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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Paris

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ParisParis Debut Recital: Chopin & Beethoven

Chopin, Beethoven
Gerardo Teissonnière, Piano

ParisGrigory Sokolov in Paris

Chopin: Four Polonaises
Grigory Sokolov, Piano

ParisAlexander Melnikov

Debussy, Berlioz
Alexander Melnikov, Piano

ParisAnna Netrebko sings Lieder & Arias

Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Bridge, Debussy, Dvořák, Fauré, Leoncavallo, Strauss R., Charpentier, Moore, Offenbach
Anna Netrebko; Elena Maximova; Giovanni Andrea Zanon; Malcolm Martineau

ParisNicholas Angelich

Beethoven, Brahms
Nicholas Angelich, Piano
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Pablo Heras-Casado leads a gallery tour around the Musée d’Orsay

With Emmanuel Macron announcing a return to theatres and concert halls in May, the Orchestre de Paris plays for an exclusive – but silent – audience by the Seine.
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Passion and joy from Lars Vogt and Orchestre de chambre de Paris

An all-Schumann programme at the Philharmonie de Paris, pairing the Second Symphony with his popular Piano Concerto. 
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Fire under the ice: Case Scaglione conducts Rachmaninov and Sibelius

Conducting with a baton, but without a score, Scaglione left no doubt in anyone’s mind who was in charge.
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A brush with Stravinsky: The Firebird, illustrated, in Paris

A family treat as Stravinsky's Firebird is played – and painted – in the Paris Philharmonie. 
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Strangers in the night: Poulenc makes a rare visit to Paris

Corinna Niemeyer conducts the Orchestre de Paris, which had never played Poulenc's Concert champêtre before, and had only given one performance each of the Sinfonietta and Organ Concerto. Incroyable !
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Debussy centenary: a top ten playlist

Claude Debussy died on 25th March 1918. To mark the centenary, here is a playlist of my “top ten” Debussy masterpieces… at least today’s top ten!