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Sincerity itself: Semyon Bychkov on Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky has a special place in the heart of Russians. Semyon Bychkov caught the bug at an early age. In an interview, he reflects on what Tchaikovsky means to him, and the man behind the notes. 
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New York CityTchaikovsky with Yefim Bronfman

Glinka, Tchaikovsky
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov; Yefim Bronfman

New York CityTchaikovsky with Kirill Gerstein and Semyon Bychkov

Tchaikovsky
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov; Kirill Gerstein

New York CityBychkov conducts Tchaikovsky

Taneyev, Tchaikovsky
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov

PraguePoulenc, Tchaikovsky

Poulenc, Tchaikovsky
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov; Katia Labèque; Marielle Labèque
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Powerful Mahler 5 from the Royal Concertgebouw

The Washington Performing Arts celebrates its 50th anniversary this year – cause for celebration indeed – and its opening concert showcased one of the world’s finest orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouw, under the baton of Semyon Bychkov.
*****
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Beloved Friend: a provocative Pathétique

“Beloved Friend” is the term Tchaikovsky used to address Nadezhda in his letters, and it is the title Semyon Bychkov has given to his Tchaikovsky series, of which this concert with the BBCSO closed the Barbican leg.
***11
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A blazing tour through Russian Romanticism

Semyon Bychkov brought out the best in the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the latest concert of his Tchaikovsky project.
****1
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Well sung but charmless Così fan tutte

Fine singing from the quartet of lovers isn't enough to prevent Bychkov's slow tempi and Gloger's earnest direction from turning Così into a very long evening.
**111
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