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Barber, Samuel
Osmo Vänskä © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
Cleveland

Vänskä and The Cleveland Orchestra in Italian symphonies by non-Italians

By , 16 August 2019
***11
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Jung-Min Amy Lee and Asher Fisch with The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Fisch leads The Cleveland Orchestra in commanding performances of Liszt, Barber and Brahms

By , 10 August 2019
****1
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Gustavo Dudamel © Adam Latham
Edinburgh

The LA Phil's Edinburgh Festival residency goes out with a bang

By , 04 August 2019
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Kirill Karabits © Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 4: Karabits and the BSO journey beyond the moon in a fast machine

By , 21 July 2019
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Sara Mearns in Balanchine's Slaughter on Tenth Avenue © Paul Kolnik
New York City

Barber, Broadway and Balanchine bring a buzz to New York City Ballet

By , 05 May 2019
****1
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John Wilson © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Birmingham

Exaggeration and disinterest mar John Wilson's CBSO programme

By , 06 April 2019
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Leonard Slatkin addresses the Hong Kong audience © Ka Lam/HK Phil
Hong Kong

Assured Slatkin takes us on an emotionally compelling journey with the Hong Kong Phil

By , 05 April 2019
****1
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Alessio Bax © Marco Borggreve
Kansas City

Rossini, Mendelssohn and Barber with the Kansas City Symphony

By , 08 March 2019
****1
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Joshua Bell © Bill Phelps
London

A medley of melodies from Joshua Bell and the ASMF

By , 19 January 2019
****1
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Long Yu © Yan Liang
Hong Kong

Weaving tales: Long Yu conducts Scheherazade in Hong Kong

By , 15 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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Elizabeth Atherton © Kiran Ridley
Liverpool

Varied sounds of America expertly played in Liverpool under Robert Spano

By , 29 November 2018
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Mark Kosoer and The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Gimeno leads a scintillating Scheherazade in Cleveland

By , 18 October 2018
***11
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Wallis Giunta © Dario Acosta
London

Lunch with Lenny: Wallis Giunta in Bernstein and Friends

By , 27 August 2018
****1
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James Gaffigan © Daniela Kienzler
Cleveland

Perfect music for a summer evening: Gaffigan and The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 18 August 2018
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Juanjo Mena © Michal Novak
London

Prom 34: Mena bids farewell to BBC Philharmonic in dynamic Anglo-American programme

By , 08 August 2018
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Immer mit der Ruhe © Yannick Andrea, Davos Festival
Davos

Three concerts and the magic mountain’s Sunday rest in Davos

By , 05 August 2018
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Virginie Verrez (Erika), Emma Bell (Vanessa) © Tristram Kenton
Glyndebourne

Barber's Vanessa at Glyndebourne: repression in a cold climate

By , 05 August 2018
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Keith Lockhart conducts the Czech Philharmonic © Prague Spring | Petra Hajská
Prague

At Prague Spring, a light tribute to a heavyweight

By , 25 May 2018
***11
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Nemanja Radulović © Joanna Stoga
Wrocław

Nemanja Radulović's Barber the highlight of the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic's American travels

By , 18 May 2018
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Cristian Măcelaru © Sorin Popa
Edinburgh

RSNO plays American classics for the Bernstein centenary

By , 27 April 2018
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Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel
Sydney

Death stingest no more: the Australian Chamber Orchestra with Alina Ibragimova

By , 21 March 2018
****1
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Alisa Weilerstein © Roger Mastroianni courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Alan Gilbert leads sumptuous Barber Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein and Cleveland Orchestra

By , 17 March 2018
***11
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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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James Gaffigan © Daniela Kienzler
Philadelphia

Made in the USA: Gershwin and beyond with James Gaffigan and the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 24 November 2017
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Aleksandar Madžar and Nicolas Altstaedt © Keith Saunders
Sydney

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

By , 11 September 2017
****1
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Sakari Oramo conducts the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 61: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in blazing form under Sakari Oramo

By , 30 August 2017
*****
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Renée Fleming © Andrew Eccles | Decca
Amsterdam

A late summer's night with Renée Fleming in Amsterdam

By , 28 August 2017
****1
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Gil Shaham © Luke Ratray
San Francisco

Gil Shaham thrills San Francisco with vivacious Barber Concerto

By , 18 March 2017
*****
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Anthony Manoli and Sondra Radvanovsky © Jonathan Rose
London

Star quality: Sondra Radvanovsky's Rosenblatt debut

By , 16 March 2017
****1
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Alisa Weilerstein © Harald Hoffmann | Decca
London

An instrument finely dissected: Alisa Weilerstein lays bare the cello’s dusky entrails

By , 07 March 2017
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Nemanja Radulović © Marie Staggat | DG
Poole

Luminous Lutosławski from Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony

By , 15 February 2017
***11
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Bramwell Tovey, Cameron Carpenter and the BSO © Winslow Townson
Boston

Minimalism in the Sky with Diamonds: Cameron Carpenter and Bramwell Tovey with the Boston Symphony

By , 13 January 2017
****1
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Michael Brandenburg (Anatol) and Claire Rutter (Vanessa) © Clive Barda
Wexford

Utterly gripping performance of Barber's Vanessa at Wexford Festival Opera

By , 27 October 2016
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Joseph Young © Peter Eberts
Atlanta

Joseph Young leads the Atlanta Symphony in Dvořák

By , 20 October 2016
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Alek Shrader © Peter Schaaf
London

Alek Shrader - a mysterious Wigmore debut

By , 26 September 2016
***11
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Zach Borichevsky (Anatol) and Erin Wall (Vanessa) © Ken Howard
Santa Fe

Vanessa: a winter storm in Santa Fe's desert

By , 30 July 2016
*****
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Juanjo Mena © Sussie Ahlburg
Manchester

BBC Philharmonic's American Adventure with Russian Pictures

By , 05 March 2016
****1
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Sergei Babayan © Christian Steiner
London

For whom the bell tolls: Babayan and Trifonov seek out Rachmaninov's trademark

By , 14 February 2016
***11
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Patricia Kopatchinskaja © Marco Borggreve
Houston

Barber, Brahms win for Houston Symphony, despite Schumann disarray

By , 30 January 2016
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Rodolfo Mederos © Andrés Londoño
Cartagena

Orpheus CO helps Cartagena International Music Festival celebrates 10 years

By , 13 January 2016
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© Craig Ogden
London

The Royal Northern Sinfonia's Mix and Match at Cadogan Hall: a programme of contrasts

By , 05 December 2015
***11
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Marin Alsop © Adriane White
Chicago

Marin Alsop scores an auspicious debut with the CSO

By , 29 November 2015
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Elisabeth Leonskaja © Julia Wesely
London

PCM7 Music for a blue Monday: Leonskaja and the Emerson Quartet play Shostakovich

By , 31 August 2015
***11
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Andris Nelsons © BBC | Chris Christodoulou (Prom 49)
London

Prom 51: Wit, clarity and energy in Andris Nelsons’ inspirational direction

By , 23 August 2015
****1
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Cleveland

A transparent reading of Barber’s Violin Concerto from James Ehnes in Cleveland

By , 01 August 2015
***11
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Amsterdam

An adventurous summer night with Joshua Bell and the ASMF

By , 19 July 2015
***11
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Amsterdam

Magnificent 12 hour Prom closes a reinvigorated Holland Festival

By , 20 June 2015
*****
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Edinburgh

An American in Edinburgh: Peter Oundjian and the RSNO explore modern America

By , 20 March 2015
****1
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New York City

Matthew Polenzani and Julius Drake flourish in The Art of the Song at Lincoln Center

By , 04 February 2015
****1
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