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‘The ghosts of Armstrong and Handy smile down as Trovesi’s octet roars through a programme that cross-references the spirit of New Orleans with Italian popular song and European classical music.’

The clarinettist with accordionist Gianni Coscia, exploring ‘some of the most playful and sparkling music of the 19th century, ingenious music… beautiful, highly satirical, always meticulously crafted’.

A village banda take on tunes from Italian opera — knees-up, sublime, lovely.