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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op.40

Vasily Petrenko © Svetlana Tarlova
London

“An Heroic Journey” with Kozhukhin, Petrenko and the RPO

By , 11 June 2019
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Semyon Bychkov © Umberto Nicoletti
New York City

Bruch plus Strauss: curious pairing, inspired playing in Semyon Bychkov's latest NYPO engagement

By , 02 May 2019
****1
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Franz Welser-Möst conducts The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Welser-Möst leads Cleveland Orchestra in a mighty Heldenleben

By , 21 March 2019
****1
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Diana Damrau, Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian RSO © Peter Meisel
London

Straussian perfection from Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian RSO at the Barbican

By , 26 January 2019
*****
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Otto Tausk © Marco Borggreve
London

Prom 24: Strong Proms debut from Otto Tausk

By , 01 August 2018
****1
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Ludovic Morlot © Lisa Marie Mazzucco
Seattle

Morlot conducts in Seattle, with and without heroes

By , 10 February 2018
***11
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Lawrence Renes conducts the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra © Ken Scicluna
Valletta

A Hero's Life: Malta Philharmonic performs Rachmaninov and Strauss

By , 27 January 2018
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Daniel Barenboim at Unter den Linden © Christian Mang
Berlin

Happy 275th birthday, Staatsoper Unter den Linden!

By , 07 December 2017
*****
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Zubin Mehta © Steve J Sherman
New York City

Nearing the end of an era: Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall

By , 07 November 2017
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Semyon Bychkov © Chris Christodoulou
Berlin

Shades of heroism: thrilling Shostakovich and Strauss at the Philharmonie

By , 12 May 2017
*****
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Franz Welser-Möst © Michael Pöhn
New York City

Schubert + Staar + (Strauss x 2) = Vienna Philharmonic and Franz Welser-Möst at Carnegie Hall

By , 24 February 2017
****1
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Nicola Benedetti © Simon Fowler
Birmingham

Benedetti brings a sensational Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto to Birmingham

By , 07 December 2016
*****
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Heroism, life and death: Oramo and BBCSO powerful in season opener

By , 28 September 2016
***11
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Sir Antonio Pappano © Musacchio Ianniello | EMI Classics
Cleveland

Antonio Pappano leads a high-octane Heldenleben with The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 28 April 2016
***11
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Jonathan Nott © Thomas Müller
Chicago

Heroic Strauss from Jonathan Nott and the Chicago Symphony

By , 07 January 2016
****1
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Riccardo Chailly © Jens Gerber
London

Heroes from Leipzig: the Gewandhaus Orchestra at the Barbican

By , 20 October 2015
*****
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Christian Tetzlaff © Giorgia Bertazzi
Zürich

Tonal furies and complex counterpoint: Salonen, Szymanowski and Strauss at the Tonhalle

By , 02 July 2015
****1
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London

Argerich returns to the adulation of London; Barenboim and the Berlin Staatskapelle impress

By , 20 April 2015
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London

Anniversary composers Panufnik and Strauss celebrated by Pappano and the LSO

By , 19 October 2014
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Berlin

High-calibre Strauss performances from Netrebko, Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin

By , 31 August 2014
*****
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Oslo

Hovland, Shostakovich and Strauss: The Oslo Philharmonic's season opening packs a punch

By , 28 August 2014
***11
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London

A sundry yet successful 250-year selection at Prom 39

By , 15 August 2014
****1
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Sydney

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

By , 20 June 2014
*****
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Montreal

Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben steals the show: Toronto Symphony Orchestra in Montreal

By , 08 April 2014
***11
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London

Dohnányi guides the Philharmonia Orchestra through A Hero's Life

By , 27 February 2014
***11
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Berlin

Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Musikfest Berlin's opening night

By , 31 August 2013
***11
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Gateshead

A Hero's Life: The Bergen Philharmonic at the Sage Gateshead

By , 01 February 2013
***11
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Paris

German Romanticism with Emmanuel Krivine and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg

By , 08 December 2012
****1
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Freiburg

A thrilling ride in Freiburg with the SWR Sinfonieorchester, Tilling and Roth

By , 06 November 2012
****1
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London

Prom 34: The BBC SO with Bychkov and the Labèques

By , 08 August 2012
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Truls Mørk © Morten Krogvold / Virgin Classics
Paris

Truls Mørk apaisé, David Zinman inspiré à la Philharmonie

By , 20 March 2019
***11
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Gautier Capuçon © Frank Grimm
Zürich

Richard Strauss, nachgedoppelt: Gautier Capuçon und Philippe Jordan in Zürich

By , 09 June 2018
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Valery Gergiev © Valentin Baranovsky
Paris

Harteros divine, Gergiev diabolique, la Philharmonie aux anges

By , 22 January 2018
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Xavier Phillips © Musicaglotz
Geneva

Xavier Phillips et Svetlin Roussev, héros d’un soir à Genève

By , 18 January 2018
****1
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Lucas Debargue © Felix Broede | Sony Classical
Paris

D’art et d’essai : l’héroïsme selon Lucas Debargue

By , 16 January 2018
***11
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Fabio Luisi © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Klimax und Gänsehaut zum Saisonfinale in Zürich

By , 15 July 2017
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Alina Pogostkina © 25 stunden
Paris

Mikko Franck et Alina Pogostkina à l'Auditorium de Radio France

By , 03 February 2017
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Bamberger Symphoniker © Michael Trippel
Vienna

Das Faszinosum des Klanges: Bamberger Symphoniker verweben 300 Jahre Musikgeschichte

By , 11 June 2016
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Aleksandar Markovic © Vladimir Miloradovic
Vienna

Heldenreisen im Wiener Konzert: die Brünner Philharmoniker unter Aleksandar Markovic

By , 22 May 2016
***11
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Nelson Freire © Mat Hennek - cami
Paris

L'Amiral Nelson a perdu une bataille

By , 05 February 2016
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La Royal Concertgebouw de Ámsterdam © Anne Dokter
Madrid

La Royal Concertgebouw llena de grandeza el Auditorio Nacional

By , 01 February 2016
****1
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Maria João Pires © Felix Broede-Deutsche Grammophon
Paris

Maria João Pires et Riccardo Chailly : bouleversement à la Philharmonie

By , 10 October 2015
****1
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