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Gianandrea Noseda © Steve J Sherman
London

Precision and abandon in the LSO's Shostakovich

By , 24 June 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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Edo de Waart © Jesse Willems
Atlanta

De Waart and Hadelich are first-rate with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

By , 01 March 2018
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Renaud Capuçon © Mat Hennek
Manchester

Renaud Capuçon finds the tragedy in Shostakovich

By , 09 December 2017
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Jakub Hrůša © Petra Hajska
Prague

Season opener heralds a new era for the Czech Philharmonic

By , 19 October 2017
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Nicola Benedetti with the BBC NOW © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 6: RAH resounds with Nicola Benedetti's extraordinary Shostakovich

By , 18 July 2017
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Leticia Moreno © Omar Ayyashi
Barcelona

Temirkanov and Leticia Moreno: tradition and the future, together in Barcelona

By , 23 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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Simone Lamsma © Otto van den Toorn
Vancouver

Russian epics: Simone Lamsma's blistering Shostakovich with the Vancouver Symphony

By , 16 January 2017
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Fabien Gabel © Gaetan Bernard
London

Musical Technicolor from the LSO and Fabien Gabel

By , 14 December 2016
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Alexander Lazarev © Japan Philharmonic
Tokyo

Big surprises from the Japan Philharmonic

By , 25 November 2016
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Barnabas Kelemen © Tamas Dobos
Turku

Danse macabre: Barnabás Kelemen's dark Shostakovich in Turku

By , 17 November 2016
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Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve
Zürich

Mariinsky Orchestra strikes gold in Zurich

By , 15 November 2016
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Alina Baeva and Ernst van Tiel © Arne Hyckenberg
Stockholm

Polish Baltic Philharmonic tackles a traumatised concerto, a lobotomised symphony and a hermetically-sealed divertimento

By , 29 August 2016
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Sir Antonio Pappano © Musacchio Ianniello | Warner Classics
London

Pappano and the LSO's Mahler 6: competent but missing the mark

By , 19 May 2016
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Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve
Cleveland

Leonidas Kavakos and Gianandrea Noseda in mercurial Shostakovich in Cleveland

By , 07 November 2015
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Jan Reger / Philadelphia Orchestra
London

Philadelphia Orchestra triumphs in Shostakovich and Rachmaninov

By , 05 June 2015
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Yuri Temirkanov and Julian Rachlin © Sasha Gusov
Prague

An enlightening journey to the heart of darkness: Shostakovich in Prague

By , 17 May 2015
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Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Highly Charged Shostakovich from Incomparable Kavakos with Gergiev and the RCO

By , 02 April 2015
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© Henry Fair
Manchester

Mullova's soft dynamics purr in Shostakovich with the Hallé

By , 09 October 2014
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Ross Gunning © Alex Murphy
Glasgow

Bernstein, Shostakovich and Vaughan Williams from Ross Gunning's Glasgow Philharmonia

By , 29 June 2014
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John Storgårds,  ©  Marco Borggreve
Manchester

Briliant Nielsen and Shostakovich: BBC Philharmonic and John Storgårds

By , 26 October 2013
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Kent Nagano  ©  Benjamin Eagolvea
Montreal

Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Cirque Éloize in Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé

By , 28 May 2012
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Riccardo Chailly  ©  CAMI
Amsterdam

Riccardo Chailly with the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Amsterdam

By , 07 May 2012
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Esa-Pekka Salonen  ©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 44: Many accents of Russia from Salonen

By , 17 August 2011
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Photo of Gweneth-Ann Jeffers in Skopje courtesy of Robert Gilder & Co.
London

Prom 40: The London Philharmonic Orchestra annihilate the audience by way of Prokofiev

By , 15 August 2010
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Sergey Khachatryan y Valery Gergiev durante el concierto en el Palacio de Carlos V © Festival de Granada | José Albornoz
Granada

Gergiev, Khachatryan y la Orquesta del Teatro Mariinsky en Granada: virtuosismo y duelo

By , 01 July 2018
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El violinista Ning Feng © Felix Broede
Bilbao

Vientos rusos en el Euskalduna: la BOS interpreta Shostakovich y Tchaikovsky

By , 01 February 2018
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Christina Brabetz © Neda Navaee
Nuremberg

Musikalisches Gewissen gegen den Lärm der Zeit: Eckehard Stier leitet die Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg

By , 19 January 2018
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Kristóf Baráti © Marco Borggreve
Zürich

Glückliche Wahl: Kristóf Baráti ersetzt Leonidas Kavakos in der Tonhalle Zürich

By , 15 June 2017
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El violinista Robert Lakatos © Robert Lakatos
Pamplona

La fuerza emocional de Shostakovich y el magnetismo de Lakatos

By , 11 November 2016
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Julian Rachlin © Janine Guldener
Paris

Debussy, Chostakovitch et Tchaïkovski : l'ONF laisse présager à Radio France une belle tournée américaine

By , 20 January 2016
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