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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Symphony no. 4 in C minor, Op.43

Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 69: Nelsons and the Boston Symphony stare into the abyss of Shostakovich 4

By , 03 September 2018
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Andris Nelsons leads the BSO © Hilary Scott
Lenox

Storm inside and outside the Koussevitzky Shed: Nelsons and Boston Symphony at Tanglewood

By , 17 August 2018
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Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keth Saunders
London

Beauty and the beast: Two faces of Shostakovitch revealed by Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia

By , 29 April 2018
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
New York City

A Boston Symphony performance at Carnegie Hall marked by Mahler’s shadow

By , 11 April 2018
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Hallé goes “beyond the score” to discover the danger behind Shostakovich 4

By , 28 October 2017
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Valery Gergiev with the Mariinsky Orchestra and the RSNO © Beth Chalmers
Edinburgh

Searing Shostakovich 4 at the Edinburgh Festival: Russians and Scots recall 1962 Western première

By , 23 August 2017
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Hans van der Woerd
Rotterdam

Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony glows with passion in Rotterdam

By , 09 December 2016
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Barbara Hannigan © Raphael Brand
Cleveland

Abrahamsen’s let me tell you receives brilliant US première

By , 15 January 2016
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
London

Blistering Shostakovich from Vasily Petrenko and the London Philharmonic

By , 13 February 2015
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

A very Mahlerian Shostakovich

By , 23 October 2014
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John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
Manchester

Northern European classics from Storgårds and the BBC Philharmonic

By , 11 October 2014
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
London

Vasily Petrenko and the EUYO in 20th Century symphonic rarities

By , 05 August 2014
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Daniil Trifonov with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra in 2011 © Valentin Baranovsky
Paris

Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra in gorgeous Shostakovich at Salle Pleyel

By , 01 December 2013
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Bernard Haitink  ©  Matthias Creutziger
London

Haitink's powerful Shostakovich 4 with the LSO

By , 10 October 2013
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Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra  ©  Benjamin Ealovega
London

European première of Shostakovich's Orango at The Rest is Noise

By , 16 May 2013
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Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra,  ©  Marco Borggreve
Rotterdam

Shostakovich's all-encompassing Fourth Symphony by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

By , 02 December 2011
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Baiba Skride © Lucerne Festival | Patrick Huerlimann
Lucerne

Kopfig-Jazziges und ein russisches Meisterwerk mit dem Boston Symphony Orchestra in Luzern

By , 12 September 2018
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Die Berliner Philharmoniker und Sir Simon Rattle © Marco Borelli | Salzburger Festspiele
Salzburg

Finale der Salzburger Festspiele: Die Berliner Philharmoniker bestechen durch transparenten Klang

By , 30 August 2015
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Lang Lang © Harald Hoffmann | Sony Classical
Munich

Lang Lang spielt Tschaikowskys Klavierkonzert Nr. 1

By , 01 May 2015
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