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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
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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
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Janine Jansen © Marco Borggreve
Zürich

Janine Jansen undertakes a Solitary Journey in Zurich

By , 15 December 2018
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Sol Gabetta © Uwe Arens
Hamburg

A French orchestral melange with Franck and Gabetta at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 15 December 2018
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Ludus Baroque © Andy Staples
Edinburgh

Seasonal joy from Ludus Baroque with the Marian Consort in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

By , 14 December 2018
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Aoi Trio © Suntory Hall
Tokyo

Aoi Trio makes a celebrated return to Suntory Hall’s Blue Rose

By , 14 December 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig
London

Rattle and the LSO on toe-tapping form

By , 13 December 2018
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Jean Sibelius in 1913 © Wikicommons, public domain
Manchester

Tom Poster stars in a Hallé concert of Nordic magic

By , 13 December 2018
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Martin Fröst and Henrik Måwe © Kevin Yataruba, courtesy of Lincoln Center
New York City

A magician at Lincoln Center: Martin Fröst

By , 12 December 2018
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Pavel Haas Quartet © Marco Borggreve
London

Compelling Smetana and Janáček from the Pavel Haas Quartet at Wigmore Hall

By , 10 December 2018
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Baritone sax player Miro Tóth and composer Jan Trojan © Milan Mosna | Václav Hodina
Prague

A thrilling vision of an electric future in Prague

By , 10 December 2018
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Simone Lamsma © Otto van den Toorn
Pittsburgh

Shimmering showstoppers from Simone Lamsma, Yan Pascal Tortelier and the Pittsburgh Symphony

By , 09 December 2018
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Anna Netrebko © Chris Lee
New York City

A diva debut: Anna Netrebko in recital at Carnegie Hall

By , 09 December 2018
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Matthias Goerne, Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic © Chris Lee
New York City

Strauss and Schubert with Matthias Goerne and the NY Philharmonic

By , 08 December 2018
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Sean Shibe © Kaupo Kikkos
Perth

Musica Adventus: soulful Advent from the Scottish Ensemble with Sean Shibe

By , 08 December 2018
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Sir Thomas Allen with the Inquisition © Mark Allan
London

Missing too many bullseyes: Bernstein's Candide semi-staged by the LSO

By , 08 December 2018
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Joshua Bell © Chris Lee
Zürich

Virtuoso violin, dynamic conducting: Joshua Bell and Jakub Hrůša in Zurich

By , 07 December 2018
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Dorothea Röschmann, Rafael Payare and the BBCSO © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Shostakovich 5 triumphs – or not – with BBCSO and Rafael Payare

By , 07 December 2018
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Vivica Genaux and Erin Helyard © Albert Comper
Melbourne

A box of Baroque tricks: Vivica Genaux and Sydney's Pinchgut wow Melbourne

By , 07 December 2018
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
Los Angeles

MTT unleashes Ives at his raucous, crotchety best in Disney Hall

By , 07 December 2018
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Jessica Cottis © Kaupo Kikkas
London

Mark Bowden's Sapiens: humanity in music from the London Sinfonietta

By , 07 December 2018
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Santtu-Matias Rouvali © Kaapo Kamu
London

Blowing away the cobwebs: epic Strauss from Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the Philharmonia

By , 06 December 2018
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Denis Kozhukhin © Marco Borggreve
Liverpool

Magic and mystery in Liverpool with Wong, Kozhukhin and the RLPO

By , 06 December 2018
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Tamara Mumford © Fay Fox
Cleveland

A festive Messiah heralds the holidays in Cleveland

By , 06 December 2018
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Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Requiem: Remembrance connections explored by Ian Bostridge and Antonio Pappano

By , 05 December 2018
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