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Performer: Santtu-Matias Rouvali

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BarcelonaSibelius, Dvořák, Stravinsky

© Kaapo Kamu
Sibelius, Dvořák, Stravinsky
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Santtu-Matias Rouvali; Truls Mørk

LondonSanttu conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich

© Camilla Greenwell
Beethoven, Shostakovich
Philharmonia Orchestra; Santtu-Matias Rouvali; Lars Vogt

SchweinfurtAlice Sara Ott at the Piano

© Jonas Becker
Sibelius, Grieg, Stravinsky
Bamberg Symphony; Santtu-Matias Rouvali; Alice Sara Ott

BambergAlice Sara Ott at the Piano

© Kamu Kaapo
Sibelius, Grieg, Stravinsky
Bamberg Symphony; Santtu-Matias Rouvali; Alice Sara Ott

MadridSinfónico 12

Sinfónico 12
Sibelius, Orff
Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España; Santtu-Matias Rouvali
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Poetic Rachmaninov from Lugansky and the Philharmonia

Nikolai Lugansky © Marco Borggreve
In an all-Russian matinee, the Philharmonia presents excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s ballet that lack a dance element, but Rachmaninov’s First Piano Concerto soars.
***11
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Finnish fresh air: Rouvali and the Philharmonia on top form

Santtu-Matias Rouvali © Camilla Greenwell

A breath of Finnish fresh air blew onto the London music scene with the announcement from the Philharmonia Orchestra of the appointment of Santtu-Matias Rouvali as their new Principal Conductor from 2021. 

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Ravel’s playful sound worlds with Alice Sara Ott

Alice Sara Ott © Esther Haase | Deutsche Grammophon
In which Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the Gothenburg Symphony seek out a contrast with the dark sound colours of Sibelius.
****1
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France 2 – 0 Finland: Rouvali and the Philharmonia

Santtu-Matias Rouvali © Kaapo Kamu
Maurice Ravel met Jean Sibelius at the Royal Festival Hall for a programme to which each composer contributed a waltz, but the musical terrain was anything but a level playing field. 
***11
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Blowing away the cobwebs: epic Strauss from Rouvali

Santtu-Matias Rouvali © Kaapo Kamu
Rouvali's role as the Phiharmonia's Principal Guest Conductor may prove to be one of the most exciting musical relationships in London, based on their remarkable performance of Eine Alpensinfonie that headlined an all-Strauss programme.
****1
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