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Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony at Disney Hall © Todd Rosenberg Photography
Los Angeles

Chicago and Muti keep it safe, delivering potent Brahms at Disney Hall

By , 22 October 2017
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Bernard Haitink © Clive Barda
London

Classical tradition as Bernard Haitink joins the LSO for Brahms and Beethoven

By , 10 October 2017
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Alexander Kniazev © Istanbul Music Festival
Istanbul

Brahms and Elgar – Russian Style: Alexander Kniazev in Istanbul

By , 10 June 2017
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Karl-Heinz Steffens © Susanne Diesner
London

Meaty Brahms from Karl-Heinz Steffens and the Philharmonia

By , 16 February 2017
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Alan Gilbert © Chris Lee
New York City

Alan Gilbert and Stephen Hough in repertoire staples at the New York Philharmonic

By , 11 January 2017
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Andris Nelsons, Hélène Grimaud and the Boston Symphony © Marco Borggreve
Boston

Autumn Leaves: Boston Symphony concludes its Brahms “mini-fest"

By , 17 November 2016
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Cristian Mandeal © Hazard Chase
Liverpool

Spectacular Saint-Saëns from Ian Fountain and Cristian Mandeal in Liverpool

By , 10 November 2016
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Mari Eriksmoen © Sveinung Bjelland
Oslo

Virtuosic restraint: the Oslo Philharmonic plays Haydn, Mozart and Brahms

By , 12 May 2016
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Christoph Eschenbach © Eric Brissaud
Washington

Tobias Picker's Opera Without Words: A feast for the orchestra in Washington

By , 10 March 2016
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Benjamin Grosvenor © operaomnia
Birmingham

Sensational Grieg from Benjamin Grosvenor and the CBSO

By , 25 February 2016
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Nikolai Demidenko © Kirill Bachkirov
Leeds

Fervent Rachmaninov from Demidenko and the Flanders Symphony in Leeds

By , 13 February 2016
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Ludovic Morlot © Sussie Ahlburg
Atlanta

Atlanta SO's Viennese program with Ludovic Morlot fails to lift off

By , 07 January 2016
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Juanjo Mena © Sussie Ahlburg
Manchester

Juanjo Mena and the BBC Philharmonic embark on an “American Adventure”

By , 04 December 2015
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Semyon Bychkov © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 73: Bychkov and the Vienna Philharmonic bask in glowing Brahms and ravishing Schmidt

By , 10 September 2015
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Richard Tognetti © Gary Heery
Sydney

Delicious Mozart, problematic Brahms from an expanded ACO in Sydney

By , 18 August 2015
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Daniele Gatti © CAMI
Vienna

A feast of Brahms with the Wiener Philharmoniker and Gatti at the Konzerthaus

By , 11 February 2015
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Anna Lucia Richter © Jessy Lee | Nordic Artists Management
New York City

Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra bring Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn to Lincoln Center

By , 18 January 2015
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Underwhelming Brahms from Yannick Nézet-Séguin

By , 18 October 2014
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© Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Rattle's Schumann and Brahms at the Philharmonie: insightful but flawed

By , 20 September 2014
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Vadim Repin © Harald Hoffmann
Sydney

Fiery Janáček and Lalo from David Robertson and the Sydney Symphony

By , 29 August 2014
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Iván Fischer conducts the Budapest Festival Orchestra © Chris Christodoulou / BBC Proms
London

Prom 53: Warm and seductive Brahms from Iván Fischer and the BFO

By , 26 August 2014
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Nigel Kennedy © Paul Marc Mitchell | Sony Classical
Oxford

A musical misfire from Nigel Kennedy in Oxford

By , 03 June 2014
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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra © RLPO
Reading

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic play Mozart, Elgar and Brahms in Reading

By , 24 January 2014
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Andris Nelsons conducting the CBSO © Neil Pugh
Birmingham

Nelsons conducts the CBSO in Brahms and Britten

By , 05 December 2013
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Philharmonia Orchestra  ©  Benjamin Ealovega
London

The Brahmsian orchestra at its best: Philharmonia Brahms cycle continues with van Steen

By , 13 October 2013
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Jac van Steen  ©  Ross Cohen
Oxford

Unstoppable Brahms with Jac van Steen and the Philharmonia in Oxford

By , 04 October 2013
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Alan Buribayev  ©  Milan Ilya prive Esther Simon
Dublin

An all-German Romantic programme at Dublin's NCH

By , 17 May 2013
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Thomas Zehetmair  ©  Mark Savage; courtesy of Northern Sinfonia
Gateshead

Northern Sinfonia in love with Zehetmair, Brahms and Schumann

By , 15 February 2013
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Valery Gergiev  ©  Decca / Marco Borggreve
Paris

Memory and (re)discovery: Gergiev and the LSO at the Salle Pleyel

By , 15 December 2012
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Christian Thielemann conducting the Staatskapelle Dresden  ©  Matthias Creutziger
Dresden

Christian Thielemann launches his Brahms cycle in Dresden

By , 14 October 2012
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Simon Rattle  ©  Mat Hennek EMI Classics
Birmingham

Simon Rattle and the Vienna Philharmonic: Brahms, Webern and Schumann

By , 16 June 2012
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Riccardo Chailly  ©  CAMI
Amsterdam

Riccardo Chailly with the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Amsterdam

By , 07 May 2012
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The Philadelphia Orchestra at Verizon Hall, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts  ©  Ryan Donnell
Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Orchestra in works by Brahms, Webern and Schumann

By , 29 April 2012
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New York City

Fabulous As Ever: the Philadelphia Orchestra shines with Sir Simon Rattle at Carnegie Hall

By , 27 April 2012
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©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 47: COE, Ax and Haitink

By , 19 August 2011
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Peter Oundjian  ©  Sian Richards
Edinburgh

RSNO, Stephen Hough and Peter Oundjian

By , 15 April 2011
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Daniel Harding frente a la Orchestre de Paris © William Beaucardet
Madrid

Pires y Harding nos llevan al olimpo decimonónico junto a la Orchestre de Paris

By , 17 May 2018
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Nelson Goerne © Jean-Baptiste Millot
Geneva

Nelson Goerner magistral à Genève

By , 17 January 2018
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Madrid

Bernard Haitink, Emanuel Ax y LSO: la certeza efímera de conocer lo que se recordará

By , 23 October 2017
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El violonchelista Alban Gerhardt © Kaupo_Kikkas
Pamplona

Cómo personalizar el estilo inconfundible (y tal vez repetitivo) de un sastre

By , 24 May 2016
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Patricia Kopatchinskaja © Marco Borggreve
La Coruña

Kopatchinskaja, Slobodeniouk y el anhelo romántico: la OSG en La Coruña

By , 19 February 2016
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La Chambre Philharmonique - Emmanuel Krivine © IMG
Geneva

La Chambre Philharmonique au Victoria Hall de Genève : et le vibrato… ça vous cause ?

By , 14 December 2015
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Gautier Capuçon © Michel Tammaro
Lyon

L’Orchestre National de Lyon et Gautier Capuçon : douceur et passion

By , 12 March 2015
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