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Wed 23 Jan at 19:30

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Richard Causton, Schumann and Brahms
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Causton, Ik zeg: Nu (I say: Now)
Schumann, Cello concerto in A minor, Op.129
Brahms, Symphony no. 3 in F major, Op.90
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Steven Isserlis, Cello
Fri 25 Jan at 19:30

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Tristia: Requiems for Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette
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Plantade, Requiem in D minor, in memory of Marie-Antoinette
Berlioz, Tristia
Cherubini, Requiem in C minor, in memory of Louis XVI
Le Concert Spirituel
Hervé Niquet, Conductor
Sat 26 Jan at 19:30

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Diana Damrau sings Strauss’s Four Last Songs
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Strauss R., Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
Strauss R., Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op.40
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, Conductor
Diana Damrau, Soprano
Sat 2 Feb at 19:30

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JS Bach's Mass in B Minor
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Bach, Mass in B minor, BWV232
John Butt, Director
Sophie Bevan, Soprano
Mary Bevan, Soprano
Alex Potter, Countertenor
Samuel Boden, Tenor
Edward Grint, Baritone
BBC Symphony Chorus
Wed 6 Feb at 19:30

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Evgeny Kissin in recital
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Chopin, 3 Nocturnes, Op.15
Schumann, Piano Sonata no. 3 in F minor, Op.14
Debussy, Preludes: selection
Scriabin, Piano Sonata no. 4 in F sharp major, Op.30
Evgeny Kissin, Piano
Thu 7 Feb at 19:30

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Gardiner's Schumann
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Weber, Euryanthe: Overture
Mendelssohn, Double Concerto for violin, piano and strings in D minor
Schumann, Symphony no. 3 in E flat major 'Rhenish', Op.97
Isabelle Faust, Violin
Kristian Bezuidenhout, Piano
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
Fri 8 Feb at 19:30

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Larcher and Beethoven
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Larcher, Alle Tage (UK première)
Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92
Karina Canellakis, Conductor
Thomas Oliemans, Baritone
Sun 10 Feb at 19:00

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Gardiner's Schumann
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Schumann, Manfred Overture, Op.115
Schumann, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54
Schumann, Symphony no. 1 in B flat major 'Spring', Op.38
Piotr Anderszewski, Piano
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
Wed 13 Feb at 19:30

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Peteris Vasks, Gavin Higgins and Shostakovich
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Vasks, Cantabile
Higgins, Trombone Concerto
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 4 in C minor, Op.43
Alexander Vedernikov, Conductor
Helen Vallam, Trombone
Sun 17 Feb at 19:00

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Artist Portrait: Daniil Trifonov
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Rameau, Les Indes Galantes: suite
Ravel, Piano Concerto in G major
Jolas, A Little Summer Suite
Poulenc, Les Biches: Suite
Ravel, La Valse, for orchestra
Daniil Trifonov, Piano
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Wed 20 Feb at 19:30

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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra: Mahler’s Ninth Symphony
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Mahler, Symphony no. 9 in D major
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Ádám Fischer, Conductor
Fri 22 Feb at 19:30

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Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde
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Larcher, Nocturne - Insomnia
Mozart, Symphony no. 35 in D major, K385 "Haffner”
Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Elisabeth Kulman, Mezzo-soprano
Wed 27 Feb at 19:30

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Joshua Bell in recital
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Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op.23
Prokofiev, Violin Sonata no. 2 in D major, Op.94a
Grieg, Violin Sonata no. 2 in G major, Op.13
Joshua Bell, Violin
Sam Haywood, Piano
Thu 28 Feb at 19:30

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Paganini Variations
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Weill, Symphony no. 2
Rachmaninov, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor for piano and orchestra, Op.43
Stravinsky, Petrushka Suite (1947 version)
Simon Trpčeski, Piano
Lahav Shani, Conductor
Sat 2 Mar at 19:30

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BBC SO Total Immersion Ligeti - orchestral works
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Ligeti, Clocks and Clouds
Ligeti, Violin Concerto
Ligeti, Piano Concerto
Ligeti, Atmosphères
Ligeti, San Francisco Polyphony
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Augustin Hadelich, Violin
Nicolas Hodges, Piano
BBC Singers
Sun 3 Mar at 10:00

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Discovery Day: Italian Vocal Music
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Sun 3 Mar at 19:00

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Ponchielli, Elegia
Verdi, String Quartet in E minor (Arr string orchestra)
Puccini, Messa di Gloria
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Mon 4 Mar at 19:30

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© London Concert Choir
Brahms: A German Requiem
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Strauss R., Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), Op.24
Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem - A German Requiem, Op.45
London Concert Choir
Canticum
Southbank Sinfonia
Claire Seaton, Soprano
Thomas Humphreys, Baritone
Mark Forkgen, Conductor
Thu 7 Mar at 19:30

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Arcadi Volodos in recital
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Schubert, Piano Sonata no. 18 in G major, D.894
Rachmaninov, Prelude in C sharp minor for piano, Op.3 no.2
Rachmaninov, Prelude in F sharp minor, Op.23 no.1
Rachmaninov, Melody, Op.21 no.9 (arr Volodos)
Rachmaninov, Étude-Tableau in E flat minor, Op.39 no.5
Rachmaninov, Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.19: Andante (arr Volodos)
Scriabin, Mazurka in E minor, Op.25 no.3
Scriabin, Fragilité, Op.51 no.1
Scriabin, Flammes sombres, Op.73 no.2
Scriabin, Poèmes Op.71, no.2
Scriabin, Piano Sonata no. 5 in F sharp major, Op.53
Arcadi Volodos, Piano
Sun 10 Mar at 19:00

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Haitink at 90: Birthday Concert
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Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 22 in E flat, K482
Bruckner, Symphony no. 4 in E flat major, "Romantic", WAB 104
Till Fellner, Piano
Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Thu 14 Mar at 19:30

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Haitink at 90: Mahler's Symphony No.4
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Dvořák, Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53
Mahler, Symphony no. 4 in G major
Isabelle Faust, Violin
Anna Lucia Richter, Soprano
Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Sat 16 Mar at 19:30

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Britten Sinfonia: Brad Mehldau
Bach, Other (Various orchestral arrangements)
Mehldau, Piano Concerto (UK Premiere)
Brad Mehldau, Piano
Clark Rundell, Conductor
Sun 17 Mar at 19:00

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Barbara Hannigan
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Ligeti, Concert Românesc
Haydn, Symphony no. 86 in D major
Berg, Lulu: suite
Gershwin, Girl Crazy: Suite (Arr. Hannigan & Elliot)
Barbara Hannigan, Soprano, Conductor
Tue 19 Mar at 19:00

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Bach: St John Passion Les Arts Florissants
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Bach, St John Passion, BWV245
Les Arts Florissants
William Christie, Conductor
Reinoud Van Mechelen, Tenor
Anthony Gregory, Tenor
Katherine Watson, Soprano
Carlo Vistoli, Countertenor
Renato Dolcini, Baritone
Alex Rosen, Bass
Wed 20 Mar at 19:30

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Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
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Dvořák, Symphony no. 8 in G major, Op.88
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 10 in E minor, Op.93
Vassily Sinaisky, Conductor
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
Thu 21 Mar at 19:30

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Haitink at 90: Mahler's Symphony No.4
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Dvořák, Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53
Mahler, Symphony no. 4 in G major
Isabelle Faust, Violin
Anna Lucia Richter, Soprano
Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Sun 24 Mar at 18:00

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Poem of Ecstasy
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Lang, Public Domain (Performed in the foyers)
Manoury, Ring
Shin, New work (World première)
Scriabin, Le Poème de l'extase (The Poem of Ecstasy), Op.54
François-Xavier Roth, Conductor
Simon Halsey, Conductor
Wed 27 Mar at 18:30

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Strauss R., Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks), Op.28
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 1 in F minor, Op.10
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Thu 28 Mar at 19:30

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Russian Roots
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Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor, Op.30
Balakirev, Oriental Fantasy, "Islamey", Op.18 (Orch. Casella)
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 1 in F minor, Op.10
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Sun 31 Mar at 19:00

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Damrau sings Strauss
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Strauss R., Don Juan, Op.20
Bell, The Hidden Place
Strauss R., Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks), Op.28
Strauss R., Capriccio: Moonlight music and final scene
Diana Damrau, Soprano
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Mon 1 Apr at 19:30

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Khatia Buniatishvili in recital
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Unknown, to be announced
Khatia Buniatishvili, Piano
Fri 5 Apr at 18:30

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Handel: Semele The English Concert
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Handel, Semele (Concert performance)
Harry Bicket, Conductor
Brenda Rae, Semele
Elizabeth DeShong, Ino, Juno
Soloman Howard, Somnus, Cadmus
Christopher Lowrey, Athamas
Benjamin Hulett, Jupiter
Ailish Tynan, Iris
The English Concert
Clarion Choir
Sat 6 Apr at 19:30

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BBC SO Total Immersion Lili and Nadia Boulanger - orchestral works
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Boulanger, Psalm 24: La terre appartient à l'Eternel
Boulanger, Vieille Priere Bouddhique
Boulanger, Faust et Helene
Boulanger, Fantaisie variée, for piano and orchestra
Boulanger, Psalm 130 "Du fond de l'abime"
James Gaffigan, Conductor
Alexandra Dăriescu, Piano
BBC Symphony Chorus
Wed 10 Apr at 19:30

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Shostakovich: The Year 1957
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Shostakovich, Piano Concerto no. 2 in F major, Op.102
Shostakovich, Eleven Variations on a Theme by Glinka for piano, Op.104a (piano only)
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 11 in G minor "The year 1905", Op.103
Semyon Bychkov, Conductor
Alexei Volodin, Piano
Thu 11 Apr at 19:30

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© Johan Persson
A Sheen of Dew on Flowers
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Mendelssohn, Symphony no. 3 in A minor, "Scottish", Op.56
Talbot, A Sheen of Dew on Flowers (world première)
Britten Sinfonia
Natalie Murray Beale, Conductor
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Sun 14 Apr at 19:00

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Ives' Symphony No.4
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Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, Op.37
Ives, Symphony no. 4
Kirill Gerstein, Piano
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Wed 17 Apr at 19:30

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Tippett, Szymanowski and Debussy
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Tippett, The Rose Lake
Szymanowski, Violin Concerto no. 1, Op.35
Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Suite
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, Violin
Fri 19 Apr at 15:00

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Handel's Brockes-Passion
Handel's Brockes-Passion
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Handel, Brockes Passion, HWV 48
Richard Egarr, Director
Tim Mead, Countertenor
Robert Murray, Tenor
Cody Quattlebaum, Baritone
Choir of the AAM
Academy of Ancient Music
Thu 25 Apr at 19:30

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Ravel, Rapsodie espagnole
Ravel, Boléro
Ravel, L'Heure espagnole
François-Xavier Roth, Conductor
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, Torquemada
Isabelle Druet, Concepción
Thomas Dolié, Ramiro
Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Gonzalve
Nicolas Courjal, Don Iñigo Gomez
Fri 26 Apr at 19:30

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Egar and Dvorak
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Elgar, Violin Concerto in B minor, Op.61
Dvořák, Symphony no. 7 in D minor, Op.70
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Nicola Benedetti, Violin
Wed 1 May at 19:30

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Birtwistle Première
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Birtwistle, New work * (World première)
Adams, Harmonielehre
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Fri 3 May at 19:30

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Stravinsky's Rite of Spring
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Stravinsky, Funeral Song, Op.5
Shostakovich, Violin Concerto no. 1 in A minor, Op.77 or Op.99
Stravinsky, Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Igor Yuzefovich, Violin
Sun 5 May at 19:00

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Berlioz 150: Symphonie fantastique
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Adams, Harmonielehre
Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique, Op.14
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Wed 8 May at 19:30

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Mahler's Fifth Symphony
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Britten, Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20
Mahler, Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Sat 11 May at 19:30

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Golijov and John Adams
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Thomas, Radiant Circles
Golijov, Oceana
Adams, Naive and Sentimental Music
Joana Carneiro, Conductor
Nora Fischer, Soprano
BBC Symphony Chorus
Wed 15 May at 19:30

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Raymond Yiu, Britten and Shostakovich
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Yiu, The London Citizen Exceedingly Injured
Britten, Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, song cycle, Op.31
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 1 in F minor, Op.10
David Robertson, Conductor
Martin Owen, French horn
Anthony Gregory, Tenor
Thu 16 May at 19:30

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Benjamin Grosvenor in recital
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Schumann, Blumenstück in D flat major, Op.19
Schumann, Kreisleriana, Op.16
Janáček, Piano Sonata 1. X. 1905 "From the Street"
Prokofiev, Visions Fugitives, Op.22
Liszt, Réminiscences de Norma, S 394
Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano
Mon 20 May at 19:30

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Magdalena Kožená and Yefim Bronfman in recital
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Brahms, Selected songs
Mussorgsky, Selected songs from The Nursery (Detskaya)
Shostakovich, Satires (Pictures of the Past), Five Romances on Verses by Chorny, Op.109
Bartók, Falun (Village Scenes)
Magdalena Kožená, Mezzo-soprano
Yefim Bronfman, Piano
Tue 21 May at 19:30

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Beethoven Symphony Cycle: Nos 7 & 8
Beethoven Symphony Cycle: Nos 7 & 8
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Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92
Barry, Dead March
Beethoven, Symphony no. 8 in F major, Op.93
Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Adès, Conductor
Thu 23 May at 20:00

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Lasso: Lagrime di San Pietro
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de Lassus, Lagrime di San Pietro
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Grant Gershon, Conductor
Peter Sellars, Director
James F. Ingalls, Lighting Designer
Danielle Domingue Sumi, Costume Designer