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28 Feb 2007

The Excursions of Mr Broucek, Barbican, London

janacek.pngBy Andrew Clark [Financial Times, 27 February 2007]

There are occasions when a conductor is so inside a piece of music that, even if you are not familiar with the idiom or might not warm to it under other circumstances, the performance persuades you on its own terms. That will surely have been the experience of many on Sunday, when Jirí Belohlávek led a “concert staging” of Janácek’s The Excursions of Mr Broucek.

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