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24th January 2018

Classical Source

Colin Anderson

Put simply I don’t know a finer conductor today of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent Manfred Symphony than Semyon Bychkov. In recent years, whether at the Royal Academy of Music or with the BBC Symphony Orchestra (as far as London is concerned), Bychkov has proved himself a master of one of Tchaikovsky’s supreme scores, a Symphony composed between the Fourth and Fifth, and a legitimate part of any complete cycle.

With the Czech Philharmonic in wonderful form, superbly virtuosic and musically certain and sensitive, relishing some of Tchaikovsky’s most imaginative, descriptive and sophisticated orchestration, Bychkov certainly commands the power and passion of the music as well as its delicacy and lyricism […]

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3rd January 2018

January news

Semyon Bychkov starts the New Year in Leipzig conducting the Gewandhausorchester on 18, 19 and 21 January in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony and Bruch’s First Violin Concerto with solois Nikolaj Znaider. A week later, he returns to the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich between 25-27 January for Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony and two pieces by...

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1st December 2017

December news

Newly appointed by the Czech Philharmonic as their Chief Conductor and Music Director designate, Maestro Bychkov returns to Prague for 2 periods of concerts before Christmas: firstly, 6-8 December in Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky with soloist Yuja Wang; secondly, 20-22 December in Fišer, Martinu and Strauss. In between, he records Tchaikovsky’s...

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1st November 2017

November news

November sees Semyon Bychkov travel to Munich, Vienna and Rome for concerts with the Munich Philharmonic (5-7 November), Vienna Philharmonic (11-12 November) and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (30 November-2 December). The programmes he’ll conduct will feature music by Larcher, Strauss, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.  

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