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Janine Jansen © Marco Borggreve
Zürich

Janine Jansen undertakes a Solitary Journey in Zurich

By , 15 December 2018
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Pekka Kuusisto and the BBC SO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 47: a searing new violin ‘concerto’ from Philip Venables... and Bartók

By , 17 August 2018
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Anne-Sophie Mutter © Bastian Achard
London

Heroic performances from the LPO and Łukasz Borowicz

By , 02 May 2018
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Lahav Shani © Marco Borggreve
Philadelphia

Turkjazz and Russian Firebirds: Lahav Shani and Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 22 March 2018
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Jaap van Zweden © Hans ven der Woerd
New York City

One evening, two different facets of the NY Philharmonic

By , 28 February 2018
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Duncan Ward © Alan Kerr
Dublin

Bright and witty Poulenc contrasts with menacing Prokofiev in Dublin

By , 09 February 2018
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Mariss Jansons conducts the Bavarian RSO © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

A golden evening for Mariss Jansons and his BRSO at the Barbican

By , 24 November 2017
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Rafael Payare © Askonas Holt
Belfast

Brooding darkness and brilliance: the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast

By , 26 May 2017
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Ludovic Morlot © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
Minneapolis

Pugnacious Prokofiev from Ludovic Morlot and the Minnesota Orchestra

By , 28 April 2017
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Charles Dutoit conducting Stravinsky's Chant funèbre © Alex Garcia
Chicago

Dutoit unearths a Stravinsky rarity with the Chicago Symphony

By , 06 April 2017
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Charles Dutoit © Columbia Artists Management Inc
London

A hymn to a pure and noble spirit: bracing Prokofiev from Dutoit and the RPO

By , 07 March 2017
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Hilary Hahn © Michael Patrick O'Leary
Seattle

Hilary Hahn and Ludovic Morlot ignite Seattle

By , 11 February 2017
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Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta
Birmingham

Lermontov and Dostoyevsky? No, Petrenko and Danilov in thrilling Rachmaninov with the RLPO

By , 01 February 2017
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Kristóf Baráti © Marco Borggreve
London

Prokofiev lacking wit and pungency: Baráti and Gergiev at Cadogan Hall

By , 27 September 2016
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Maxim Rysanov © Laszlo Emmer
Turku

Maximum: Slavic Night with Maxim Rysanov and Risto Joost in Turku

By , 08 September 2016
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Kazushi Ono © Stofleth
Barcelona

An Eastern European odyssey: Capuçon plays Dvořák's Cello Concerto in Barcelona

By , 12 March 2016
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Marc-André Hamelin © Fran Kaufman
Montreal

Technical demands: Budapest Festival Orchestra and Marc-André Hamelin in Montréal

By , 16 February 2016
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Baiba Skride © Marco Borggreve
Zürich

Baiba Skride's Tchaikovsky at the centre of a Russian triple bill in Zurich

By , 13 December 2015
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Kirill Karabits conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 34 Turbulent storms: Grimes revisited and earthy Prokofiev from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

By , 10 August 2015
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Hélène Grimaud © Mat Hennek | DGG
San Francisco

Colourful contrasts: Ravel and Prokofiev from Grimaud, Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic in San Francisco

By , 16 February 2015
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Valery Gergiev © Valentin Baranovsky
Sydney

Prokofiev the whimsical and the heroic: after more than 30 years, the LSO returns to Australia

By , 24 November 2014
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Lahav Shani © Yossi Zwecker
Birmingham

Lahav Shani: An electrifying debut in Birmingham

By , 06 November 2014
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Mariss Jansons © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Mariss Jansons, Yuja Wang and the RCO delight in the Russian repertoire

By , 17 September 2014
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Kirill Karabits © Sasha Gusov
Dublin

Kirill Karabits in Dublin: A tale of two halves

By , 27 March 2014
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Krzysztof Urbanski © Joanna Urbanska
Los Angeles

The LA Phil’s “Casual Friday” with Chopin and Prokofiev is no light entertainment

By , 24 January 2014
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Evgeny Kissin © Sheila Rock
London

Kissin and Tilson Thomas join the LSO for Russian music

By , 19 December 2013
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Anna Caterina Antonacci with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic © Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 53: Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam PO bring Prokofiev to the Proms

By , 22 August 2013
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Rodion Shchedrin, Valery Gergiev and Olli Mustonen  ©  Pim Top
Rotterdam

Opening of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival

By , 07 September 2012
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Leila Josefowicz,  ©  J Henry Fair
Toronto

TSO, Andrey Boreyko and Leila Josefowicz let the Russian gems shine at Roy Thomson Hall

By , 01 December 2011
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©  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Dallas

Caution to the Wind: DSO’s Ambitious and Successful Opener

By , 10 September 2011
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©  BBC / Yannis Bournias
London

Prom 52: Gergiev conducts a transcendent LSO

By , 23 August 2011
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Julia Fischer © Decca | Felix Broede
Munich

Eine Schablone, unbekannte Nuancen schaffen, das ist Genie

By , 23 February 2018
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Mariss Jansons und das Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks © Daniel Dittus
Hamburg

Ein Geburtstagskonzert mit dem BRSO für Mariss Jansons und die Elbphilharmonie

By , 13 January 2018
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Daniel Barenboim © Peter Adamik
Munich

Der Beethoven-Experte: Daniel Barenboim mit dem BRSO unter Mariss Jansons

By , 09 November 2017
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El pianista Jean-Yves Thibaudet © Harrison Parrot
Madrid

Thibaudet y Ravel en el Auditorio Nacional

By , 05 March 2017
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Truls Mørk © Morten Krogvold | Virgin Classics
Paris

À la Philharmonie de Paris, Truls Mørk matérialise le son

By , 22 February 2017
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Saxophonquartett Clair-Obscur © Boris Streubel
Minden

Chaostag im Mindener Stadttheater: Enjott Schneiders Berlin Punk feiert brillante Weltpremiere

By , 22 February 2017
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Lisa Batiashvili mit den Königlichen Philharmonikern Stockholm © Jan-Olav Wedin
Gothenburg

Königliches Gastspiel im Konzerthaus Göteborg: die Stockholmer Philharmoniker unter Sakari Oramo

By , 14 November 2015
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