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London Symphony Orchestra/Sir John Eliot Gardiner: Schumann

Sir John Eliot Gardiner explores Schumann at his most urgent, dramatic and tender.

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Benjamin Grosvenor with the Doric Quartet

Prepare for a different kind of chamber music with a delightful 19th-century rediscovery: a scaled-down version of Chopin’s First Piano Concerto for piano and a quintet of string players.

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BBC SO/Vedernikov Shostakovich: Symphony No 4

Shostakovich’s emotionally-charged epic Fourth Symphony is the centrepiece of a concert that also includes a new concerto for BBCSO Principal Trombonist Helen Vollam.

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London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle: Daniil Trifonov

Piano sensation Daniil Trifonov commences his LSO Artist Portrait series with an all-French programme conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

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Roderick Williams: An Italian Songbook

Behind its modest title, Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch tells a deeply Romantic tale of love, longing and loss. Roderick Williams heads a hand-picked cast in a new staging.

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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra: Mahler's Ninth Symphony

Mahler’s great farewell to life is performed by Mahler’s own orchestra: the Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Ádám Fischer.

Adam Walker

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Les Sonores de France

Adam Walker, LSO Principal Flute, begins a new series of BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts, showcasing the melodies, sounds and musical voices of France.

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BBC SO/Oramo: Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde

The nimble, Classical wit of Mozart’s Symphony No 35 is here set against the expansive sensuality and Romantic richness of Mahler’s great orchestral song-cycle Das Lied von der Erde.