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Viktoria Mullova © Henry Fair
Gateshead

Different temperaments: the BBC SSO play Sibelius and Nielsen at Gateshead

By , 29 September 2018
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Baiba Skride © Maarit Kyt Aharju
Lahti

Sibelius Festival in Lahti opens with Swanwhite rarity

By , 06 September 2018
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Stéphane Denève © Drew Farrell
Los Angeles

Denève and Hadelich eloquent, bold in Sibelius and Ravel at the Hollywood Bowl

By , 24 July 2018
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Thomas Adès © Hilary Scott
Lenox

A musical polymath and a nonpareil violinist share a Tanglewood afternoon

By , 22 July 2018
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Paavo Järvi © Julia Bayer
Zürich

Tension and release: Paavo Järvi brings the Estonian Festival Orchestra to Zurich

By , 20 January 2018
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Vilde Frang © Marco Borggreve
London

Vilde Frang's impresses, but Salonen's Finnish independence celebrations miss the mark

By , 07 December 2017
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Rosanne Philippens © Marco Borggreve
Belfast

Translucent sounds: Vaughan Williams, Sibelius and Dvořák in Belfast

By , 01 December 2017
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Osmo Vänskä © Kaapo Kamu
San Francisco

Finnish music matters: Vänskä conducts Sibelius

By , 26 October 2017
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Daniel Barenboim © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 2: A love letter from Berlin as Barenboim and the Staatskapelle make Elgar their own

By , 15 July 2017
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Maxim Vengerov © Benjamin Ealovega
Dublin

Veni, vidi, vici: Vengerov's triumphant return to Dublin as violinist and conductor

By , 07 April 2017
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Chloë Hanslip © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Frenzy and passion: intense Sibelius from Chloë Hanslip and Alexander Shelley's fiery Prokofiev

By , 25 January 2017
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Pekko Pulakka © Heikki Tuuli
Turku

Sauna, sisu and Sibelius: Independence day gala concert in Turku Concert Hall

By , 06 December 2016
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Sergey Khachatryan © Marco Borggreve
Seattle

Phenomenal technical proficiency: Khachatryan's Sibelius impresses in Seattle

By , 05 November 2016
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Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Todd Rosenberg Photography
Chicago

Colorful but uneven program for Orozco-Estrada’s Chicago Symphony debut

By , 29 October 2016
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Janine Jansen © Harald Hoffmann | Decca
Edinburgh

Passionate, visceral and ethereal: Janine Jansen's Sibelius with the RSNO

By , 21 October 2016
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Sergey Khachatryan © Marco Borggreve
London

Fire in their bellies: Temirkanov's impassioned Tchaikovsky 5, Khachatryan's intense Sibelius

By , 20 October 2016
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Vladimir Fedoseyev © Oleg Nachinkin
Leeds

Fire and Ice: Vladimir Fedoseyev and the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra in Leeds

By , 08 October 2016
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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Birmingham

Bloodless competence in Birmingham: CBSO plays Wagner, Sibelius and Beeethoven

By , 28 September 2016
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Nikolaj Znaider © Lars Gundersen
London

The skull beneath the skin: the LSO's take on Sibelius and Mahler

By , 25 September 2016
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Christian Tetzlaff © Giorgia Bertazzi
London

Sensual and passionate playing from LSO, Thomas Adès and Christian Tetzlaff

By , 16 March 2016
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Osmo Vänskä © Ann Marsden
New York City

The Big Bang Theory: Minnesota Orchestra under Osmo Vänskä Goes Big on Sibelius Symphonies

By , 03 March 2016
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Esther Yoo © Marco Borggreve
London

Energy and boyish excitement from Ashkenazy in Rachmaninov

By , 03 March 2016
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Oslo

An uncreative response to justified criticism: Shostakovich in Oslo

By , 05 February 2016
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Christel Lee © Dorothee Falke
Birmingham

Sibelius played to the manner born by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in Birmingham

By , 10 December 2015
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Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve
London

Divine joy: stimulating Knussen, Sibelius and Scriabin from the LPO

By , 03 October 2015
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Ray Chen © Julian Hargreaves
Montreal

Sibelius, Rachmaninov plus Penderecki conducting in Montréal

By , 19 September 2015
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Okko Kamu © Juha Tanhua
Lahti

The BBCSO graces the Lahti Festival

By , 03 September 2015
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Julian Rachlin © Janine Guldener
London

Prom 42: Ilan Volkov and the BBCSSO continue the Proms Sibelius cycle

By , 16 August 2015
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Pablo Heras-Casado © Fernando Sancho
London

A bumpy ride: thrills and spills in the LSO’s Sibelius and Berlioz

By , 28 June 2015
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Chloe Hanslip © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Chloe Hanslip impresses in the Sibelius Violin Concerto at Cadogan Hall

By , 10 April 2015
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Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keith Saunders
London

Promising start to Ashkenazy’s Sibelius series with the Philharmonia

By , 19 March 2015
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Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel
Cleveland

Juanjo Mena and Alina Ibragimova make exhilharating debuts with The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 12 February 2015
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Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Commitment to contrast: Rattle and the Berlin Philharmoniker continue their Sibelius cycle

By , 11 February 2015
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Frank Peter Zimmermann © Harald Hoffmann│hänssler CLASSIC
Melbourne

Frank Peter Zimmermann a revelation in Sibelius' Violin Concerto in Melbourne

By , 27 November 2014
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Osmo Vänskä © Greg Helgeson
London

Masterful Sibelius from Osmo Vänskä – and not a symphony in sight

By , 05 November 2014
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Augustin Hadelich © Rosalie O'Connor
Cleveland

Hans Graf and Augustin Hadelich step in for successful Blossom Festival opening

By , 05 July 2014
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Lisa Batiashvili © Anja Frers | DG
London

Microtones and dancing polar bears: Finland on the South Bank

By , 26 June 2014
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Lisa Batiashvili  ©  Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 52: BBC Symphony Orchestra and Lisa Batiashvili are as good as it gets

By , 21 August 2013
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Gil Shaham  ©  Luke Ratray
Los Angeles

Shaham and Tilson Thomas play Sibelius, Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky at the Hollywood Bowl

By , 11 July 2013
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James Ehnes  ©  Benjamin Ealovega
Birmingham

Ballets Russes: 1913 with the CBSO, James Ehnes and Simone Young

By , 16 February 2013
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Jack Liebeck  ©  Chris Dunlop
London

Fanfares and Finland: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall

By , 18 September 2012
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Pekka Kuusisto  ©  Sonja Werner
Amsterdam

Zomerconcerten's opening night: The joy of Kuusisto

By , 29 June 2012
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Vasily Petrenko,  ©  Mark McNulty
London

Dynamic Rachmaninov from Vasily Petrenko and the Philharmonia

By , 26 February 2012
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Sir Colin Davis  ©  Alberto Venzago
New York City

Masterful Sibelius from Sir Colin, Znaider, and the LSO at Avery Fisher

By , 19 October 2011
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Edward Watson as Gregor Samsa © Tristram Kenton
Manchester

The Hallé and Andrew Gourlay: Strauss, Sibelius and Mendelssohn

By , 21 September 2011
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Renaud Capuçon © Lucerne Festival | Patrick Huerlimann
Lucerne

Spiel, Wärme und Süße: Renaud Capuçon und Jonathan Nott mit dem OSR in Luzern

By , 19 August 2018
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El violinista Ray Chen © Tom Doms
Bilbao

La BOS, Jaime Martín y el inigualable sonido del Stradivarius de Ray Chen

By , 19 April 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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Christian Tetzlaff und Robin Ticciati © Alte Oper Frankfurt | Wonge Bergmann
Frankfurt am Main

Volles Risiko und volles Vertrauen: Robin Ticciati dirigiert das DSO

By , 14 February 2018
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Lisa Batiashvili © Sammy Hart | Deutsche Grammophon
Munich

Prickelnde Spannung mit den Münchner Philharmonikern und Lisa Batiashvili

By , 04 February 2018
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