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Karina Canellakis © Mathias Bothor
London

Canellakis, Aimard and the London Philharmonic escape to the country

By , 10 October 2018
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Estonian conductor Anu Tali © Kabir Cardenas
Liverpool

Transatlantic conversations with Tali directing piano duo Anderson & Roe in Liverpool

By , 05 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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Viktoria Mullova © Henry Fair
Gateshead

Different temperaments: the BBC SSO play Sibelius and Nielsen at Gateshead

By , 29 September 2018
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John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
Manchester

Titanic Sibelius opens the BBC Philharmonic season

By , 22 September 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Something special in the air: Rattle and the LSO in energetic Sibelius 5

By , 19 September 2018
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Baiba Skride © Maarit Kyt Aharju
Lahti

Sibelius Festival in Lahti opens with Swanwhite rarity

By , 06 September 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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James Gaffigan © Daniela Kienzler
Cleveland

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

By , 18 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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Stéphane Denève © Drew Farrell
Los Angeles

Denève and Hadelich eloquent, bold in Sibelius and Ravel at the Hollywood Bowl

By , 24 July 2018
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John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
London

Prom 14: Storgårds and the BBC Philharmonic go for contrasts

By , 24 July 2018
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Thomas Adès © Hilary Scott
Lenox

A musical polymath and a nonpareil violinist share a Tanglewood afternoon

By , 22 July 2018
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Thomas Dausgaard © Brandon Patoc
Seattle

Dausgaard and Seattle Symphony take on an early Sibelius epic

By , 31 May 2018
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Thomas Dausgaard © Thomas Grondahl
Glasgow

With Kullervo, BBC Scottish looks to the north for a gripping end to the season

By , 17 May 2018
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Alban Gerhardt © Kaupo Kikkas
Belgrade

Alban Gerhardt stars in Martinů’s Cello Concerto no. 1 with the Belgrade Philharmonic

By , 11 May 2018
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Pinchas Zukerman © Cheryl Mazak
London

RPO and Pinchas Zukerman deliver safe as houses repertoire

By , 26 April 2018
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Susanna Mälkki © Simon Fowler
London

From Sibelius to Giguère, Mälkki returns to the LSO with versatility

By , 15 April 2018
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Herbert Blomstedt © U.K. Lengemann
Los Angeles

Forever young: Blomstedt leads LA Phil in Beethoven and Sibelius

By , 16 March 2018
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Javier Perianes © Josep Molina
Dublin

Martín conducting RTÉ NSO delivers an enjoyable programme of Nielsen, Ravel and Sibelius

By , 09 March 2018
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Yi-Jia Susanne Hou © Wright Music Management
London

Tales of wonderment and vivid imagery from Shelley and the RPO

By , 27 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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Paavo Järvi © Julia Bayer
Zürich

Tension and release: Paavo Järvi brings the Estonian Festival Orchestra to Zurich

By , 20 January 2018
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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Vern Evans
Gateshead

Energy and enchantment from the CBSO at Sage Gateshead

By , 19 January 2018
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Anu Komsi © Maarit Kyt
London

Affirmative end to Sakari Oramo's BBCSO Sibelius cycle

By , 06 January 2018
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Hilary Hahn, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra © Steve J Sherman
New York City

Balancing longueurs and invention: the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

By , 08 December 2017
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Vilde Frang © Marco Borggreve
London

Vilde Frang's impresses, but Salonen's Finnish independence celebrations miss the mark

By , 07 December 2017
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Celebrating Finnish nationhood with the BBCSO and Oramo

By , 06 December 2017
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Rosanne Philippens © Marco Borggreve
Belfast

Translucent sounds: Vaughan Williams, Sibelius and Dvořák in Belfast

By , 01 December 2017
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Lisa Batiashvili © Amy Hart | Deutsche Grammophon
London

Fire and ice: striking Sibelius and stunning Hillborg from Oramo, Batiashvili and the BBCSO

By , 29 November 2017
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Leif Ove Andsnes © Özgür Albayrak
Lucerne

Mindful mission, perfect poet: Leif Ove Andsnes in Lucerne

By , 25 November 2017
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Paulo Arrais and dancers of Boston Ballet in Wayne McGregor's Obsidian Tear © Rosalie O'Connor | Courtesy of Boston Ballet
Boston

Boston Ballet presents Obsidian Tear and Fifth Symphony of Jean Sibelius

By , 03 November 2017
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

An exciting combination of Schmitt & Sibelius from Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 27 October 2017
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Osmo Vänskä © Kaapo Kamu
San Francisco

Finnish music matters: Vänskä conducts Sibelius

By , 26 October 2017
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Nicholas Collon © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Striking Beethoven 5 from Nicholas Collon and the BBC Philharmonic

By , 21 October 2017
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Martha Argerich and the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia © Chris Lee
New York City

A glorious return to Carnegie Hall for Martha Argerich

By , 20 October 2017
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James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
Edinburgh

James Ehnes excels in Edinburgh with Beethoven's Violin Concerto

By , 13 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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Leila Josefowicz © Chris Lee
London

Blazing recital from Leila Josefowicz at Wigmore Hall

By , 01 October 2017
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Anna Thorvaldsdóttir © Kristinn Ingvarsson
London

Nordic, but not noir: Salonen and the Philharmonia match Sibelius with new Icelandic talent

By , 28 September 2017
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Heights of expression: Oramo, Pogostkina and the BBCSO in full-bodied season opener

By , 27 September 2017
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Xavier de Maistre © Gregor Hohenberg
Birmingham

Gražinytė-Tyla's Childlike View of Heaven in Birmingham

By , 27 September 2017
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Dalia Stasevska © Jarmo Katila
Oslo

Life, examined: the Oslo Philharmonic plays Copland, Hovland and Sibelius

By , 21 September 2017
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Santtu-Matias Rouvali © Kaapo Kamu
Gothenburg

Looking back at the future of epic music: Rouvali brings Kullervo to Gothenburg

By , 14 September 2017
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Vasily Petrenko conducts the Oslo Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 60: Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic wind up the decibel meter in Shostakovich

By , 29 August 2017
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Prom 51: Hearty Elgar from Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 22 August 2017
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Susanna Mälkki © Micke Grönberg | Sveriges Radio
Stockholm

Hands across the Baltic: Stockholm celebrates Finland's jubilee

By , 22 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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Sally Beamish © Ashley Coombes
Ernen

Chamber music in an incomparable setting: Musikdorf Ernen lights up the sky

By , 02 August 2017
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Nicola Benedetti with the BBC NOW © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 6: RAH resounds with Nicola Benedetti's extraordinary Shostakovich

By , 18 July 2017
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