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Paavo Järvi © Kaupo Kikkas
London

Masterful Dukas and Rachmaninov and a Berlioz with more to be desired from the Philharmonia

By , 03 June 2018
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Yan Pascal Tortelier © IMG Artists
Gateshead

Dreams and nightmares from BBCSSO at Sage Gateshead

By , 13 April 2018
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Robert Treviño © DR
Poole

“Images and Dreams” brilliantly served by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

By , 11 April 2018
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Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
New York City

Unspectacular Mahler and Berlioz from Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic

By , 24 February 2018
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Stanislav Kochanovsky © Askonas Holt
Dublin

Trippy dreams: Kochanovsky and RTÉ NSO deliver a searing Symphonie fantastique

By , 12 January 2018
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Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Seattle

Morlot conjures fantastical Berlioz with the Seattle Symphony

By , 04 November 2017
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Joshua Weilerstein and Alisa Weilerstein perform Bartók as an encore © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 7: Primordial sludge: BBC Symphony finds common threads in Berlioz, Rebel and Dusapin

By , 19 July 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst © Carl Juste
Cleveland

Hallucinatory Symphonie fantastique from Cleveland Orchestra

By , 08 July 2017
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Liverpool

Fantastic decadence in Liverpool

By , 06 April 2017
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Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic perform Absolute Jest © Chris Lee
London

Beethovenian japes and sleepy Berlioz: New York Philharmonic continues its Barbican residency

By , 01 April 2017
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Yo-Yo Ma © Michael O'Neill
New York City

Yo-Yo Ma champions Salonen's new Cello Concerto with the New York Philharmonic

By , 16 March 2017
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Boston

The French Connection: Ravel, Benjamin and Berlioz with the Boston Symphony

By , 11 February 2017
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Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra © Todd Rosenberg Photography
Chicago

Levine leads the Chicago Symphony in an iridescent Symphonie fantastique

By , 03 November 2016
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Nicholas Collon © Jim Hinson
Birmingham

Matinée fantastique: the CBSO in high spirits under Nicholas Collon

By , 19 October 2016
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Katherine Broderick (Mother) and Sebastian Exall (Magnus) © Mary Turner | Getty Images for the London Symphony Orchestra
London

The Hogboon: Peter Maxwell Davies' thrilling last work premiered at the Barbican

By , 26 June 2016
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© Jeffrey Biegel
Wheeling

Important new American piano concerto première in Wheeling

By , 20 May 2016
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Daniele Gatti © Pablo Faccinetto
Amsterdam

Romantic heroes celebrated by Daniele Gatti in Amsterdam

By , 31 March 2016
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Nicola Bendetti © Kevin Westenberg
Edinburgh

Benedetti, MacMillan and Berlioz: a feast of treats from the RSNO

By , 18 March 2016
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Joshua Weilerstein © Felix Broede
Liverpool

Orchestral dreams explored by Joshua Weilerstein and the RLPO

By , 14 January 2016
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Lionel Bringuier © Paolo Dutto
Cleveland

Lionel Bringuier leads impressive new English horn concerto with The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 27 November 2015
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Cristian Măcelaru © Sorin Popa
Manchester

Cristian Măcelaru and the Hallé enjoy an eclectic programme

By , 26 November 2015
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Yefim Bronfman © Dario Acosta
Cincinnati

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra opens season with a bang

By , 25 September 2015
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Prom 33: Gardiner and his Romantic Revolutionaries pack a punch

By , 09 August 2015
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Oleg Caetani © Oleg Caetani
Milan

“Vive la France!”: Gallic pride from La Verdi, Milan

By , 09 July 2015
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Pablo Heras-Casado © Fernando Sancho
London

A bumpy ride: thrills and spills in the LSO’s Sibelius and Berlioz

By , 28 June 2015
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Narek Hakhnazaryan © Intermusica
London

Love is a many-splendoured thing: the LPO closes its season

By , 01 May 2015
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Matthias Pintscher © Andrea Medici
Glasgow

Symphonie fantastique: Vivid storytelling by Matthias Pintscher and the BBC Scottish

By , 04 December 2014
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Truls Mørk © Chris Christodoulou
London

A slow start but a brilliant finale from Sir Andrew Davis and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

By , 19 August 2014
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La Chambre Philharmonique and Emmanuel Krivine © IMG Artists
London

Opium, a serpent and French bassoons: Much Ado about Berlioz

By , 26 May 2014
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Mariss Jansons © Marco Borggreve
New York City

Staid repertoire, exhilarating playing from Jansons and BRSO

By , 16 May 2014
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Kent Nagano © B. Ealovega
Montreal

Nagano tackles three “monstres sacrés” in Montréal

By , 04 March 2014
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Lothar Koenigs
Cardiff

Berg, Wagner and Berlioz address their mistresses via the WNO Orchestra in Cardiff

By , 17 January 2014
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Stéphane Denève © Drew Farrell
Chicago

Radical shifts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Denève

By , 10 December 2013
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Kansas City Symphony © Chris Lee
Kansas City

Symphonie Fantastique with the Kansas City Symphony

By , 29 November 2013
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Valery Gergiev  ©  Joachim Ladefoged / VII
London

Uncanny, surpassing Berlioz from Gergiev and the LSO

By , 31 October 2013
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Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra  ©  Benjamin Ealovega
London

Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philhamonia celebrate 30 years in a Royal Festival Hall matinée

By , 29 September 2013
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Mitsuko Uchida performs with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 33: Luminous playing from Uchida, Jansons and the Bavarian Radio SO

By , 08 August 2013
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Thomas Søndergård  ©  Ole Kaland
Edinburgh

RSNO Naked Classics: Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique

By , 16 November 2012
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Stavanger Symphony Orchestra rehearsing in their new hall,  ©  Jan Inge Haga
Stavanger

Opening night at Stavanger's new Concert Hall

By , 11 October 2012
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Franz Welser-Möst  ©  Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Strauss' Oboe Concerto shines in Cleveland Orchestra’s concert

By , 27 September 2012
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Nobuyuki Tsujii
Bristol

More Please: Ashkenazy, Tsujii and Philharmonia Orchestra in Bristol

By , 29 May 2012
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Cédric Tiberghien, © Benjamin Ealovega
New York City

Boston Symphony Orchestra Revive the French Masters at Carnegie Hall

By , 07 March 2012
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Nicola Benedetti,  ©  Rhys Frampton
Utrecht

Nicola Benedetti and Diego Matheuz: succesful debuts with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

By , 18 November 2011
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©  Mathew Imaging
Los Angeles

LA Philharmonic in works by Adams, Benzecry and Berlioz

By , 30 September 2011
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©: Marco Borggreve
London

London Philharmonic Orchestra Master Two French Greats: Ravel and Berlioz

By , 16 February 2011
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Naperville

When the East Meets the West ......

By , 09 October 2010
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Los integrantes de la Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich © Paolo Dutto
Madrid

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Bringuier y Trpčeski: fantasía feraz en el Auditorio

By , 18 April 2018
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Madrid

Espectros sinfónicos y transfiguraciones sonoras en el Teatro Real: Dudamel y la Filarmónica de Viena

By , 13 January 2018
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Mena, Pérez Floristán y la BBC Phil durante el concierto que abrió el Festival de Santander © Javier Cotera
Santander

Mena, Pérez Floristán y la BBC Philharmonic inauguran con éxito el 66 Festival Internacional de Santander

By , 05 August 2017
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Erik Nielsen © Groves Artists
Seville

Les bois à l’honneur au Teatro de la Maestranza

By , 30 June 2017
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