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Ray Chen © John Mac
London

Ray Chen entertains in an uneven night for the Orozco-Estrada and the LPO

By , 30 November 2018
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Inon Barnatan © Marco Borggreve
London

Immaculately tailored Ravel and Mussorgsky from Inon Barnatan at the QEH

By , 31 October 2018
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Hans van der Woerd
Philadelphia

Philadelphia: America's great experiment brought to life in Machover première

By , 05 April 2018
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Cédric Tiberghien © Jean-Baptiste Millot
London

Visions and Pictures: Cédric Tiberghien at Wigmore Hall

By , 05 November 2017
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Santtu-Matias Rouvali © Kaapo Kamu
London

Exuberance and zest: Kozhukhin joins Rouvali and Philharmonia in Russian treats

By , 05 October 2017
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Ilan Volkov and the BBC Scottish SO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 16: Drama, modernism, philosophy and grandeur from Ilan Volkov and the BBCSSO

By , 26 July 2017
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Mikhail Rudy © Benek Ozmez
Istanbul

Kandinsky and Chagall fail to camouflage patchy playing in Istanbul

By , 31 May 2017
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Yuri Simonov © Ivan Smirnov
Basingstoke

A not so brief encounter with the Moscow Philharmonic

By , 23 May 2017
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Kate Lindsey © Rosetta Greek
Paris

From the Auvergne to St Petersburg: a travelogue with the Orchestre de Paris

By , 18 May 2017
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Cristian Măcelaru © David Swanson
Dublin

Fresh, exciting interpretations of modern music: an atypical Friday night in Dublin

By , 27 January 2017
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Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra © Todd Rosenberg
Hamburg

The sound and the fury: the Chicago Symphony at Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie

By , 14 January 2017
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Han-Na Chang © Luciano Romano
Oslo

Intended and unintended images: Han-Na Chang and the Oslo Phil debut Mikalsen's Saan

By , 12 January 2017
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Fabien Gabel © Gaetan Bernard
London

Musical Technicolor from the LSO and Fabien Gabel

By , 14 December 2016
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Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve
Zürich

Mariinsky Orchestra strikes gold in Zurich

By , 15 November 2016
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Sian Edwards © Katie Vandyck
Perth

Passion and Humanity: the Palestine Youth Orchestra on their first UK tour

By , 25 July 2016
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Gustavo Dudamel © Nohely Oliveros
Vienna

Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic promenade through the gallery

By , 16 April 2016
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Juanjo Mena © Sussie Ahlburg
Manchester

BBC Philharmonic's American Adventure with Russian Pictures

By , 05 March 2016
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Garrick Ohlsson © Mark McBeth
Sydney

Seeing music, hearing paintings? Garrick Ohlsson’s Sydney recital

By , 15 February 2016
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Miguel Harth-Bedoya © Erik Dyrhaug
Sydney

Alan Holley's ornithological interlude between two masterpieces in Sydney

By , 11 November 2015
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Riccardo Muti © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

A rousing Pictures at an Exhibition for Chicago's Symphony Ball

By , 19 September 2015
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Behzod Abduraimov © Simon Jay Price
London

Bells and decibels: Behzod Abduraimov at Wigmore Hall

By , 16 September 2015
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Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve
Washington

Mysterious grandeur as Kavakos conducts Sibelius with the National Symphony

By , 15 May 2015
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Nicola Benedetti © Simon Fowler
London

Benedetti, Urbanski and the LSO on top form in Szymanowski and Mussorgsky

By , 03 May 2015
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Nemanja Radulović © Marie Staggat | Deutsche Grammophon
Paris

Nemanja Radulović takes Paris' Philharmonie by storm

By , 07 April 2015
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© Julia Wesely
London

Colourful Mussorgsky and Bravura Liszt: Khatia Buniatishvili at Wigmore Hall

By , 01 April 2015
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Mikhail Rudy © Marthe Lemelle
London

Cockroaches and kaleidoscopes: Mikhail Rudy’s animated piano recital at King’s Place

By , 27 March 2015
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Steven Osborne © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Tableaux and Pictures: Steven Osborne at Wigmore Hall

By , 02 February 2015
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Alexander Boldachev © Miguel Bueno
Gstaad

Russian Romantics from harpist Alexander Boldachev in Gstaad

By , 01 February 2015
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Jakub Hrůša © Petra Klačková
Cleveland

Jakub Hrůša highlights Cleveland Orchestra guest appearance with a rarely performed Janáček gem

By , 23 January 2015
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The Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev © KPO Photo | CAMI
Turin

Impassioned Russian repertoire from the Mariinsky Orchestra in Turin

By , 09 December 2014
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Andrey Boreyko © Christoph Rüttger
Detroit

Behzod Abduraimov's Prokofiev the highlight in Detroit

By , 04 December 2014
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Krystian Zimerman © Hiromichi Yamamoto | DGG
Kawasaki

Impeccable Brahms from Krystian Zimerman, Mariss Jansons and the BRSO

By , 21 November 2014
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Long Yu conducts the China Philharmonic © Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 2: A tentative orchestra but a dazzling soloist

By , 19 July 2014
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Valery Gergiev © Valentin Baranovsky
Prague

Gergiev's Russian Revolution

By , 13 June 2014
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© Michael McHale
Belfast

Michael McHale's Irish Piano Tour

By , 22 May 2014
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Sol Gabetta © Uwe Arens
Hong Kong

Ashkenazy and the Hong Kong Phil in Elgar and Mussorgsky

By , 05 April 2014
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Paul Lewis © Ingpen & Williams
New York City

Paul Lewis excels in Bach-Busoni, Liszt and Mussorgsky at Zankel

By , 26 March 2014
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Lorin Maazel © Andrew Garn
London

Rapturous response to Lorin Maazel's Strauss and Mussorgsky

By , 23 March 2014
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Susanna Mälkki © Simon Fowler
Edinburgh

Susanna Mälkki and the RSNO our gallery guides in Pictures at an Exhibition

By , 21 March 2014
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Paul Lewis © Jack Liebeck
Oxford

Imaginative recital programming from Paul Lewis in Oxford

By , 21 March 2014
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Juraj Valčuha and Roberto Cominati
Naples

Two young stars at the old Teatro di San Carlo in Naples

By , 17 November 2013
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Montreal

An evening of art and music at the Maison Symphonique de Montréal

By , 30 October 2013
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Valery Gergiev conducts the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America at Prom 13  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 41: Praise be – Russian music with the LSO and Gergiev

By , 13 August 2013
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Alice Sara Ott  ©  Esther Haase and DG
New York City

An exhibition of two halves from Alice Sara Ott at (Le) Poisson Rouge

By , 04 June 2013
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Alexander Gavrylyuk  ©  Mika Bovan
London

Preludes and pictures: Alexander Gavrylyuk debuts at Wigmore Hall

By , 29 April 2013
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Orli Shaham  ©  Christian Steiner
Dallas

New and old: Orli Shaham plays Bolcom, Brahms, and Mussorgsky

By , 18 April 2013
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Narek Hakhnazaryan  © Ruth Crafer and Denis Kozhukhin © Marco Borggreve
London

Rising stars Hakhnazaryan and Kozhukhin at the City of London Festival

By , 09 July 2012
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Juanjo Mena  ©  Sussie Ahlburg
Manchester

BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena: Debussy, Gershwin and Mussorgsky

By , 24 March 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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© Michael Garner
Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Philharmonic in “Pictures from Russia”

By , 10 June 2011
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