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Riccardo Chailly and Lang Lang © Priska Ketterer | Lucerne Festival
Lucerne

Marvel and fantasy as the Lucerne Festival begins

By , 17 August 2018
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Camilo Ramos and Sophie Zoricic in Acosta's Carmen © David Kelly
Brisbane

The Lady in Red: Queensland Ballet’s Firebird and Carmen

By , 26 May 2018
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Faun © Marc Haegeman
Madrid

Cherkaoui and Pite in Royal Ballet of Flanders’ attractive triple bill in Madrid

By , 19 May 2018
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Kevin Jackson and Iana Jones in Murphy's Firebird © Daniel Boud
Sydney

Fifty years on: The Australian Ballet celebrates the great Graeme Murphy

By , 09 April 2018
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Vladimir Jurowski © Drew Kelley
London

Filing past the tomb of the master: Jurowski and the LPO on Stravinsky’s debt to Rimsky-Korsakov

By , 07 February 2018
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François-Xavier Roth © Marco Borggreve
Boston

Roth charts the emergence of the modern in Boston

By , 12 January 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle conducts the LSO © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

Supersized, superhuman Stravinsky from Rattle and the LSO

By , 21 September 2017
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Marianne Crebassa, Tugan Sokhiev and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse © Patrice Nin
Paris

Return to the harem: Marianne Crebassa seduces in Ravel's Shéhérazade in Paris

By , 20 May 2017
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Simone Lamsma © Otto Van Den Toorn
Dublin

Lamsma dishes up a mesmerizing Shostakovich Violin concerto no.1

By , 12 May 2017
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Pablo Heras-Casado © Fernando Sancho
London

“Wish you were here!” Picture-postcard Spain from Heras-Casado and Perianes

By , 02 March 2017
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Teresa Reichlen in George Balanchine's Firebird © Paul Kolnik
New York City

Two Masterworks of Unequal Weight

By , 11 October 2016
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The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland © The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
Glasgow

The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland dances on its journey to the Proms

By , 03 August 2016
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Kent Nagano © Felix Broede
Montreal

Orchestral pyrotechnics in Montréal

By , 21 October 2015
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Valery Gergiev © Alexander Shapunov
London

LSO and Gergiev thrill in challenging 20th century repertoire

By , 09 October 2015
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François-Xavier Roth © Marco Borggreve
London

Exacting Boulez overshadows Ravel and Stravinsky with the BBCSO and François-Xavier Roth

By , 12 August 2015
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
London

Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia illuminate Ravel and Stravinsky

By , 19 February 2015
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
New York City

Splintering silences and startling dynamics in Salonen's Firebird in New York

By , 16 October 2014
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Sir Simon Rattle © Mat Hennek
New York City

Berlin Philharmonic launches Carnegie Hall Gala with vodka rather than Champagne

By , 01 October 2014
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Wendy Whelan in George Balanchine's La sonnambula. © Paul Kolnik
New York City

Changing of the Guard at New York City Ballet

By , 27 September 2014
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Simon Rattle © Chris Christodoulou
London

Berliner Philharmoniker casts a Russian spell over the Proms

By , 05 September 2014
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Mariinsky Ballet Theatre, in Ratmansky's Concerto DSCH © V Baranovsky
London

Magic from the Mariinsky : a generous triple bill

By , 11 August 2014
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Ludovic Morlot © Chris Lee
Seattle

Seattle Symphony's Stravinsky marathon

By , 19 June 2014
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Maria Kochetkova and Davit Karapetyan in Tomasson's Caprice © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet's Splendid Program 6 Opens

By , 04 April 2014
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No Man's Land © ASH
London

Lest We Forget: English National Ballet at the Barbican

By , 03 April 2014
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Anna Tsygankova as the Firebird © Angela Sterling
Amsterdam

Relentless humour and lyrical athleticism: Dutch National Ballet's Fairytales

By , 01 March 2014
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Maria Kochetkova and Vitor Luiz in Wheeldon's Ghosts. © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

Ghosts, Shades and the Exotic Firebird at San Francisco Ballet

By , 20 February 2014
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Firebird © Seto Hidemi
Tokyo

Japan's Architanz 2014 gala performance

By , 11 February 2014
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Karen Gomyo  ©  Minoru Kaburagi
Dallas

An odd couple: Stravinsky and Saint-Saëns at the Dallas Symphony

By , 19 October 2013
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Valery Gergiev  ©  Alexander Shapunov
New York City

The rites of Stravinsky: Gergiev at Carnegie Hall

By , 10 October 2013
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Tine Thing Helseth and BBC SSO  © Photo by Clive Barda
London

Prom 48: Matthias Pintscher's new work fascinates at the Royal Albert Hall

By , 18 August 2013
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Russian Season of the 21st Century: Scheherazade. Yulia Makhalina as Zobeide and Xander Parish as Th ©  Kashvili
London

Les Ballets Russes back in London: Programme 2 from the Russian Seasons of XXI Century

By , 18 July 2013
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Alexandra Timofeeva, and Mikhail Lobukhin of Les Saisons Russes in Firebird  ©  Valeria Komissarova
London

Russian Seasons of XXI Century at the London Coliseum: Programme 1

By , 16 July 2013
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Gustavo Dudamel conducts the LA Philharmonic Orchestra at the Barbican  ©  Mark Allan
London

Stupendously good: The LA Phil and Dudamel explore colour at the Barbican

By , 17 March 2013
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Fabio Luisi  ©  Barbara Luisi, BALU Photography
New York City

The MET Orchestra showcases its diverse skills in Gubaidulina, Beethoven and Stravinsky

By , 02 December 2012
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Ksenia Ovsyanick as the Firebird, costume design by David Bamber,  ©  Diego Indraccola
London

English National Ballet: Beyond Ballets Russes 1

By , 22 March 2012
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David Robertson
New York City

Saint Louis Symphony at Carnegie Hall: Saariaho and Stravinsky

By , 10 March 2012
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©  Felix Broede
Edinburgh

An orchestra descends into the circular auditorium

By , 17 August 2011
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©  Kremlin Theatre Ballet
London

Le Pavilion d'armide, L'Après midi d'un Faune, Boléro

By , 16 April 2011
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Tsiskaridze as Schéhérazade © M Logvinov
London

Thamar and Scheherazade

By , 14 April 2011
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Alexandra Timofeyeva as Firebird  ©  Robbie Jack
London

A Mixed Bill and a Mixed Evening

By , 12 April 2011
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©  Neda Navaee
London

A last minute concerto

By , 08 February 2011
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Anna Eriksson
London

Prom 41: London Symphony Orchestra,Choir and Soloists/ Gergiev

By , 16 August 2010
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Pablo Heras-Casdo al frente de la Philharmonia Orchestra en el Palacio Carlos V de Granada © Jose Albornoz
Granada

Pablo Heras-Casado conquista el Festival de Granada

By , 11 July 2017
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Krzysztof Urbanski © Fred Jonny
Paris

Musique russe par l'Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France et Nicholas Angelich

By , 23 October 2015
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Riccardo Muti © Javier del Real / Teatro Real
Paris

Triomphe paneuropéen à Pleyel pour Riccardo Muti

By , 26 October 2014
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