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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Symphony no. 5 in E flat major, Op.82

Sakari Oramo conducts the BBCSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 67: premieres and sublime Sibelius from Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 08 September 2019
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Thomas Dausgaard and Pekka Kuusisto © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 20: eventful all-Sibelius Prom from Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC SSO

By , 03 August 2019
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Osmo Vänskä © Joel Larson
London

Vänskä, Lisiecki and the LPO take the scenic route

By , 05 April 2019
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Gateshead

Grieg without trolls: Oslo Philharmonic at Sage Gateshead

By , 10 March 2019
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Alice Sara Ott © Esther Haase | Deutsche Grammophon
Munich

Playful sound worlds with Alice Sara Ott and the Gothenburg Symphony in Munich

By , 20 February 2019
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JoAnn Falletta © Brendan Bannon
Virginia Beach

Russo-Finnish favorites from Julian Schwarz, JoAnn Falletta and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra

By , 02 December 2018
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The Tonkünstler in Usher Hall © Ute van der Sanden
Edinburgh

Knockout playing from the Tonkünstler in Edinburgh

By , 28 October 2018
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Estonian conductor Anu Tali © Kabir Cardenas
Liverpool

Transatlantic conversations with Tali directing piano duo Anderson & Roe in Liverpool

By , 05 October 2018
***11
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Sir Simon Rattle © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Something special in the air: Rattle and the LSO in energetic Sibelius 5

By , 19 September 2018
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Paavo Järvi conducts the Estonian Festival Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 42: Paavo Järvi flies the flag for Estonia

By , 13 August 2018
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Thomas Adès © Hilary Scott
Lenox

A musical polymath and a nonpareil violinist share a Tanglewood afternoon

By , 22 July 2018
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Susanna Mälkki © Simon Fowler
London

From Sibelius to Giguère, Mälkki returns to the LSO with versatility

By , 15 April 2018
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Javier Perianes © Josep Molina
Dublin

Martín conducting RTÉ NSO delivers an enjoyable programme of Nielsen, Ravel and Sibelius

By , 09 March 2018
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Leif Ove Andsnes © Özgür Albayrak
New York City

Leif Ove Andsnes unleashes Nordic magic with the New York Philharmonic

By , 12 October 2017
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Heights of expression: Oramo, Pogostkina and the BBCSO in full-bodied season opener

By , 27 September 2017
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Dalia Stasevska © Jarmo Katila
Oslo

Life, examined: the Oslo Philharmonic plays Copland, Hovland and Sibelius

By , 21 September 2017
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Neeme Järvi © Simon van Boxtel
Chicago

Neeme Järvi returns to the Chicago Symphony with bracing Sibelius

By , 08 December 2016
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Osmo Vänskä © Greg Helgeson
London

Sublime Sibelius from Vänskä and the LPO

By , 26 October 2016
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Suomela
Northridge

Sibelius with a golden wand: Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia in Northridge, California

By , 05 October 2016
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Garrick Ohlsson © Paul Body
Atlanta

Technical brilliance: Ohlsson's Rachmaninov an Atlanta highlight

By , 22 September 2016
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Orla Boylan © Frances Marshall
Dublin

Orla Boylan sings luminous Shéhérazade and Luonnotar in Dublin

By , 15 April 2016
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Okko Kamu © Patrick Garvey Management
Manchester

Graceful and light of wing: Sibelius 5 from the Hallé and Okko Kamu

By , 18 February 2016
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Arabella Steinbacher © Peter Rigaud
London

Peerless Brahms and heaven-storming Sibelius from Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 02 November 2015
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Thomas Dausgaard © Per Morten Abrahamsen
Perth

Flying swans and dappled sunlight: captivating all-Sibelius journey from the BBC Scottish

By , 09 October 2015
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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra © City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Birmingham

Nature, mysticism and life's Angst: The CBSO plays Sibelius' Fifth

By , 30 September 2015
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London

Prom 43: Saturation point as Vänskä draws Sibelius cycle to a close

By , 17 August 2015
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Bristol

Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia lead Bristol's Sibelius 150 party

By , 10 June 2015
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London

Vladimir Ashkenazy and Daniil Trifonov catch fire in Rachmaninov at the RFH

By , 17 May 2015
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Sydney

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

By , 18 March 2015
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London

The Berliner Philharmoniker enthralls with Sibelius' last symphonies

By , 12 February 2015
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Berlin

Exquisite string playing in changed Berlin Philharmonic programme

By , 18 December 2014
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Poole

Divine Dvořák and Sibelius from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

By , 19 November 2014
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Manchester

An original and moving remembrance concert from the Hallé

By , 06 November 2014
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London

Prom 35: Søndergård charts a sure progress through Sibelius’ Fifth

By , 12 August 2014
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Cleveland

Vänskä leads Clevelanders in fascinating Sallinen symphony

By , 08 May 2014
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New York City

New York Philharmonic startles and soars in Salonen and Sibelius

By , 05 November 2013
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Los Angeles

Johannes Moser and Bramwell Tovey play Elgar at the Hollywood Bowl

By , 16 July 2013
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Manchester

The BBC Philharmonic's Sibelius cycle begins with 1 and 5

By , 06 June 2013
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Vienna

Cornelius Meister's Sibelius at the Vienna Musikverein doesn't quite take flight

By , 01 March 2013
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London

John Storgårds conducts the BBCSO with Truls Mørk

By , 20 April 2012
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New York City

Maazel and the Vienna Philharmonic: Sibelius Symphonies

By , 02 March 2012
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Edinburgh

RSNO Naked Classics: Sibelius' Fifth Symphony

By , 18 November 2011
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Baltimore

Gutierrez plays Mozart in Baltimore

By , 02 October 2011
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London

BBC Symphony Orchestra with David Robertson conducting, playing Sibelius and Glanert

By , 11 February 2011
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London

Prom 35: An Evening with the Danish National Orchestra

By , 11 August 2010
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Alexandre Kantorow © Jean-Baptiste Millot
Toulouse

Alexandre Kantorow et John Storgårds enchantent la Halle aux Grains

By , 15 February 2019
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Paavo Järvi und das Estonian Festival Orchestra © Daniel Dittus
Hamburg

Ein facettenreicher estnischer und skandinavischer Abend mit Paavo Järvi in der Elbphilharmonie

By , 15 August 2018
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Christian Ihle Hadland © Kim Laland
Lyon

Le Nord un peu trop immatériel de l'Orchestre National de Lyon

By , 08 March 2018
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Mikko Franck © Abramowitz | Radio France
Paris

Mikko Franck ou la musique habitée par une remarquable présence

By , 21 April 2016
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El director Paul Daniel al frente de la RFG © Real Filharmonía de Galicia
Santiago de Compostela

La Real Filharmonía de Galicia estrena la temporada de su 20º aniversario

By , 01 October 2015
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