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Hrůša on the verge of greatness?

By , 15 February 2018
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One step towards paradise: heavenly Mahler from Chen Reiss with the Philharmonia

By , 11 February 2018
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Miniatures, magic and a masterpiece: Jurowski, Chen and the LPO

By , 10 February 2018
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Filing past the tomb of the master: Jurowski and the LPO on Stravinsky’s debt to Rimsky-Korsakov

By , 07 February 2018
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A Liszt rarity and Mahler staple from Volkov and the RPO

By , 06 February 2018
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Rebellious Beethoven from Nicola Benedetti, Marin Alsop and the OAE

By , 04 February 2018
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Jurowski and the LPO go on a magical mystery tour of Imperial Russia

By , 03 February 2018
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Järvi and the Philharmonia Orchestra present a Bohemian feast with exhilarating performances of Dvořák

By , 01 February 2018
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A topsy-turvy Rheingold in concert from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 27 January 2018
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The London Sinfonietta: celebrating 50 years of excellence

By , 24 January 2018
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Four French masterpieces from a Philharmonia Orchestra on fine form

By , 21 January 2018
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Russian epic from Mikhail Agrest and the London Philharmonic Orchestra

By , 17 January 2018
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Vilde Frang's impresses, but Salonen's Finnish independence celebrations miss the mark

By , 07 December 2017
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Expressive truths: Mahler’s Ninth Symphony from Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 30 November 2017
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Autumnal bacchanale as Marx’s Herbstsymphonie is given UK première

By , 29 November 2017
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Baroque intimacy and imperial splendour in the LPO's traversal of the four seasons

By , 24 November 2017
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Long Yu leads a fine troika of Russian standards with the Philharmonia

By , 23 November 2017
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Snow boots on for an exuberant Tchaikovsky 1 from Michail Jurowski and the LPO

By , 22 November 2017
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Kindred spirits: Holst and Vaughan Williams paired by John Wilson and the Philharmonia Orchestra

By , 09 November 2017
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Alain Altinoglu and the LPO cast a Napoleonic shadow in Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

By , 08 November 2017
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The LPO and Lawrence Renes scale the heights in Bruckner 8

By , 04 November 2017
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Esther Yoo's affectionate Tchaikovsky the highlight of a disappointing evening with the Philharmonia

By , 02 November 2017
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Orchestral tales: Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan

By , 28 October 2017
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Heroism and darkness for the Emperor and Leningrad

By , 27 October 2017
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Wrath, hellfire and Soviet shadows from Orozco-Estrada and the LPO

By , 25 October 2017
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Energetic Scheherazade from Temirkanov and the Philharmonia

By , 19 October 2017
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Fiction-laden history, musical truth: Ashkenazy brings Shostakovich to Battleship Potemkin

By , 12 October 2017
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Exuberance and zest: Kozhukhin joins Rouvali and Philharmonia in Russian treats

By , 05 October 2017
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Hand-crafted from start to finish: Salonen and the Philharmonia triumph with Mahler 3

By , 01 October 2017
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Storm, stress and tension: Jurowski and the LPO in Mozart and Bruckner

By , 30 September 2017
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Nordic, but not noir: Salonen and the Philharmonia match Sibelius with new Icelandic talent

By , 28 September 2017
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The End of Time and a UK première from the LPO and Vladimir Jurowski

By , 27 September 2017
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Complex Oedipus: Enescu’s ambitious only opera opens the LPO season

By , 23 September 2017
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English National Ballet's Romeo and Juliet opens on the Southbank

By , 01 August 2017
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English National Opera presents a fervent Gerontius at the Southbank Centre

By , 01 July 2017
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Temirkanov and Kozhukhin show drive in Russian powerhouses

By , 21 June 2017
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Bel canto Schumann unzipped by Enrique Mazzola and the Philharmonia

By , 08 June 2017
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Walton's First Symphony still blazes at the RFH

By , 06 June 2017
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Boris Berezovsky at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 05 June 2017
***11
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An emotional dedication: Duruflé & Fauré Requiems at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 04 June 2017
***11
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Stimulating programming and powerful performances the Philharmonia and Gustavo Gimeno

By , 01 June 2017
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Poignancy and optimism: Herbert Blomstedt and the Philharmonia in cathartic Brahms and Beethoven

By , 25 May 2017
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Splendour falls on castle walls: authoritative Bartók from the Budapest Festival Orchestra

By , 23 May 2017
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There’s no place like Rome: Pappano and the Santa Cecilians dazzle in Respighi

By , 11 May 2017
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Raw and thrilling Bartók and Mahler from the Philharmonia

By , 07 May 2017
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The revolutionary spirit tamed: the LPO in Lindberg and Beethoven

By , 06 May 2017
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Smudgy haze and glaring sunbursts: Boulez and Debussy juxtaposed by Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 04 May 2017
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An evening to cherish: John Mauceri and the LPO dignified and moving

By , 28 April 2017
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Heaven and Earth: Marek Janowksi ascends Bruckner 7 and admires the view

By , 26 April 2017
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Geographical and astrological surveys from the Philharmonia

By , 23 April 2017
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