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Valery Gergiev © Alexander Shapunov
Brussels

Devastating and dark Pathétique from Gergiev and the Mariinsky on tour in Brussels

By , 18 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
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James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
London

A modest virtuoso: James Ehnes at Wigmore Hall

By , 21 September 2018
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Inon Barnatan © Marco Borggreve
Atlanta

Scheherazade ends the Atlanta season on a high

By , 07 June 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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Kevin Jackson and Iana Jones in Murphy's Firebird © Daniel Boud
Sydney

Fifty years on: The Australian Ballet celebrates the great Graeme Murphy

By , 09 April 2018
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
London

One thousand and one delights from the LPO and Petrenko in Scheherazade

By , 23 February 2018
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Vladimir Jurowski © Drew Kelley
London

Filing past the tomb of the master: Jurowski and the LPO on Stravinsky’s debt to Rimsky-Korsakov

By , 07 February 2018
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Kristóf Baráti © Marco Borggreve
London

Jurowski and the LPO go on a magical mystery tour of Imperial Russia

By , 03 February 2018
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Venera Gimadieva © Leonid Semenyuk
Amsterdam

A magical Golden Cockerel at the Concertgebouw

By , 16 December 2017
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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Edinburgh

Søndergård’s Scheherezade a mixed success in Edinburgh

By , 17 November 2017
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Yuri Temirkanov © Sasha Gusov
London

Energetic Scheherazade from Temirkanov and the Philharmonia

By , 19 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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Valery Gergiev © Alberto Venzago
London

Gergiev and his Mariinsky players spin stories at Cadogan Hall

By , 09 October 2017
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Valery Gergiev © Valentin Baranovsky
London

Valery Gergiev and a youthful Mariinsky surge through Scheherazade

By , 08 October 2017
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Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Martin Sigmund
Houston

The Houston Symphony after Harvey: Beethoven and Piazzolla

By , 22 September 2017
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Barry Douglas © Mark Harrison
Manchester

A Faint-Hearted Fanfare: The Hallé in Manchester

By , 14 September 2017
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Jeanine De Bique with Chineke! and Kevin John Edusei © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 62: Chineke! Orchestra's late night with Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Jeanine De Bique

By , 30 August 2017
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Becca Marriott (Sylvia) and Sophie Goldrick (Zanetto) © Lidia Crisafulli
London

Duel of duos: Rimsky-Korsakov's Mozart and Salieri, Mascagni's Zanetto

By , 03 August 2017
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James Gaffigan © Daniela Kienzler
London

Prom 18: Pirates, sirens and Sinbad's ship with the BBCSO and James Gaffigan

By , 28 July 2017
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Venera Gimadieva (The Queen of Shemakha) and Tim Mix (Tsar Dodon) © Ken Howard for Santa Fe, 2017
Santa Fe

The Golden Cockerel soars in Santa Fe

By , 19 July 2017
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Zurab Zurabishvili (Sadko) © Annemie Augustijns
Ghent

Rewriting Rimsky: Daniel Kramer directs a dismal Sadko in Ghent

By , 20 June 2017
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Yuri Simonov © Ivan Smirnov
Basingstoke

A not so brief encounter with the Moscow Philharmonic

By , 23 May 2017
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Geneviève Laurenceau © Yvan Schawandascht
Paris

Nights in the Harem: Scheherazade spins her tales with the Orchestre Pasdeloup

By , 20 May 2017
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Simone Lamsma © Otto Van Den Toorn
Dublin

Lamsma dishes up a mesmerizing Shostakovich Violin concerto no.1

By , 12 May 2017
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Gustavo Gimeno © Marco Borggreve
Washington

Russian Romanticism and contemporary Americana from Gustavo Gimeno and the National Symphony

By , 11 May 2017
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Nicoletta Manni and Roberto Bolle in Symphony in C © Marco Brescia and Rudy Amisano
Milan

La Scala invests in a new generation of Italian choreographers with a well balanced triple bill

By , 10 May 2017
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Alexandra Soumm © Benjamin Ealovega
Basingstoke

A beguiling evening of exotic spice from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

By , 05 May 2017
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Elena Manistina (Spring Beauty) and Aida Garifullina (Snegurochka) © Elisa Haberer | Opéra National de Paris
Paris

Rites of Spring: Tcherniakov embraces Rimsky-Korsakov's hymn to nature at the Bastille

By , 15 April 2017
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Ekaterina Semenchuk © Sheila Rock
London

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

By , 12 March 2017
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Aoife Miskelly (Snegurochka) © Richard Hubert Smith
Leeds

Snowflakes and sunflowers: rare Rimsky-Korsakov opera revived by Opera North

By , 21 January 2017
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Peter Oundjian © Sian Richards
Atlanta

Oundjian leads polished Bartók in Atlanta

By , 05 January 2017
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Pavlo Hunka (Tsar Dodon) and Sarah Demarthe (Cockerel) © Matthias Baus | La Monnaie
Brussels

Black gold: Rimsky-Korsakov's Golden Cockerel in Brussels

By , 13 December 2016
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Nicola Benedetti © Simon Fowler
Birmingham

Benedetti brings a sensational Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto to Birmingham

By , 07 December 2016
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Rachel Kelly © Gerard Collett
Belfast

Spirited storytelling from Rachel Kelly and the Ulster Orchestra

By , 21 October 2016
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Tugan Sokhiev © Mat Hennek
Berlin

Serious virtuosity from Lugansky, Sokhiev and the Berliner Philharmoniker

By , 13 October 2016
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Antonina Vesenina (Queen of Shemakha), Boris Statsenko (Tsar Dodon) and dancers © Hans Jörg Michel
Düsseldorf

Something to crow about: The Golden Cockerel as sharp political satire in Düsseldorf

By , 15 April 2016
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Sascha Goetzel © Harald Hoffmann
Istanbul

New sounds and soundscapes in Istanbul: Britten and Takemitsu

By , 31 March 2016
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Susanna Mälkki © Simon Fowler
Chicago

Susanna Mälkki’s kaleidoscope of orchestral color in Chicago

By , 31 March 2016
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Emma Stannard (Ganna) and Mikhail Shepelenko (Levko) © Robert Workman
London

A rite of spring: Rimsky-Korsakov's May Night

By , 08 March 2016
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Anna Netrebko at The Met © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Anna Netrebko triumphs in her Met Opera recital debut

By , 28 February 2016
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Sir Antonio Pappano © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Russian Roulette: Pappano’s spin through the Mighty Handful at Covent Garden

By , 08 February 2016
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Alexander Romanovsky © Ugo Dalla Porta
Birmingham

Once upon a time... Scheherazade's storytelling with the CBSO

By , 14 January 2016
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Yevgeny Sudbin © Clive Barda
Birmingham

Awash with sentiment: Scriabin's Piano Concerto in Birmingham

By , 03 December 2015
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Gustavo Gimeno © Marco Borggreve
Liverpool

Transports of Delight: Gimeno and the RLPO tell Exotic Tales

By , 16 October 2015
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Yuja Wang © Norbert Kniat | DG
San Diego

Passion and pain: Yuja Wang's Tchaikovsky 2 in San Diego

By , 10 October 2015
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Sunwook Kim © Doh Lee
Manchester

Fate and Russian tales as the Hallé's Bridgewater Hall season opens

By , 17 September 2015
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Yuri Temirkanov © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 71: St Petersburg Philharmonic shows us the best of Russia and Britain

By , 08 September 2015
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Yuri Temirkanov © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 70: Vivid storytelling in softened Russian accents from the St Petersburg Philharmonic

By , 07 September 2015
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Tallinn

Fokine double bill performed at the Birgitta Festival

By , 08 August 2015
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