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Vasily Petrenko © Svetlana Tarlova
Liverpool

Petrenko’s Brahms reaches Alpine summits on the Mersey

By , 18 October 2018
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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
Atlanta

Dreamy Rachmaninov opens Atlanta season

By , 22 September 2018
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Robert Treviño © Musacchio & Ianniello
London

Uncompromisingly dark: Rach 2 and Mahler 5 from the LPO

By , 25 April 2018
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

Scintillating Rachmaninov by Gryaznov and riveting Brahms from Stutzmann and the RTÉ NSO

By , 20 April 2018
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Long Yu © Askonas Holt
London

Long Yu leads a fine troika of Russian standards with the Philharmonia

By , 23 November 2017
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Khatia Buniatishvili © Julia Wesley
Oxford

Caprice and conviction in the Oxford Philharmonic's Russian concert

By , 26 October 2017
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Thomas Søndergård and the BBC NOW © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 5: Brilliantly played 20th-century classics from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

By , 17 July 2017
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Denis Kozhukhin © Felix Broede
London

Temirkanov and Kozhukhin show drive in Russian powerhouses

By , 21 June 2017
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Yuri Simonov © Ivan Smirnov
Basingstoke

A not so brief encounter with the Moscow Philharmonic

By , 23 May 2017
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Hong Kong Sinfonietta © Hong Kong Sinfonietta Ltd.
Hong Kong

Stravinsky and Arvo Pärt’s modernism trumps Rachmaninov’s romanticism with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta

By , 20 May 2017
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Lahav Shani © Marco Borggreve
Manchester

From Russia with Love: the Hallé plays Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Stravinsky

By , 26 March 2017
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Ari Rasilainen © Lukas Beck
Turku

Ari Rasilainen leads a versatile programme in Turku

By , 16 March 2017
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Steven Osborne © Benjamin Ealovega
Birmingham

Steven Osborne offers a Rachmaninov referendum in Symphony Hall

By , 15 February 2017
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Alexandre Tharaud © Marco Borggreve
Gateshead

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic joins the dance at Sage Gateshead

By , 21 October 2016
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Simon Trpčeski © Simon Fowler
Manchester

Intelligent and heartfelt opening to the Oslo Philharmonic tour

By , 07 March 2016
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Tatiana Monogarova © Eugene Beregovoy
Atlanta

Dark Shostakovich in Spano's Atlanta program

By , 14 January 2016
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Denis Kozhukhin © Felix Broede
Utrecht

Rachmaninov's for the public of tomorrow at TivoliVredenburg

By , 03 December 2015
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Yuri Temirkanov © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 70: Vivid storytelling in softened Russian accents from the St Petersburg Philharmonic

By , 07 September 2015
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Jorge Luis Prats © Kajimoto
London

Uneven Rachmaninov from the LPO, Petrenko and Prats

By , 11 February 2015
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Valery Gergiev © Alberto Venzago | LSO Live
London

Scorch marks: Searing Rachmaninov from Gergiev and the LSO

By , 11 November 2014
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Alexander Gavrylyuk © Mika Bovan
Amsterdam

Alexander Gavrylyuk delivers exquisite Rachmaninov, while Schønwandt misses the mark

By , 03 October 2014
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Han-Na Chang conducting the Qatar Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 67: A Brief Encounter with the Qatar Philharmonic

By , 07 September 2014
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Valery Gergiev © Valentin Baranovsky
Prague

Gergiev's Russian Revolution

By , 13 June 2014
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Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keith Saunders
Manchester

Exquisitely memorable moments from Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia

By , 29 April 2014
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Valery Gergiev  ©  Alexander Shapunov
Montreal

Gergiev and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra triumphant in Montreal

By , 04 October 2013
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Gerard Schwarz  ©  Ben Vanhouten
Berkeley

New conductor saves Berkeley Symphony season opener

By , 03 October 2013
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Nobuyuki Tsujii performs with the BBC Philharmonic at the BBC Proms  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 6: Nobuyuki Tsujii's Proms debut with the BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena

By , 16 July 2013
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Nikolai Lugansky  ©  Marco Borggreve / Naïve-Ambroisie
Brussels

Nikolai Lugansky breathes new life into Rachmaninov 2 at BOZAR

By , 20 June 2013
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Olga Kern  ©  Christian Steiner
Edinburgh

RSNO: Valentine's Night with Christian Kluxen and Olga Kern

By , 15 February 2013
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Pablo Gonzales  ©  D. Vass
Liverpool

Mixed Russian music from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Pablo Gonzalez

By , 05 December 2012
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Robin Ticciati  ©  Marco Borggreve
Cleveland

Robin Ticciati makes his Cleveland Orchestra debut with Rachmaninov and Sibelius

By , 27 October 2012
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Bristol

Suite and sour: Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra at St George's Bristol

By , 13 October 2012
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Jurjen Hempel  ©  Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

An energetic future with JeugdOrkest's Tchaikovksy and Rachmaninov

By , 02 August 2012
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Kirill Gerstein at Prom 6  ©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 6: BBC Symphony Orchestra with Kirill Gerstein and Sakari Oramo

By , 18 July 2012
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Alasdair Beatson  ©  Giorgia Bertazzi
Perth

The Gannochy Trust's 75th Birthday Concert in Perth

By , 16 June 2012
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Elisabeth Leonskaja  ©  F.Mouries
Vienna

RSO Wien ends season with Elisabeth Leonskaja

By , 27 April 2012
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Leif Segerstam
London

The Philharmonia Orchestra in Sibelius, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky

By , 24 April 2012
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Fabio Luisi  ©  Barbara Luisi
New York City

Fabio Luisi and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra bring grace to warhorses

By , 13 November 2011
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Manchester

Pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii at the Bridgewater Hall

By , 11 February 2011
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Bristol

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra at the Colston Hall, Bristol

By , 11 May 2010
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Nikolaï Lugansky © Jean-Baptiste Millot
Paris

Nikolaï Lugansky, l'Orchestre National de France et Emmanuel Krivine en partance pour la Chine

By , 17 October 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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Yuri Temirkanov © Lucerne Festival | Peter Fischli
Lucerne

Virtuosität und Sentiment: Sergej Redkin und Yuri Temirkanov beim Lucerne Festival

By , 04 September 2018
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El pianista Ivo Pogorelić
La Coruña

Ivo Pogorelić despliega su genialidad acompañado por la OSG

By , 30 May 2018
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La ONE, Valentina Lisitsa y Ramón Tebar saludan al final del concierto © Rafa Martín
Madrid

El huracán Lisitsa pasa por el Auditorio Nacional

By , 25 March 2017
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Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta | Deutsche Grammophon
Munich

Hommage an Rachmaninow

By , 14 February 2017
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Christophe Simonet © Christophe Simonet
Paris

Quand l'orchestre s'allège avec Christophe Simonet dans Rachmaninov

By , 19 November 2016
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Charles Dutoit © Chris Lee
Montreux

Le Sacre de Stravinsky révélé par Charles Dutoit tellurique à Montreux !

By , 28 August 2016
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Alexander Gavrylyuk © Mika Bovan
Montpellier

Alexander Gavrylyuk : la générosité incarnée !

By , 25 March 2016
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Xian Zhang © Chris Christodoulou
Strasbourg

La fougueuse Xian Zhang en visite à Strasbourg

By , 18 March 2016
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