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Claude Debussy
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Debussy centenary: a top ten playlist

Claude Debussy died on 25th March 1918. To mark the centenary, here is a playlist of my “top ten” Debussy masterpieces… at least today’s top ten!
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Patricia Kopatchinskaja on new music and innovation
The Moldovan-born violinist enjoys challenging the limitations of traditional concert formats and is a passionate advocate for new music and doing things differently.
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VallettaLove changes everything

Love changes everything
Shor, Sinatra, The Beatles, Various
Lyuba Kazarnovskaya; Harmony Quintet

New York CityLawrence Brownlee & Myra Huang

© David White
Sorey, Schumann
Lawrence Brownlee; Myra Huang

CheltenhamRossini: Fireworks!

© Jane Hobson
Rossini
English Touring Opera Orchestra; John Andrews; Luciano Botelho; Catherine Carby; John-Colyn Gyeantey; Gillian Ramm

GlasgowBach and Shostakovich Preludes & Fugues 3/5

© Venart Photography
Bach, Shostakovich
Gusztáv Fenyő, Piano

LondonNational Opera Studio: Broad Stripes and Bright Stars

Keith Warner; International Opera Studio

BerlinPhilharmonia Orchestra London

Brahms, Mahler
Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Julia Fischer

BelfastJTI Lunchtime Concert: Mozart Week

Mozart
Ulster Orchestra; Rafael Payare; Tamás Kocsis; William Goodwin

Reno100 Years of Bernstein

Bernstein, Shostakovich
Reno Philharmonic Orchestra; Laura Jackson; Reno Philharmonic Chorus; Elena Perroni; Olga Perez Flora; James Flora
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Musical endgames with Rattle and the LSO

Sir Simon Rattle © Johann Sebastian Hanel
An unusual pairing of Tippett and Mahler’s final musical statements in a concert of extraordinary conviction presented by the LSO and their Music Director.
****1
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Brisk Mozart and strong Bruckner from Eschenbach and the New York Phil

Christoph Eschenbach © Eric Brissaud
Eschenbach’s command of the orchestra shone most in the Adagio of Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony, where the climaxes brought out the full gravitas of the work.
***11
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Oundjian at his best in Shostakovich's “Leningrad” Symphony

Peter Oundjian © Dale Wilcox
Peter Oundjian was at the top of his game with Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Shostakovich and Scriabin.
****1
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Riveting Rachmaninov and Brahms from Stutzmann, Gryaznov and RTÉ NSO

Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
A night to remember: an exciting Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no. 2 from Gryaznov and a passionate Brahms Symphony no. 1.
*****
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Radical Brahms from Alexandre Bloch and Royal Northern Sinfonia

Alexandre Bloch © Sebastian Ene
Alexandre Bloch and Royal Northern Sinfonia throw down a challenge to any listener who thinks that Brahms is comfortable and easy with a radical reading of his Fourth Symphony.
****1
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Currentzis, Melnikov and musicAeterna at the Elbphilharmonie

Teodor Currentzis © Anton Zavyalov
Teodor Currentzis and his musicAeterna players from Siberia together with Alexander Melnikov venture into familiar musical territory.
***11
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Opera North’s Salome is still enticingly outrageous today

Jennifer Holloway Salome and Oliver Johnston (Narraboth) © Robert Workman
Opera North's Salome, conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong at Leeds Town Hall, caught the seductive frenzy of the opera.
****1
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Flame writing to wild dancing with The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stéphane Denève © Uwe Ditz
Stéphane Denève leads The Philadelphia Orchestra through transcendent Strauss and apocalyptic Ravel.
***11
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