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Plácido Domingo conducts the Prague National Theatre Orchestra © Radovan Šubín
Prague

Domingo follows Mozart's footsteps in Prague

By , 27 January 2019
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Ruxandra Donose and Stuart Skelton © Simon Jay Price
London

A finely gauged Walküre from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 27 January 2019
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Tamsin Waley-Cohen © Ben Russell
London

Venus and the Violin: Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Huw Watkins at Kings Place

By , 27 January 2019
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Robert Trevino © Musacchio & Ianniello
Liverpool

Lots to say: Mozart and Mahler in Liverpool

By , 27 January 2019
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Vassily Sinaisky © Marco Borggreve
Gateshead

Trampled by the Russian troika: St Petersburg Philharmonic at The Sage

By , 26 January 2019
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Ralph van Raat © Simon van Boxtel
Zürich

A “journey of discovery” in Zurich: Tan Dun conducts the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra

By , 26 January 2019
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Lawrence Renes © Mats Bäcker
Valletta

The Maltese embrace Austro-German Romanticism in Valletta

By , 26 January 2019
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Diana Damrau, Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian RSO © Peter Meisel
London

Straussian perfection from Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian RSO at the Barbican

By , 26 January 2019
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Ben Gernon © Petr Kadlec | Czech Philharmonic
Manchester

Stirring Mozart and Tchaikovsky from Gernon, Cooper and BBC Philharmonic.

By , 26 January 2019
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Bernard Haitink © Todd Rosenberg
Amsterdam

Exploring Romanticism: Haitink and the RCO perform Mozart and Brahms

By , 25 January 2019
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Kaija Saariaho © Robert Torres
Boston

Northern lights: John Storgårds leads the Boston Symphony in Saariaho, Mozart, and Sibelius

By , 25 January 2019
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RTÉ Philharmonic Choir © RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Dublin

Pleasing rendition of Great Opera Choruses by RTE Philharmonic Choir

By , 25 January 2019
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Santtu-Matias Rouvali © Kaapo Kamu
London

France 2 – 0 Finland: an uneven match under Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the Philharmonia

By , 24 January 2019
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Bleak polar landscapes evoked by The Hallé in Sinfonia Antartica

By , 24 January 2019
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Anna Thorvaldsdottir © Saga Sigurdardottir
Berlin

Exploring extremes: a rich, rewarding programme from Alan Gilbert and the Berliner Philharmoniker

By , 24 January 2019
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The world premiere of Julia Wolfe's Fire in my mouth © Steven Pisano
New York City

Jazz, tragedy and a Julia Wolfe premiere kick off New York Phil’s “New York Stories” series

By , 24 January 2019
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Itzhak Perlman, Otto Tausk and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra © Matthew Baird | VSO
Vancouver

The Vancouver Symphony with penetrating insight from Perlman in Mendelssohn and Williams

By , 23 January 2019
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Steven Isserlis and Sakari Oramo with the BBC Symphony Orchestra © Mark Allan
London

Steven Isserlis silences the Schumann doubters

By , 23 January 2019
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Seong-Jin Cho at Carnegie Hall in 2017 © Julien Jourdes
New York City

Seong-Jin Cho brings his remarkable tonal abilities to Carnegie Hall

By , 22 January 2019
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Rafał Blechacz © Felix Broede | DG
London

Superb in Chopin... and more: Rafał Blechacz at Wigmore Hall

By , 21 January 2019
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Thomas Hampson and Wolfram Rieger in recital at the Pierre Boulez Saal © Peter Adamik
Berlin

A consummate storyteller: Thomas Hampson in “Schubert Week” recital in Berlin

By , 21 January 2019
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London

Winding journeys of song at Queen Elizabeth Hall

By , 20 January 2019
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Vasily Petrenko © Svetlana Tarlova
Liverpool

Profoundly serious Sibelius from the RLPO and Vasily Petrenko

By , 20 January 2019
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Johannes Moser © Sarah Wijzenbeek
Atlanta

Atlanta Symphony Hall: Shostakovich shock and awe

By , 19 January 2019
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Joshua Bell © Bill Phelps
London

A medley of melodies from Joshua Bell and the ASMF

By , 19 January 2019
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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
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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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Herbert Blomstedt conducts the Boston Symphony © Winslow Townson
Boston

Beguiling Haydn and transcendent Brahms with Herbert Blomstedt in Boston

By , 18 January 2019
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Simon Trpčeski © Benjamin Ealovega
Belfast

Capricious Brahms and vivacious Sibelius in Belfast

By , 18 January 2019
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Renée Fleming © Andrew Eccles | Decca
Washington

Schubert from Renée Fleming, Gianandrea Noseda, the NSO... and Luciano Berio!

By , 18 January 2019
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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
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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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Francesca Dego © Davide Cerati
Manchester

Dazzling Francesca Dego joins the Hallé for rousing Russian repertoire

By , 17 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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Marin Alsop © Adriane White
London

SoundState: A bright future for new music at the Southbank

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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Van Kuijk Quartet © Nikolaj Lund
Liverpool

Van Kuijk Quartet captures enigmatic Ligeti in Liverpool

By , 13 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
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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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Herbert Blomstedt © Martin U.K. Lengemann
Brussels

Magnificent Mendelssohn and Brahms from Blomstedt and the Concertgebouw

By , 11 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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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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