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Klaus Mäkelä © Heikki Tuuli
Antwerp

Beguiling Tchaikovsky from Alban Gerhardt and Klaus Mäkelä in Antwerp

By , 28 October 2018
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John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
Manchester

Titanic Sibelius opens the BBC Philharmonic season

By , 22 September 2018
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Edward Gardner conducts the Bergen Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 52: Gardner chisels out the bigger picture in Sibelius 2

By , 21 August 2018
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James Gaffigan © Daniela Kienzler
Cleveland

Perfect music for a summer evening: Gaffigan and The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 18 August 2018
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Herbert Blomstedt © U.K. Lengemann
Los Angeles

Forever young: Blomstedt leads LA Phil in Beethoven and Sibelius

By , 16 March 2018
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Anu Komsi © Maarit Kyt
London

Affirmative end to Sakari Oramo's BBCSO Sibelius cycle

By , 06 January 2018
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James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
Edinburgh

James Ehnes excels in Edinburgh with Beethoven's Violin Concerto

By , 13 October 2017
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Nicola Benedetti with the BBC NOW © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 6: RAH resounds with Nicola Benedetti's extraordinary Shostakovich

By , 18 July 2017
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A Trip to the Moon by Andrew Norman © Tim Whitby | Getty Images for the London Symphony Orchestra
London

Reluctantly grounded, A Trip to the Moon misses its lift-off

By , 09 July 2017
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Víkingur Ólafsson © Ari Magg
Gothenburg

Rare Strauss and impeccable Sibelius: Iceland Symphony Orchestra in Gothenburg

By , 19 April 2017
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Alexander Sitkovetsky © Nordic Artists Management
London

Epic Sibelius ends the Tonkünstler's second Cadogan Hall concert

By , 28 February 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
Chicago

Pure gold from the Clevelanders and Welser-Möst in Chicago

By , 21 January 2017
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Paul Jacobs © Fran Kaufman
Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra opens season with Ives, Copland and Sibelius

By , 29 September 2016
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Kazuki Yamada © Marco Borggreve
Birmingham

Sunny Sibelius with Kazuki Yamada and dthe CBSO

By , 16 June 2016
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Quirine Viersen © Marco Borggreve
Poole

Quirine Viersen impresses in Walton’s Cello Concerto at Poole's Lighthouse

By , 20 April 2016
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Louis Lortie © Elias
Atlanta

Scandinavian classics from Spano and Lortie in Atlanta

By , 07 April 2016
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Jukka-Pekka Saraste © WDR | Thomas Kost
Rotterdam

Nordic tradition: Saraste's Sibelius impresses in Rotterdam

By , 02 April 2016
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Emanuel Ax © Lisa Marie Mazzucco
Chicago

MTT and Ax shine in Sibelius and Beethoven with the CSO

By , 17 March 2016
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Håkan Hardenberger © Marco Borggreve
London

Trumpet extraordinary: Nordic passions from Hardenberger and Rouvali

By , 28 January 2016
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Baiba Skride © Marco Borggreve
Washington

Järvi and Skride in a symphony of sound with the NSO

By , 14 January 2016
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Vladimir Jurowski © Sheila Rock
London

Vladimir Jurowski sets Tchaikovsky and Sibelius ablaze with the LPO

By , 26 September 2015
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Okko Kamu © Juha Tanhua
Lahti

The BBCSO graces the Lahti Festival

By , 03 September 2015
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Thomas Dausgaard © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 40 Sibelius shaken, not stirred: BBCSSO and Dausgaard essay music of national identity

By , 15 August 2015
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Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keith Saunders
London

Programme Sibelius par le Philharmonia Orchestra et Vladimir Ashkenazy

By , 11 June 2015
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Yuja Wang © Fadil Berisha
London

Impish Shostakovich and epic Sibelius from Yuja Wang, MTT and the LSO

By , 15 March 2015
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Thomas Dausgaard and the Seattle Symphony © Brandon Patoc Photography
Seattle

Thomas Dausgaard embarks on Sibelius cycle in Seattle

By , 12 March 2015
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Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Powerhouse Sibelius launches Berlin residency at The Barbican

By , 10 February 2015
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
Montreal

Warmth for a cold winter evening: Orchestre Métropolitain explores the depths of Scandinavia

By , 30 November 2014
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Muhai Tang © Jef Rabillon
Cleveland

Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra gives solid performance on first US tour

By , 07 October 2014
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John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
London

Sibelius travels continue in Prom 38 with the BBC Philharmonic and John Storgårds

By , 14 August 2014
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Lisa Batiashvili © Anja Frers | DG
London

Microtones and dancing polar bears: Finland on the South Bank

By , 26 June 2014
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Lorin Maazel © Andrew Garn
Madrid

Maazel and the Münchner Philharmoniker unearth the sound of silence in Madrid

By , 17 February 2014
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Maria João Pires  ©  Felix Broede
London

The Philharmonia Orchestra and Maria João Pires close the 2012/13 season on a high note

By , 30 June 2013
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John Storgårds  ©  Marco Borggreve
Manchester

Sibelius 4 and 2 with the BBC Philharmonic and John Storgårds

By , 08 June 2013
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Sakari Oramo  ©  Heikki Tuuli and Octavia
New York City

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra charms and delights at Carnegie Hall

By , 15 February 2013
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Yefim Bronfman  ©  Frank Stewart
New York City

Bronfman, Maazel and the New York Phil in seamless interpretations of Brahms and Sibelius

By , 18 January 2013
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Robin Ticciati  ©  Marco Borggreve
Cleveland

Robin Ticciati makes his Cleveland Orchestra debut with Rachmaninov and Sibelius

By , 27 October 2012
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B. Tommy Andersson  ©  Peter Knutson
Edinburgh

RSNO with Søndergård in Andersson, Mahler and Sibelius

By , 26 October 2012
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Lise de la Salle  © Stéphane Gallois for Vanity Fair
Toronto

Lise de la Salle and Douglas Boyd with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

By , 17 October 2012
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Sol Gabetta  ©  Marco Borggreve
Bristol

Gabetta, Sinaisky and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Colston Hall

By , 14 October 2012
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Sunwook Kim  ©  Tae-Uk Kang
Manchester

The Hallé's season opener: Introverted Brahms and Sibelius

By , 19 September 2012
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Peter Donohoe,  ©  Sussie Ahlburg
Birmingham

An overture, a concerto and a symphony: Perfect proportions from the CBSO, Michael Seal and Peter Donohoe

By , 14 December 2011
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Sir Colin Davis  ©  Alberto Venzago
New York City

Masterful Sibelius from Sir Colin, Znaider, and the LSO at Avery Fisher

By , 19 October 2011
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Owen Webb (Harlequin) and Gillian Keith (Zerbinetta) - Credit Richard H Smith
London

Heroism in Limehouse

By , 03 December 2010
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Sol Gabetta © Uwe Arens
Munich

Mit unbändiger Emotion: das Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in München

By , 25 October 2018
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Julia Lezhneva © Simon Fowler | Decca
Madrid

Lirismo y virtuosismo a diversas latitudes: Santtu-Matias Rouvali y Julia Lezhneva con la Orquesta Nacional de España

By , 26 January 2018
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Stéphane Denève © Drew Farrell
Amsterdam

Sehnsüchtiges Heimweh: Erkki-Sven Tüürs Piccolokonzert in Amsterdam

By , 06 December 2017
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Leif Segerstam © Jan Segerstam Yuasa
Paris

Leif Segerstam transforme l'Orchestre National de France

By , 30 October 2014
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