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Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra; Valery Gergiev


© Eugene Evtukhov
Weber, Liszt, Brahms
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden; Christian Thielemann; Denis Matsuev

LucerneArthur Waser Prize 2018: George Li

Walton, Rachmaninov, Elgar
Lucerne Symphony Orchestra; Juanjo Mena; George Li

LucerneThe Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Bernard Haitink in Lucerne

Mendelssohn, Schubert
Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Bernard Haitink; Alina Ibragimova

LucerneThe Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Heinz Holliger in Lucerne

Schoenberg, Beethoven, Kurtág, Holliger
Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Heinz Holliger; Sir András Schiff; Miklós Perényi
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Schumann, Rachmaninov and Bernstein: all in the rush of spring

Denis Matsuev © Columbia Artist Management
The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Jansons treated the Lucerne Festival audience to works by Schumann and Bernstein. But it was pianist Matsuev’s Rachmaninov that electrified the hall.
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The BRSO brings seldom performed works to Lucerne

Mariss Jansons © Brescia & Amisano
In a varied programme at Lucerne’s 2018 Easter Festival, Mariss Jansons conducted the BRSO and Choir in works by Stravinsky, Hummel and Beethoven.
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Mindful mission, perfect poet

Leif Ove Andsnes © Özgür Albayrak
The gifted Norwegian pianist brought a programme of varied and demanding works to the fourth recital of Lucerne’s renowned Piano Festival.
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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra shines in Lucerne

Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony © Priska Ketterer | Lucerne Festival
A Tchaikovsky and Dvorak programme at the Lucerne festival featured star violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. 
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Supreme command: Haitink in Lucerne

Christian Gerhaher and Bernard Haitink with the COE © Peter Fischli | Lucerne Festival
Close to the start of this summer’s Lucerne Festival, Bernard Haitink conducted an outstanding performance of Mozart and Mahler works that span the centuries.
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