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