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29 Nov Leonidas Kavakos violin and Yuja Wang piano play Brahms. The frequent summer appearances of Kavakos and Wang have now been extended to include an autumn Italian tour (Rome, Florence, Milan, Ferrara, Naples) focusing on the violin and piano sonatas of Brahms. Wang, who trained at Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music, achieved international recognition in her teens (she was born in 1986). She has already played with most of the world’s major orchestras and under the best conductors. She records for Deutsche Grammophon, has an all-inclusive repertoire and a wardrobe that woos all who watch her. Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale Pietro De Coubertin 30, www.santacecilia.it.

The dynamic Cremona Quartet for Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti.

music This is just a short list of the classical concerts in Rome in November. For full details of what is available visit the musical associations’ websites. Accademia di S. Cecilia www.santacecilia.it, Accademia Filarmonica di Roma www.filarmonicaromana.org, Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti www.concertiiuc.it, Auditorium Parco della Musica, www. auditorium.com.

Chinese classical pianist Yuja Wang plays music by Brahms for S. Cecilia.

Australia’s Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds perform at the Auditorium.

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ACCADEMIA DI S. CECILIA 17 Nov Domenica in Music. Matinee at S. Cecilia. An introduction to music for young people and their families. The subject is Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, which is performed as part of S. Cecilia’s symphonic programme on 18-19 Nov. There is an introductory talk at 11.00 and a concert at 12.00. 18 Nov Spirito Classico. Aperitivo Musicale. A series of eight talks by Giovanni Bietti, followed by an apertivo, to introduce the most important composers of the S. Cecilia 2013-2014 symphonic season. The first composer is Ludwig van Beethoven. Bietti is a composer, pianist and artistic consultant to S. Cecilia. 23, 25, 26 Nov Claudio Abbado Beethoven’s Symphony No 2 and Mendelssohn Lobgesang Symphony. Mendelssohn wrote the Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise) in 1840 to mark the 400th anniversary of the invention of printing and he described it as a symphony-cantata on the words of the Holy Bible for soloists, chorus and orchestra. The soloists here are Julia Kleiter, Sara Mingardo and Maximilian Schmitt.

INSTITUZIONE UNIVERSITARIA DEI CONCERTI 16 Nov Cremona Quartet. Exploring Beethoven. The quartet is performing for the IUC in Rome before embarking on more international engagements, followed by its debut in Japan next year and a busy programme in Milan where it is performing the complete Beethoven quartets (17 in all) to mark the 150th anniversary of the prestigious Società del Quartetto. The energetic Cremona four – Cristiano Gualco and Paolo Andreoli violins, Simona Gramaglia viola and Giovanni Scaglione cello – are also famous for their ability to combine tradition with innovation, for their master classes, their encouragement of young musicians and their promotion of Cremona’s string instrument makers. Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti, www. concertiiuc.it. ACCADEMIA FILARMONICA ROMANA 1 Dec Goffredo Petrassi e La Scuola Romana. The focus is on the music of Petrassi, and his influence on contemporary music, a decade after his death. Central to the programme is his composition Sestina D’autunno. Veni Creator Igor in homage to Stravinsky. There is also music by other composers of the Roman school, Mauro Bortolotti, Alessandro Sbordoni, Marcello Panni, Francesco Pennisi and Ennio Morricone. The concert is in collaboration with the Nuova Consonanza. Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Sala Casella, Via Flaminia 118, www.filarmonicaromana.org. NUOVA CONSONANZA FESTA D’AUTUNNO 17 Nov The American Academy hosts the music ensemble Nuova Consonanza for

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