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Sydney

A quartet made for Shostakovich: The Pacifica Quartet in Sydney

By , 24 June 2017
****1
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London

Temirkanov and Kozhukhin show drive in Russian powerhouses

By , 21 June 2017
***11
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Snape

Belcea Quartet excels in Britten and Shostakovich at Aldeburgh Festival

By , 11 June 2017
****1
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Istanbul

Brahms and Elgar – Russian Style: Alexander Kniazev in Istanbul

By , 10 June 2017
***11
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Belfast

Brooding darkness and brilliance: the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast

By , 26 May 2017
****1
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Barcelona

Temirkanov and Leticia Moreno: tradition and the future, together in Barcelona

By , 23 May 2017
*****
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Berlin

Popularity contexts: rare Strauss and Rachmaninov pitted against Shostakovich at the Philharmonie

By , 18 May 2017
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Dublin

Lamsma dishes up a mesmerizing Shostakovich Violin concerto no.1

By , 12 May 2017
****1
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Berlin

Shades of heroism: thrilling Shostakovich and Strauss at the Philharmonie

By , 12 May 2017
*****
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London

A Russian journey of the spirit at King's Place

By , 12 May 2017
****1
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Moscow

The Bolshoi's Bright Stream is a ballet unlike any other

By , 09 May 2017
*****
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London

Anne-Sophie Mutter transplants Tchaikovsky to the 20th century

By , 07 May 2017
***11
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London

Russian heart: terrific performances from Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian RSO

By , 11 April 2017
*****
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New York City

Capuçon bows a pugnacious Shostakovich with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

By , 07 April 2017
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Washington

Salute to Slava: Shostakovich under the baton of James Conlon

By , 06 April 2017
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Amsterdam

Dark Prokofiev and Shostakovich from Yefim Bronfman and Andris Nelsons at the Concertgebouw

By , 29 March 2017
***11
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London

Mediterranean heat: a scorching Daphnis et Chloé from Altinoglu and the LSO

By , 23 March 2017
****1
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Gateshead

Royal Northern Sinfonia's “String Masters” at Sage Gateshead

By , 22 March 2017
***11
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Hong Kong

Grandeur and opulence in Oslo Philharmonic's Rachmaninov at the Hong Kong Arts Festival

By , 14 March 2017
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London

Through the emotional wringer with the Australian Chamber Orchestra at Milton Court

By , 13 March 2017
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London

Ballet Black: House of Dreams/ Captured/ Red Riding Hood

By , 03 March 2017
***11
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Sydney

Tender and demonic: the music and music-making of four supremely gifted young Russians

By , 03 March 2017
****1
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Oslo

The calm before the storm: Pärt, Strauss and Shostakovich with the Oslo Phil

By , 02 March 2017
***11
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Akron

Taking Shostakovich on tour: the St Petersburg Philharmonic in Ohio

By , 01 March 2017
****1
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London

Triumph of the human spirit: defiance and compassion from Marin Alsop and RPO

By , 27 February 2017
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Boston

Dreams and nightmares: Gubaidulina world première and Shostakovich’s Seventh with the Boston Symphony

By , 24 February 2017
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London

Black Angels: Kopatchinskaja and Jurowski brush with death

By , 22 February 2017
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Perth WA

An exhilarating, exhausting, extraordinary journey: Shostakovich’s String Quartets in Perth

By , 19 February 2017
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Milan

A jazzy offering: Riccardo Chailly explores new repertoire with the Filarmonica della Scala

By , 30 January 2017
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London

Defying dictators: Soviet blockbusters given the St Petersburg Philharmonic treatment

By , 29 January 2017
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Washington

A Salute to Slava: The National Symphony discovers Weinberg

By , 26 January 2017
***11
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London

Daniil Trifonov, a poet at the keyboard

By , 21 January 2017
*****
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Liverpool

Revolutionary musings: Petrenko conducts Shostakovich 12 in Liverpool

By , 19 January 2017
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Vancouver

Russian epics: Simone Lamsma's blistering Shostakovich with the Vancouver Symphony

By , 16 January 2017
***11
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Budapest

Pietari Inkinen’s finely-wrought Russian landscapes poke history’s ribs

By , 13 January 2017
***11
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Evanston

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio brings warmth to Northwestern’s Winter Chamber Music Festival

By , 13 January 2017
****1
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Atlanta

Runnicles and Gerstein deliver searing Tchaikovsky in Atlanta

By , 12 January 2017
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London

Musical Technicolor from the LSO and Fabien Gabel

By , 14 December 2016
***11
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London

Sensitive artistry from Gerald Finley in recital with Antonio Pappano at the Barbican

By , 10 December 2016
****1
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Rotterdam

Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony glows with passion in Rotterdam

By , 09 December 2016
***11
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Birmingham

Intensity and power: Montero and Balsom impress in Shostakovich in Birmingham

By , 01 December 2016
****1
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Dublin

Moving and mysterious: Collon conducts Shostakovich 15 in Dublin

By , 25 November 2016
***11
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Tokyo

Big surprises from the Japan Philharmonic

By , 25 November 2016
****1
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London

Bartók with bite from Zimmermann; intense but restrained Shostakovich from Valčuha and the Philharmonia

By , 24 November 2016
***11
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Tokyo

San Francisco Symphony fails to ignite in Tokyo

By , 21 November 2016
**111
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Edinburgh

Superb Shostakovich from Søndergård and the RSNO in Edinburgh

By , 18 November 2016
***11
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Turku

Danse macabre: Barnabás Kelemen's dark Shostakovich in Turku

By , 17 November 2016
***11
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Zürich

Mariinsky Orchestra strikes gold in Zurich

By , 15 November 2016
****1
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Berlin

Paavo Järvi conquers Shostakovich's Leningrad with the Staatskapelle

By , 07 November 2016
****1
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Birmingham

Astonishing commitment: robust Shostakovich 8 from Cristian Măcelaru and the CBSO

By , 26 October 2016
****1
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