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Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in Copland's Third Symphony © Winslow Townson
Boston

Adventures in programming: Wilson, Szymanowski and Copland with Batiashvili, Nelsons and the BSO

By , 08 February 2019
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Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve
London

Empathetic truth from the odd couple: Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang at the Southbank

By , 18 January 2019
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Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig
London

Rattle and the LSO on toe-tapping form

By , 13 December 2018
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Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider © Lars Gundersen
London

A memorable and thrilling debut for Philippe Jordan with the LSO

By , 25 October 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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Jacek Kaspszyk © ICA Artists
Warsaw

A musical celebration of Polish Independence by the Warsaw Philharmonic

By , 27 January 2018
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Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve
London

Kavakos and Wang team up at Wigmore Hall

By , 19 December 2017
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Janine Jansen © Richard Termine
New York City

Janine Jansen and Friends: unbelievable harmony at Carnegie Hall

By , 07 December 2017
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Nicola Benedetti © Simon Fowler
Toronto

Toronto Symphony season closes with Szymanowski and a rousing Carmina burana

By , 21 June 2017
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Juraj Valčuha © Chicago Symphony
Chicago

Valčuha makes Chicago Symphony bow in a varied Central European program

By , 01 June 2017
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Liverpool

Fantastic decadence in Liverpool

By , 06 April 2017
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Saimir Pirgu (Shepherd) © Keith Saunders
Sydney

Sicilian inspiration: Szymanowski's King Roger arrives in Sydney

By , 20 January 2017
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Extreme sports: Gardner leads the BBCSO in a thrilling Central European expedition

By , 07 January 2017
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Jan Lisiecki and the NFM Orchestra © Sławek Przerwa NFM
Wrocław

Jan Lisiecki brings New Year's Eve sparkle to Wrocław

By , 31 December 2016
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Nicola Benedetti © Simon Fowler
London

A dream double: spectacular Szymanoskwi from Nicola Benedetti in LPO's season opener

By , 23 September 2016
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Nicola Bendetti © Kevin Westenberg
Edinburgh

Benedetti, MacMillan and Berlioz: a feast of treats from the RSNO

By , 18 March 2016
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© Harald Hoffmann | Decca
Amsterdam

Spectacular Symbiosis: Jansen & Gavrylyuk bedazzle in Szymanowksi, Prokofiev, Brahms

By , 08 March 2016
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Piotr Anderszewski © K Miura
London

A haunting sound world: Piotr Anderszewski 25th anniversary concert at Wigmore Hall

By , 09 February 2016
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Nicola Benedetti © Simon Fowler
Birmingham

Nicola Benedetti commands in Szymanowski with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

By , 27 January 2016
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Barnabás Kelemen © Tamas Dobos
Dublin

Coruscating Szymanowski from Barnabás Kelemen in Dublin

By , 27 November 2015
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Christian Tetzlaff © Giorgia Bertazzi
Zürich

Tonal furies and complex counterpoint: Salonen, Szymanowski and Strauss at the Tonhalle

By , 02 July 2015
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Jacek Kaspszyk © Juliusz Multarzynski
London

Warsaw Philharmonic in Szymanowski and Beethoven

By , 20 May 2015
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Cédric Tiberghien © Jean-Baptiste Millot
Chicago

Cédric Tiberghien brings his vast touch to French recital in Chicago

By , 03 May 2015
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Nicola Benedetti © Simon Fowler
London

Benedetti, Urbanski and the LSO on top form in Szymanowski and Mussorgsky

By , 03 May 2015
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Mariusz Kwiecień (Roger) © Bill Cooper | ROH
London

Exploring the inner levels of the mind: Szymanowski's Król Roger at the Royal Opera

By , 01 May 2015
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London

LPO's impressive Rachmaninov 1 under Jurowski

By , 03 December 2014
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Edinburgh

Bach delivered with a flourish: Piotr Anderszewski at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 15 August 2014
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Istanbul

In Istanbul, Anderszewski continues to champion Syzmanowski

By , 16 June 2014
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New York City

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center musicians perform Bliss, Szymanowski, and Suk

By , 24 October 2013
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London

Prom 68: A strong start to the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra's partnership with Petrenko

By , 02 September 2013
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London

Prom 9: BBC NOW and Thomas Søndergård play Stenhammar, Szymanowski and Strauss

By , 18 July 2013
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London

Gergiev and the LSO in Brahms and Szymanowski choral works

By , 30 March 2013
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London

"The invisible world": String quartets from the Royal College of Music celebrate Lutosławski

By , 04 February 2013
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New York City

Thrilling Shostakovich and Ravel from Yannick and the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 17 January 2013
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Paris

Memory and (re)discovery: Gergiev and the LSO at the Salle Pleyel

By , 15 December 2012
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London

The LSO and Gergiev in Brahms and Szymanowski 4

By , 12 December 2012
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Hong Kong

Krystian Zimerman plays Debussy, Szymanowski and Brahms in Hong Kong

By , 07 November 2012
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London

Tragedy and triumph: Brahms and Szymanowski from the LSO

By , 13 October 2012
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Edinburgh

Benedetti and Gergiev thrill a packed Usher Hall

By , 16 August 2012
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Cheltenham

Back to 1915: Kraggerud, Isserlis and more at the Cheltenham Music Festival

By , 11 July 2012
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London

The Agony and the Ecstasy: LSO Performs Bartók and Szymanowski

By , 08 May 2012
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Utrecht

Nicola Benedetti and Diego Matheuz: succesful debuts with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

By , 18 November 2011
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London

Sumptuous velvet waves at Cadogan Hall

By , 25 October 2011
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London

Ibragimova and Tiberghien dazzles Wigmore audience

By , 23 September 2011
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Kay Stiefermann (Roger II.), Andrzej Lampert (Der Hirte) © Werner Kmetitsch
Graz

In Gold gefasste Seelenqualen: Król Roger an der Oper Graz

By , 14 February 2019
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La violinista Leticia Moreno © Omar Ayyashi
Vigo

Un concierto de cuento embellecido por la pasión de Leticia Moreno

By , 08 November 2018
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Oksana Lyniv © Oper Graz | Oliver Wolf
Graz

Neue Saison, neue Namen, alte Frische: das Eröffnungskonzert der Oper Graz

By , 22 September 2018
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Lisa Batiashvili © Sammy Hart | Deutsche Grammophon
Berlin

Zu Unrecht selten Gehörtes wird von der Staatskapelle Berlin musterhaft gespielt

By , 16 April 2018
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Maroussia Gentet, Hyeonjun Jo et Miharu Ogura © Concours international de piano d'Orléans | Pino Montisci
Paris

Voyage dans les XXe siècles du Concours international de piano d'Orléans

By , 26 March 2018
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Lucas Debargue, le 27 novembre à la Philharmonie de Paris © Julien Hanck
Paris

Lucas Debargue, missionnaire de l’extrême

By , 27 November 2017
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