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Robin Ticciati © Giorgia Bertazzi
Berlin

Tales of the unexpected: Ticciati and Tetzlaff at the Philharmonie

By , 16 November 2018
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Lionel Bringuier © Simon Pauly
London

The Goldilocks approach to Russian masterworks from Bringuier, Sokolov and the RPO

By , 30 October 2018
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
London

Rachmaninov with an authentic Russian flavour at Cadogan Hall

By , 04 October 2018
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Jaap van Zweden © Wong Kin Chung
Hong Kong

Energetic Rachmaninov under Jaap van Zweden in Hong Kong

By , 31 August 2018
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Stephane Deneve © Uwe Ditz
Cleveland

Stéphane Denève and The Cleveland Orchestra: witty Poulenc and gigantic Rachmaninov

By , 24 March 2018
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Edo de Waart © Jesse Willems
Atlanta

De Waart and Hadelich are first-rate with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

By , 01 March 2018
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Carlo Rizzi © Tessa Traeger
Manchester

Novel approaches to old favourites from Carlo Rizzi and The Hallé

By , 10 December 2017
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Interplay between Gil Shaham and Andris Nelsons © Hilary Scott
Boston

Toothsome Delights: Sierra, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov with the Boston Symphony

By , 05 October 2017
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Gateshead

Glass and Rachmaninov: Experiments in relativity by the RLPO at The Sage

By , 30 September 2017
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Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish SO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Proms 37/38: A whiff of incense as Dausgaard and the Latvians explore Rachmaninov and religion

By , 13 August 2017
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Cleveland

Vasily Petrenko makes Cleveland Orchestra debut with thrilling Rachmaninov

By , 29 July 2017
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Christoph König © Pedro Lobo, Casa da musica
London

Full-on romantics: Tasmin Little lyrical in Tchaikovsky with Christoph König and RPO

By , 04 May 2017
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Hong Kong

Grandeur and opulence in Oslo Philharmonic's Rachmaninov at the Hong Kong Arts Festival

By , 14 March 2017
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Julian Bliss © Ben Wright
London

Atmosphere? The Adagios have it aplenty: the LPO under Andrés Orozco-Estrada

By , 30 November 2016
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Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta | DG
Houston

Another dimension: Trifonov embraces Schumann in Houston

By , 03 November 2016
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Karina Canellakis © Werner Kmetitsch
Vancouver

Lush indulgence: Berg and Rachmaninov from Karina Canellakis and the Vancouver Symphony

By , 17 October 2016
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Nicola Benedetti © Simon Fowler
Edinburgh

Russian classics make for a great RSNO season opener in Edinburgh

By , 07 October 2016
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Nelson Freire © Mat Hennek
Sydney

Lyrical touch and immaculate phrasing: Nelson Freire's Schumann with the Sydney Symphony

By , 23 September 2016
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Krystian Zimerman © Hiromichi Yamamoto | DG
London

Questions answered by Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO

By , 30 June 2016
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Pavel Kogan © msso-kogan.com
Basingstoke

Foot on the accelerator: speedy Rachmaninov from the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra in Basingstoke

By , 15 May 2016
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Pinchas Zukerman © Cheryl Mazak
London

Zukerman drives an unsteady Russian troika with the RPO

By , 01 March 2016
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Jean-Yves Thibaudet © Harrison Parrott
London

Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the LPO on excellent form in Gershwin and Rachmaninov

By , 05 February 2016
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Gianandrea Noseda © Ramella & Giannese | Teatro Regio di Torino
Washington

Dancing like there's nobody watching: Gianandrea Noseda works NSO into luscious Rachmaninov 2

By , 12 November 2015
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Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keith Saunders
Birmingham

Seong-Jin Cho makes a great first impression in Birmingham

By , 03 November 2015
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James Feddeck © Benjamin Ealovege
Chicago

Hearts on their Sleeves: Feddeck and the CSO perform Rachmaninov 2

By , 17 October 2015
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Ray Chen © Julian Hargreaves
Montreal

Sibelius, Rachmaninov plus Penderecki conducting in Montréal

By , 19 September 2015
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Rory Macdonald © Benjamin Ealovega
Perth

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland's Symphony Orchestra “Bon Voyage”

By , 29 July 2015
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Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta
Cleveland

Jahja Ling leads The Cleveland Orchestra in Russian repertoire

By , 19 March 2015
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Stephen Hough © Sim-Canetty Clarke
Birmingham

Stephen Hough and the CBSO make the case for Dvorak's Piano Concerto in Birmingham

By , 18 March 2015
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Freddy Kempf © Neda Navaee
Manchester

Accomplished Rachmaninov from the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra in Manchester

By , 23 February 2015
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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
Glasgow

In from the cold: Russian rekindling from the RSNO and Paul Daniel

By , 04 December 2014
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Colin Way
London

Pavel Kolesnikov scales Rachmaninov’s Everest with elegance

By , 29 October 2014
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Lan Shui conducts the Singapore Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Lean, clean, but underwhelming Rachmaninov from the Singapore Symphony

By , 02 September 2014
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Cristian Mandeal © Nordic Artists Management
Manchester

Thoughtful and intelligent Rachmaninov from Mandeal and the Hallé

By , 08 May 2014
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Gil Shaham © Luke Ratray
Los Angeles

Gil Shaham and Stéphane Denève offer insights into Bartók and Rachmaninov

By , 25 April 2014
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Stéphane Denève © J Henry Fair
Seattle

A familiar-sounding new commission and an unusual approach to Beethoven

By , 17 April 2014
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Jan Lisiecki performs Schumann’s Piano Concerto with the Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 10: Pappano conducts Mozart, Schumann and Rachmaninov

By , 19 July 2013
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Anna Larsson, Sir Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra Delláccademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia  ©  Jörg Wiesner
Oslo

Pappano returns home: The Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Oslo

By , 09 February 2013
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Louis Lortie  ©  Elias
Cleveland

Louis Lortie and Jaap van Zweden wow Cleveland Orchestra audience in Chopin and Rachmaninov

By , 23 November 2012
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Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra with Riccardo Chailly  ©  Gert Mothes
Birmingham

Harrell, Chailly and the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig delight in Birmingham

By , 25 October 2012
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Riccardo Chailly  ©  CAMI
Birmingham

Shostakovich and Rachmaninov with Chailly and the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig

By , 25 October 2012
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Daniil Trifonov  ©  Vadim Shults
Rome

Daniil Trifonov plays Rachmaninov in Rome

By , 06 September 2012
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Rossen Milanov,  ©  Amanda Stevenson
Fort Worth

Rossen Milanov superb in Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Debut

By , 19 November 2011
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Simon Trpčeski  ©  Simon Fowler / EMI Classics
Hong Kong

An evening of great satisfaction with HKPO and Rachmaninov

By , 10 September 2011
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Kirill Karabits  ©  BBC / Sasha Gusov
London

Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony on top form

By , 10 August 2011
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©  Stephanie Berger
The Hague

Xian Zhang's triumphant return to The Hague

By , 27 May 2011
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Sir Antonio Pappano © Musacchio Ianniello
Munich

Zwei klanggewaltige Zweite Symphonien mit Antonio Pappano und dem BRSO

By , 14 June 2018
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Viviane Hagner © Tima Kölln
Madrid

Hagner, Méndez y la Staatskapelle Weimar: una interpretación brillante de Beethoven y Rachmaninov

By , 14 November 2017
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Behzod Abduraimov © Ben Ealovega | Decca
Munich

Die jungen Wilden: Lorenzo Viotti und Behzod Abduraimov in München

By , 12 October 2017
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Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keith Saunders
Paris

Rachmaninovfest au TCE avec Ashkenazy, Berezovsky et le Philharmonia Orchestra

By , 15 April 2016
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