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Performer: John Wilson

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LondonSunday Matinees: Rachmaninov - Symphony No. 2

© Sim Canetty-Clarke
Lyadov, Glazunov, Rachmaninov
Philharmonia Orchestra; John Wilson; Benjamin Beilman
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Up and running: passion and grandeur from the Philharmonia

Sheku Kanneh-Mason © Philharmonia Orchestra
A welcome return from the Philharmonia saw John Wilson exercising his passion for English music in a Vaughan Williams masterpiece and an impressive Sheku Kanneh-Mason in Saint-Saëns.
****1
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Themes, variations and serenades from BBC Scottish

John Wilson © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Themes and Variations from Brahms and Dvořák, haunting Britten with Stuart Jackson and Alberto Menéndez Escribano, John Wilson standing in to conduct at City Halls, Glasgow. 
***11
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Cinders on the couch: Freudian Cendrillon at Glyndebourne

Danielle de Niese (Cendrillon) and Kate Lindsey (Prince Charming) © Richard Hubert Smith
Cinderella undergoes psychoanalysis on the Sussex Downs as Fiona Shaw's production is revived for the Glyndebourne Festival. 
****1
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Wilson and the OAE return a “not guilty” verdict

Louise Alder © Gerard Collett
A classy and charming adventure through Gilbert & Sullivan with the OAE and John Wilson .
***11
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Stunning concert of English music by BBC Phil

James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
James Ehnes was an ideal soloist in Walton's Violin Concerto, well partnered by John Wilson and the BBC Philharmonic, with atmospheric Bax and a powerful Vaughan Williams 4.
****1
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Exaggeration and disinterest mar John Wilson's CBSO programme

John Wilson © Sim Canetty-Clarke
John Wilson oversees a glossy, superficial take on early 20th-century works from England and the USA.
**111
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