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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
London

Smouldering Beethoven and barnstorming Ives from Elder and the LSO

By , 14 April 2019
***11
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Simon Halsey conducting the public domain © Doug Peters
London

LSO Futures: A mixed night of mostly new music at the Barbican

By , 24 March 2019
****1
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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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Sir Thomas Allen with the Inquisition © Mark Allan
London

Missing too many bullseyes: Bernstein's Candide semi-staged by the LSO

By , 08 December 2018
***11
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Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

MacMillan première outgunned by Shostakovich at the Barbican

By , 04 November 2018
****1
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Allan Clayton, Elizabeth Watts, Simon Rattle, Alice Coote and the LSO © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

The Bohemians and Britten: Simon Rattle and the LSO launch their season

By , 18 September 2018
****1
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Donald Runnicles conducting the World Orchestra for Peace © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 9: A lively Beethoven 9 from Runnicles and the World Orchestra for Peace

By , 21 July 2018
****1
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Semyon Bychkov © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

A triumphant Mahler 2 of operatic intensity from Bychkov and the LSO

By , 04 February 2018
****1
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François-Xavier Roth © Marco Borggreve
London

Essential and elusive Debussy from the LSO and François-Xavier Roth

By , 25 January 2018
****1
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Sir Simon Rattle © Mark Allan/Barbican/LSO
London

Entertaining resurrection of a Hollywood oddity by Rattle and the LSO

By , 13 January 2018
****1
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Sir Simon Rattle © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

Big city alienation and love in the LSO's Bernstein 100 season

By , 16 December 2017
****1
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Alice Sara Ott © Jonas Becker
London

Infernal Liszt: Alice Sara Ott, Antonio Pappano and a Faustian pact

By , 26 November 2017
****1
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René Jacobs © Josep Molina
Barcelona

Sparkling Così fan tutte from René Jacobs in Barcelona

By , 24 April 2017
****1
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Marlis Petersen and members of the Rundfunkchor Berlin © Stephanie Berger
New York City

A humanizing force: Rundfunkchor Berlin’s spellbinding Brahms Requiem in New York

By , 16 October 2016
*****
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Anna Larsson © Askonas Holt
London

Spellbinding Anna Larsson the highlight of the LSO's Mahler's 2

By , 05 June 2016
***11
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Sir Simon Rattle © Simon Fowler
London

London Symphony Chorus turns 50: precision and flair in Haydn's Seasons

By , 17 April 2016
****1
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Christian Gerhaher © Jim Rakete | Sony Classical
London

The pulse of life: a nearly transcendent performance of Scenes from Goethe's Faust at the Barbican

By , 20 March 2016
****1
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Magdalena Kožená (Mélisande) © Tristram Kenton
London

Rattle and Sellars revisit Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande

By , 09 January 2016
****1
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Hanno Müller-Brachmann © Monika Ritterhaus
London

A Ninth lacking freshness: Haitink and the LSO in Beethoven's Choral Symphony

By , 21 June 2015
***11
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Christian Tetzlaff © Georgia Bertazzi
London

Revelatory Beethoven and pedestrian Brahms from the LSO

By , 24 May 2015
***11
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Berlin

Highway to Hell: La Damnation de Faust with the Berliner Philharmoniker

By , 10 April 2015
****1
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London

Hats off to David Hill in French repertoire with the LSO at the Barbican

By , 01 March 2015
****1
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New York City

Collective meditation: Berlin Philharmonic’s St Matthew Passion touches the soul

By , 07 October 2014
****1
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Birmingham

Bryn Terfel: Life and soul of the party at Symphony Hall's 21st

By , 13 June 2012
****1
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Gateshead

Northern Sinfonia and Chorus deliver Mozart, Bach, Lang and masses of fun

By , 21 April 2012
****1
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Berlin

Französische Himmelsvisionen: die Berliner Philharmoniker mit Messiaen, Debussy und Duruflé

By , 11 March 2015
****1
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Berlin

Die Berliner Philharmoniker feiern den 25. Jahrestag des Mauerfalls mit Beethovens Neunter Symphonie

By , 06 November 2014
****1
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