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London

Proms 37/38: A whiff of incense as Dausgaard and the Latvians explore Rachmaninov and religion

By , 13 August 2017
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Cleveland

Vasily Petrenko makes Cleveland Orchestra debut with thrilling Rachmaninov

By , 29 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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Sydney

Alina Ibragimova impresses with feverish Bartók in Sydney

By , 14 July 2017
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London

Temirkanov and Kozhukhin show drive in Russian powerhouses

By , 21 June 2017
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Washington

Geeks and Gamines: Alice Sara Ott and the NSO at the Kennedy Center

By , 08 June 2017
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Berlin

Orchestral fireworks: Staatskapelle Berlin at the Philharmonie

By , 05 June 2017
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Basingstoke

A not so brief encounter with the Moscow Philharmonic

By , 23 May 2017
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Winchester

Royal Choral Society impresses with Russian music at Winchester Cathedral

By , 20 May 2017
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Hong Kong

Stravinsky and Arvo Pärt’s modernism trumps Rachmaninov’s romanticism with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta

By , 20 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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London

A Russian journey of the spirit at King's Place

By , 12 May 2017
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London

Full-on romantics: Tasmin Little lyrical in Tchaikovsky with Christoph König and RPO

By , 04 May 2017
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Bogotá

Seriously international: Bogotá's Russian Season opens

By , 12 April 2017
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London

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

By , 11 April 2017
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London

Russian Nights: Denève and the Brussels Philharmonic visit Cadogan Hall

By , 09 April 2017
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Atlanta

Spano and the Atlanta Symphony focus on Rachmaninov

By , 07 April 2017
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London

Le Bœuf sur le toit: Paris in the Roaring Twenties celebrated at the Institut français

By , 02 April 2017
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Hong Kong

Pride and joy with Elim Chan and the Hong Kong Phil

By , 01 April 2017
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New York City

A Glitter-free Gala for Joffrey’s Return to New York City

By , 30 March 2017
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Manchester

From Russia with Love: the Hallé plays Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Stravinsky

By , 26 March 2017
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Turku

Ari Rasilainen leads a versatile programme in Turku

By , 16 March 2017
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Hamburg

Jan Lisiecki tames Toyota’s troublesome acoustics at the Elphi in Hamburg

By , 15 March 2017
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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

Scattering clouds: Ekaterina Semenchuk presents The Mighty Handful at Wigmore Hall

By , 12 March 2017
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London

Soul Music: Narek Hakhnazaryan “unwraps” Russian and Armenian cello repertoire at King's Place

By , 11 March 2017
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Dublin

A revelation: Kozhukhin delivers masterful Rachmaninov 4 in Dublin

By , 10 March 2017
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Sydney

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

By , 03 March 2017
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London

Sensitive Schreker and energetic Rachmaninov from the BBC SO

By , 17 February 2017
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Birmingham

Steven Osborne offers a Rachmaninov referendum in Symphony Hall

By , 15 February 2017
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Birmingham

Lermontov and Dostoyevsky? No, Petrenko and Danilov in thrilling Rachmaninov with the RLPO

By , 01 February 2017
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Houston

Adams' Doctor Atomic ignites Houston Symphony

By , 27 January 2017
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Dublin

Chanticleer charms with wide-ranging programme in Dublin

By , 22 January 2017
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Gateshead

Variety and dance from the St Petersburg Philharmonic at Sage Gateshead

By , 21 January 2017
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Zürich

Quintessential Rachmaninov from La Fenice in Zurich

By , 17 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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Zürich

A Russian Reality Revisited: A new cast for Anna Karenina in Zürich

By , 15 January 2017
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Berlin

Tumultuous times: a history lesson with Vladimir Jurowski

By , 14 January 2017
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London

Delta Piano Trio: virtuosity and elegance at Conway Hall

By , 04 December 2016
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London

Atmosphere? The Adagios have it aplenty: the LPO under Andrés Orozco-Estrada

By , 30 November 2016
***11
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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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London

Niklas Benjamin Hoffmann crowned winner of the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition

By , 17 November 2016
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London

Spectacular Tchaikovsky: Alice Sara Ott fires up an old warhorse

By , 17 November 2016
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London

Quint-Essentials: Five New Ballets - New English Ballet Theatre

By , 09 November 2016
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Edinburgh

Powerful call of Russia's homeland: Prokofiev and Rachmaninov from Eivind Gullberg Jensen and the RSNO

By , 04 November 2016
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Houston

Another dimension: Trifonov embraces Schumann in Houston

By , 03 November 2016
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London

Beloved Friend: Bychkov's Tchaikovsky series closes with a provocative Pathétique

By , 28 October 2016
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Poole

Impressive Rachmaninov and revelatory Martinů from Aleksandar Marković and the Bournemouth SO in Poole

By , 26 October 2016
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Gateshead

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic joins the dance at Sage Gateshead

By , 21 October 2016
***11
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Dublin

Super hot Rachmaninov and overheated Beethoven in Dublin

By , 21 October 2016
***11
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