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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor for piano and orchestra, Op.43

Valery Gergirev conducts the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra © Justin Mohling | Lied Center for Performing Arts
Lincoln

Magnificent Mariinsky at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts

By , 28 October 2018
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Alpesh Chauhan © Patrick Allen | operaomnia.co.uk
Birmingham

Chauhan takes CBSO from shaky start to triumphant finale

By , 27 September 2018
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George Li © Simon Fowler
Lucerne

The showy and the sublime: George Li and Juanjo Mena in Lucerne

By , 02 May 2018
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Denis Matsuev © Columbia Artist Management
Lucerne

Schumann, Rachmaninov and Bernstein: all in the rush of spring

By , 25 March 2018
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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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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Engaging and fluent performances from Elder’s Hallé

By , 05 October 2017
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Nikolai Lugansky © Marco Borggreve
Gateshead

Variety and dance from the St Petersburg Philharmonic at Sage Gateshead

By , 21 January 2017
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Tugan Sokhiev © Mat Hennek
Berlin

Serious virtuosity from Lugansky, Sokhiev and the Berliner Philharmoniker

By , 13 October 2016
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Alexander Vedernikov © Marco Borggreve
London

Prom 50: Angels and Demons as Vedernikov leads a gripping Prokofiev Third

By , 23 August 2016
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Pavel Kogan © Letoline | Wikicommons
Birmingham

Moscow Gold in Birmingham: stunning Shostakovich from the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra

By , 14 May 2016
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Boston

Bonfire of the virtuosities: Kancheli, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich in Boston

By , 25 March 2016
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Lise de la Salle © Lynn Goldsmith
London

Roman delights, or is it Hollywood? Pappano and the LSO play Respighi

By , 31 January 2016
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Kathryn Lund © Nikolaj Lund
Manchester

Quartet of pianists go into bat for Ravel and Rachmaninov with the BBC Philharmonic

By , 24 April 2015
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Alessio Bax © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
London

Dvořák's New World grows tired in Southbank Sinfonia concert

By , 25 March 2015
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Lola Astanova © Nancy Ellison
San Diego

Lola Astanova's meticulous Rachmaninov a tour de force in San Diego gala

By , 25 October 2014
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Nareh Arghamanyan © Julia Wesely
Hong Kong

Delights and bonuses with Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Nareh Arghamanyan

By , 30 May 2014
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Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Brett Mitchell steps in for ailing Cleveland maestro in Britten’s Spring Symphony

By , 08 March 2014
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Rory Macdonald  ©  Ruth Crafer
Gateshead

Themes and variations with the Hallé at Sage Gateshead

By , 13 October 2013
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BBC Proms Youth Choir, BBC Symphony Chorus and BBC Symphony Orchestra at the First Night of the BBC  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 1: Eclectic brilliance with Stephen Hough, Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony

By , 12 July 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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Peter Oundjian  ©  Sian Richards
Edinburgh

RSNO with Oundjian: Britten, Rachmaninov and Brahms

By , 12 October 2012
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David Goode  ©  BBC / Malcolm Crowthers
London

Prom 65: "A riot of orchestral colour?"

By , 03 September 2011
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Isola dei Morti IV (by Arnold Böcklin), image from Wikipedia
London

Vänskä conducts Rachaminov, Liszt and Dvořák

By , 09 February 2011
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Virgin Classics
New York City

Musicians of Myriad Gifts in Metropolitan Museum Debut

By , 13 November 2010
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El pianista ruso Alexei Volodin
La Coruña

Sensualidad exacerbada: Slobodeniouk dirige la Sinfónica de Galicia en un voluptuoso Ravel

By , 17 February 2018
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Pablo Ferrández © Thomas Entzeroth
Zürich

Subtilität, Virtuosität und Gestaltungswille: Junge Talente mit den Bamberger Symphonikern

By , 18 December 2017
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Mena, Pérez Floristán y la BBC Phil durante el concierto que abrió el Festival de Santander © Javier Cotera
Santander

Mena, Pérez Floristán y la BBC Philharmonic inauguran con éxito el 66 Festival Internacional de Santander

By , 05 August 2017
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La ONE, Valentina Lisitsa y Ramón Tebar saludan al final del concierto © Rafa Martín
Madrid

El huracán Lisitsa pasa por el Auditorio Nacional

By , 25 March 2017
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Valery Gergiev © Marco Borggreve
Madrid

Gergiev, Mariinsky y Redkin: sizigia rutilante en el Auditorio

By , 26 January 2017
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Geneva

Vasily Petrenko dégivre Genève par ses charmes !

By , 12 January 2017
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Cameron Carpenter © Christine Bush | Cami Music
Lyon

« Silence, en classe ! » – L’Auditorium sonne la rentrée en fanfare avec Adams, Cage, Rachmaninov et Stravinski

By , 15 September 2016
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Iouri Temirkanov © Sasha Gusov
Lyon

Sombre Russie, dantesque et éternelle : le Philharmonique de Saint-Petersbourg à Lyon

By , 15 November 2014
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