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What would Tanner say?

13 April 2024

9:00 AM

13 April 2024

9:00 AM

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Emelyanychev

Royal Festival Hall

Carmen

Royal Opera House, in rep until 31 May

Duke Bluebeard’s Castle

London Coliseum

On the train home from the Royal Festival Hall I learned of the death of Michael Tanner, who wrote this column from 1996 to 2014 and beyond. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment had been playing Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony, and it’s not strictly true to say that the news made me wonder about his likely reaction to their performance, had he been able to hear it.

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