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Astra Quarter-Hour Concerts - 2020-21

A series of short aural-video programs for online listening and viewing, assembled from the Astra Concerts archive from the 1950s to the present, and introducing new studio works from composers in the period of COVID-19.

Drawing on these past and current elements, mini-concerts are created that never took place as such, from items separated in time and place. New ways open up for Astra's characteristic program experiences, of encounters between different styles and eras in music, both choral and instrumental.

 

Robert Carl, Stefan Wolpe, Alma Mahler

Martin Friedel & Allan Walker (2020), Keith Humble (1987)

Dorian Le Gallienne, Bo Holten, Elisabeth Lutyens

Robert Schumann, Elisabeth Lutyens

Short works by Helen Gifford

Arthur Lourié, Alexander Mosolov, Alexander Kastalsky

Thomas Tallis,  Heinrich Schütz, Livia Teodorescu-Ciocănea

Simone de Haan & Graeme Leak

 

NB For best video quality, use the Settings "wheel" to choose HD (1080p).

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Quarter-Hour Concerts

Quarter-Hour Concerts

Short aural-video programs for online listening and viewing, assembled from the Astra Concerts archive from the 1950s to the present. Watch and listen on YouTube. NB Use the Settings "wheel" to choose HD (1080p).