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Joshua Bell © Chris Lee
Zürich

Virtuoso violin, dynamic conducting: Joshua Bell and Jakub Hrůša in Zurich

By , 07 December 2018
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Alexander Shelley © Dwayne Johnson
London

Seeking new horizons with the Royal Philharmonic

By , 27 November 2018
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Boston

A colorful collage: Hannu Lintu opens the Boston Symphony’s season

By , 11 October 2018
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Karina Canellakis © Mathias Bothor
London

Canellakis, Aimard and the London Philharmonic escape to the country

By , 10 October 2018
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Miah Persson and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 62: An orchestral kaleidoscope from Petrenko and the RLPO

By , 29 August 2018
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Cleveland

Vasily Petrenko crafts a fresh approach in Cleveland

By , 10 August 2018
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Elīna Garanča © Karina Schwarz | DG
Vienna

Vocal wonder: Elīna Garanča's Mahler with the Vienna Philharmonic

By , 16 June 2018
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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Vern Evans
Gateshead

Energy and enchantment from the CBSO at Sage Gateshead

By , 19 January 2018
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Isabelle Faust © Molina Visuals
London

A masterwork of elegiac introspection from Isabelle Faust and Alban Berg

By , 14 January 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle © Mark Allan/Barbican/LSO
London

Entertaining resurrection of a Hollywood oddity by Rattle and the LSO

By , 13 January 2018
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Evgeny Bozhanov © Marco Borggreve
Liverpool

Visceral virtuosity and poetic pianism: Bozhanov debuts with the RLPO

By , 15 June 2017
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Maxim Vengerov © B Ealovega
Vienna

Toronto Symphony a Season Highlight at the Konzerthaus Wien

By , 16 May 2017
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
New York City

Capuçon bows a pugnacious Shostakovich with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

By , 07 April 2017
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Simone Young © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Hungarian tingle factor: Simone Young and the BBCSO in Bartók and Eötvös

By , 10 March 2017
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Leonard Elschenbroich © Felix Broede
Saffron Walden

A thrilling tour opener from the Bergen Philharmonic

By , 15 January 2017
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Peter Oundjian © Sian Richards
Atlanta

Oundjian leads polished Bartók in Atlanta

By , 05 January 2017
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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
Cleveland

Kirill Gerstein offers an intriguing match in Cleveland: Schoenberg vs Gershwin

By , 05 January 2017
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Joolz Gale © CAFe Budapest / Andrea Felvegi
Budapest

Bartók beyond borders at Pesti Vigadó: Joolz Gale’s musical laboratory

By , 09 October 2016
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Natasha Paremski live at Chrysler Hall with the VSO © David A Beloff
Virginia Beach

Dynamic Tchaikovsky from Paremski in Virginia

By , 24 January 2016
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Valery Gergiev © Alexander Shapunov | CAMI
London

The LSO's humdinger of a farewell to Valery Gergiev

By , 18 October 2015
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François-Xavier Roth © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 55: SWR and Roth in a first and final Proms hurrah

By , 26 August 2015
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James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
Cleveland

A transparent reading of Barber’s Violin Concerto from James Ehnes in Cleveland

By , 01 August 2015
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Mariss Jansons © Marco Borggreve | CAMI
Amsterdam

Inspired by folk music: Mariss Jansons' farewell performance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

By , 20 March 2015
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Kent Nagano © Benjamin Ealovega
Montreal

Bold and eclectic: Nagano commanding in Bartók in Montréal

By , 13 January 2015
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Lionel Bringuier © Jonathan Grimbert-Barré
London

Lionel Bringuier's successful Philharmonia debut

By , 06 November 2014
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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Edinburgh

Søndergård and the RSNO strings shine in Metamorphosen

By , 24 October 2014
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Birmingham

Hungarian matinée with the CBSO

By , 18 October 2014
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Sakari Oramo © Dan Hansson
London

Orchestral sorcery at the Barbican from the BBC Symphony

By , 09 May 2014
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Emmanuel Krivine  ©  Julien Becker
Paris

Tharaud and Krivine enlighten Paris with Ravel and Bartók

By , 13 November 2013
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Mariss Jansons conducting the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra at Musikfest Berlin 2013  ©  Peter Meisel
Berlin

Concertos for orchestra: Jansons and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra at Musikfest Berlin

By , 06 September 2013
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Budapest Festival Orchestra
Birmingham

The Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer make a legendary pairing in Birmingham

By , 26 April 2013
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Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos  ©  Morten Abrahamsen
New York City

Boston Symphony Orchestra soars through Hindemith, Rachmaninov and Bartók

By , 03 April 2013
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Pablo Heras-Casado  ©  Felix Broede
Los Angeles

LA Phil finds focus on Bartók, Kodály – but not on Eötvös

By , 20 January 2013
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Tzimon Barto  ©  Malcolm Yawn
Dresden

The Dresden Philharmonic with Tzimon Barto and Alexander Liebreich

By , 24 November 2012
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Olga Neuwirth  ©  Dieter Brasch
London

Prom 42: Prokofiev, Neuwirth and Bartók with the Philharmonia

By , 13 August 2012
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Radu Lupu  ©  Pekka Saarinen
Salzburg

Eschenbach, Lupu and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra in Salzburg

By , 06 August 2012
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Jaap van Zweden  ©  Hans van der Woerd
Amsterdam

Sunny music from deFilharmonie and Jaap van Zweden

By , 27 May 2012
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Leonidas Kavakos,  ©  Yannis Bournias
London

A Night Off the Opera: Pappano Conducts the LSO

By , 15 February 2012
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©  Clive Barda
London

Bartók explained

By , 23 June 2011
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Benjamin Grosvenor © Patrick Allen/Opera Omnia
Madrid

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Grosvenor y François-Xavier Roth: una vitalidad expectante

By , 08 February 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig
Cologne

„This is Rattle" in Köln: Das LSO mit Schubert, Mahler und Bartók

By , 17 January 2018
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Isabelle Faust und Sir Simon Rattle © Daniel Dittus
Hamburg

Das LSO zeigt traumhafte Klangfarben unter Sir Simon Rattle in der Elbphilharmonie

By , 16 January 2018
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Lise de la Salle © Stephane Gallois | Vanity Fair
Zürich

Jugendliches Draufgängertum: Lise de la Salle mit der Philharmonia Zürich

By , 22 October 2017
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Zubin Mehta © Oded Antman
Berlin

Nicht interpretieren sondern aufführen: Die Wiener Philharmoniker unter Zubin Mehta gastieren in Berlin

By , 07 October 2017
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Jean-Yves Thibaudet © Kasskara - Decca
Berlin

Mit Liszt in die Falle gelockt

By , 14 June 2017
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La violinista Nicola Benedetti © Simon Fowler
Madrid

El Stradivarius de Benedetti deja huella en el Auditorio Nacional

By , 13 May 2017
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Lisa Batiashvili © Anja Frers | Deutsche Grammophon
Baden-Baden

Sternstunde im Festspielhaus Baden-Baden mit den Berliner Philharmonikern

By , 14 April 2017
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Marzena Diakun © Radio France | Christophe Abramowitz
Paris

Marzena Diakun à la tête du Philhar', le talent prometteur d’une jeune cheffe d’orchestre

By , 10 June 2016
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Zakir Hussain © Jim McGuire
Geneva

L'Inde au Victoria Hall : le tabla de Zakir Hussain aux honneurs.

By , 21 January 2016
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Rafael Payare © Luis Cobelo
Geneva

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande sous le soleil vénézuélien

By , 20 January 2016
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