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Venue: Barbican Centre, London

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AddressSilk Street
London
EC2Y 8BQ
United Kingdom
ContainsArt Gallery
Cinema 1
Cinema 3
The Curve
The Pit
Barbican Hall
Barbican Theatre
Google maps51° 31' 12.372" N 0° 5' 38.089" W
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LondonGershwin, Ives, Harris and Bernstein

Gershwin, Ives, Harris, Bernstein
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle; Kirill Gerstein

LondonHélène Grimaud: Memory

Silvestrov, Debussy, Satie, Chopin, Rachmaninov
Hélène Grimaud, Piano

LondonLSO Artist Portrait: Antoine Tamestit

Berio, Stravinsky
London Symphony Orchestra; François-Xavier Roth; Antoine Tamestit

LondonJeremy Denk Plays Bach

Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier (24 Preludes and Fugues) - Book 1
Jeremy Denk, Piano

LondonLSO Artist Portrait: Antoine Tamestit

Walton, Tippett
London Symphony Orchestra; Alan Gilbert; Antoine Tamestit; London Symphony Chorus; Simon Halsey

LondonBBC Symphony Orchestra: Joby Talbot's Everest in concert

BBC Symphony Orchestra: Joby Talbot's Everest in concert
Talbot: Everest
Nicole Paiement; Leonard Foglia; Veronika Haller; Andrew Bidlack; Craig Verm; Michael Mayes

LondonJoyce DiDonato: Songplay

Joyce DiDonato; Chuck Israels; Charlie Porter; James Madison

LondonAn Anatomy of Melancholy

Dowland
Iestyn Davies; Thomas Dunford; Netia Jones
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Loss and foreboding from Pappano and the LSO

Sir Antonio Pappano © Liam Hennebry
In these difficult times a reduced audience witnessed a concert of music that didn’t exactly offer much solace, but which possessed a powerful sense of loss and foreboding that seemed entirely timely. 
*****
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The Woman without a Shadow of doubt: Karina Canellakis' fine LSO debut

Karina Canellakis and the London Symphony Orchestra © Mark Pullinger
Canellakis has the musicianship to ensure Strauss’ over-the-top moments registered high on music’s Richter scale.
****1
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Isadora Now: a precious triple bill from the Viviana Durante Company

Begoña Cao in Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan © David Scheinmann
A robust testimony to the powerful legacy of Isadora Duncan in Isadora Now at the Barbican.
****1
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A sense of wonder: Levit and Becker

Igor Legit © Robbie Lawrence
An intriguing programme and incisive playing from Igor Levit and Markus Becker as they examine Beethoven and Brahms from a fresh angle, and exceptional Bartók.
****1
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A Beethoven Ninth to remember from Rattle and the LSO

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the LSO © Candice Witton

Is it still permitted to play the Adagio of Beethoven's Ninth like this?

*****
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Star factor: Lise Davidsen in recital at the Barbican

Lise Davidsen © Ray Burmiston

Lise Davidsen is now a major talent and in this warmly presented recital, she showcased technical ability and raw power in a programme of Scandinavian and German songs.

****1
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No nonsense joy in Kissin's Beethoven at the Barbican

Evgeny Kissin © Felix Broede
Beethoven 250 – no fewer than three Sonatas, 21 variations, a fugue, two bagatelles and six écossaises – delivered with urgent energy and exuberant joy by Kissin.
*****
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Binge-listening: a bumper Beethoven Weekender at the Barbican

Lars Vogt and the Royal Northern Sinfonia © Mark Allan | Barbican
Nine symphonies, five orchestras, two days: an immersive weekend as part of the Barbican's Beethoven 250 coverage featuring some of the UK's finest orchestras.