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London

Poignancy and optimism: Herbert Blomstedt and the Philharmonia in cathartic Brahms and Beethoven

By , 25 May 2017
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Berlin

Barenboim's Schubert symphony cycle continues in joyous fashion

By , 25 May 2017
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London

As time goes by: an evening of Tchaikovsky and Chopin with Nikolai Lugansky

By , 24 May 2017
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Quebec

Pictures at an Exhibition – without Mussorgsky – from Fabien Gabel and the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec

By , 24 May 2017
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Stockholm

A highly accomplished start to Stockholm's Ring

By , 24 May 2017
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London

Palliative and consoling: Mahler 9 from Bernard Haitink and the LSO

By , 23 May 2017
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Basingstoke

A not so brief encounter with the Moscow Philharmonic

By , 23 May 2017
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London

Splendour falls on castle walls: authoritative Bartók from the Budapest Festival Orchestra

By , 23 May 2017
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Sydney

Feeling rather than seeing: Nobuyuki Tsujii’s Sydney recital

By , 22 May 2017
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Rosdorf

Dramatic cantatas from Franziska Gottwald in Rosdorf

By , 22 May 2017
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Vienna

Peter Schneider takes the Valkyries on a wild ride in Vienna

By , 21 May 2017
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New York City

At Carnegie Hall, Maurizio Pollini proves that one doesn’t have to be perfect

By , 21 May 2017
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Berlin

Peat graves: Reimann's Medea at the Komische Oper, Berlin

By , 21 May 2017
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Brighton

Three Monteverdi “Epics” - Les Talens Lyriques come to Brighton Festival

By , 21 May 2017
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Göttingen

Luther in Worms: a work of its time at Göttingen

By , 21 May 2017
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Frankfurt am Main

Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Piotr Anderszewski in Mozart, Beethoven and more

By , 21 May 2017
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Glyndebourne

A strong Violetta carries an uninspired Traviata revival at Glyndebourne

By , 21 May 2017
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Winchester

Royal Choral Society impresses with Russian music at Winchester Cathedral

By , 20 May 2017
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Milan

Bigonzetti creates a new vertiginous thrill of beauty starring Zakharova and Bolle

By , 20 May 2017
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Glyndebourne

Graham Vick finds modern relevance in Cavalli's Hipermestra at Glyndebourne

By , 20 May 2017
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Paris

Nights in the Harem: Scheherazade spins her tales with the Orchestre Pasdeloup

By , 20 May 2017
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Paris

Return to the harem: Marianne Crebassa seduces in Ravel's Shéhérazade in Paris

By , 20 May 2017
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Leipzig

“Nuit resplendissante”: a great night for a Gounod rarity in Leipzig

By , 20 May 2017
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Hong Kong

Stravinsky and Arvo Pärt’s modernism trumps Rachmaninov’s romanticism with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta

By , 20 May 2017
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Frankfurt am Main

Iain Paterson's Dutchman drops anchor in Frankfurt

By , 20 May 2017
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Glasgow

Scottish Opera’s detailed La bohème bursts with joie de vivre

By , 20 May 2017
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Dublin

A deeply moving Dream of Gerontius: Markson plumbs the depths with soloists and NSO

By , 19 May 2017
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Paris

Autumnal Strauss, then a bracing mountain trek with the Staatskapelle Dresden in Paris

By , 19 May 2017
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Göttingen

Handel's Lotario a hit at Göttingen

By , 19 May 2017
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San Francisco

Violinist Veronika Eberle Sails the Tricky Waters of Schumann's Violin Concerto at Davies Hall

By , 19 May 2017
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Los Angeles

Scottish Ballet's A Streetcar Named Desire is a Masterpiece

By , 19 May 2017
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Prague

At Prague Spring, a legacy comes home

By , 19 May 2017
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New York City

Trials and Tribulations at Kitri’s Wedding

By , 19 May 2017
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London

The Royal Ballet: Liam Scarlett’s new Symphonic Dances, plus a trio of revivals

By , 18 May 2017
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Paris

From the Auvergne to St Petersburg: a travelogue with the Orchestre de Paris

By , 18 May 2017
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Budapest

Hungarian State Opera's slow-motion The Queen of Sheba verges on La Sonnambula

By , 18 May 2017
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Bologna

Bologna's Teatro Comunale scores a slam dunk with Britten's Peter Grimes

By , 18 May 2017
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Berlin

Popularity contexts: rare Strauss and Rachmaninov pitted against Shostakovich at the Philharmonie

By , 18 May 2017
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Cleveland

Ligeti's intricate Piano Concerto with Pierre-Laurent Aimard highlights Cleveland Orchestra concert

By , 18 May 2017
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London

Inspired Holst and Vaughan Williams from Mark Elder and the LSO

By , 18 May 2017
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Barcelona

Framed: a dream world Flying Dutchman in Barcelona

By , 18 May 2017
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London

Austrian Baroque with an exotic twist

By , 17 May 2017
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Amsterdam

Audi’s Madrigals in Amsterdam: a sensorial experience

By , 17 May 2017
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Genoa

A dispiriting première for Maria Stuarda at the Teatro Carlo Felice

By , 17 May 2017
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Sydney

E pluribus unum: the ACO’s Soloists concert in Sydney

By , 16 May 2017
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London

Rambert - The days run away like wild horses/ The 3 Dancers/ Ghost Dances

By , 16 May 2017
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San Francisco

Kyle Abraham Brings Us Home: Dearest Home Premieres in San Francisco

By , 16 May 2017
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Zürich

Effervescent music, unrelenting activity: Haydn’s Orlando Paladino in Zurich

By , 16 May 2017
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Southampton

Peter Donohoe triumphs with Prokofiev at the Turner Sims

By , 16 May 2017
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London

A poised and pretty outing of a prodigy's exercises

By , 16 May 2017
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