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Performer: Boston Symphony Orchestra

Biography

Now in its 133rd season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra gave its inaugural concert in 1881, realizing the dream of its founder, the Civil War veteran/businessman/philanthropist Henry Lee Higginson, who envisioned a great and permanent orchestra in his hometown of Boston. Today the BSO reaches millions of listeners, not only through its concert performances in Boston and at Tanglewood, but also via the internet, radio, television, educational programs, recordings, and tours. It commissions works from today's most important composers; its summer season at Tanglewood is among the world's most important music festivals; it helps develop future audiences through BSO Youth Concerts and educational outreach programs involving the entire Boston community; and, during the Tanglewood season, it operates the Tanglewood Music Center, one of the world's most important training grounds for young professional-caliber musicians. The Boston Symphony Chamber Players, made up of BSO principals, are known worldwide, and the Boston Pops Orchestra sets an international standard for performances of lighter music.

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Ravel, Escaich, Rachmaninov
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Gautier Capuçon

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Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Anne-Sophie Mutter; Golda Schultz

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Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Tanglewood Festival Chorus; Amber Wagner; Klaus Florian Vogt; Christian Gerhaher
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A Polish primer from Canellakis, Benedetti and the BSO

Virtuosity infused with a tension which became almost unbearable
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Spring and storm clouds from Alan Gilbert and the Boston Symphony

Alan Gilbert turns the usual concert format on its head, ending his program with Dvořák’s Carnival Overture to follow a trio of works new to the orchestra. 
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An Alpine journey for Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony in Tokyo

Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony's three-concert residency at Tokyo's Suntory Hall culminates in a brilliantly evocative performance of Strauss' Alpine Symphony.
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Mahler under Shostakovich’s shadow: Nelsons conducts the Sixth

Dramatic, poignant and emotionally draining, this proves a benchmark performance of Mahler's Sixth Symphony.
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The Birds and the Bs: Bernstein in Boston

Andris Nelsons makes no apologies for Shostakovich's Third Symphony, allowing it to blare, blaze, and bloviate as written.
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A lyrical, introspective Ninth from Michael Tilson Thomas and the BSO

Profound questions as the Tanglewood season closes with the traditional appearance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. 
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