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Performer: Lucerne Festival Orchestra

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Nézet-Séguin and Kavakos: the stars come out in Lucerne

Leonidas Kavakos, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra © Peter Fischli | Lucerne Festival
Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s recent debut with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra was a dazzling Beethoven-Shostakovich programme that epitomised the “power of music”.
*****
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A rich and powerful spectrum: Chailly conducts Rachmaninov in Lucerne

Riccardo Chailly conducts the Lucerne Festival Orchestra © Peter Fischli | Lucerne Festival

In an all-Rachmaninov evening, Riccardo Chailly and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra open the 2019 festival with a brilliant exploration of the relation of music to power.
*****
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The Lucerne Festival Orchestra debuts at La Scala

Riccardo Chailly conducts the Lucerne Festival Orchestra at La Scala © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Fail to inject the composer's cathedral-sized symphonic structures with a sense of rapt wonder and they can sound dull.
***11
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Marvel and fantasy as the Lucerne Festival begins

Riccardo Chailly and Lang Lang © Priska Ketterer | Lucerne Festival
Works by Stravinsky and Mozart launched this year’s Lucerne Festival, whose theme is “Childhood”.
****1
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An all-Strauss evening in Lucerne

Riccardo Chailly © Peter Fischli | Lucerne Festival
Conductor Riccardo Chailly launched this year's Lucerne Festival with a riveting programme of three late 19th century works by the great orchestral explorer, Richard Strauss.
*****
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