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Masaaki Suzuki © Marco Borggreve
Sydney

“Ridiculous and detestable?" Not on Suzuki’s guard: Beethoven's Mass in C in Sydney

By , 11 April 2018
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Simone Young © Reto Klar
Sydney

Cheeky and majestic: exuberance dominates in Simone Young’s Beethoven and Bruckner

By , 18 August 2017
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Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel
Sydney

Alina Ibragimova impresses with feverish Bartók in Sydney

By , 14 July 2017
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Harriet Krijgh © Marco Borggreve
Sydney

A pot-pourri of British music in Sydney

By , 21 April 2017
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Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta | DG
Sydney

Tender and demonic: the music and music-making of four supremely gifted young Russians

By , 03 March 2017
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Maxim Vengerov © Benjamin Ealovega
Sydney

The ‘unplayable’ played brilliantly: Vengerov with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

By , 17 February 2017
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© Prudence Upton
Sydney

Sweetness and light: Rautavaara tribute concert showcases one side of his art in Sydney

By , 11 January 2017
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Nelson Freire © Mat Hennek
Sydney

Lyrical touch and immaculate phrasing: Nelson Freire's Schumann with the Sydney Symphony

By , 23 September 2016
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The Sydney Symphony with David Robertson © Keith Saunders
Sydney

An apocalyptic vision: Mahler's “Resurrection” Symphony in Sydney Town Hall

By , 28 August 2016
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John Wilson © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Sydney

Finely chiselled and tightly wrought Vaughan Williams in Sydney

By , 24 June 2016
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Lang Lang © Harald Hoffmann | Sony Classical
Sydney

Extrovert and buoyant: Lang Lang's Grieg in Sydney

By , 10 June 2016
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Masaaki Suzuki © Marco Borggreve
Sydney

“And there was light”: Masaaki Suzuki conducts Haydn’s Creation in Sydney

By , 11 May 2016
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© Oleg Caetani
Sydney

Caetani and the Sydney Symphony tackle Shostakovich's “Leningrad” Symphony

By , 06 May 2016
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Christoph von Dohnányi © Bertold Fabricius
Sydney

Never too late for a debut: Christoph von Dohnányi in Sydney

By , 08 April 2016
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Pierre-Laurent Aimard © Marco Borggreve
Sydney

Aiming for the stars with Messiaen in Sydney

By , 11 March 2016
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Sydney

Traditional Beethoven splendidly executed in Sydney

By , 17 February 2016
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Edo de Waart © Edo de Waart
Sydney

Double Dutch in Sydney: Edo de Waart and Brautigam in Mozart

By , 03 December 2015
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Miguel Harth-Bedoya © Erik Dyrhaug
Sydney

Alan Holley's ornithological interlude between two masterpieces in Sydney

By , 11 November 2015
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Sydney Symphony Orchestra © Keith Saunders
Sydney

Mozart and the Brits in Sydney

By , 05 November 2015
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Anne-Sophie Mutter © Harald Hoffmann | DG
Sydney

Heroic concerto, Eroica Symphony: Anne-Sophie Mutter back in Sydney

By , 25 September 2015
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Sydney

“An awesome concert” in the company of jugglers, contortionists and acrobats

By , 18 September 2015
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Charles Dutoit © Chris Lee
Sydney

Carnivals, festivals, fountains and pines: a Roman triumph for Dutoit in Sydney

By , 12 September 2015
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Christine Brewer © Christian Steiner
Sydney

Passion, sorrow and love: Tristan und Isolde in the Sydney Opera House

By , 22 June 2015
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Katarina Karnéus © Mats Bäcker
Sydney

Summer Nights: Katarina Karnéus impresses in Sydney

By , 11 June 2015
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Anthony Marwood © Pia Johnson
Sydney

My Country, My Life: Czech repertoire and a Mackey concerto from the Sydney Symphony

By , 03 June 2015
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Peter Serkin © Touhey Serkin
Sydney

The intimate and the grandiose: the Sydney Symphony Orchestra with Peter Serkin

By , 15 May 2015
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Janine Jansen © Harald Hoffmann | Decca Classics
Sydney

Sit up and listen! Janine Jansen's brilliant Brahms in Sydney

By , 18 March 2015
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Christian Tetzlaff © Giorgia Bertazzi
Sydney

Romantic masterworks of good friends and billiard partners: Schumann and Mendelssohn in Sydney

By , 11 February 2015
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet © Paul Mitchell
Sydney

From Les Adieux to Miroirs: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s musical portrait

By , 17 November 2014
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Vadim Repin © Harald Hoffmann
Sydney

Fiery Janáček and Lalo from David Robertson and the Sydney Symphony

By , 29 August 2014
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David Robertson © MIchael Tammaro
Sydney

Angels, Emperors and Heroes - the Sydney Symphony in fine form

By , 20 June 2014
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Emanuel Ax © Marie Mazzucco | Sony Classical
Sydney

An auspicious start to Emanuel Ax's Beethoven cycle in Sydney

By , 13 June 2014
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Lynn Harrell © Christian Steiner
Sydney

Harrell excels in Shostakovich in Sydney

By , 12 April 2014
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Arabella Steinbacher  ©  Robert Vano
Sydney

Sydney Symphony play Stravinsky and Mendelssohn with Dutoit and Steinbacher

By , 14 June 2013
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Sydney Opera House Grand Organ
Sydney

Dutoit conducts Saint-Saëns and Frank Martin with Sydney Symphony

By , 07 June 2013
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Vladimir Ashkenazy  ©  Keith Saunders
Sydney

Tchaikovsky, Strauss and Walton: Ashkenazy's favourites with Sydney Symphony

By , 17 May 2013
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Ashkenazy conducts the Sydney Symphony  ©  Brendan Read
Sydney

Expertly crafted Beethoven by Ashkenzy and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

By , 10 May 2013
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Long Yu  ©  CAMI
Sydney

A stunning experience with Sydney Symphony in Carmina Burana

By , 21 March 2013
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Charles Olivieri-Munroe
Sydney

Fate and festivals with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

By , 15 March 2013
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Graham Koehne  ©  Sean Skitterall
Sydney

Jazz trumpet meets the orchestra with the Sydney Symphony

By , 07 March 2013
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet  ©  B Ealovega
Sydney

A Finnish Epic with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

By , 15 February 2013
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Vladimir Ashkenazy  ©  Keith Saunders
Sydney

Legends by the Sea with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

By , 08 February 2013
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Garrick Ohlsson  ©  Wojciech Grzedzinski
Sydney

Totally Tchaikovsky with Garrick Ohlsson and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

By , 08 December 2012
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Stuart Skelton  ©  John Wright
Sydney

The Sydney Symphony and a star cast perform The Queen of Spades

By , 01 December 2012
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Vladimir Ashkenazy  ©  Keith Saunders
Sydney

Russian masters with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

By , 23 November 2012
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Angela Hewitt  ©  Bernd Eberle
Sydney

Mystery and motion with Angela Hewitt at Sydney Opera House

By , 21 September 2012
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Robert Spano  ©  Angela Morriss
Sydney

Debussy, Takemitsu and Copland from Sydney Symphony and Spano

By , 07 September 2012
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Sydney

A Romantic Symphony at Sydney Opera House

By , 22 August 2012
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Christine Brewer  ©  Christian Steiner
Sydney

Sydney Symphony perform Wagner under the sails

By , 10 August 2012
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