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Composer: Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich (1837-1910)

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Year of birth1837
Year of death1910
NationalityRussia
PeriodRomantic
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Poetic Rachmaninov in Seong-Jin Cho’s LSO debut

Seong-Jin Cho, Gianandrea Noseda and the LSO © Mark Allan | Barbican
Gianandrea Noseda's Shostakovich symphony cycle with the London Symphony Orchestra took us right back to the composer's student days, with the punchy First. 
****1
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Opening concert of the Istanbul Music Festival

Sascha Goetzel and the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic © Ersin Durmus | Istanbul Music Festival
Most music Festivals only have to deal with demanding divas, mercurial maestros or bad weather. In Istanbul there is a lot more at stake.
***11
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Scattering clouds: Ekaterina Semenchuk at Wigmore Hall

Ekaterina Semenchuk © Sheila Rock
Recitals of Russian song don't have to be suffocated with doom and gloom. Neither do they have to be built upon the works of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.
****1
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Behzod Abduraimov at Carnegie Hall

Behzod Abduraimov © Nissor Abdourazakov
Behzod Abduraimov brought his intense and brilliant pianism for his first recital on the main stage of Carnegie Hall
****1
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Musical wizardry: Karen Gomyo in Atlanta

Violinist Keren Gomyo and conductor Cristian Măcelaru team up to provide a superb Tchaikovsly concerto. 
****1
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