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Vasily Petrenko © Svetlana Tarlova
London

“An Heroic Journey” with Kozhukhin, Petrenko and the RPO

By , 11 June 2019
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Anna-Maria Helsing © Kasper Dalkarl
London

The BBC Concert Orchestra go orange with Anna-Maria Helsing

By , 06 June 2019
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Sir Simon Keenlyside, Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni | courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Sir Simon Keenlyside masterful in songs by Sibelius in Cleveland

By , 23 May 2019
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Antti Siirala, Fabrice Bollon and the Belgrade Philharmonic © Belgrade Philharmonic | Marko Djokovic
Belgrade

Schoenberg's ultra-romantic Pelleas und Melisande in Belgrade

By , 10 May 2019
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Takács Quartet © Amanda Tipton
Cleveland

Takács Quartet shows its strengths at Cleveland Chamber Music Society

By , 09 April 2019
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Osmo Vänskä © Joel Larson
London

Vänskä, Lisiecki and the LPO take the scenic route

By , 05 April 2019
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Gateshead

Grieg without trolls: Oslo Philharmonic at Sage Gateshead

By , 10 March 2019
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Joshua Bell © Richard Ashcroft
London

Passion and playfulness in an engaging programme from Joshua Bell

By , 27 February 2019
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Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla © Frans Jansen
Birmingham

Responding to the intangible: Grieg and Čiurlionis at Symphony Hall

By , 16 February 2019
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Vasily Petrenko © Svetlana Tarlova
Liverpool

Profoundly serious Sibelius from the RLPO and Vasily Petrenko

By , 20 January 2019
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Jean Sibelius in 1913 © Wikicommons, public domain
Manchester

Tom Poster stars in a Hallé concert of Nordic magic

By , 13 December 2018
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Denis Kozhukhin © Marco Borggreve
Liverpool

Magic and mystery in Liverpool with Wong, Kozhukhin and the RLPO

By , 06 December 2018
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Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keith Saunders
London

Ashkenazy and the Southbank Sinfonia: enthusiasm, but a lack of profundity

By , 16 October 2018
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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Glasgow

A partnership to watch: vibrant Rachmaninov One from Søndergård and the RSNO

By , 13 October 2018
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George Li © Simon Fowler
Kansas City

A Thousand Words: Carnival spirits from Michael Kurth at Helzberg Hall

By , 06 October 2018
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Alban Gerhardt © Kaupo Kikkas
Berlin

Fantastic variations: Brett Dean's new Cello Concerto impresses at the Philharmonie

By , 04 October 2018
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Edward Gardner conducts the Bergen Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 52: Gardner chisels out the bigger picture in Sibelius 2

By , 21 August 2018
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Paavo Järvi conducts the Estonian Festival Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 42: Paavo Järvi flies the flag for Estonia

By , 13 August 2018
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Shiyeon Sung © Yongbin Park
London

Lovely programme... but the Philharmonia's Grieg and Tchaikovsky could deliver more

By , 14 June 2018
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Gidon Kremer © Roy Bjørge
Bergen

A tale of two concertos: Bergen Philharmonic play Gubaidulina and Grieg

By , 27 May 2018
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Ellen Nisbeth © Nikolaj Lund
Bergen

Percy and friends: Ellen Nisbeth and Bengt Forsberg in Edvard Grieg’s living room

By , 26 May 2018
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Simon Trpčeski © KulturOp | Lube Saveski
London

Scheherazade through a monochrome veil: Simon Trpčeski at Wigmore Hall

By , 02 May 2018
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Alexander Shelley © Thomas Dagg
London

Fantasy and dreams from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

By , 04 March 2018
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Riccardo Chailly © G. Gori | Filarmonica della Scala
London

Taking flight from the Scala pit: Riccardo Chailly and the Filarmonica della Scala on tour

By , 24 January 2018
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Catriona Morison © Julie Howden
Edinburgh

Cardiff 2017 winner Catriona Morison’s recital première in Edinburgh

By , 19 January 2018
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Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta | DG
London

Unassuming virtuosity: Daniil Trifonov’s Chopiniana at Wigmore Hall

By , 07 December 2017
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Alexandra Dăriescu © Adrian Stoicoviciu
London

Restraint and cool ardour from the RPO, Mandeal and Dăriescu

By , 28 November 2017
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Philippe Cassard © Vincent Catala
London

Debussy Perspectives: Philippe Cassard dons his dancing shoes at Wigmore Hall

By , 20 November 2017
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Caleb Mayo in Peer Gynt © Robert Torres
Boston

Utter despair and heavenly bliss: Ken-David Masur leads the Boston Symphony in incidental music

By , 19 October 2017
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Members of the Bergen Philharmonic © Oddleiv Apneseth
Edinburgh

Vibrant performances from one of Europe’s oldest orchestras in Edinburgh

By , 12 August 2017
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Richard Tognetti and the ACO © Simon van Boxtel
Sydney

Old friends in high places: the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Mountain project

By , 12 August 2017
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Lise Davidsen © Charlotte Gundersen
London

Prom 33: Nordic noir meets German Expressionism

By , 10 August 2017
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Frank Fannar Pedersen, Andrea Tordosa, Vidal Ye Eun Choi © Ismael Lorenzo
Basel

A case of confused identity: Basel's new Peer Gynt ballet

By , 03 June 2017
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Lise Davidsen © Jonathan Rose
London

Explosive London recital debut from Lise Davidsen at the Wigmore Hall

By , 09 May 2017
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Henning Kraggerud © Kaupo Kikkas
Oslo

Not just Grieg: Oslo Phil plays an all-Norwegian programme

By , 24 March 2017
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Leif Ove Andsnes © Chris Aadland
London

Echoes from the past: the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and Leif Ove Andsnes at Cadogan Hall

By , 17 March 2017
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Hong Kong

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

By , 14 March 2017
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Charles Dutoit © Columbia Artists Management Inc
London

A hymn to a pure and noble spirit: bracing Prokofiev from Dutoit and the RPO

By , 07 March 2017
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Robert Spano © Angela Morriss
Atlanta

Robert Spano leads a resplendent Mahler 1 in Atlanta

By , 09 February 2017
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Leonard Elschenbroich © Felix Broede
Saffron Walden

A thrilling tour opener from the Bergen Philharmonic

By , 15 January 2017
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Han-Na Chang © Luciano Romano
Oslo

Intended and unintended images: Han-Na Chang and the Oslo Phil debut Mikalsen's Saan

By , 12 January 2017
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Jan Lisiecki and the NFM Orchestra © Sławek Przerwa NFM
Wrocław

Jan Lisiecki brings New Year's Eve sparkle to Wrocław

By , 31 December 2016
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Callum Smart © Patrick Allen, operaomnia.co.uk
Cheltenham

Callum Smart makes stunning debut with the RPO

By , 20 September 2016
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Marin Alsop and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 51: Passion and Brazilian flair from Alsop and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

By , 24 August 2016
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Jean-Yves Thibaudet © Harrison Parrott
Cleveland

A hot evening in Ohio: The Cleveland Orchestra with a blazing Sibelius Symphony no. 1

By , 23 July 2016
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Lang Lang © Harald Hoffmann | Sony Classical
Sydney

Extrovert and buoyant: Lang Lang's Grieg in Sydney

By , 10 June 2016
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Javier Perianes © Josep Molina
London

Grand Tour: the LPO in French masterpieces

By , 20 April 2016
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Louis Lortie © Elias
Atlanta

Scandinavian classics from Spano and Lortie in Atlanta

By , 07 April 2016
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Lionel Bringuier © Paolo Dutto
Zürich

Esprit and precision: Jean-Yves Thibaudet at the Tonhalle

By , 06 April 2016
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Jukka-Pekka Saraste © WDR | Thomas Kost
Rotterdam

Nordic tradition: Saraste's Sibelius impresses in Rotterdam

By , 02 April 2016
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