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Cantata Profana © Russ Rowland
New York City

Sciarrino, Ustvolskaya and sounds of darkness in Cantata Profana's “Visions of Silence” in New York

By , 18 January 2019
****1
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Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve
London

Empathetic truth from the odd couple: Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang at the Southbank

By , 18 January 2019
*****
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Jess Gillam © Kaupo Kikkas
Gateshead

New year celebrations at Sage Gateshead

By , 18 January 2019
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Susanna Malkki © Simon Fowler
Los Angeles

Mälkki makes her mark in Saariaho, missed in Messiaen

By , 18 January 2019
***11
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Christian Gerhaher © Gregor Hohenberg | Sony Classical
Vienna

Polished perfection: Gerhaher and Huber’s Winterreise at the Musikverein

By , 18 January 2019
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Francesca Dego © Davide Cerati
Manchester

Dazzling Francesca Dego joins the Hallé for rousing Russian repertoire

By , 17 January 2019
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Folksongs, sung songs and songful Brahms from Britten Sinfonia

By , 17 January 2019
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Mahan Esfahani © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Baroque Futurism: Mesmerising soundscapes from Mahan Esfahani at the Barbican

By , 17 January 2019
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Marin Alsop © Adriane White
London

SoundState: A bright future for new music at the Southbank

By , 16 January 2019
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Gerold Huber © Clive Barda | ArenaPAL
London

A Winterreise where the pianist leads the psychological journey: Gerhaher and Huber at Wigmore Hall

By , 16 January 2019
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
London

A quiet Siberian: Pavel Kolesnikov entrances the Queen Elizabeth Hall

By , 15 January 2019
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Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig
London

Big boned Bartók and Bruckner from Rattle and the London Symphony

By , 13 January 2019
***11
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Van Kuijk Quartet © Nikolaj Lund
Liverpool

Van Kuijk Quartet captures enigmatic Ligeti in Liverpool

By , 13 January 2019
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Northern Chamber Orchestra © Sara Porter Photography
Macclesfield

Flute, harp and Haydn in Macclesfield

By , 12 January 2019
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Martha Argerich performs with the Oxford Philharmonic © Richard Cave
London

Stars shine on Oxford Philharmonic's 20th anniversary concert

By , 12 January 2019
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Francesco Piemontesi © Marco Borggreve
Liverpool

From the sublime to the celestial: Piemontesi, Manze and the RLPO

By , 11 January 2019
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Christian Ihle Hadland © Nikolaj Lund
Dublin

Beethoven to remember from Christian Ihle Hadland and the RTÉ NSO

By , 11 January 2019
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Herbert Blomstedt © Martin U.K. Lengemann
Brussels

Magnificent Mendelssohn and Brahms from Blomstedt and the Concertgebouw

By , 11 January 2019
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Jakub Hrůša © Andreas Herzau
New York City

Jakub Hrůša emphasizes color at the New York Philharmonic

By , 10 January 2019
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John Adams © Vern Evans
Los Angeles

Starman dimmed? Glass’ latest Bowie/Eno opus proves no Life on Mars

By , 10 January 2019
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Barbara Hannigan © Raphael Brand
London

Diamonds in the snow: Rattle, Hannigan and the LSO

By , 10 January 2019
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Mary Bevan © Viktor Erik Emanuel
London

Venus Unwrapped kicks off on an uneven playing field

By , 10 January 2019
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John Harbison following the performance of his Second Symphony © Hilary Scott
Boston

To sleep, perchance to dream? Sir Andrew Davis conducts Harbison's Second Symphony

By , 10 January 2019
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Alexander Melnikov © Marco Borggreve
London

Melnikov and Staier bring intimacy and fresh edge to Schubert at Wigmore Hall

By , 10 January 2019
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
London

Pensiveness and intensity from Kolesnikov, Bukša and the Hermès Quartet

By , 06 January 2019
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Jennifer France © Nick James
Birmingham

Jennifer France and the CBSO faultless in New Year's Concert at Symphony Hall

By , 06 January 2019
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Gan-ya Ben-Gur Akselrod © Tehila Sharafi Cobe
Belfast

Christoph Altstaedt takes Belfast to the City of Dreams

By , 04 January 2019
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Shiyeon Sung © Robert Torres
Boston

The Mendelssohns and Dvořák with Shiyeon Sung and the Boston Symphony

By , 04 January 2019
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Imogen Cooper © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Heady Mozart and Strauss for dessert at Aurora's New Year's Eve concert

By , 31 December 2018
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Nicholas Collon and Nico Muhly © Viktor Sugeng
London

Happy New Year from Aurora and friends

By , 31 December 2018
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Michael McHale © Leon Gerald
Belfast

Ulster Youth Orchestra alumni celebrate their founding with a Russian evening

By , 29 December 2018
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Nicky Spence © David Bebber
London

Nicky Spence and Roger Vignoles: a rapturous seasonal concert at Wigmore Hall

By , 28 December 2018
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Montreal

Montreal's Choeur Métropolitain shines in their Singing As One concert

By , 23 December 2018
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Avi Avital © Zohar Ron
London

Cloudbursts and Venetian sunshine from Avi Avital and the Venice Baroque Orchestra at Wigmore Hall

By , 22 December 2018
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Sofi Jeannin © Christophe Abramowitz
London

Seasonal gifts from the BBC Singers in Bach's Christmas Oratorio

By , 22 December 2018
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David Fallis and ensemble © Thomas May
Seattle

A fuller Monty: Early Music Seattle presents a splendid Monteverdi Christmas Vespers

By , 22 December 2018
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Washington

Folger Consort dishes up a smorgasbord of seasonal English music

By , 22 December 2018
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Orchestre Métropolitain | François Goupil
Montreal

Orchestre Métropolitain renders a poignant Mahler 9

By , 21 December 2018
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Benjamin Appl © Uwe Arens | Sony Classical
London

Not quite the Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall

By , 21 December 2018
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Antoine Tamestit and Teodor Currentzis © Daniel Dittus
Hamburg

A study in suffering: Schnittke and Tchaikovsky from Currentzis at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 19 December 2018
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Sophie Bevan © Sussie Ahlburg
London

Britten Sinfonia's electric Messiah: Look, no hands!

By , 19 December 2018
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Jakub Hrůša, Frank Peter Zimmermann and the Czech Philharmonic © Petra Hajská
Prague

In Prague, an orchestra in transition

By , 19 December 2018
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Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic © Markus Werner
Berlin

Musical wonders: the Vienna Philharmonic brings Bruckner and Mozart to Berlin

By , 18 December 2018
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Paul McCreesh conducts the OSM © Antoine Saito
Montreal

Montreal audience elated with OSM's Messiah

By , 18 December 2018
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Étienne Dupuis, Karen Cargill and Edward Gardner © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Sublime care and craft: Edward Gardner conducts Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ

By , 17 December 2018
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Alondra de la Parra © Erika Mayer
Hamburg

Women in the driving seat at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 16 December 2018
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Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve
London

Humanity, warmth, and excitement in Rattle’s folk music-inspired programme

By , 16 December 2018
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Long Yu © Yan Liang
Hong Kong

Weaving tales: Long Yu conducts Scheherazade in Hong Kong

By , 15 December 2018
****1
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Sir Mark Elder © Russell Hart
Amsterdam

Ravishment without drama in Dutch premiere of A Village Romeo and Juliet

By , 15 December 2018
***11
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Janine Jansen © Marco Borggreve
Zürich

Janine Jansen undertakes a Solitary Journey in Zurich

By , 15 December 2018
***11
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