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George Li © Simon Fowler
Kansas City

A Thousand Words: Carnival spirits from Michael Kurth at Helzberg Hall

By , 06 October 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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Shiyeon Sung © Yongbin Park
London

Lovely programme... but the Philharmonia's Grieg and Tchaikovsky could deliver more

By , 14 June 2018
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Gidon Kremer © Roy Bjørge
Bergen

A tale of two concertos: Bergen Philharmonic play Gubaidulina and Grieg

By , 27 May 2018
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Riccardo Chailly © G. Gori | Filarmonica della Scala
London

Taking flight from the Scala pit: Riccardo Chailly and the Filarmonica della Scala on tour

By , 24 January 2018
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Alexandra Dăriescu © Adrian Stoicoviciu
London

Restraint and cool ardour from the RPO, Mandeal and Dăriescu

By , 28 November 2017
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Members of the Bergen Philharmonic © Oddleiv Apneseth
Edinburgh

Vibrant performances from one of Europe’s oldest orchestras in Edinburgh

By , 12 August 2017
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Charles Dutoit © Columbia Artists Management Inc
London

A hymn to a pure and noble spirit: bracing Prokofiev from Dutoit and the RPO

By , 07 March 2017
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Jan Lisiecki and the NFM Orchestra © Sławek Przerwa NFM
Wrocław

Jan Lisiecki brings New Year's Eve sparkle to Wrocław

By , 31 December 2016
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Marin Alsop and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 51: Passion and Brazilian flair from Alsop and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

By , 24 August 2016
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Jean-Yves Thibaudet © Harrison Parrott
Cleveland

A hot evening in Ohio: The Cleveland Orchestra with a blazing Sibelius Symphony no. 1

By , 23 July 2016
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Lang Lang © Harald Hoffmann | Sony Classical
Sydney

Extrovert and buoyant: Lang Lang's Grieg in Sydney

By , 10 June 2016
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Louis Lortie © Elias
Atlanta

Scandinavian classics from Spano and Lortie in Atlanta

By , 07 April 2016
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Lionel Bringuier © Paolo Dutto
Zürich

Esprit and precision: Jean-Yves Thibaudet at the Tonhalle

By , 06 April 2016
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Jukka-Pekka Saraste © WDR | Thomas Kost
Rotterdam

Nordic tradition: Saraste's Sibelius impresses in Rotterdam

By , 02 April 2016
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Benjamin Grosvenor © operaomnia
Birmingham

Sensational Grieg from Benjamin Grosvenor and the CBSO

By , 25 February 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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Sam Bond (Peer Gynt) and Lisa Ellis (Woman in Green) © Philharmonia | Marina Vidor
London

Esa-Pekka Salonen digs beneath the skin of Peer Gynt

By , 26 November 2015
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Lang Lang © Harald Hoffmann | Sony Classical
Washington

Grieg: mere child's play for Lang Lang in Washington

By , 29 October 2015
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John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
Montreal

Storgårds leads a Nordic journey in Montréal

By , 22 April 2015
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Alexandra Dariescu © Ikon Arts
London

Nationalistic fervour from the Royal Philharmonic at Cadogan Hall

By , 27 November 2014
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Javier Perianes © Josep Molina
London

Perianes' velvety touch in Grieg with the BBCSO

By , 24 October 2014
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Robert Moody © Arielle Doneson
Toronto

Toronto Symphony sparkles despite flashy soloist debut

By , 18 October 2014
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Zhang Zou
London

Prom 51: A missed opportunity to unlock the power of classical music

By , 25 August 2014
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Nelson Freire © Mat Hennek | CAMI
Istanbul

Nelson Freire's remarkable Grieg a highlight in Istanbul

By , 18 June 2014
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Osmo Vänskä © Greg Helgeson
Cleveland

Vänskä leads Clevelanders in fascinating Sallinen symphony

By , 08 May 2014
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Nobuyuki Tsujii  ©  Yuji Hori
Manchester

Nobuyuki Tsujii performs Grieg with the BBC Philharmonic

By , 01 November 2013
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Vasily Petrenko  ©  Mark McNulty
Dublin

Exciting Dublin debut for Petrenko as chief conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

By , 04 September 2013
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Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Neeme Järvi at Birmingham Symphony Hall  ©  Jas Sansi
Manchester

Neeme Järvi and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Manchester

By , 22 May 2013
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Orchestre de la Suisse Romande with Neeme Järvi and Boris Berezovsky  ©  Jas Sansi
Birmingham

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande thrills with Neeme Järvi in Birmingham

By , 21 May 2013
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Manfred Honeck  ©  Jason Cohn
New York City

Manfred Honeck and the New York Philharmonic play it safe in Braunfels, Grieg and Beethoven

By , 04 January 2013
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John Lill  ©  Sophie Baker
Edinburgh

John Lill's Greig the highlight of RSNO's winter programme in Edinburgh

By , 14 December 2012
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Vasily Petrenko, styled by Lorraine McCulloch, courtesy of Cricket Liverpool, photo  ©  Mark McNulty
Los Angeles

Hope and defiance in Petrenko's Shostakovich 10 with the LA Phil

By , 23 November 2012
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Elisabeth Leonskaja  ©  Jean Mayerat
Birmingham

Powerful northern landscapes: Elisabeth Leonskaja and the CBSO play Grieg

By , 03 November 2012
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John Storgårds  ©  Marco Borggreve
London

Prom 35: The BBC Philharmonic and John Storgårds present a feast of Nordic music

By , 09 August 2012
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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Poole

Sun, Sand and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

By , 27 May 2012
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Laura van der Heijden
Gateshead

Britain's Got Talent: Young Musician of the Year 2012

By , 13 May 2012
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Peter Oundjian  ©  Sian Richards
Edinburgh

RSNO, Stephen Hough and Peter Oundjian

By , 15 April 2011
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©  Neda Navaee
London

A last minute concerto

By , 08 February 2011
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chandan
London

Prom 58: Czech Philharmonic with Gardiner and Vogt

By , 29 August 2010
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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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Vladimir Jurowski © Drew Kelley
Madrid

Jurowski y Kozhukhin: “Pathos”, sorpresa y dominio

By , 31 January 2018
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Ben Gernon © Hannah Taylor
Toulouse

« Déclinaisons romantiques » pour un concert caritatif à Toulouse

By , 21 December 2017
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Alexej Gorlatch © Prisca Ketterer
Munich

Klangkräftige Polarlichter bei den Münchner Symphonikern

By , 19 January 2017
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Christoph Eschenbach © Luca Piva
Vienna

Ein Abend im Zeichen der Manierismen

By , 09 February 2016
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Göteborger Symphoniker © Ola Kjelbye
Gothenburg

Stenhammar, Grieg, Nielsen - nordisches Trio im Göteborger Konzerthaus

By , 04 February 2016
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Elisabeth Leonskaja © Julia Wesely
Toulouse

Deux bouquets et deux roses pour la reprise de la saison à la Halle

By , 18 September 2015
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Kent Nagano © Felix Broede
Berlin

Gemeinsame Gegensätze: Das Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin überzeugte mit einem abwechslungsreichen Programm in der Philharmonie

By , 18 April 2015
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Alexandre Tharaud © Marco Borggreve
Lyon

Par monts, par vaux et par fjords : les paysages de l’Orchestre National de Lyon

By , 27 November 2014
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