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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
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Gateshead

Mozart meets the Russians as Mustonen conducts the Royal Northern Sinfonia

By , 17 November 2017
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London

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

By , 14 November 2017
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Vienna

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

By , 12 November 2017
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Edinburgh

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

By , 10 November 2017
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Stockholm

Franz Welser-Möst conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich in Stockholm

By , 09 November 2017
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Munich

A searing Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Munich

By , 05 November 2017
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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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Stockholm

A mind-opening evening with the Borodin Quartet in Stockholm

By , 28 October 2017
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London

Heroism and darkness for the Emperor and Leningrad

By , 27 October 2017
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Oxford

Caprice and conviction in the Oxford Philharmonic's Russian concert

By , 26 October 2017
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San Francisco

Finnish music matters: Vänskä conducts Sibelius

By , 26 October 2017
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London

Wrath, hellfire and Soviet shadows from Orozco-Estrada and the LPO

By , 25 October 2017
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Prague

Season opener heralds a new era for the Czech Philharmonic

By , 19 October 2017
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London

MacMillan Celebration: Programme One - Jeux, Concerto / Le Baiser de la Fée / Elite Syncopations

By , 18 October 2017
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New York City

Shedding light on inventiveness: the Takács Quartet and guests at Carnegie Hall

By , 14 October 2017
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Cardiff

Scintillating season opener from Søndergård and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

By , 12 October 2017
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London

Fiction-laden history, musical truth: Ashkenazy brings Shostakovich to Battleship Potemkin

By , 12 October 2017
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Birmingham

Sinaisky offers romance and revoultion in Birmingham

By , 11 October 2017
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Bradford

A celebration of Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Master Choreographer at Northern Ballet

By , 07 October 2017
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London

Impressive line-up graces the London Piano Festival

By , 07 October 2017
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Boston

A thunderstorm sang: Shostakovich and Beethoven from Andris Nelsons in Boston

By , 29 September 2017
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Bucharest

A performance with two very different halves: Vladimir Ashkenazy at the helm of the Philharmonia Orchestra

By , 14 September 2017
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Sydney

A splendid night of 20th-century cello music with Nicolas Altstaedt and Aleksandar Madžar

By , 11 September 2017
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London

Prom 71: Elegiac, violent, always purposeful Shostakovich from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 06 September 2017
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London

Prom 68: Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky keep the Red Flag flying

By , 03 September 2017
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London

Prom 60: Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic wind up the decibel meter in Shostakovich

By , 29 August 2017
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Edinburgh

Searing Shostakovich 4 at the Edinburgh Festival: Russians and Scots recall 1962 Western première

By , 23 August 2017
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London

PCM5: Full power from the Latvian Radio Choir with understated excellence from Melnikov

By , 14 August 2017
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Melbourne

Bartók and Shostakovich with power and precision in Melbourne

By , 10 August 2017
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Salzburg

Socking the audience between the eyes: Nelsons and Trifonov at the Salzburg Festival

By , 07 August 2017
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Salzburg

Murderously brilliant: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at Salzburg Festival

By , 05 August 2017
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Worcester

Gravity and explosives at the Three Choirs Festival

By , 28 July 2017
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New York City

The Bolshoi’s Un-Shakespearean Shrew

By , 27 July 2017
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Lenox

At Tanglewood, a weak contextualization of Shostakovich’s String Quartet no. 14

By , 19 July 2017
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London

Prom 6: RAH resounds with Nicola Benedetti's extraordinary Shostakovich

By , 18 July 2017
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London

Prom 5: Brilliantly played 20th-century classics from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

By , 17 July 2017
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Birmingham

Igor Levit explores the interior worlds of Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues

By , 05 July 2017
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Sydney

A quartet made for Shostakovich: The Pacifica Quartet in Sydney

By , 24 June 2017
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London

Temirkanov and Kozhukhin show drive in Russian powerhouses

By , 21 June 2017
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Snape

Belcea Quartet excels in Britten and Shostakovich at Aldeburgh Festival

By , 11 June 2017
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Istanbul

Brahms and Elgar – Russian Style: Alexander Kniazev in Istanbul

By , 10 June 2017
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Belfast

Brooding darkness and brilliance: the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast

By , 26 May 2017
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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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