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Simone Lamsma © Otto van den Toorn
Pittsburgh

Shimmering showstoppers from Simone Lamsma, Yan Pascal Tortelier and the Pittsburgh Symphony

By , 09 December 2018
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Karina Canellakis and Alisa Weilerstein © BBC | Sarah Jeynes
London

Prom 12: Karina Canellakis and the BBCSO bring energy and bite

By , 23 July 2018
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet © Benjamin Ealovega
Belfast

20th-century classics from the Ulster Orchestra and Antony Hermus

By , 11 May 2018
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Steven Isserlis © Satoshi Aoyagi
London

Intense Elgar from Isserlis, with the RPO woodwinds as equal stars of the show

By , 04 April 2018
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Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Martin Sigmund
London

Wrath, hellfire and Soviet shadows from Orozco-Estrada and the LPO

By , 25 October 2017
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Denis Matsuev © Pavel Antonov
Birmingham

The Mariinsky Orchestra excels in an all Russian programme in Birmingham

By , 12 October 2017
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Danny Driver and Melvyn Tan © ICA Media
London

Impressive line-up graces the London Piano Festival

By , 07 October 2017
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Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel
Sydney

Alina Ibragimova impresses with feverish Bartók in Sydney

By , 14 July 2017
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Mariss Jansons conducting the Bavarian RSO © Brescia & Amisano
London

Russian heart: terrific performances from Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian RSO

By , 11 April 2017
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Stéphane Denève © Drew Farrell
London

Russian Nights: Denève and the Brussels Philharmonic visit Cadogan Hall

By , 09 April 2017
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Robert Spano © Angela Morriss
Atlanta

Spano and the Atlanta Symphony focus on Rachmaninov

By , 07 April 2017
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Stephen Hough, Elim Chan and the Hong Kong Philharmonic © Cheung Wai Lok | HK Phil
Hong Kong

Pride and joy with Elim Chan and the Hong Kong Phil

By , 01 April 2017
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Jan Lisiecki © Mathias Bothor | DG
Hamburg

Jan Lisiecki tames Toyota’s troublesome acoustics at the Elphi in Hamburg

By , 15 March 2017
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Vesselina Kasarova © Suzanne Schwiertz
Zürich

Quintessential Rachmaninov from La Fenice in Zurich

By , 17 January 2017
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Simone Lamsma © Otto van den Toorn
Vancouver

Russian epics: Simone Lamsma's blistering Shostakovich with the Vancouver Symphony

By , 16 January 2017
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The Duke of Kent and Niklas Benjamin Hoffmann © Tristan Fewings | Getty Images
London

Niklas Benjamin Hoffmann crowned winner of the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition

By , 17 November 2016
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Alexandre Tharaud © Marco Borggreve
Gateshead

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic joins the dance at Sage Gateshead

By , 21 October 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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Alexandra Dariescu © Adrian Stoicoviciu
Nottingham

The Hallé ends its Nottingham season in high spirits

By , 02 June 2016
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Semyon Bychkov © Musacchio Ianniello
Amsterdam

Noble nostalgia: Bychkov’s enraptures in Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov at the Concertgebouw

By , 12 May 2016
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Denis Kozhukhin © Felix Broede
London

Dazzling Prokofiev and atmospheric Rachmaninov from the Philharmonia

By , 14 April 2016
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Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve
Cleveland

Leonidas Kavakos and Gianandrea Noseda in mercurial Shostakovich in Cleveland

By , 07 November 2015
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Martha Argerich and Stephen Kovacevich © Simon Jay Price
London

Blanc et noir: pianistic contrasts from Kovacevich and Argerich at Wigmore Hall

By , 02 November 2015
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© Marco Borggreve
New York City

Russia on the brink of war: Nelsons and BSO at Carnegie Hall

By , 22 October 2015
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Marin Alsop © Grant Leighton
London

Marin Alsop and the LSO showcase a dynamic decade's music

By , 07 June 2015
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Teresa Reichlen and Zachary Catazaro in Symphonic Dances © Paul Kolnik
New York City

The 21st Century Choreographers Program at New York City Ballet

By , 21 May 2015
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Chicago

Mixed fortunes for Petrenko and Lewis in Chicago

By , 08 January 2015
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Vladimir Jurowski © Roman Gontcharov
London

Inside out: LPO’s Rachmaninov exploration launched under Jurowski’s steely eye

By , 03 October 2014
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Sir Simon Rattle © Mat Hennek
New York City

Berlin Philharmonic launches Carnegie Hall Gala with vodka rather than Champagne

By , 01 October 2014
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Simon Rattle © Chris Christodoulou
London

Berliner Philharmoniker casts a Russian spell over the Proms

By , 05 September 2014
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Benjamin Grosvenor © operaomnia.co.uk
Cleveland

Benjamin Grosvenor makes brilliant Cleveland Orchestra debut in Ravel's Concerto in G

By , 02 August 2014
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Peter Oundjian  ©  Sian Richards
Edinburgh

Messiaen, Beethoven and Rachmaninov with the RSNO

By , 22 November 2013
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Valery Gergiev  ©  Alexander Shapunov
Montreal

Gergiev and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra triumphant in Montreal

By , 04 October 2013
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Baiba Skride and Vasily Petrenko with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra at the BBC Proms  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 68: A strong start to the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra's partnership with Petrenko

By , 02 September 2013
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Grant Llewellyn  ©  Michael Lutch
Cardiff

Impressive playing and contemporary Welsh music from National Youth Orchestra of Wales in Cardiff

By , 04 August 2013
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National Youth Orchestra  ©  J Alden
Gateshead

The land of the free: European exiles in America with the National Youth Orchestra

By , 11 April 2013
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Graham Koehne  ©  Sean Skitterall
Sydney

Jazz trumpet meets the orchestra with the Sydney Symphony

By , 07 March 2013
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Louis Lortie  © © Plushmusic
Toronto

Louis Lortie and Hélène Mercier in Toronto

By , 03 February 2013
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Tiit Helimets and Sofiane Sylve in Liang's Symphonic Dances  ©  ERik Tomasson
London

San Francisco Ballet at Sadler's Wells: Programme A wows London

By , 14 September 2012
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Jakub Hrůša  ©   Prague Philharmonia
Sydney

Symphonic Dances from the Sydney Symphony at the Opera House

By , 01 August 2012
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Stéphane Denève © Drew Farrell
Los Angeles

Stephane Denève leads LA Phil in all-Russian program at the Hollywood Bowl

By , 24 July 2012
****1
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Tugan Sokhiev  ©  Patrice Nin
Cardiff

Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in Cardiff

By , 29 March 2012
***11
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Vasily Petrenko,  ©  Mark McNulty
London

Dynamic Rachmaninov from Vasily Petrenko and the Philharmonia

By , 26 February 2012
****1
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Janine Jansen  ©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 72: Winning warhorses at the Proms

By , 08 September 2011
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Edinburgh

Le chant du cygne?

By , 30 August 2011
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Nikolai Tokarev © Felix Broede
Munich

Russisch-Herb: Die Russische Nationalphilharmonie in München

By , 16 November 2018
***11
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Christian Gerhaher © Gregor Hohenberg | Sony Classical
Bamberg

Aus dem Wunderhorn der Liebe und von verwundeten Herzen: Widmann-Uraufführungen in Bamberg

By , 27 April 2018
****1
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Semyon Bychkov © Chris Christodoulou
Munich

Die Münchner Philharmoniker präsentieren ungewohnte Klänge des 20. Jahrhunderts

By , 22 April 2018
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Kirill Karabits © Denis Manokha
Paris

Kirill Karabits et Maximilian Hornung à l’ONF : une vague de fougue slave envahit la Maison de la Radio

By , 23 November 2017
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
Paris

Voyage entre les Etats-Unis et la Russie au TCE avec Yannick Nézet-Seguin et l’Orchestre de Rotterdam

By , 23 March 2017
****1
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