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Andris Nelsons © Southbank Centre | Mark Allan
London

Nelsons’ manicured Mahler a slow burn with the Gewandhaus

By , 09 October 2018
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Andris Nelsons conducts the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester © Southbank Centre | Mark Allan
London

Mahler power, trumpet power: the Gewandhausorchester in London

By , 08 October 2018
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Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 69: Nelsons and the Boston Symphony stare into the abyss of Shostakovich 4

By , 03 September 2018
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Susan Graham, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 67: Nelsons and the BSO's Mahler Third is a model of clarity, but short on the killer punch

By , 02 September 2018
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Susan Graham joins Andris Nelsons and the BSO © Chris Lee
Lenox

At Tanglewood, Andris Nelsons conveys a “sense of inevitability” in Mahler 3

By , 24 August 2018
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Andris Nelsons leads the BSO © Hilary Scott
Lenox

Storm inside and outside the Koussevitzky Shed: Nelsons and Boston Symphony at Tanglewood

By , 17 August 2018
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Jonathan Tetelman and Kristine Opolais © Hilary Scott
Lenox

Nelsons sheds light on Puccini's canvas in a concert performance of La bohème at Tanglewood

By , 14 July 2018
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Jennifer Davis (Elsa) and Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Swan cruise: Nelsons navigates a musically impressive Lohengrin at Covent Garden

By , 07 June 2018
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Brussels

Leipzig Gewandhaus dazzles but fail to move in Brussels

By , 27 April 2018
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
New York City

A Boston Symphony performance at Carnegie Hall marked by Mahler’s shadow

By , 11 April 2018
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Andris Nelsons, Camilla Nylund, Jonas Kaufmann and the Boston Symphony © Hilary Scott
Boston

The light of love, the darkness of desire: all-Wagner program with Kaufmann and Nylund in Boston

By , 05 April 2018
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Yo-Yo Ma, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Boston

An irascible Don and a Widmann première in Boston

By , 30 March 2018
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Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony © Michael Blanchard
Boston

Andris Nelsons leads Leipzig Week in Boston

By , 10 February 2018
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Kristine Opolais, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Boston

More than A Little Night Music: Mozart and Shostakovich in Boston

By , 01 February 2018
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Susan Graham, Andris Nelsons and the BSO © Winslow Townson
Boston

“What Andris Nelsons Tells Me”: Mahler’s Third in Boston

By , 19 January 2018
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Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve
Boston

Panoramas, Potions and Prokofiev: Leonidas Kavakos, Andris Nelsons, and the Boston Symphony

By , 01 December 2017
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Rudolf Buchbinder © Philipp Horak
Boston

Killer Bs: Beethoven, Bruckner and Buchbinder in Boston

By , 21 November 2017
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Martin Helmchen © Giorgia Bertazzi
Boston

Divine fire and refulgent power: Martin Helmchen, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony

By , 17 November 2017
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Andris Nelsons © Suntory Hall
Tokyo

Refined Mahler in Tokyo from Nelsons and Boston Symphony

By , 09 November 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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Andris Nelsons, Paul Lewis and the Boston Symphony © Michael Blanchard
Boston

A thunderstorm sang: Shostakovich and Beethoven from Andris Nelsons in Boston

By , 29 September 2017
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Andris Nelsons conducts the BSO season opener © Michael Blanchard
Boston

Sennets and Tuckets: All Bernstein program opens the Boston Symphony season

By , 22 September 2017
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Andris Nelsons and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra © Salzburger Festspiele | Marco Borrelli
Salzburg

Socking the audience between the eyes: Nelsons and Trifonov at the Salzburg Festival

By , 07 August 2017
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Stephanie Blythe, Thomas Mayer, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony © Hilary Scott
Lenox

One Rheingold to rule them all: the Boston Symphony and Andris Nelsons at Tanglewood

By , 15 July 2017
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Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra © Hilary Scott
Lenox

Reminiscences of French Baroque at Tanglewood

By , 14 July 2017
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Lenox

A Tanglewood afternoon without clouds

By , 09 July 2017
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Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony, Bernarda Fink and Malin Christensson © Hilary Scott
Lenox

An outstanding performance: Andris Nelsons’ first opening night at Tanglewood

By , 07 July 2017
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Andris Nelsons and Radu Lupu with the Boston Symphony © Hilary Scott
Boston

Mozart in a minor key: Radu Lupu and the Requiem with the Boston Symphony

By , 21 April 2017
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Yefim Bronfman © Oded Antman
Amsterdam

Dark Prokofiev and Shostakovich from Yefim Bronfman and Andris Nelsons at the Concertgebouw

By , 29 March 2017
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Baiba Skride, Harriet Krijgh and Elsbeth Moser perform Gubaidulina © Winslow Townson
Boston

Dreams and nightmares: Gubaidulina world première and Shostakovich’s Seventh with the Boston Symphony

By , 24 February 2017
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Boston

Muted Mozart, muted Beethoven: Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony

By , 16 February 2017
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Boston

The French Connection: Ravel, Benjamin and Berlioz with the Boston Symphony

By , 11 February 2017
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Andris Nelsons leads the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, soloists and Boston Symphony © Winslow Townson
Boston

Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in a glowing performance of Bach’s Mass in B minor

By , 04 February 2017
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
London

Terror to solace: Bruckner 9 with Nelsons and the Philharmonia

By , 22 January 2017
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Andris Nelsons
London

Bombshell Bruckner from Nelsons and the Philharmonia

By , 19 January 2017
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Birmingham

Playing a long game: Andris Nelsons' Birmingham Bruckner

By , 12 January 2017
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Matthew Rose (Baron Ochs) and Renée Fleming (The Marschallin) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Stop all the clocks: Renée Fleming's valedictory Marschallin at the Royal Opera

By , 17 December 2016
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Andris Nelsons, Hélène Grimaud and the Boston Symphony © Marco Borggreve
Boston

Autumn Leaves: Boston Symphony concludes its Brahms “mini-fest"

By , 17 November 2016
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Hélène Grimaud © Mat Hennek
Boston

This way in case of Brahms: Nelsons, Grimaud and the Boston Symphony present a Brahms mini-fest

By , 10 November 2016
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Thomas Hampson © Dario Acosta
Boston

Death swallowed up in victory? Widman and Brahms at the Boston Symphony

By , 07 October 2016
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Renée Fleming and Susan Graham © Winslow Townson
Boston

One eye wet and the other dry: Der Rosenkavalier with the Boston Symphony

By , 29 September 2016
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Andris Nelsons leads the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra © Hilary Scott
Lenox

A rewarding bond with Brahms at Tanglewood

By , 31 July 2016
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Kristine Opolais with Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony © Michael Blanchard
Boston

Opolais and Nelsons end Boston Symphony's season on a high note

By , 22 April 2016
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Boston

Silence is golden: Mahler's Ninth in Boston

By , 15 April 2016
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Boston

Bonfire of the virtuosities: Kancheli, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich in Boston

By , 25 March 2016
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Jean-Yves Thibaudet © Kasskara | Decca.
Amsterdam

Jazzy optimism: Thibaudet’s Gershwin and Nelsons’ Shostakovich-Lite

By , 18 February 2016
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Boston

The Bard in Boston: Tone Poem-palooza at Symphony Hall

By , 11 February 2016
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Andris Nelsons and actors with the Boston SO © Winslow Townson
Boston

A Midwinter Afternoon's Dream in Boston

By , 29 January 2016
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
London

Navigating a way out the labyrinth: Andris Nelsons in Zimmermann and Bruckner

By , 06 December 2015
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Boston

Threnody for a Fall Friday: Andris Nelsons' conversation between compositions in Boston

By , 20 November 2015
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