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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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BerlinSinfoniekonzert 1: Ainārs Rubiķis und Viviane Hagner

© Koelln
Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Britten, Brahms
Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin; Ainārs Rubiķis; Viviane Hagner

LondonHrůša conducts Britten and Barber

© Felix Broede
Britten, Barber
Philharmonia Orchestra; Jakub Hrůša; Isabelle Faust

LondonLSO/Noseda: Shostakovich 'The Year 1905'

© Harald Hoffmann | Decca
Britten, Shostakovich
London Symphony Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda; Janine Jansen
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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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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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