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Performer: National Symphony Orchestra

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WashingtonBronfman plays Beethoven

Fisher, Beethoven, Holst
National Symphony Orchestra; Gemma New; Yefim Bronfman; University of Maryland Concert Choir

WashingtonEschenbach returns

Dvořák, Schumann
National Symphony Orchestra; Christoph Eschenbach; Christian Tetzlaff

WashingtonHoneck conducts Dvořák

Bates, Mozart, Dvořák
National Symphony Orchestra; Manfred Honeck; Nikolai Lugansky

WashingtonEdward Gardner conducts Nielsen

Grieg, Dvořák, Nielsen
National Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Nicolas Altstaedt

WashingtonNoseda conducts Mahler's Fifth and Schubert

Schubert, Mahler
National Symphony Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
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Copland’s Third Symphony redeems Slatkin and the NSO

Leonard Slatkin © Cybelle Codish
After a humdrum reimagining of Paganini's 24th Caprice and an underwhelming Rachmaninov piano concerto, Slatkin triumphs with an august Copland 3.
**111
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Expanded Puts song cycle scores well for NSO

Gianandrea Noseda © Scott Suchman
Kevin Puts’ expanded work on Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Steiglitz provides another triumph for Renée Fleming and the NSO, while two Strauss works demonstrate both its artistic re-emergence and work left to do.
****1
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A luxuriant Tristan und Isolde Act 2 from Noseda and the NSO

Stephen Gould (Tristan) and Christine Goerke (Isolde) © Scott Suchman

Wagner’s Liebestod-laden second act proves the ideal opera snapshot in Washington DC. 

****1
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Some gems and revelations in the NSO's “dance” program

Gianandrea Noseda © Sussie Ahlburg
A major work going well beyond tango by Astor Piazzolla and a fresh introduction to African-American composer Florence Price highlight a concert that tries a bit too hard to please
***11
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Urbański proves his mettle with Tchaikovsky and Chopin in Washington

Krzysztof Urbański © Marco Borggreve
Krzysztof Urbański elects an ideal pace and shape for Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony in a guest conducting appearance with the National Symphony Orchestra, on an evening also featuring Lise de la Salle playing Chopin.
****1
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