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Work: Violin Concerto, Op.15

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ComposerBritten, Benjamin (1913-1976)
Period20th century
Year1939
Work typeOrchestral
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ManchesterThe Hallé - Tchaikovsky’s Fateful Fourth

© B Ealovega
Weinberg, Britten, Tchaikovsky
The Hallé; Fabien Gabel; Ellie Slorach; James Ehnes

MadridJurowski y la London Philharmonic con Ibermúsica

Jurowski y la London Philharmonic con Ibermúsica
Britten, Mahler
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski; Arabella Steinbacher

BarcelonaOno dirige la Quinta de Tchaikovsky

© © Sussie Ahlburg
Takemitsu, Britten, Tchaikovsky
Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya; Kazushi Ono; Alina Ibragimova

GenevaOSR / Jonathan Nott / Karen Gomyo

Britten, Shostakovich
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Jonathan Nott; Karen Gomyo

AmsterdamJaap van Zweden conducts

Jaap van Zweden conducts
Padding, Britten, Stravinsky
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Jaap van Zweden; Simone Lamsma
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Staring into the abyss: a devastating “Pathétique” from the LPO

The London Philharmonic Orchestra © Ben Ealovega
Vladimir Jurowski conducts Tchaikovsky, Britten and Scriabin viewed through Oliver Knussen's palette to open the London Philharmonic's 2019-20 season. 
*****
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Prom 6: Impressive and inspiring Anglo-American cooperation

Edward Gardner © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
The Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music and The Julliard School, with Edward Gardner in an impressively ambitious programme, with tragic Britten from James Ehnes, and a remarkable UK premiere from Anna Thorvaldsdottir.
****1
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Rarely played Britten, forceful Shostakovich at the NY Phil

Jaap van Zweden © Steven Pisano
Lamsma is not a household name here in America but her deep sense of commitment may well make her one.
****1
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Fiery Prokofiev but lacklustre Britten in Brussels

Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang © Marco Borggreve
Fiery Prokofiev but lacklustre Britten with the National Orchestra of Belgium.
***11
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Storgårds leads Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom

John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
Under the baton of John Storgårds, Vilde Frang made her Cleveland Orchestra debut in Britten's Violin Concerto, with works of Antheil and Schumann rounding out a diverse selection.
***11
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