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The Academy with Anthony Marwood
7 June 2011
Anthony Marwood: Director and Violin
Steven Mackey: Electric Guitar
Beethoven String Quartet No.11 in F minor Op.95 (arr. for string orchestra)
Mackey Four Iconoclastic Episodes for violin, electric guitar and strings
Shostakovich String Quartet No.2 (arr. for string orchestra)
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Martin Gwilym Jones
"Despite the apparent technical ease with which the music flowed, this was a superbly controlled performance with conductor Ian Brown seamlessly integrating the soloists to great effect with the well-drilled Academy of St Martin's in the Fields chamber orchestra. There are many difficulties in this work, which make performances as dazzling and faultless as this a rarity."
Susan Nickalls, The Scotsman
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