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Performer: Valentina Lisitsa

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Recalling the heyday of Imperial Russia

Valentina Lisitsa © Gilbert François
All except stylistic purists should add ‘Lisitsa live in a Rachmaninov Concerto’ to their musical bucket list.
*****
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Fate, Falla and fandangos: LSO fiesta

Xian Zhang © Nora Roitberg
Sunday night is fiesta night, or so it seemed at the Barbican, where the London Symphony took us on a whirlwind tour from Seville in Andalucia to the Asturias. 
***11
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La Verdi: Modernism meets Romanticism

Valentina Lisitsa © Gilbert Francois
Whilst tonight's performance of Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony was polished and highly accomplished, it was Prokofiev's Piano Concerto no. 2 that really quickened our pulses.
****1
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Prom 65: Wars on the ground and in space at the Film Music Prom

The BBC Concert Orchestra at Prom 24  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
Hot on the heels of this year’s Hollywood Rhapsody Prom came its less glamorous, perhaps geekier sibling, the Film Music Prom. There was less of the fanfare and opulence here; this was about the silver screen (and by that, I don’t mean the sort that is coming back into use for 3D films) and sci-fi.
***11
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Valentina Lisitsa captivates her Toronto audience with poise and electricity

Valentina Lisitsa  ©  Gilbert Francois
With one week’s notice, Horacio Gutiérrez was indisposed and cancelled his much-anticipated piano recital at Toronto’s Koerner Hall. In his place, it was Valentina Lisitsa to the rescue, the sensational pianist who has now had over 50 million views on her YouTube channel, giving her the status of a rock star.
****1
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