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Concert reviews: Vladimir Jurowski conducts Zimmermann, Beethoven & Brahms, 16 April 2014

Mitsuko Uchida © Roger Mastroianni

On Wednesday 16 April at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, the London Philharmonic Orchestra under its Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski gave a concert comprising Photoptosis by the 20th-century composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann, followed by Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 with soloist Mitsuko Uchida and Brahms's Symphony No. 4.

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Concert reviews: Górecki Symphony No. 4 world premiere, 12 April 2014

Henryk Górecki

On Saturday 12 April at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, the London Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Andrey Boreyko gave the posthumous and long-awaited world premiere of Henryk Górecki's Symphony No. 4, four years after the composer's death.

The programme also included Stravinsky's Violin Concerto with soloist Julian Rachlin and Alexandre Tansman's Stèle in memoriam Igor Stravinsky.

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Concert reviews: Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts Schumann & Bruckner, 9 April 2014

Jukka-Pekka Saraste

On Wednesday 9 April at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, the London Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste gave performances of Schumann's Violin Concerto with soloist Renaud Capuçon, followed by Bruckner's Symphony No. 8.

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Concert reviews: Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Mendelssohn and Mahler, 28 March 2014

Nicholas Angelich

On Friday 28 March at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Nicholas Angelich, followed by Mahler's Symphony No. 9.

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Concert reviews: Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Poulenc, Berlioz and Saint-Saëns, 26 March 2014

Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve

On Wednesday 26 March 2014 at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Principal Guest Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin gave a concert comprising Poulenc's Organ Concerto with soloist James O'Donnell, Berlioz's song-cycle Les Nuits d’été with mezzo soprano Sarah Connolly, and Saint-Saëns's Symphony No. 3 ('Organ').

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Concert reviews, Brighton Dome: Joseph Swensen conducts Wagner, Bruch and Tchaikovsky

Liza Ferchtsman

On Saturday 22 March 2014 at Brighton Dome, the London Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Joseph Swensen gave a concert comprising works by Wagner, Bruch and Tchaikovsky. They were also joined by violin soloist Liza Ferchtsman.

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Concert reviews: David Zinman conducts Mozart, Strauss and Bach, 19 March 2014

David Zinman © Priska Ketterer

On Wednesday 19 March 2014 at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, the London Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor David Zinman and piano soloist Emanuel Ax performed a programme of Mozart, Strauss and Bach.

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