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Gramophone selects (July 2018)

July 2018

With this month’s focus turned on the percussion, our ‘Gramophone Selects’ feature on medici.tv includes James MacMillan’s Second Percussion Concerto with Colin Currie and Dame Evelyn Glennie giving a marimba masterclass. We also include a documentary of the history of music through its instruments, here ones you strike! Our Icon is the conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli, so as a reminder of his art, a complete performance of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut with Kiri Te Kanawa and Plácido Domingo heading a cast in Götz Friedrich’s Covent Garden production from 1983. Our back-to-back performance is Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony—Erich Leinsdorf and Valery Gergiev doing the conducting honors. And for a young performer with a big future, the pianist George Li playing Saint-Saëns’s Second Piano Concerto.