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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Lucerne, Switzerland

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LucerneHerreweghe and Concertgebouworkest in Haydn's Die Schöpfung

Herreweghe and Concertgebouworkest in Haydn's Die Schöpfung
Haydn: The Creation (Die Schöpfung), Hob XXI:2
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Philippe Herreweghe; Collegium Vocale Gent; Robin Johannsen; David Fischer; Florian Boesch

LucerneSol Gabetta plays Elgar

© Marco Borggreve
Elgar, Bruckner
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša; Sol Gabetta

LucerneRussian National Youth Symphony Orchestra & Sergei Dogadin

Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov
Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra; Valentin Uryupin; Sergei Dogadin

LucerneLucerne Festival Orchestra: Beethoven & Mahler

Beethoven, Mahler
Lucerne Festival Orchestra; Riccardo Chailly

LucerneLucerne Festival Orchestra & Martha Argerich

Beethoven, Mahler
Lucerne Festival Orchestra; Riccardo Chailly; Martha Argerich

LucerneBrass Ensemble and String Soloists of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra

Bach, Mendelssohn, Strauss R.
Steven Verhaert; String Soloists of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra; Brass Ensemble of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra
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Rudolf Buchbinder completes his Lucerne Beethoven journey

Rudolf Buchbinder © Marco Borggreve
Rudolf Buchbinder and the Lucerne Festival Strings recently performed Beethoven’s First and Fifth Piano Concertos in the last of the prestigious Piano festivals at the Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre. 
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Romantic, serene, intense: Buchbinder brings Beethoven to Lucerne

Rudolf Buchbinder © Marco Borggreve
The highly decorated Austrian pianist, Rudolph Buchbinder, launched the Lucerne Piano Festival by playing and conducting the complete cycle of Beethoven’s five piano concertos.
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Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky bring a Russian programme to Lucerne

Valery Gergiev conducts the Mariinsky Orchestra © Manuela Jans | Lucerne Festival
The very talented Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov is an artist whose musicality transcends the mere virtuosic prowess.
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Petrenko brings unexpected delicacy to Schoenberg and Tchaikovsky

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Kirill Petrenko and the Berlin Philharmonic © Peter Fischli | Lucerne Festival
Capable of being defiant when needed, Kopatchinskaja impresses with the seemingly infinite timbral variety of her pianissimos.
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A marriage of three great minds: the Gewandhaus in Lucerne

Andris Nelsons conducts the Leipzig Gewandhaus © Peter Fischli | Lucerne Festival

As part of a programme of works by Mozart, Debussy and Stravinsky, conductor Andris Nelsons recently paired up the venerable Gewandhausorchester Leipzig with the fine German pianist, Martin Helmchen.

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Nézet-Séguin and Kavakos: the stars come out in Lucerne

Leonidas Kavakos, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra © Peter Fischli | Lucerne Festival
Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s recent debut with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra was a dazzling Beethoven-Shostakovich programme that epitomised the “power of music”.
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