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LondonRussian Chamber Music: News and Suspense

Russian Chamber Music: News and Suspense
Mosolov, Kraunaitis, Prokofiev, Glière, Shostakovich

New York CityJupiter Symphony Chamber Players: Rooted in Russia

Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players: Rooted in Russia
Gretchaninov, Arensky, Shostakovich, Glière
Timur Mustakimov; Alexi Kenney; Maria Ioudenitch; Cong Wu

BasingstokeVoices of Revolution: Russia 1917

© Keith Saunders
Mosolov, Prokofiev, Glière
Philharmonia Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy; Behzod Abduraimov; Ailish Tynan

LondonVoices of Revolution: Workers & The State

© Keith Saunders
Mosolov, Prokofiev, Glière
Philharmonia Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy; Ailish Tynan; Behzod Abduraimov

LondonRussian Opera Gala

Russian Opera Gala
Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Bizet, Mozart, Handel, Verdi, Arensky, Glière
Unknown; Graham Owen Jones; Vasily Gerello; Larissa Gergieva; Irina Chernova; Larisa Rudakova
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All-Russian programme raises the roof in Liverpool

Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Vasily Petrenko and the RLPO perform an all-Russian programme, with an exceptional Rite of Spring and charismatic playing from solo harpist Catrin Finch. 
*****
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Opening concert Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad

Emmanuel Ceysson © Miguel Bueno
Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad opens with a programme of beautiful music and a pair of fine soloists, but a concert somewhat let down by a lack of rapport between soloists and orchestra.
***11
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Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony on top form

Kirill Karabits  ©  BBC / Sasha Gusov
Each year, BBC Proms provides a great opportunity for the UK regional orchestras (in particular for the non-BBC orchestras such as the Bournemouth Symphony, the Halle and the Liverpool Philharmonic) to showcase themselves. This year, I decided to sample Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony as I have been hearing good things about this partnership for a while.

Russian Ballet Icons Gala; 100-Year Anniversary of Galina Ulanova

Ulyana Lopatkina and Marat Shemiunov in Les Sylphides  ©  Ensemble Productions
The Russian ballerina Galina Ulanova is a true legend in the world of classical ballet. Her dramatic interpretations plumbed deep into the human soul and revealed its full gamut of emotion and poetic beauty.

Weihnacht ohne Zuckerguss

Emmanuel Ceysson © Jean-Christophe Husson
Das Recreation-Orchester unter Andreas Stoehr lieferte weihnachtliche Werke von Tschaikowski und Rimski-Korsakow ohne Zauber, doch Emmanuel Ceysson sorgte an der Harfe für magische Momente.
***11
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