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Work: Piano Concerto no. 2 in G minor, Op.16

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ComposerProkofiev, Sergei (1891-1953)
Period20th century
Year1912
Work typeOrchestral
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AmsterdamProkofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5

© Harald Hoffmann DG
Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky
Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg; Gustavo Gimeno; Seong-Jin Cho

TokyoOpening Concert

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Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky
Vienna Philharmonic; Valery Gergiev; Denis Matsuev; Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi

TokyoValery Gergiev conducts Wiener Philharmoniker

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Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky
Vienna Philharmonic; Valery Gergiev; Denis Matsuev

ParisAlexandre Kantorow & Orchestre de Paris

Dukas, Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov
Orchestre de Paris; Stanislav Kochanovsky; Alexandre Kantorow
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Cosmic coolness: Hannu Lintu and the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Hannu Lintu © Hilary Scott
Pastoral repose and granitic grandeur in an awe-inspiring performance of Sibelius' Second Symphony. 
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Just like 1913: CBSO YO taps into the shock of The Rite of Spring

Andrew Gourlay © Johan Persson
The CBSO Youth Orchestra under Andrew Gourlay both succumb to and transcend imperfections in their performances of Prokofiev and Stravinsky.
****1
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The LSO find their Russian Roots in Shostakovich

Gianandrea Noseda © Mark Allan
Technically impressive pianism from Denis Matsuev doesn't click with Noseda and the LSO, but Shostakovich 6 is delivered with verve.
***11
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Russian delights with Lugansky and Kochanovsky in Brussels

Stanislav Kochanovsky © Evgeny Evtyukhov
Stanislav Kochanovsky, Nikolai Lugansky and the Belgian National Orchestra impress with an all-Russian triple bill.
****1
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Iván Fischer jumps in to deliver thrills with the Berlin Phil

Anna Vinnitskaya © Marco Borggreve
The Hungarian conductor is a late replacement for a satisfying mixed programme in which pianist Anna Vinnitskaya makes a blistering debut. 
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