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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Symphony no. 4 in E minor, Op.98

Frank Peter Zimmermann © Harald Hoffmann | Hänssler Classic
Zürich

From bravado to quiet prayer: Zimmermann and his “Lady” tackle Beethoven in Zurich

By , 21 June 2018
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Alexandre Bloch © Sebastian Ene
Gateshead

Radical Brahms from Alexandre Bloch and Royal Northern Sinfonia

By , 20 April 2018
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Jakub Hrůša © Pavel Hejnz
Vienna

Artistic prowess from Hrůša, Andsnes and the Vienna Symphony at the Musikverein

By , 21 March 2018
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Virginie Verrez © Dario Acosta
Minneapolis

Scintillating Shéhérazade from Virginie Verrez and Rafael Payare in Minneapolis

By , 17 November 2017
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Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic © LCSD
Hong Kong

Mixed performances from Simon Rattle and the Berlin Phil in Hong Kong

By , 10 November 2017
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Esther Yoo © Marco Borggreve
London

Esther Yoo's affectionate Tchaikovsky the highlight of a disappointing evening with the Philharmonia

By , 02 November 2017
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Riccardo Chailly © Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Anne-Sophie Mutter joins Riccardo Chailly for Brahms at La Scala

By , 08 June 2017
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Jakub Hrůša © Petra Klačková
London

Jakub Hrůša reflects Brahms’ translucency through crystal prisms

By , 23 March 2017
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Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi © Satoshi Mitsuta
Tokyo

Surprises from Tokyo’s “newspaper” orchestra

By , 24 November 2016
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Jakub Hrůša © Prague Philharmonia | V Krsul
Cleveland

Brilliant Bartók from Yuja Wang and Jakub Hrůša in Cleveland

By , 20 October 2016
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Thomas Søndergård conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales © BBC|Mark Allan
London

Prom 37: Webern, Brahms and a Watkins première from Søndergård and BBC NOW

By , 12 August 2016
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David Zinman at Ravinia Festival © Patrick Gipson | Ravinia
Chicago

Zinman conducts old friends at Ravinia

By , 10 August 2016
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Nicola Benedetti © Simon Fowler
Birmingham

Nicola Benedetti commands in Szymanowski with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

By , 27 January 2016
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Itzhak Perlman © Lisa Marie Mazzucco
San Francisco

An enthralling account of Brahms’ Fourth by Itzhak Perlman and the San Francisco Symphony

By , 10 January 2016
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Michael Sanderling © Nikolaj Lund | IMG
Basingstoke

Wow factor from Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra

By , 16 October 2015
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Yuri Temirkanov © Sasha Gusov
London

Fireworks of the right kind from Matsuev, Temirkanov & the Philharmonia

By , 04 October 2015
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Birmingham

Adventures in Birmingham: CBSO YOA play Lindberg, Strauss and Brahms

By , 26 July 2015
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Arabella Steinbacher © Peter Rigaud
Birmingham

Arabella Steinbacher and the Dresden Philharmonic in Birmingham

By , 21 June 2015
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Daniele Gatti © CAMI
New York City

Maestro Daniele Gatti and the Vienna Philharmonic perform Brahms in New York

By , 28 February 2015
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Stanisław Skrowaczewski © Toshiyuki Urano
Manchester

A thrilling Brahms 4: Skrowaczewski still loved in Manchester

By , 01 February 2015
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Emanuel Ax © Marie Mazzucco | Sony
Amsterdam

Deeply humane Brahms from Haitink, Ax and the COE

By , 21 November 2014
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Mitsuko Uchida © Richard Avedon
London

A traditional affair: Haitink, Uchida and the LSO

By , 30 October 2014
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Simon Rattle © Mat Hennek
Berlin

A fine finish to the Berlin Philharmonic’s Brahms/Schumann cycle

By , 26 September 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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Jaap van Zweden © Bert Huselmans
Dallas

Mahler, Brahms, and a belated Britten birthday in Dallas

By , 25 January 2014
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
London

Dedicated to Brahms: Andris Neslons conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra

By , 23 January 2014
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Julia Fischer © Kasskara
Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra triumph in a weekend of Brahms

By , 11 January 2014
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Riccardo Chailly  ©  CAMI
London

Chailly and the Gewandhaus Orchestra bring their Barbican Brahms cycle to an end

By , 30 October 2013
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Steven Isserlis  ©  Tom Miller
Canberra

Expanded ACO perform 19th-century classics at the Sydney Opera House

By , 29 October 2013
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Thomas Zehetmair  ©  Dan Brady
Gateshead

Northern Sinfonia: The Romantic Symphony 4

By , 09 June 2013
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Budapest Festival Orchestra
Birmingham

The Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer make a legendary pairing in Birmingham

By , 26 April 2013
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Budapest Festival Orchestra
Manchester

Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer play Beethoven and Brahms in Manchester

By , 24 April 2013
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Christian Thielemann conducting the Staatskapelle Dresden  ©  Matthias Creutziger
New York City

Der Thielemann brings the Staatskapelle Dresden and Brahms to New York

By , 17 April 2013
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Lisa Batiashvili  ©  Anja Frers and Deutsche Grammophon
Dresden

A feast of Brahms in Dresden with Thielemann and Batiashvili

By , 07 April 2013
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André de Ridder © Marco Borggreve
Manchester

The Hallé and André de Ridder: Beethoven, Ligeti and Brahms

By , 17 January 2013
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London Symphony Orchestra  ©  Gautier Deblonde
London

The LSO and Gergiev in Brahms and Szymanowski 4

By , 12 December 2012
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Anton Kuerti
Toronto

An evening of Brahms with the Ontario Phil and Anton Kuerti

By , 04 December 2012
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Mario Venzago
Gateshead

End of term exuberance from Northern Sinfonia

By , 10 June 2012
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Pianist Yeo Eum Son with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta  ©  Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Sinfonietta measures up to world standards in Mozart and Brahms

By , 02 June 2012
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Nikolaj Znaider  ©  George Lange
London

Znaider takes up the baton instead of the violin

By , 30 October 2011
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©  BBC / Henry Fair
London

Prom 49: Haitink reveals Brahms' softer side

By , 20 August 2011
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©  Tom Miller
London

A Brahms baguette

By , 17 March 2011
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Christian Thielemann © Matthias Creutziger
Lucerne

Liszt in Sibirien? Brahms in der Oper? – Denis Matsuev, Thielemann und die Staatskapelle Dresden

By , 31 May 2018
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Marek Janowski © Felix Broede
Paris

Marek Janowski et le Philhar : arabesques à géométrie variable

By , 25 May 2018
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Ye-Eun Choi © Na-Young Lee
Paris

Riccardo Muti révèle un jeune talent à l'Auditorium de Radio-France

By , 17 May 2018
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La Gewandhausorchester Leipzig © Gert Mothes
Madrid

Nelsons y la Gewandhaus dejan huella en Madrid con la cuarta de Brahms

By , 05 May 2018
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Thomas Dausgaard © Ulla Carin Eckblom
Bruges

Répertoire symphonique au format de poche : dissection d’un orchestre de chambre par Thomas Dausgaard

By , 19 April 2018
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Pablo Heras-Casado © Fernando Sancho
Zürich

Eindringliche Schlichtheit und orchestrale Meisterleistung: Pablo Heras-Casado in Zürich

By , 06 December 2017
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Jukka-Pekka Saraste © Felix Broede
Paris

Pour Brahms

By , 20 November 2015
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Nikolaj Znaider © George Lange
Wiesloch

Nikolaj Znaider brilliert mit Tschaikowskis Violinkonzert – ein fulminanter Auftakt der 54. Konzertreihe der Kunstfreunde Wiesloch

By , 28 September 2014
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