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The CBSO's former music director returns to his old stomping ground for a programme that mixed a Romantic staple with an austere 20th-century work.
Behzod Abduraimov's playing marks the highlight of the CBSO's latest matinee programme.
With Richard Strauss’s epic symphonic poem and Benedetti performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, the CBSO had major expectations to fulfil.
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