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London

Flights of fancy: Niquet and the Brussels Philharmonic soar in César Franck at Cadogan Hall

By , 27 May 2016
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London

Rhythmic precision: Foxy Stravinsky from Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 26 May 2016
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New York City

Spectacular all-Wagner program at Carnegie under James Levine

By , 26 May 2016
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Birmingham

Glorious Russian classics from Vedernikov and the CBSO at Symphony Hall

By , 25 May 2016
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New York City

Midsummer Night’s Dream Closes NYC Ballet’s Spring Season

By , 25 May 2016
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Wroclaw

Sir Antonio Pappano and the LSO shine in superb Polish acoustics

By , 25 May 2016
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Prague

Prague Spring reveals the BBC Symphony's split personality

By , 25 May 2016
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Montreal

Britten's War Requiem makes for an heroic season's end for the OSM

By , 25 May 2016
*****
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San Francisco

A fabulous night On the Town with the San Francisco Symphony

By , 25 May 2016
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London

Powerful and assured: 4.48 Psychosis at the Lyric Hammersmith

By , 24 May 2016
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New York City

BJM: When the Sum is Greater than the Parts

By , 24 May 2016
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London

Minimalism with maximum impact: luminous Reich from the Colin Currie Group

By , 24 May 2016
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Madrid

Speechless theology: Moses und Aron at Teatro Real

By , 24 May 2016
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London

Visually spectacular, musically even more so: Enescu's Oedipe at the Royal Opera

By , 23 May 2016
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Budapest

Dazzling performances from the star-cross'd lovers: Capuleti e i Montecchi in Budapest

By , 23 May 2016
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Budapest

Ambrogio Maestri lifts Budapest's Falstaff

By , 22 May 2016
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Budapest

Witches at centre stage in Hungarian Macbeth

By , 22 May 2016
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New York City

Andreas Scholl, in battered armor, performs early English masters

By , 22 May 2016
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Zürich

Musical shifts and spontaneity: Avi Avital in Zurich

By , 22 May 2016
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Glyndebourne

Forced farce: Arden's Barber opens up shop at Glyndebourne

By , 22 May 2016
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Budapest

Gallic double act: Latry and Lefebvre brings Orgona10 Festival to a close in Budapest

By , 22 May 2016
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Budapest

Three generations of Gárdonyis in Budapest: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

By , 22 May 2016
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Leipzig

Gewandhaus Orchestra illuminates Wagner's Rienzi at Oper Leipzig

By , 22 May 2016
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Glyndebourne

Humour and humanity: McVicar's Meistersinger touches the heart at Glyndebourne

By , 21 May 2016
****1
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Leipzig

Wagner’s Die Feen is Leipzig’s jewel in the crown

By , 21 May 2016
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Chicago

Charles Dutoit leads a resplendent Firebird in Chicago

By , 21 May 2016
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Budapest

László Fassang: organ spectacular in Budapest

By , 21 May 2016
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London

BBC Symphony Orchestra introduces Partita by ‘voice of our generation’ Joseph Phibbs

By , 21 May 2016
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Liverpool

Private and public grief: Shostakovich and Mahler in Liverpool

By , 21 May 2016
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Montreal

Les Feluettes in Montréal: New World opera triumphs

By , 21 May 2016
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Budapest

Whimsical Tempest takes Budapest by storm

By , 21 May 2016
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Bridport

Repicco and Friends highlight some Baroque rarities for Concerts in the West

By , 20 May 2016
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Cambridge

Small palette, big picture: Handel's Acis and Galatea in Cambridge

By , 20 May 2016
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Prague

Martina Janková: a humble program and proud moment at Prague Spring

By , 20 May 2016
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Dublin

Rollicking Haydn, Ravel and Shostakovich from Oue and the NSO in Dublin

By , 20 May 2016
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Leipzig

Love and laughter: Wagner’s comedy Das Liebesverbot convinces in Leipzig

By , 20 May 2016
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Wheeling

Important new American piano concerto première in Wheeling

By , 20 May 2016
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London

Flinty graves: a chilling L'incoronazione di Poppea from the Royal Academy of Music

By , 20 May 2016
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Los Angeles

Waves of spiritual energy: Dudamel conducts Pärt and Mozart in LA

By , 19 May 2016
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Birmingham

Hot And cold: Morlot impresses in rare Sibelius with the CBSO

By , 19 May 2016
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Atlanta

Startlingly good Prokofiev: Joseph Young conducts the Atlanta Symphony

By , 19 May 2016
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Glasgow

Golden Brahms, glorious Mahler: Runnicles leaves BBCSSO

By , 19 May 2016
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London

Geneva Camerata: Balkan fire, tepid Baroque

By , 19 May 2016
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Cleveland

Radiant Janáček and refined Beethoven in Cleveland

By , 19 May 2016
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London

Enthusiastic Haydn and Nielsen from Paavo Järvi and the Philharmonia

By , 19 May 2016
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London

Pappano and the LSO's Mahler 6: competent but missing the mark

By , 19 May 2016
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London

A Rush of Exploding Talent: NDT2 at Sadler's Wells

By , 18 May 2016
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New York City

Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy is Compelling and Enigmatic

By , 17 May 2016
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Paris

Music, dance, film: Counter Phrases, a work for all the senses

By , 17 May 2016
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London

Flawed casting in Minghella's widescreen Butterfly at ENO

By , 16 May 2016
***11
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