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Andris Nelsons © Southbank Centre | Mark Allan
London

Nelsons’ manicured Mahler a slow burn with the Gewandhaus

By , 09 October 2018
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Sir Antonio Pappano conducts the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 37: Saluti da Roma as Pappano conducts Bernstein and Mahler

By , 10 August 2018
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Anush Hovhannisyan © Vardan Aslanyan
Glasgow

Magnificent 10th birthday: Amicus plays Strauss and Mahler

By , 17 June 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
Antwerp

Thrilling Beethoven and Mahler from Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra in Antwerp

By , 18 April 2018
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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Benjamin Ealovega
Birmingham

A stroll, a ship and a symphony: three very different musical journeys in Birmingham

By , 29 March 2018
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Ilan Volkov © Simon Butterworth
London

A Liszt rarity and Mahler staple from Volkov and the RPO

By , 06 February 2018
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Janine Jansen with the RCO at Carnegie Hall © Richard Termine
New York City

Daniele Gatti and the Royal Concertgebouw at Carnegie Hall: an evolving collaboration

By , 18 January 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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Andris Nelsons © Suntory Hall
Tokyo

Refined Mahler in Tokyo from Nelsons and Boston Symphony

By , 09 November 2017
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Marin Alsop © Adrianne White
London

From lamentation to jubilation: Bernstein celebrated in style by Marin Alsop and the LSO

By , 08 November 2017
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Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 69: A concert of two halves from Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

By , 04 September 2017
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Gustavo Gimeno © Marco Borggreve
London

Stimulating programming and powerful performances the Philharmonia and Gustavo Gimeno

By , 01 June 2017
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
New York City

Salonen’s Mahler at Carnegie Hall: transparent, direct, with no pathos

By , 31 May 2017
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Jaap van Zweden © Hans van der Woerd
Sydney

Titanic effort by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in Sydney

By , 05 May 2017
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Nikolai Znaider © Lars Gundersen
Tokyo

Znaider, Luisi, and NHKSO Tokyo show that Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is anything but overdone

By , 15 April 2017
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
New York City

Outstanding Mahler by Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony

By , 08 April 2017
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François-Xavier Roth © Marco Borggreve
London

François-Xavier Roth and the London Symphony Orchestra on peak form

By , 30 March 2017
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Robert Spano © Angela Morriss
Atlanta

Robert Spano leads a resplendent Mahler 1 in Atlanta

By , 09 February 2017
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
Tokyo

San Francisco Symphony fails to ignite in Tokyo

By , 21 November 2016
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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Vern Evans
Birmingham

Much excitement from the CBSO under new music director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

By , 16 November 2016
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Nikolai Lugansky © Jean-Baptiste Millot
Edinburgh

In Edinburgh, Lugansky leads the way in Prokofiev, while Storgårds moulds Mahler

By , 11 November 2016
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Vasily Petrenko © Bolzano Festival
Bolzano

The European Union Youth Orchestra triumphs in Bolzano

By , 19 August 2016
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
London

Prom 32: Salonen and the Philharmonia prove a mixed bag

By , 08 August 2016
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Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly
Glasgow

Golden Brahms, glorious Mahler: Runnicles leaves BBCSSO

By , 19 May 2016
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Montreal

Petrenko delivers a spirited Mahler 1 in Montréal

By , 12 May 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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Nikolaj Znaider © Lars Gundersen
Washington

Znaider makes impressive NSO debut as conductor

By , 07 April 2016
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Bernard Haitink and Murray Perahia with the Boston Symphony © Michael Blanchard
Boston

Lions in winter: Perahia and Haitink in Boston

By , 31 March 2016
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Richard Farnes © Opera North
Leeds

Richard Farnes conducts a triumphant Mahler’s First Symphony in Leeds

By , 05 December 2015
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Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Werner Kmetitsch
London

The last shall be first: late Dvořák meets early Mahler with the LPO

By , 25 November 2015
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Henning Kraggerud © Robert Romik
Auckland

Henning Kraggerud's Bruch fits the “Virtuoso Violin” bill in Auckland

By , 08 October 2015
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Alan Buribayev © Simon van Boxtel
Dublin

A gripping Mahler 1 by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra for Dublin season-opener

By , 11 September 2015
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Jeremy Denk © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 60: Magical Cowell and fussy Mahler from the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas

By , 30 August 2015
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Art Streiber
Edinburgh

Thrilling Adams and Mahler from Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony

By , 27 August 2015
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Marc Albrecht © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Animated Albrecht leads a stirring Mahler 1 in Amsterdam

By , 13 June 2015
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Markus Stenz © Catrin Moritz
Manchester

Markus Stenz conducts an energetic Mahler 1 with the Hallé

By , 23 April 2015
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Edward Gardner leads the Philharmonia on an uneven journey

By , 15 March 2015
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Denis Kozhukhin © Felix Broede
Birmingham

Energetic evening of Mahler, Lutosławski and Prokoviev from the CBSO Youth Orchestra

By , 22 February 2015
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Rudolf Buchbinder © Philipp Horak
London

Buchbinder’s Beethoven: grounded, but graceful

By , 18 December 2014
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Kari Kriikku © Marco Borggreve
New York City

Unsuk Chin première and bruising Mahler open New York Philharmonic’s subscription season

By , 23 September 2014
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Marin Alsop conduction Short Ride in a Fast Machine © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Captivating Mahler from Alsop and the BBC SO

By , 04 September 2014
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Daniel Harding © Julian Hargreaves
Ravello

Daniel Harding and LSO in the open air at alluring Ravello Festival

By , 18 July 2014
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Juanjo Mena © Sussie Ahlburg
Manchester

BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena deliver exuberant Mahler

By , 02 May 2014
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Daniel Harding © Luca Piva
London

Profundity and musical freshness: Huw Watkins world première

By , 23 February 2014
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Claus Peter Flor © Shawn Northcutt
Kuala Lumpur

Mahler and Mozart from the Malaysian Philharmonic

By , 16 February 2014
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Sakari Oramo  ©  Jan Olav Wedin
London

Murail to Mahler: A concert of firsts from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Oramo

By , 02 November 2013
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Marin Alsop  ©  Hana Zushi, Royal Academy of Music
Manchester

Brilliantly energetic Alsop and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra in Manchester

By , 27 October 2013
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Marin Alsop  ©  Grant Leighton
Dublin

Exhilarating Irish homecoming: Marin Alsop with Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra

By , 26 October 2013
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Nikolaj Znaider  ©  N. Razina
Birmingham

Nikolaj Znaider conducts the CBSO in Mahler and Chopin with Ingrid Fliter

By , 03 October 2013
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Emma Jezel in the Australian World Orchestra
Sydney

Rites of reunion: The Australian World Orchestra visits Sydney

By , 03 October 2013
****1
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