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Teodor Currentzis conducts musicAeterna © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 18: Electrifying Beethoven from Teodor Currentzis and musicAeterna

By , 28 July 2018
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Geraint Bowen © Michael Whitefoot
Hereford

Disentangling pain and triumph, clarifying hope on Opening Night at the Three Choirs Festival

By , 28 July 2018
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Martyn Brabbins © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 17: Purity and passion from Martyn Brabbins and the BBC NOW

By , 27 July 2018
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Sir Mark Elder © Russell Hart
London

Prom 16: Poise and transparency from Elder and the Hallé

By , 26 July 2018
****1
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Paul Lewis © Kaupo Kikkas
London

Prom 15: Gernon, Lewis and the BBC Philharmonic keep things on the move

By , 25 July 2018
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Stéphane Denève © Drew Farrell
Los Angeles

Denève and Hadelich eloquent, bold in Sibelius and Ravel at the Hollywood Bowl

By , 24 July 2018
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John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
London

Prom 14: Storgårds and the BBC Philharmonic go for contrasts

By , 24 July 2018
***11
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Alban Gerhardt © Kaupo Kikkas
London

Synergy and excitement from Alban Gerhardt and Víkingur Ólafsson at Wigmore Hall

By , 23 July 2018
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Karina Canellakis and Alisa Weilerstein © BBC | Sarah Jeynes
London

Prom 12: Karina Canellakis and the BBCSO bring energy and bite

By , 23 July 2018
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Seong-Jin Cho © Harald Hoffmann | DG
Verbier

Seong-Jin Cho shows maturity and subtlety in Verbier recital

By , 23 July 2018
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Jean Rondeau © Baghir
London

Captivating command, and a striking première by Risser from Jean Rondeau

By , 23 July 2018
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Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve
Verbier

Angelic voices in the Swiss mountains: Classy Kavakos and serene Ying Fang join Eschenbach

By , 23 July 2018
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Morris Robinson, Quinn Kelsey and Thomas Søndergård © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 11: A Mahlerian leaving party

By , 22 July 2018
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Thomas Adès © Hilary Scott
Lenox

A musical polymath and a nonpareil violinist share a Tanglewood afternoon

By , 22 July 2018
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Ilya Gringolts © Tomasz Trzebiatowski
Verbier

Ilya Gringolts and Maxim Vengerov reach the heights in Verbier

By , 22 July 2018
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George Benjamin and the London Sinfonietta © BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Restless commemoration from George Benjamin and the London Sinfonietta

By , 21 July 2018
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Donald Runnicles conducting the World Orchestra for Peace © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 9: A lively Beethoven 9 from Runnicles and the World Orchestra for Peace

By , 21 July 2018
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Thomas Søndergård © Martin Bubandt
London

Prom 8: Thomas Søndergård explores youthful beginnings and untimely ends

By , 20 July 2018
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Gabriela Montero © Shelley Mosman
London

Gabriela Montero returns to Wigmore Hall

By , 19 July 2018
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Igor Levit © Robbie Lawrence
Birmingham

Igor Levit delivers a majestic recital in Birmingham

By , 19 July 2018
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Laurent Naouri © Russell Duncan and Opera Rara | ROH
London

Donizetti's L'Ange de Nisida shines at its belated world première

By , 18 July 2018
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Sakari Oramo conducts the BBCSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 6: Love laid bare in a passionate Turangalîla from Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 18 July 2018
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Christina Gansch (Mélisande) and John Chest (Pelléas) © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 5: Glyndebourne's baffling Pélleas et Mélisande arrives at the Proms

By , 17 July 2018
****1
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Mark Simpson performing Magnus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 4: Mark Simpson impresses in Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto

By , 16 July 2018
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Calidore String Quartet © Sophie Zhai
London

Proms at... Engaging invention from Shaw and joyous Schumann

By , 16 July 2018
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Colin Currie, Owen Gunnell, Adrian Spillett and Sam Walton © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 3: An inflated Prom to celebrate BBC Young Musicians

By , 15 July 2018
***11
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John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
Cleveland

Storgårds leads Cleveland Orchestra in intriguing Blossom program

By , 15 July 2018
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Riccardo Muti conducting the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino © Silvia Lelli
Ravenna

Riccardo Muti conducts a majestic Macbeth in Ravenna

By , 15 July 2018
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Russell Thomas © Fay Fox
Los Angeles

Dudamel serves up Otello at the Hollywood Bowl

By , 15 July 2018
***11
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Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
London

Prom 2: Poise and restraint from Alain Altinoglu and the RPO

By , 14 July 2018
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Five Telegrams from Kensington Gardens © Mark Pullinger
London

Prom 1: Five Telegrams and a Harbinger of War from the BBCSO and Sakari Oramo

By , 13 July 2018
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Martin Fröst and Roland Pöntinen © Schubertiade
Hohenems

Fröst and Pöntinen: Chamber music gets physical at the Schubertiade

By , 13 July 2018
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Belcea Quartet © Marco Borggreve
Zürich

Belcea Quartet competes with urban Zurich

By , 11 July 2018
***11
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Emmanuel Pahud © Josef Fischnaller
Amsterdam

Roth, Pahud and the Gurzenich deliver an evening of high drama in Amsterdam

By , 11 July 2018
****1
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Septura © Bethany Clarke
London

Brass ensemble Septura explores Ravel and Gershwin

By , 10 July 2018
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Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel
Bantry

Ibragimova thrills in Franck sonata in splendid Bantry closer

By , 08 July 2018
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Steven Osborne © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Poetry in every bar: Steven Osborne at Wigmore Hall

By , 07 July 2018
****1
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Choir of Keble College, Oxford © Keble College
Cheltenham

Choir of Keble College brings fashion, flamboyance and fervency to the Cheltenham Music Festival

By , 05 July 2018
****1
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Sir András Schiff © Nadia F Romanini
London

Cream buns from Schiff: Fine fare to close the OAE season

By , 04 July 2018
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Apollon Musagète Quartet © Marco Borggreve
Bantry

Riveting Franck at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival

By , 01 July 2018
****1
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Quatuor Danel © Ant Clausen
Bantry

An exhilarating Beethoven “Razumovsky” Quartet no. 2 by Quatuor Danel

By , 30 June 2018
****1
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Quatuor Danel © Ant Clausen
Bantry

A fascinating offering of chamber music at Bantry House in Cork

By , 29 June 2018
***11
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Sasha Cooke © Dario Acosta
San Francisco

A phenomenally multi-layered Mahler 3 in San Francisco

By , 29 June 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen and Camilla Tilling © Camilla Greenwell | Philharmonia Orchestra
London

A thrilling Gurrelieder from Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 28 June 2018
****1
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Emmanuel Villaume © Milan Mošna
Prague

A sparkling season finale from PKF – Prague Philharmonia

By , 27 June 2018
****1
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Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Berlin

Restless spirits: Pappano conducts Britten's War Requiem in Berlin

By , 26 June 2018
****1
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Gianandrea Noseda © Steve J Sherman
London

Precision and abandon in the LSO's Shostakovich

By , 24 June 2018
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Trevor Pinnock © Simon Jay Price
London

Japan and UK students on a joint journey of discovery

By , 21 June 2018
****1
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Frank Peter Zimmermann © Harald Hoffmann | Hänssler Classic
Zürich

From bravado to quiet prayer: Zimmermann and his “Lady” tackle Beethoven in Zurich

By , 21 June 2018
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Norwegian National Opera Orchestra © Jörg Wiesner
Oslo

On the waterfront: Vaughan Williams' A Sea Symphony closes the opera season in Oslo

By , 21 June 2018
***11
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