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Thu 17 Aug, 2017:
Brahms: Symphonies – No 1 in C minor, Op 68; No 2 in D major, Op 73; No 3 in F major, Op 90; No 4 in E minor, Op 98

Andris Nelsons leads his golden-toned Bostonians in memorably supple, entrancingly organic and thrillingly alive readings of all four Brahms...

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Thu 09 Mar, 2017:
Beach: Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, Op 45; Chaminade: Concertstück in C sharp minor, Op 40; Howell: Piano Concerto in D minor

A formidably talented performer as well as gifted composer, Amy Beach was the soloist in the April 1900 Boston world premiere of her expansive and...

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Thu 12 Jan, 2017:
Debussy: Images; Jeux; La plus que lente

Back in the early 1970s, Michael Tilson Thomas set down an uncommonly perceptive set of Debussy's Images at the helm of the Boston Symphony for...

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Tue 03 Jan, 2017:
Wuorinen: Eighth Symphony (Theologoumena); Fourth Piano Concerto

Despite Charles Wuorinen’s explanation of the subtitle of his Eighth Symphony – ‘Theologoumena’ – as ‘a private non-dogmatic theological...

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Thu 17 Nov, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74 (Pathétique); Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture, Op 32

Dignified, compassionate and keenly proportioned readings of these two Tchaikovsky masterworks. Semyon Bychkov's way with the Pathétique Symphony may...

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Thu 25 Aug, 2016:
Prokofiev: Symphony No 6 in E flat minor, Op 111; Waltz Suite, Op 110

We have reached the penultimate instalment in Marin Alsop's Prokofiev symphony cycle for Naxos. Drawing some notably spruce playing from her eager...

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Fri 11 Dec, 2015:
Haydn: The Creation

The resounding blend of American energy, British precision and sense of occasion makes this a Creation to savour. Haydn contributes, too, the sheer...

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Tue 06 Oct, 2015:
Loeffler: Divertissement Espagnol; La Villanelle du Diable, Op 9; Une Nuit de Mai; Divertissement in A minor

Charles Martin Loeffler (1861-1935) studied in Berlin and Paris, and emigrated to the United States in his early twenties. A gifted violinist, he held...

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Fri 18 Sep, 2015:
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 in E minor, Op 93; Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Passacaglia from Act 2)

Here's the first instalment of three in a new Shostakovich series from DG featuring Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony. Entitled “Under Stalin's...

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Thu 16 Oct, 2014:
Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie

Given its world premiere in Boston in 1949, conducted by Leonard Bernstein (a rehearsal survives), Messiaen’s ten-movement Turangalîla-Symphonie,...

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Tue 14 May, 2013:
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 1-7; Violin Concerto; Finlandia; Pohjola's Daughter; Tapiola, Karelia Suite; En Saga; The Swan of Tuonela; Valse triste

Sibelius performances don't come much more rewarding than these. The Boston Symphony has a rich and proud tradition in this repertoire stretching back...

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