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New York City

Viennese diversity: the Tetzlaff Quartet plays Mozart, Berg and Schubert

By , 16 November 2017
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Hamburg

Spanning the centuries with Andrew Manze at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 16 November 2017
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London

Inspirational performances from Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields

By , 15 November 2017
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New York City

Ailyn Pérez stands out in a mixed performance of Massenet's Thaïs at The Met

By , 15 November 2017
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Munich

Die schweigsame Frau: a commedia del Kosky staging in Munich

By , 15 November 2017
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Turin

Falstaff in Turin: elegant, but with little mass

By , 15 November 2017
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Milan

The memory of Baroque: Sciarrino's Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo at La Scala

By , 14 November 2017
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London

Bitterness and lamentation: Shostakovich and Messiaen at St John's Smith Square

By , 14 November 2017
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Amsterdam

Death in Florence: Zemlinsky and Puccini explore related themes at Dutch National Opera

By , 14 November 2017
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Vancouver

Defiant Beethoven Fifth from Bloch and the Vancouver Symphony

By , 13 November 2017
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Vienna

Golden Strauss echoes around the Musikverein as Bychkov scales the Alpine Symphony

By , 12 November 2017
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Madrid

Ballet Nacional de España’s Sorolla: a disapointing collage of Spanish dances

By , 12 November 2017
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Oxford

In Memoriam: Strauss and Brahms from the Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic

By , 11 November 2017
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Philadelphia

Mighty Bruckner 8 from Yannick Nézet-Seguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 11 November 2017
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Los Angeles

AteNine and Glenn Kotche Collaborate with Stunning Results

By , 11 November 2017
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Berlin

Rousing musical success in imaginative Tannhäuser at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 11 November 2017
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Saffron Walden

New dog, new tricks: Britten Sinfonia and Sir Mark Elder

By , 10 November 2017
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Los Angeles

Clockwork precision and sparkle in Dutoit's all-Ravel program in Los Angeles

By , 10 November 2017
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Edinburgh

José Luis Gomez steps in late for the RSNO's Russian Revolution centenary programme

By , 10 November 2017
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Milan

A forgotten work rediscovered: Riccardo Chailly conducts the Messa per Rossini at its La Scala première

By , 10 November 2017
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Hong Kong

Mixed performances from Simon Rattle and the Berlin Phil in Hong Kong

By , 10 November 2017
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Berkeley

Warm voice, cold feelings: Bostridge sings Winterreise in Berkeley

By , 10 November 2017
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New York City

Garth Fagan Dance at The Joyce, Program B

By , 10 November 2017
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Vienna

The combination of Mozart and Rott makes for a memorable concert in Vienna

By , 10 November 2017
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Dublin

Mexicans Prieto and Osorio impress with de Falla, Ravel and Nielsen in Dublin

By , 10 November 2017
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Stockholm

Franz Welser-Möst conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich in Stockholm

By , 09 November 2017
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Edinburgh

Arvo Pärt’s Angel Music: poignant performances from the Scottish Ensemble and Vanishing Point

By , 09 November 2017
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London

Kindred spirits: Holst and Vaughan Williams paired by John Wilson and the Philharmonia Orchestra

By , 09 November 2017
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London

Top notch musicianship from the Schubert Ensemble in Czech masterworks

By , 09 November 2017
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Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Ballet On Edge

By , 09 November 2017
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Cleveland

Concertmaster Preucil guides Cleveland Orchestra in chamber-like playing

By , 09 November 2017
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Seattle

Strange beauty: grandiosity and intimacy in Seattle Symphony's Grande messe des morts

By , 09 November 2017
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Tokyo

Refined Mahler in Tokyo from Nelsons and Boston Symphony

By , 09 November 2017
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New York City

A cursory Mahler 3 from Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic

By , 08 November 2017
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London

Alain Altinoglu and the LPO cast a Napoleonic shadow in Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

By , 08 November 2017
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London

From lamentation to jubilation: Bernstein celebrated in style by Marin Alsop and the LSO

By , 08 November 2017
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Boston

Attend The Tale of Burke and Hare: a world première at Boston Lyric Opera

By , 08 November 2017
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London

Devastation and exuberance: Stéphane Denève and the Brussels Philharmonic hit the sweet spot

By , 08 November 2017
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Dublin

Barry Douglas and the Borodin Quartet deliver searing Brahms in Dublin

By , 08 November 2017
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New York City

Nearing the end of an era: Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall

By , 07 November 2017
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London

The Royal Ballet: The Illustrated 'Farewell'/ The Wind/ Untouchable

By , 06 November 2017
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New York City

Weak leads sink beautiful Met Butterfly

By , 06 November 2017
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Berlin

Moving emptiness: Duato | Shechter evening with the Staatsballett Berlin

By , 06 November 2017
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Milan

Polished and revelatory: Chailly opens the season with the Filarmonica della Scala

By , 06 November 2017
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Zürich

Brecht and Weill’s Mahagonny in Zurich: a tale of excess and depravity

By , 05 November 2017
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Chicago

David Pountney's riveting Walküre opens at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 05 November 2017
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Munich

A searing Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Munich

By , 05 November 2017
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London

Visions and Pictures: Cédric Tiberghien at Wigmore Hall

By , 05 November 2017
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London

Ballet Cymru: Shadow Aspect

By , 05 November 2017
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London

Revolt against tradition: Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan at Wigmore Hall

By , 04 November 2017
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