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London

Classy Bach playing from Vilde Frang at Kings Place

By , 29 April 2017
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Berlin

Winding voices: Jansons places the clarinet centre stage in Berlin

By , 27 April 2017
****1
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Manchester

Elegance and excellence from Elder and the Hallé at Bridgewater Hall

By , 27 April 2017
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Poole

Wonderfully fresh-sounding Weber and fiercely energetic Mahler in Poole

By , 26 April 2017
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Birmingham

Fabien Gabel brings a touch of French Romance to Birmingham

By , 26 April 2017
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London

Heaven and Earth: Marek Janowksi ascends Bruckner 7 and admires the view

By , 26 April 2017
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Cambridge

Fresh, funny, frivolous: Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience from English Touring Opera in Cambridge

By , 26 April 2017
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New York City

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is a Gem of a Dance Company

By , 26 April 2017
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London

Death, destroyer of worlds: John Adams conducts Doctor Atomic at the Barbican

By , 25 April 2017
*****
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New York City

Juilliard students put on a meritorious performance of Káťa Kabanová

By , 25 April 2017
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Barcelona

Sparkling Così fan tutte from René Jacobs in Barcelona

By , 24 April 2017
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London

The indiscreet charmlessness of the bourgeoisie: Adès brings The Exterminating Angel to opera

By , 24 April 2017
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London

A Scriabin marathon: Peter Donohoe scales the complete piano sonatas

By , 23 April 2017
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London

Antoine Tamestit presents first-class Bartók with the LSO

By , 23 April 2017
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London

Geographical and astrological surveys from the Philharmonia

By , 23 April 2017
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Hong Kong

Jaap van Zweden’s artistic vision triumphs in Hong Kong Mahler Six

By , 22 April 2017
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Berlin

Youth and beauty: Barenboim and the Staatskapelle start their Schubert cycle in joyous fashion

By , 22 April 2017
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Sydney

Semi-conductor creates electric atmosphere: Joshua Bell and the ASMF in Sydney

By , 22 April 2017
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Washington

It's complicated: Justin Peck's take on Ballet Across America

By , 22 April 2017
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Boston

Mozart in a minor key: Radu Lupu and the Requiem with the Boston Symphony

By , 21 April 2017
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Glasgow

Scottish Ballet's Each Other at the Tramway in Glasgow

By , 21 April 2017
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New York City

NYC Ballet: An Embarrassment of Riches

By , 21 April 2017
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Sydney

A pot-pourri of British music in Sydney

By , 21 April 2017
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Prague

In Prague, a sci-fi fantasy becomes real

By , 20 April 2017
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Adelaide

Quality performances of Cav and Pag open State Opera of South Australia’s season

By , 20 April 2017
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Washington

Water-themed music presents rich diversity

By , 20 April 2017
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Cleveland

Vaughan Williams' Oboe Concerto receives a belated Cleveland Orchestra première

By , 20 April 2017
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Houston

Houston Symphony's fierce Red Violin and opulent Pines of Rome

By , 20 April 2017
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Oslo

Memories of music past: Mahler and Buene in Oslo

By , 20 April 2017
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Budapest

Komische Oper's Zauberflöte enchants Budapest

By , 20 April 2017
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Chicago

Chicago Symphony concertmaster Robert Chen shines in Pärt and Bartók

By , 20 April 2017
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Washington

Ballet Across America, curated by Misty Copeland

By , 19 April 2017
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Erfurt

Destructive dormitory passions in rare Zandonai revival in Erfurt

By , 19 April 2017
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Gothenburg

Rare Strauss and impeccable Sibelius: Iceland Symphony Orchestra in Gothenburg

By , 19 April 2017
****1
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New York City

The all-Robbins Bill: Fancy Free, Moves, and The Concert

By , 19 April 2017
***11
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London

Quicksilver clarity: Classical innovations from Faust and the OAE

By , 18 April 2017
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London

A string orchestra showcase from Daniel Hope and the Basel Chamber Orchestra

By , 18 April 2017
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Strasbourg

“Gloire à DiDonato”: Les Troyens takes Strasbourg by storm

By , 17 April 2017
*****
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New York City

A Rosenkavalier for the radio at The Met

By , 17 April 2017
***11
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Prague

No Man: Resurrecting the past in Prague

By , 17 April 2017
****1
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Amsterdam

Different generations meet in Smoke and Mirrors by Nederlands Dans Theater 2

By , 16 April 2017
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Tokyo

Znaider, Luisi, and NHKSO Tokyo show that Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is anything but overdone

By , 15 April 2017
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Paris

Rites of Spring: Tcherniakov embraces Rimsky-Korsakov's hymn to nature at the Bastille

By , 15 April 2017
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Boston

The bleeding heart of Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg at Odyssey Opera, Boston

By , 14 April 2017
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Turin

Rare and witty: Vivaldi's L'incoronazione di Dario staged in Turin for the first time

By , 13 April 2017
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Chicago

Dutoit and Chicago Symphony reach the sublime in Easter program

By , 13 April 2017
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Houston

Underwhelming Lost Cello Concerto at Houston Symphony

By , 13 April 2017
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London

After an imperfect start, Dvořák’s Requiem catches fire at the Barbican

By , 13 April 2017
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London

Men and Girls Dance: a must see show in 2017

By , 13 April 2017
*****
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New York City

This Year’s YAGP Gala Celebrates Artistry

By , 13 April 2017
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