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Freddy Kempf © IMG Artists
Manchester

Staples of the Romantic repertoire from Freddy Kempf and the NCO at Stoller Hall

By , 28 September 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
New York City

A world première and a subscription debut with New York Philharmonic at Geffen Hall

By , 04 April 2018
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Sir Roger Norrington © Alberto Venzago
London

Norrington and the SWR Symphony Orchestra in heroic vein

By , 16 March 2018
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Martin Helmchen © Giorgia Bertazzi
Boston

Divine fire and refulgent power: Martin Helmchen, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony

By , 17 November 2017
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Kirill Karabits © Denis Manokha
Bristol

Unfamiliar Russians break the routine with Karabits and the Bournemouth SO in Bristol

By , 16 November 2017
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Zubin Mehta © Steve J Sherman
New York City

Nearing the end of an era: Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall

By , 07 November 2017
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Igor Levit and the BBC Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 1: Fuel to the Proms fire on the First Night

By , 14 July 2017
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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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The Epic of Gilgamesh © Petra Hajská
Prague

Gilgamesh: In Prague, a rousing revival of an ancient story

By , 25 January 2017
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Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi © Satoshi Mitsuta
Tokyo

Surprises from Tokyo’s “newspaper” orchestra

By , 24 November 2016
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Paavo Järvi © Ixi Chen
Berlin

Paavo Järvi conquers Shostakovich's Leningrad with the Staatskapelle

By , 07 November 2016
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Herbert Blomstedt © J.M. Pietsch
Oslo

Teamwork: thrilling Beethoven and Mahler in Oslo

By , 14 April 2016
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Rudolf Buchbinder © Philipp Horak
Istanbul

Buchbinder and the Borusan: The art of making silence sing

By , 06 April 2016
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Yefim Bronfman © Dario Acosta
Cleveland

The Cleveland Orchestra's New Year begins with a brilliant all-Beethoven evening

By , 07 January 2016
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Igor Levit © Felix Broede
Zürich

Apostolic Beethoven: Haitink and Levit with the Tonhalle Orchestra

By , 07 January 2016
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Daniel Harding © Julian Hargreaves
London

Solid Beethoven and unconvincing Bruckner from the LSO

By , 16 December 2015
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Sir Roger Norrington © Manfred Esser
Zürich

Sir Roger Norrington stars with the “Best of Beethoven” in Zurich

By , 17 November 2015
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Jukka-Pekka Saraste © WDR | Thomas Kost
London

LPO/Saraste: Backwards from Beethoven, forward with Mahler

By , 04 November 2015
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Leif Ove Andsnes © Chris Aadland
London

Prom 10: Andsnes and Mahler Chamber Orchestra make strong case for Beethoven's Choral Fantasy

By , 24 July 2015
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Michael Sanderling © Marco Borggreve
London

Rage, revolution and redemption: Dresden Philharmonic at Cadogan Hall

By , 18 June 2015
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Fazil Say © Marco Borggreve
Zürich

Speed and density: Shostakovich, Beethoven and Fazil Say at the Tonhalle

By , 05 May 2015
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Freddy Kempf © Neda Navaee
Auckland

A disappointing take on three Beethoven masterpieces from Kempf and the NZSO

By , 06 March 2015
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Thomas Dausgaard © Per Morten Abrahamsen
Toronto

A charming dance of opposites with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

By , 15 November 2014
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Stéphane Denève © J Henry Fair
Seattle

A familiar-sounding new commission and an unusual approach to Beethoven

By , 17 April 2014
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John Lill © Roman Goncharov
Manchester

Hallé and Jamie Phillips: Berlioz, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

By , 03 April 2014
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Leif Ove Andsnes  ©  Özgür Albayrak
Neumarkt

Sensational Beethoven with Andsnes and Mahler Chamber Orchestra

By , 24 November 2013
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Maria João Pires  ©  Felix Broede / DG
London

Matheuz and Orchestra Mozart play Beethoven at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

By , 03 October 2013
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Kirill Karabits  ©  Sasha Gusov
London

Prom 42: Kirill Karabits, Sunwook Kim and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

By , 14 August 2013
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Manfred Honeck  ©  Felix Broede
Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra's season ends with Manfred Honeck and Lars Vogt

By , 23 May 2013
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Till Fellner  ©  Fran Kaufman
Montreal

The Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal in Rossini, Beethoven and Bruckner

By , 16 April 2013
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Dima Slobodeniouk  ©  Marco Borggreve
Edinburgh

Slobodeniouk and Bavouzet perform Beethoven with the RSNO

By , 01 March 2013
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François-Frédéric Guy © Guy Vivien
Cardiff

The Philharmonia play Beethoven and Tchaikovsky with Guy and Gardner in Cardiff

By , 13 February 2013
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Mark-Anthony Turnage  ©  Philip Gatward
London

Mark-Anthony Turnage world première with the LSO at the Barbican

By , 07 February 2013
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Christian Ihle Hadland  ©  Anders Bergersen
Leeds

A bracing experience: The Bergen Philharmonic at Leeds Town Hall

By , 02 February 2013
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Andrew Litton  ©  Danny Turner
Gateshead

A Hero's Life: The Bergen Philharmonic at the Sage Gateshead

By , 01 February 2013
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André de Ridder © Marco Borggreve
Manchester

The Hallé and André de Ridder: Beethoven, Ligeti and Brahms

By , 17 January 2013
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Mahler Chamber Orchestra  ©  Sonja Werner
Birmingham

Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra's Beethoven Journey in Birmingham

By , 20 November 2012
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Alan Gilbert conducting the New York Philharmonic  ©  Chris Lee / New York Philharmonic
New York City

The New York Phil opens its season with Beethoven and the Rite

By , 20 September 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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Benjamin Grosvenor  ©  Sussie Ahlburg
Cardiff

BBC National Orchestra of Wales: Stravinsky, Beethoven, Bartók

By , 04 April 2012
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Martin Roscoe,  ©  Eric Richmonds
Manchester

BBC Philharmonic: Sibelius and Beethoven

By , 16 March 2012
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  ©  Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Michael Tilson Thomas and Jeremy Denk play unfamiliar classics in Chicago

By , 10 December 2011
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London

A colourful Q & A and an effortless sale

By , 04 October 2011
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©  Gautier Leblonde
London

With Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra Masters Beethoven

By , 13 March 2011
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András Schiff © Nadia F,=. Romanini
Munich

Die Allrounder – Das Budapest Festival Orchestra und András Schiff in München

By , 28 November 2018
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Lukas Geniušas © Christophe Gremiot
La Roque d'Anthéron

Divine surprise pour l'ouverture du Festival de la Roque d'Anthéron

By , 20 July 2018
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Daniel Harding frente a la Orchestre de Paris © William Beaucardet
Madrid

Pires y Harding nos llevan al olimpo decimonónico junto a la Orchestre de Paris

By , 17 May 2018
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Fazil Say, Douglas Boyd et Camille Thomas © Julien Hanck
Paris

Camille Thomas, Fazıl Say et l'OCP : triomphe collectif

By , 03 April 2018
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Francesco Piemontesi © Marco Borggreve
Zürich

Dem Saalprovisorium auf den Zahn gefühlt: Francesco Piemontesi und Charles Dutoit in Zürich

By , 18 October 2017
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Elisabeth Leonskaja © Julia Wesely
Toulouse

Elisabeth Leonskaja en divinité tutélaire de la nouvelle saison toulousaine

By , 20 September 2017
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