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7th June 2018

With his subtle but clear direction, Bychkov made an excellent case for Taneyev and this concert overture. Stylistically, the music hovers between Brahms, Wagner, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Tchaikovsky. It is repertoire that suits him.

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6th June 2018

BAY AREA REPORTER

Philip Campbell

The Russian maestro, newly appointed Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic, made another fine impression with a precisely molded but affectionate interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian.” Tchaikovsky works have become a major career highlight for Bychkov with his “Tchaikovsky Project” recording series on Decca with the Czech Philharmonic; as part of his “Beloved Friend” Tchaikovsky festivals in London and New York last year; and as part of his regular repertoire.

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1st June 2018

SFGATE

Joshua Kosman

Bychkov’s visit was a gift, as it so often is — an occasion for thoughtful programming and vigorous, humane execution. The orchestra sounded as forceful and sweet-toned as I’ve heard it, and Bychkov shaped each piece with a canny sense of both its dramatic shape and its instrumental colors.

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1st June 2018

Summer news

Following a month performing in the USA, Semyon Bychkov returns to Europe for his final concerts with the Czech Philharmonic this season before his tenure as the Orchestra’s new Chief Conductor and Music Director officially starts in the autumn. Between 20-22 June, Bychkov can be heard in Prague conducting the...

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