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Period: 20th century

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TokyoFinlandia

Sibelius
NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo; Paavo Järvi; Johanna Rusanen-Kartano; Ville Rusanen; Estonian National Male Choir

CheltenhamKenny Broberg performs Rachmaninov

Kenny Broberg performs Rachmaninov
Grieg, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Jamie Phillips; Kenny Broberg

AmsterdamAmsterdam Sinfonietta Soloists

© Giorgia Bertazzi
Korngold, Brahms
Amsterdam Sinfonietta Solisten; Alasdair Beatson; Candida Thompson; Jacobien Rozemond

HaddingtonThe Burning Fiery Furnace

Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace
Derek Clark; Jenny Ogilvie; Scottish Opera; Scottish Opera Chorus; The Orchestra of Scottish Opera

SevranVery Bernstein!

Bernstein
Orchestre Symphonique Divertimento; Zahia Ziouani

AmsterdamBruckner's Symphony no. 3

© Anne Dokter
Andriessen, Bruckner
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Michael Sanderling

Hong KongThe Composer is Dead!

Mancini, Zimmer, Arnold, Stookey
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Christian Reif; Eric Simonson

LondonNafis Umerkulova

Beethoven, Stanchinsky, Scriabin
Nafis Umerkulova, Piano
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Something special in the air: Rattle and the LSO

Sir Simon Rattle © Mark Allan | Barbican
Festive Janáček and energetically fresh Sibelius from Rattle and the LSO, with impressive focus and intensity from Janine Jansen in Szymanowski's sensuous Violin Concerto no. 1.
*****
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The Bohemians and Britten: Simon Rattle/LSO

Allan Clayton, Elizabeth Watts, Simon Rattle, Alice Coote and the LSO © Doug Peters | PA Wire
There was a tingle to this concert, as if musicians and audience alike saw clearly for the first time what riches lie ahead.
****1
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Ravel's friends and rivals at Wigmore Hall

Mary Bevan © Victoria Cadisch
Mary Bevan’s bewitching soprano is the star of a glorious programme of music by Ravel and his contemporaries.
***11
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Ferocious intensity: Pountney's new War and Peace at WNO

Lauren Michelle (Natasha) and Jonathan McGovern (Prince Andrei) © Clive Barda
WNO make a compelling case for Prokofiev's gargantuan War and Peace.
*****
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Trevino leads powerful Mahler Second in Dublin

Robert Trevino © Lisa Hancock
If there's any way to characterise Trevino's approach to Mahler, it is that he is neither bashful nor shy. 
****1
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Rafael Payare opens his final Ulster Orchestra season

Rafael Payare © Luis Cobelo
Husband and wife join together with the Ulster Orchestra in Ulster Hall, at the beginning of a year-long féile pairing the music of two twentieth-century giants of symphonic repertoire. 
***11
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A confused “Resurrection” at the Houston Symphony

Andres Orozco-Estrada © Werner Kmetitsch
In a failed mash-up, the Houston Symphony performed only the first movement (the three-minute “Prelude: Maestoso”) of Ives’ Fourth Symphony and continued attacca into the 80 minutes of Mahler's "Resurrection."
**111
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The earthly and the transcendental in Zurich

Janine Jansen © Marco Borggreve
Works by Alban Berg and Gustav Mahler recently heralded this year’s concert season in Zurich, where Artist in Residence Janine Jansen gave a superb performance. 
***11
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