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Performer: Boston Symphony Orchestra

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A belated homage to Beethoven’s anniversary by the Boston Symphony

Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony © Aram Boghosian
Carlos Simon’s Fate Now Conquers is sandwiched by two Beethoven symphonies in this final programme in Andris Nelsons' “Spirit of Beethoven” theme.
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Winter balm in the Boston Symphony's “Spirit of Beethoven”

The Boston Symphony Orchestra © Aram Boghosian
Excellent camera work contributed to the transparency and clarity by visualizing the interplay between various instruments and sections in the reduced orchestra, especially the eloquent winds.
*****
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No illusions: Andris Nelsons and BSO return as clear as crystal

Andris Nelsons © Aram Boghosian
As if they’d never been apart, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra pick up where they left off a year ago, with a vibrant Eroica and two mesmerising contemporary pieces.
*****
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Cosmic coolness: Hannu Lintu and the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Hannu Lintu © Hilary Scott
Pastoral repose and granitic grandeur in an awe-inspiring performance of Sibelius' Second Symphony. 
****1
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Death and eternal rest from Guerrero and the Boston Symphony

Johannes Moser © Manfred Esser | Haenssler Classic
After Helen Grimes makes her Symphony Hall debut, Johannes Moser is the soloist in William Walton's Cello Concerto, before Maurice Duruflé's Requiem comes as welcome consolation. 
****1
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Revenge, remorse and reminiscence from Nelsons and the BSO

Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra © Winslow Townson
As the BSO heads on an international tour, Andris Nelsons leads a program featuring Barber, Shostakovich and Dvořák. 
****1
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