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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
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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
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Budapest

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

By , 13 January 2017
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Evanston

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

By , 13 January 2017
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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
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London

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

By , 10 December 2016
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Rotterdam

Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony glows with passion in Rotterdam

By , 09 December 2016
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Birmingham

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

By , 01 December 2016
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Tokyo

Big surprises from the Japan Philharmonic

By , 25 November 2016
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Dublin

Moving and mysterious: Collon conducts Shostakovich 15 in Dublin

By , 25 November 2016
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London

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

By , 24 November 2016
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Tokyo

San Francisco Symphony fails to ignite in Tokyo

By , 21 November 2016
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Edinburgh

Superb Shostakovich from Søndergård and the RSNO in Edinburgh

By , 18 November 2016
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Turku

Danse macabre: Barnabás Kelemen's dark Shostakovich in Turku

By , 17 November 2016
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Zürich

Mariinsky Orchestra strikes gold in Zurich

By , 15 November 2016
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Berlin

Paavo Järvi conquers Shostakovich's Leningrad with the Staatskapelle

By , 07 November 2016
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Birmingham

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

By , 26 October 2016
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London

Vaudeville. Nasality. Shostakovich. Kosky.

By , 20 October 2016
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Chicago

David Afkham hits the right note in Chicago Symphony debut

By , 20 October 2016
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Vienna

Oppression and exile: Jurowski offers Russian fare at the Konzerthaus

By , 17 October 2016
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Tokyo

“Edge of your seat” Shostakovich 10 from Jonathan Nott and the Tokyo Symphony

By , 15 October 2016
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Dublin

Sensational Shostakovich: Nesterowicz and NSO make a powerful combination in Dublin

By , 14 October 2016
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Cleveland

Austere Shostakovich as Alain Altinoglu and Baiba Skride make brilliant Cleveland Orchestra debuts

By , 14 October 2016
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Moscow

The Bolshoi revives The Golden Age

By , 13 October 2016
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London

Panufnik and Shostakovich superbly delivered by Krylov, Søndergard and the LPO

By , 08 October 2016
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Atlanta

Polite Mozart, powerful Shostakovich in Atlanta

By , 06 October 2016
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Berlin

Putting the Deutsche Oper Orchestra in the symphonic spotlight

By , 30 September 2016
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San Francisco

Yuja Wang on fire at the San Francisco Symphony

By , 28 September 2016
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London

Sublime and chilling: Noseda and LSO brim with bite in Shostakovich 5

By , 22 September 2016
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Stockholm

Polish Baltic Philharmonic tackles a traumatised concerto, a lobotomised symphony and a hermetically-sealed divertimento

By , 29 August 2016
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London

Prom 53: Geometry, power and raw emotion in dazzling mix of styles from Petrenko and RLPO

By , 25 August 2016
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Edinburgh

An epic Shostakovich 5 as Marin Alsop introduces the São Paulo Symphony to the EIF

By , 22 August 2016
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London

Kiss me, Katya: Bolshoi's Shrew a slinky, sexy delight

By , 03 August 2016
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London

Prom 10: Frothy and fast-paced: Ten Pieces Secondary Prom roars to life

By , 23 July 2016
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Liverpool

Chianti and caviar in Liverpool: Petrenko celebrates ten years at the RLPO

By , 07 July 2016
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London

Dark Night of the Soul: Matthias Goerne and Daniil Trifonov

By , 08 June 2016
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Nottingham

The Hallé ends its Nottingham season in high spirits

By , 02 June 2016
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Liverpool

Private and public grief: Shostakovich and Mahler in Liverpool

By , 21 May 2016
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Dublin

Rollicking Haydn, Ravel and Shostakovich from Oue and the NSO in Dublin

By , 20 May 2016
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London

Pappano and the LSO's Mahler 6: competent but missing the mark

By , 19 May 2016
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New York City

Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy is Compelling and Enigmatic

By , 17 May 2016
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London

Inspiring and life-affirming: BBC Young Musician Final

By , 15 May 2016
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Basingstoke

Foot on the accelerator: speedy Rachmaninov from the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra in Basingstoke

By , 15 May 2016
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Birmingham

Moscow Gold in Birmingham: stunning Shostakovich from the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra

By , 14 May 2016
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