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Fatma Said © Felix Broede
Birmingham

Beguiling Strauss and surging Shostakovich in Birmingham

By , 13 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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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
London

Rachmaninov with an authentic Russian flavour at Cadogan Hall

By , 04 October 2018
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Alpesh Chauhan © Patrick Allen | operaomnia.co.uk
Birmingham

Chauhan takes CBSO from shaky start to triumphant finale

By , 27 September 2018
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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
Atlanta

Dreamy Rachmaninov opens Atlanta season

By , 22 September 2018
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Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berlin Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 66: Kirill Petrenko makes belated Proms debut

By , 01 September 2018
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Jaap van Zweden © Wong Kin Chung
Hong Kong

Energetic Rachmaninov under Jaap van Zweden in Hong Kong

By , 31 August 2018
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Miah Persson and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 62: An orchestral kaleidoscope from Petrenko and the RLPO

By , 29 August 2018
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Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC SO © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 56: Blistering Bruckner from Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 24 August 2018
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Rachel Podger © Theresa Pewal
Blandford Forum

Guardian Angel: Rachel Podger and VOCES8

By , 03 August 2018
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Karina Canellakis and Alisa Weilerstein © BBC | Sarah Jeynes
London

Prom 12: Karina Canellakis and the BBCSO bring energy and bite

By , 23 July 2018
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Yuja Wang © Ian Douglas
London

Intimacy and brilliant showmanship from Yuja Wang at the Barbican

By , 05 June 2018
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Paavo Järvi © Kaupo Kikkas
London

Masterful Dukas and Rachmaninov and a Berlioz with more to be desired from the Philharmonia

By , 03 June 2018
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet © Benjamin Ealovega
Belfast

20th-century classics from the Ulster Orchestra and Antony Hermus

By , 11 May 2018
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George Li © Simon Fowler
Lucerne

The showy and the sublime: George Li and Juanjo Mena in Lucerne

By , 02 May 2018
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Robert Treviño © Musacchio & Ianniello
London

Uncompromisingly dark: Rach 2 and Mahler 5 from the LPO

By , 25 April 2018
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

Scintillating Rachmaninov by Gryaznov and riveting Brahms from Stutzmann and the RTÉ NSO

By , 20 April 2018
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Nemanja Radulović © Charlotte Abramow | DG
Basingstoke

Russian flames: Nemanja Radulović and Kirill Karabits set The Anvil alight

By , 19 April 2018
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Gerald Finley © IMG Artists
Tunbridge Wells

Finley and Drake delight in Tunbridge Wells

By , 12 April 2018
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Steven Isserlis © Satoshi Aoyagi
London

Intense Elgar from Isserlis, with the RPO woodwinds as equal stars of the show

By , 04 April 2018
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Evgeny Kissin © Felix Broede
London

The lion roars: Evgeny Kissin at the Barbican

By , 29 March 2018
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Denis Matsuev © Columbia Artist Management
Lucerne

Schumann, Rachmaninov and Bernstein: all in the rush of spring

By , 25 March 2018
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Stephane Deneve © Uwe Ditz
Cleveland

Stéphane Denève and The Cleveland Orchestra: witty Poulenc and gigantic Rachmaninov

By , 24 March 2018
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George Li © Simon Fowler
London

A polished London debut recital from George Li

By , 20 March 2018
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Valentina Lisitsa © Gilbert François
London

Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra recalls the heyday of Imperial Russia

By , 01 March 2018
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Edo de Waart © Jesse Willems
Atlanta

De Waart and Hadelich are first-rate with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

By , 01 March 2018
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Filipe Portugal (Alexej Karenin) and Viktorina Kapitonova (Anna Karenina) in Spuck's Anna Karenina © Monika Rittershaus
Hong Kong

Ballett Zürich's powerful Anna Karenina journeys to Hong Kong

By , 24 February 2018
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Steven Isserlis © Kevin Davis
London

Steven Isserlis and Alexander Melnikov bring Russian intensity to Wigmore Hall

By , 21 February 2018
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SFB in Tomasson's On A Theme of Paganini © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet offers winning works in a "Distinctively SF" Program 3

By , 15 February 2018
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Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson
Manchester

Golden glow in Sir Andrew Davis' Sibelius 1 with the BBC Philharmonic

By , 27 January 2018
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Lawrence Renes conducts the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra © Ken Scicluna
Valletta

A Hero's Life: Malta Philharmonic performs Rachmaninov and Strauss

By , 27 January 2018
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Mikhail Agrest © Primavera Consulting
London

Russian epic from Mikhail Agrest and the London Philharmonic Orchestra

By , 17 January 2018
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Carlo Rizzi © Tessa Traeger
Manchester

Novel approaches to old favourites from Carlo Rizzi and The Hallé

By , 10 December 2017
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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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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
Seattle

Gerstein and Debus are a sensation in Seattle

By , 02 December 2017
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Long Yu © Askonas Holt
London

Long Yu leads a fine troika of Russian standards with the Philharmonia

By , 23 November 2017
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Nikolai Lugansky, Charles Dutoit and the Hong Kong Philharmonic © Cheung Wai Lok
Hong Kong

Dutoit and Lugansky capture hearts in Hong Kong

By , 17 November 2017
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José Luis Gomez © Matthieu Gauchet
Edinburgh

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

By , 10 November 2017
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Sergei Babayan and Martha Argerich © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

The orchestral piano: Argerich and Babayan join forces in spectacular Cleveland recital

By , 30 October 2017
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Khatia Buniatishvili © Julia Wesley
Oxford

Caprice and conviction in the Oxford Philharmonic's Russian concert

By , 26 October 2017
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Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Martin Sigmund
London

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

By , 25 October 2017
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Alexander Dmitriev © St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
London

Raw passion: Alexander Dmitriev brings dynamic taste of St Petersburg to London

By , 16 October 2017
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Roman Rabinovich © Balazs Borocz
London

Taste of honey: Roman Rabinovich sugar-coats Chopin, Haydn and Rachmaninov

By , 15 October 2017
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Denis Matsuev © Pavel Antonov
Birmingham

The Mariinsky Orchestra excels in an all Russian programme in Birmingham

By , 12 October 2017
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Leif Ove Andsnes © Özgür Albayrak
New York City

Leif Ove Andsnes unleashes Nordic magic with the New York Philharmonic

By , 12 October 2017
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Danny Driver and Melvyn Tan © ICA Media
London

Impressive line-up graces the London Piano Festival

By , 07 October 2017
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Engaging and fluent performances from Elder’s Hallé

By , 05 October 2017
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Interplay between Gil Shaham and Andris Nelsons © Hilary Scott
Boston

Toothsome Delights: Sierra, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov with the Boston Symphony

By , 05 October 2017
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Santtu-Matias Rouvali © Kaapo Kamu
London

Exuberance and zest: Kozhukhin joins Rouvali and Philharmonia in Russian treats

By , 05 October 2017
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Gateshead

Glass and Rachmaninov: Experiments in relativity by the RLPO at The Sage

By , 30 September 2017
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