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Performer: Alexei Volodin

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LondonShostakovich: The Year 1957

Shostakovich
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov; Alexei Volodin

BilbaoFracaso o victoria

Fracaso o victoria
Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky
Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi; Robert Trevino; Alexei Volodin

PamplonaFracaso o victoria

Fracaso o victoria
Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky
Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi; Robert Trevino; Alexei Volodin

LondonBorodin Quartet & Alexei Volodin

Mozart, Shostakovich
Borodin Quartet; Alexei Volodin

St PetersburgBeethoven

Beethoven
St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra; Vassily Sinaisky; Alexei Volodin
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Volodin delivers searing Brahms in Dublin

Alexei Volodin © Marco Borggreve
An exciting rendition of Brahms Second Piano Concerto in the first half was offset by a less than engaging rendition of Hindemith's Symphony: Mathias der Maler in the second
***11
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Tag-team Prokofiev triumphs at the Proms

Daniil Trifonov © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
What on paper might have looked like a circus act – wheeling out three pianists to plough through Prokofiev’s five piano concertos – turned out to be a fascinating opportunity to compare and contrast.
****1
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Total Immersion: The Rite of Spring 2013 at the Barbican

BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican  ©  Lara Platman
One hundred years after the première performance of Stravinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring, perhaps one of the most controversial and infamous stage premières of all time, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Barbican Centre’s Total Immersion collaboration provided an all-round look at every aspect of the music, choreography and the première itself through a variety of events on Sunday, culmi
***11
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Enchanting Russia: The RPO play Borodin, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  ©  David Lindsay 2007
It took the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra a little while to settle into tonight’s performance – which was a shame, because Borodin’s overture to Prince Igor can be a fantastic programme opener. A slightly untidy brass chord began the measured introduction, which sadly lacked tension in the build-up to the sudden fanfare and breakneck main theme.
***11
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Alexei Volodin at Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad

Alexei Volodin  ©  Miguel Bueno
The fact that Schubert’s four D.899 piano pieces are called “Impromptus” can seem incongruous: after all, they are formally structured pieces which are carefully scored with great subtlety, and performing them has little to do with spur-of-the-moment improvisation.
***11
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