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Last autumn Helene Grimaud released a fine recording of Brahms’ piano concertos under the baton of Andris Nelsons: to hear them perform the second concerto live with the Philharmonia Orchestra was to realise anew what a superb symbiosis they can achieve.

Risor Festival, Various venues, Risor, Norway

A musical midnight feast

LPO / Paavo Berglund, Royal Festival Hall, London

Finnish mastery sets the right pace

Richard Goode: Global fame? All in Goode time

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Budapest Spring Festival, Various venues

The rites of spring

The Compact Colection

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Berlin Staatskapelle / Barenboim, Royal Festival Hall, London

Berliners give Brahms new life

Filippo Gamba, Wallace Collection, London

Mildly mannered precision

LSO/Sir Colin Davis, Barbican, London

Second to none

London Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Davis, Barbican Hall, London

A fast ride in a cabriolet racer

The Compact Collection

Schubert: Symphonies Nos 1-6, 8-9 - Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra/Günter Wand; Haydn: Six 'Paris' Symphonies - L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande/Ernest Ansermet
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