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Basingstoke

A beguiling evening of exotic spice from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

By , 05 May 2017
*****
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Berlin

Grand designs: Rattle conducts Bruckner 8 at the Philharmonie

By , 05 May 2017
****1
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Dublin

A sizzling hot Spanish offering: Moreno and Pons deliver exciting interpretations of Iberian music

By , 05 May 2017
****1
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London

Full-on romantics: Tasmin Little lyrical in Tchaikovsky with Christoph König and RPO

By , 04 May 2017
***11
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Oslo

Loving interior decoration: bland performances in Oslo

By , 04 May 2017
**111
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London

Smudgy haze and glaring sunbursts: Boulez and Debussy juxtaposed by Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 04 May 2017
***11
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Stockholm

Iréne Theorin shines in Strauss at the Stockholm Konserthuset

By , 04 May 2017
****1
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Cleveland

Ambiguity, half-truth, obfuscation: a transcendent Pelléas et Mélisande by The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 02 May 2017
*****
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London

Classy Bach playing from Vilde Frang at Kings Place

By , 29 April 2017
***11
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Leeds

Magnificent Turandot in concert from Opera North

By , 28 April 2017
****1
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Minneapolis

Pugnacious Prokofiev from Ludovic Morlot and the Minnesota Orchestra

By , 28 April 2017
***11
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London

An evening to cherish: John Mauceri and the LPO dignified and moving

By , 28 April 2017
*****
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Stockholm

Strauss' Don Quixote shines alongside a peace message in Stockholm

By , 28 April 2017
****1
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Los Angeles

Morning Wagner at the Los Angeles Philharmonic

By , 28 April 2017
*****
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Barcelona

Bach dressed by other composers in Barcelona

By , 28 April 2017
****1
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Berlin

Winding voices: Jansons places the clarinet centre stage in Berlin

By , 27 April 2017
****1
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Manchester

Elegance and excellence from Elder and the Hallé at Bridgewater Hall

By , 27 April 2017
****1
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New York City

A foggy evening at the New York Philharmonic

By , 27 April 2017
***11
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Birmingham

Fabien Gabel brings a touch of French Romance to Birmingham

By , 26 April 2017
***11
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London

Heaven and Earth: Marek Janowksi ascends Bruckner 7 and admires the view

By , 26 April 2017
****1
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Poole

Wonderfully fresh-sounding Weber and fiercely energetic Mahler in Poole

By , 26 April 2017
****1
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London

Death, destroyer of worlds: John Adams conducts Doctor Atomic at the Barbican

By , 25 April 2017
*****
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Barcelona

Sparkling Così fan tutte from René Jacobs in Barcelona

By , 24 April 2017
****1
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London

Antoine Tamestit presents first-class Bartók with the LSO

By , 23 April 2017
****1
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London

Geographical and astrological surveys from the Philharmonia

By , 23 April 2017
***11
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London

A Scriabin marathon: Peter Donohoe scales the complete piano sonatas

By , 23 April 2017
****1
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Berlin

Youth and beauty: Barenboim and the Staatskapelle start their Schubert cycle in joyous fashion

By , 22 April 2017
*****
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Sydney

Semi-conductor creates electric atmosphere: Joshua Bell and the ASMF in Sydney

By , 22 April 2017
****1
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Hong Kong

Jaap van Zweden’s artistic vision triumphs in Hong Kong Mahler Six

By , 22 April 2017
****1
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Sydney

A pot-pourri of British music in Sydney

By , 21 April 2017
***11
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Boston

Mozart in a minor key: Radu Lupu and the Requiem with the Boston Symphony

By , 21 April 2017
****1
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Cleveland

Vaughan Williams' Oboe Concerto receives a belated Cleveland Orchestra première

By , 20 April 2017
****1
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Oslo

Memories of music past: Mahler and Buene in Oslo

By , 20 April 2017
**111
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Washington

Water-themed music presents rich diversity

By , 20 April 2017
***11
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Chicago

Chicago Symphony concertmaster Robert Chen shines in Pärt and Bartók

By , 20 April 2017
***11
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Houston

Houston Symphony's fierce Red Violin and opulent Pines of Rome

By , 20 April 2017
****1
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Gothenburg

Rare Strauss and impeccable Sibelius: Iceland Symphony Orchestra in Gothenburg

By , 19 April 2017
****1
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London

Quicksilver clarity: Classical innovations from Faust and the OAE

By , 18 April 2017
****1
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London

A string orchestra showcase from Daniel Hope and the Basel Chamber Orchestra

By , 18 April 2017
****1
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Strasbourg

“Gloire à DiDonato”: Les Troyens takes Strasbourg by storm

By , 17 April 2017
*****
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Tokyo

Znaider, Luisi, and NHKSO Tokyo show that Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is anything but overdone

By , 15 April 2017
****1
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Chicago

Dutoit and Chicago Symphony reach the sublime in Easter program

By , 13 April 2017
****1
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Birmingham

Pulling shapes: Edward Gardner and the CBSO triumph in Haydn and Mahler 5

By , 13 April 2017
*****
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Gateshead

The story of a nation: Royal Northern Sinfonia's Israel in Egypt

By , 13 April 2017
****1
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Houston

Underwhelming Lost Cello Concerto at Houston Symphony

By , 13 April 2017
**111
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London

After an imperfect start, Dvořák’s Requiem catches fire at the Barbican

By , 13 April 2017
***11
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New York City

The Takács Quartet plays a selection of Beethoven quartets, letting the New York public hope for more

By , 13 April 2017
*****
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Bogotá

Seriously international: Bogotá's Russian Season opens

By , 12 April 2017
****1
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London

Russian heart: terrific performances from Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian RSO

By , 11 April 2017
*****
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London

Russian Nights: Denève and the Brussels Philharmonic visit Cadogan Hall

By , 09 April 2017
****1
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