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London

Prom 4: Mark Simpson impresses in Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto

By , 16 July 2018
****1
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London

Precision and abandon in the LSO's Shostakovich

By , 24 June 2018
*****
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Auckland

Stunning Weber from Andreas Ottensamer in Auckland

By , 21 June 2018
****1
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Berlin

Kosky's Nose comes home to Komische Oper

By , 16 June 2018
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Birmingham

The good, the bad and the ugly: Shostakovich, Brahms and Simon Holt in Birmingham

By , 13 June 2018
***11
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London

Emotional extremes from the Belcea Quartet and Antoine Tamestit at Wigmore Hall

By , 12 June 2018
*****
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Istanbul

Life and death in Istanbul: Maisky family trio plays Mahler, Shostakovich and Schumann

By , 04 June 2018
****1
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Atlanta

Nikolaj Znaider plays Tchaikovsky with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

By , 02 June 2018
***11
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Belfast

Payare and Ulster Orchestra play to a full house in season finale

By , 01 June 2018
****1
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London

Elegant guise from Arabella Steinbacher as Dresden Philharmonic takes on Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich

By , 22 May 2018
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New York City

A New York Philharmonic performance starting as a routine event and ending as an exceptional one

By , 19 May 2018
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Vienna

From Beethoven to Shostakovich: Honeck, Levit and the Symphoniker at the Musikverein

By , 16 May 2018
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London

Beauty and the beast: Two faces of Shostakovitch revealed by Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia

By , 29 April 2018
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New York City

An evolving partnership: Evgeny Kissin and the Emerson Quartet at Carnegie Hall

By , 27 April 2018
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Edinburgh

Oundjian at his best in Shostakovich's “Leningrad” Symphony

By , 20 April 2018
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London

From a tango to brutality: Jurowski revels in Stravinsky, Debussy and Shostakovich

By , 18 April 2018
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Naples

A study in black and terror: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District in Naples

By , 15 April 2018
****1
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London

No muddle, just music: Pappano delivers an exceptional Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

By , 12 April 2018
****1
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New York City

A Boston Symphony performance at Carnegie Hall marked by Mahler’s shadow

By , 11 April 2018
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New York City

A remarkable, long-overdue debut at Carnegie Hall: Kirill Petrenko and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester

By , 28 March 2018
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Manchester

A musical journey spanning three centuries with The Hallé

By , 15 March 2018
****1
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Atlanta

De Waart and Hadelich are first-rate with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

By , 01 March 2018
*****
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Sydney

What’s up (with) Kosky’s Nose?

By , 21 February 2018
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London

Steven Isserlis and Alexander Melnikov bring Russian intensity to Wigmore Hall

By , 21 February 2018
****1
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Vienna

A race through to the death: Goerne and Trifonov at the Konzerthaus

By , 16 February 2018
**111
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Philadelphia

Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony triumphs anew under Nézet-Séguin in Philadelphia

By , 15 February 2018
****1
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Zürich

Ballet in black to pointed parody: Zurich’s junior ensemble takes to the stage

By , 11 February 2018
***11
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London

Majoring in the minor: Jansen, Maisky and Argerich at the Barbican

By , 06 February 2018
*****
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London

Totally committed Finzi and inspired Shostakovich from Sir Andrew Davis and the BBCSO

By , 02 February 2018
****1
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Edinburgh

Mediocre Beethoven but brilliant Shostakovich from the SCO

By , 01 February 2018
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Boston

More than A Little Night Music: Mozart and Shostakovich in Boston

By , 01 February 2018
****1
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Dublin

Highly demonstrative Rustioni delivers riveting Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich in Dublin

By , 26 January 2018
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Poole

Tatarnikov's all-Russian programme wows at the Lighthouse

By , 24 January 2018
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Zürich

Tension and release: Paavo Järvi brings the Estonian Festival Orchestra to Zurich

By , 20 January 2018
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Manchester

Renaud Capuçon finds the tragedy in Shostakovich

By , 09 December 2017
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Zürich

Kopatchinskaja's Berg passionate and playful in Zurich

By , 29 November 2017
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London

Brahms and Beethoven from the NDR Radiophilharmonie at Cadogan Hall

By , 24 November 2017
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Dublin

Znaider's triumph in Dublin: magnificent Beethoven and powerful Shostakovich

By , 24 November 2017
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London

Long Yu leads a fine troika of Russian standards with the Philharmonia

By , 23 November 2017
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London

An evening of orchestral brilliance with Søndergård and the BBCSO

By , 23 November 2017
***11
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Gateshead

Mozart meets the Russians as Mustonen conducts the Royal Northern Sinfonia

By , 17 November 2017
***11
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London

Bitterness and lamentation: Shostakovich and Messiaen at St John's Smith Square

By , 14 November 2017
***11
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Vienna

Golden Strauss echoes around the Musikverein as Bychkov scales the Alpine Symphony

By , 12 November 2017
****1
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Edinburgh

José Luis Gomez steps in late for the RSNO's Russian Revolution centenary programme

By , 10 November 2017
****1
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Stockholm

Franz Welser-Möst conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich in Stockholm

By , 09 November 2017
***11
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Munich

A searing Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Munich

By , 05 November 2017
****1
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Stockholm

A mind-opening evening with the Borodin Quartet in Stockholm

By , 28 October 2017
****1
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Manchester

Hallé goes “beyond the score” to discover the danger behind Shostakovich 4

By , 28 October 2017
*****
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London

Heroism and darkness for the Emperor and Leningrad

By , 27 October 2017
****1
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San Francisco

Finnish music matters: Vänskä conducts Sibelius

By , 26 October 2017
***11
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