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Performer: Jukka-Pekka Saraste

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StockholmKatarina Karnéus sings Elgar

Stockholms Konserthusstiftelse
Borisova-Ollas, Elgar, Barber, Bartók
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Jukka-Pekka Saraste; Katarina Karnéus

GenevaNielsen, Stravinsky

Nielsen, Stravinsky
Nielsen, Stravinsky
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Jukka-Pekka Saraste; Renaud Capuçon

LausanneNielsen, Stravinsky

Nielsen, Stravinsky
Nielsen, Stravinsky
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Jukka-Pekka Saraste; Renaud Capuçon
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GothenburgShostakovich Symphony no. 9

Jukka-Pekka Saraste © Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Shostakovich: Symphony no. 9 in E flat major, Op.70
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Jukka-Pekka Saraste

GothenburgSibelius Symphony no. 3

Jukka-Pekka Saraste © Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Sibelius: Symphony no. 3 in C major, Op.52
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Jukka-Pekka Saraste

GothenburgSibelius and Shostakovich

Jukka-Pekka Saraste © Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Shostakovich, Sibelius
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Jukka-Pekka Saraste
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Pandemic programming: Shostakovich and Sibelius in Gothenburg

Jukka-Pekka Saraste © Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Saraste’s mastery in Sibelius is hardly a surprise, and neither is the calibre of the orchestra Sibelius himself often visited to conduct.
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The earthly and the transcendental in Zurich

Janine Jansen © Marco Borggreve
Works by Alban Berg and Gustav Mahler recently heralded this year’s concert season in Zurich, where Artist in Residence Janine Jansen gave a superb performance. 
***11
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Lupu’s Mozart touches the sublime

Radu Lupu © Miguel Bueno
Radu Lupu produces Mozart so sublime as to delight the angels, Saraste and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra give us a lesson in poise, balance and blended sound.
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Alma and Gustav: the Mahlers reconsidered in Oslo

Music by the unhappy couple precedes a bombastic rendition of Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass by the Oslo Philharmonic orchestra and choir under Jukka-Pekka Saraste.
***11
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Nordic tradition: Saraste's Sibelius impresses in Rotterdam

Besides Giltburg’s superlative play in Grieg, Saraste’s Sibelius swept you off your feet. 
****1
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Backwards from Beethoven, forward with Mahler

Where should the ideal Mahler 5 sit on the Bernstein-to-Boulez spectrum? Saraste and the LPO had a persuasive answer.
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