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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor, Op.23

Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
London

Russian pyrotechnics and robust Anglican religion contrast in BBC SO programme

By , 15 November 2018
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Thomas Søndergård © Martin Bubandt
Perth

Remembrance of lost youth as RSNO and Glasgow schoolboys mark Armistice

By , 08 November 2018
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Kirill Karabits © Denis Manokha
Dublin

Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra deliver a bittersweet Walton Symphony no. 1

By , 10 May 2018
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Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta | DG
London

Trifonov impresses in Tchaikovsky: the LPO's Stravinsky doesn't persuade

By , 17 March 2018
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
Birmingham

Kolesnikov proves a golden substitute in Birmingham

By , 28 February 2018
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Xian Zhang © Benjamin Ealovega
Los Angeles

Xian Zhang thrills in Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev at Disney Hall

By , 10 December 2017
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Boris Giltburg © Jean-Marc Gourdon
Dublin

Giltburg delivers thoughtful Tchaikovsky in Dublin

By , 13 October 2017
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Barry Douglas © Mark Harrison
Manchester

A Faint-Hearted Fanfare: The Hallé in Manchester

By , 14 September 2017
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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Frans Jansen
Berlin

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla leads a not-so-traditional evening of music at Komische Oper

By , 30 June 2017
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© Jonas Becker
Washington

Geeks and Gamines: Alice Sara Ott and the NSO at the Kennedy Center

By , 08 June 2017
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Josep Pons © Igor Cortadellas
Barcelona

Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu excels in Tchaikovsky's Fifth

By , 25 May 2017
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Sir Antonio Pappano © Riccardo Musacchio & Flavio Ianniello
London

There’s no place like Rome: Pappano and the Santa Cecilians dazzle in Respighi

By , 11 May 2017
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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
Atlanta

Runnicles and Gerstein deliver searing Tchaikovsky in Atlanta

By , 12 January 2017
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Barry Douglas © Katya Kraynova
London

Russian exuberance and Soviet introspection from the LSO at the Barbican

By , 29 November 2016
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Alice Sara Ott © Jonas Becker
London

Spectacular Tchaikovsky: Alice Sara Ott fires up an old warhorse

By , 17 November 2016
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Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra © Todd Rosenberg Photography
Chicago

Muti recreates Chicago Symphony’s inaugural program

By , 15 October 2016
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Thomas Dausgaard © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 31: An ecstatic conclusion to a trilogy of Scottish concerts

By , 07 August 2016
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Alexandra Dariescu © Adrian Stoicoviciu
Nottingham

The Hallé ends its Nottingham season in high spirits

By , 02 June 2016
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Pinchas Zukerman © Cheryl Mazak
London

Zukerman drives an unsteady Russian troika with the RPO

By , 01 March 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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Kent Nagano © Felix Broede
Montreal

Kent Nagano and Yefim Bronfman ‘go bold’ in Montréal

By , 19 November 2015
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Evgeny Kissin © Sasha Gusov
Chicago

Kissin brings down the house with the Tchaikovsky concerto and the CSO

By , 15 October 2015
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Evgeny Kissin © Felix Broede | EMI
New York City

Carnegie Hall Gala exhibits new Commissions Project, virtuoso Kissin and a locally-grown orchestra

By , 07 October 2015
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Yuri Temirkanov © Sasha Gusov
London

Fireworks of the right kind from Matsuev, Temirkanov & the Philharmonia

By , 04 October 2015
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Mehr! Theater Hamburg © Mehr! Theater Hamburg
Hamburg

Arresting vehemence: the LSO opens new Hamburg hall with Shostakovich

By , 07 March 2015
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Leon McCawley © Sheila Rock
Basingstoke

First-rate Tchaikovsky and impressive Shostakovich from the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

By , 11 February 2015
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Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta
Seattle

Dvořák and Tchaikovsky make for a vibrant start to the Seattle Symphony's new season

By , 18 September 2014
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Baldur Brönnimann © Yaniv Cohen
Manchester

RNCM Symphony Orchestra's monstrous Leningrad

By , 27 June 2014
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Igor Levit © Felix Broede
Edinburgh

Explosive Tchaikovsky from Igor Levit and the RSNO

By , 25 April 2014
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Ilyich Rivas © Mark McNulty
London

Impressive debut by Ilyich Rivas with the LPO

By , 07 March 2014
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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Bristol

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra gets to the heart of Shostakovich in Bristol

By , 16 January 2014
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Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keith Saunders
Paris

Tchaikovsky masterpieces with Kissin, Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia in Paris

By , 07 January 2014
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Evgeny Kissin © Sheila Rock
London

Kissin and Tilson Thomas join the LSO for Russian music

By , 19 December 2013
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Moscow State Symphony Orchetsra
London

Raucous Tchaikovksy from the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra in London

By , 10 May 2013
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Lang Lang  ©  Peter Hönnemann - under exclusive license to Sony Classical for Lang Lang’s new release "The Chopin Album"
Los Angeles

Loving Lang Lang: Heroic Tchaikovsky and Nielsen with Dudamel in Los Angeles

By , 02 May 2013
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Charles Olivieri-Munroe
Sydney

Fate and festivals with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

By , 15 March 2013
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Gennadi Rozhdestvensky  ©  Wladimir Polak
Montreal

Rozhdestvensky's Tchaikovsky a hit in Montreal

By , 20 February 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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Andrew Litton  ©  Danny Turner
London

Russian rue and revelry with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

By , 16 October 2012
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Yuja Wang  ©  Felix Broede; Deutsche Grammophon
Los Angeles

Yuja Wang and Gustavo Dudamel in an all-Tchaikovsky program at the Hollywood Bowl

By , 09 August 2012
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Yuri Temirkanov
Manchester

Yuri Temirkanov and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in Manchester

By , 01 April 2012
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Otto Tausk,  ©  Marco Borggreve
The Hague

An upbeat Russian program from the Residentie Orkest

By , 09 March 2012
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Rotterdam

RPHO's Fantastic Tchaikovksy

By , 13 October 2011
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Daniil Trifonov with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra  ©  Valentin Baranovsky
New York City

Mariinsky Orchestra celebrates youthful energy

By , 11 October 2011
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London

Philharmonia and Pogorelich perform an all-Russian programme

By , 25 November 2010
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Nikolai Tokarev © Felix Broede
Munich

Russisch-Herb: Die Russische Nationalphilharmonie in München

By , 16 November 2018
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London Symphony Orchestra © Ranald Mackechnie
Madrid

Szeps-Znaider, Kozhukhin y la LSO inauguran la XLIX temporada de Ibermúsica

By , 16 October 2018
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Takashi Kondo © Alexandre Surre
Clermont-Ferrand

Sostenuto, comme son nom l'indique

By , 22 April 2018
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recreation - Großes Orchester Graz © Werner Kmetitsch
Graz

Romantischer Wochenstart im Stefaniensaal mit Tschaikowski und Schumann

By , 12 June 2017
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Sir Antonio Pappano © Musacchio Ianniello | Emi Classics
Paris

À la Philarmonie, Pappano invente à mains nues des paysages de rêve

By , 10 May 2017
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