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BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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St David’s Day
BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Grant Llewellyn; Catrin Finch; BBC National Chorus of Wales

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Dvořák, Mendelssohn, Brahms
BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Thomas Søndergård; Stephen Hough
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Springtime for Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBCNOW

Ryan Wigglesworth © Benjamin Ealovega
Ryan Wigglesworth conducts a Huw Watkins première and a grand-scale account of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
****1
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Scintillating season opener from the BBCNOW

Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Thomas Søndergård conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Mosolov, Shostakovich and Beethoven with Igor Levit
****1
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Four centuries of British music

Ryan Wigglesworth © Benjamin Ealovega
Affecting Britten, distinctive Elias and popular Elgar, with a curio of arranged Purcell thrown in, from Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
***11
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An underwhelming performance of MacMillan & Beethoven

Xian Zhang at the podium © Chris Christodoulou
An underwhelming performance that fell prey to poor interpretive judgements. 
**111
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Benedetti's extraordinary Shostakovich at the Proms

Nicola Benedetti with the BBC NOW © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Some rare and some great Shostakovich meet in concert while the BBC National Orchestra of Wales make an engrossing case for Sibelius' great Second Symphony.
****1
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