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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Frans Jansen
Birmingham

Bold, dramatic colour in Gražinytė-Tyla's CBSO Mahler 2

By , 13 June 2019
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Emmanuel Villaume © Václav Hodina
Prague

Prague Philharmonia finishes with a flourish

By , 12 June 2019
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Vasily Petrenko © Svetlana Tarlova
London

“An Heroic Journey” with Kozhukhin, Petrenko and the RPO

By , 11 June 2019
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Karina Gauvin and Le Concert de la loge © Stiftung Händel-Haus
Halle

“Madness” with Karina Gauvin at the Halle Handel Festival

By , 10 June 2019
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Alice Sara Ott © Esther Haase | Deutsche Grammophon
London

Alice Sara Ott and Scheherazade both weave tales with the London Symphony Orchestra

By , 09 June 2019
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Soloists, Gianluca Capuano and Il canto di Orfeo © Marco Borrelli
Salzburg

Caldara's La Morte d’Abel rediscovered at Salzburg Whitsun festival

By , 09 June 2019
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Angela Denoke © Johan Persson
London

The tamest nightclub in Berlin: Salonen goes to Weimar

By , 09 June 2019
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Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Camerata Bern © Benno Hunziker
Rheinfelden

Disconcerting pleasures with Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Camerata Bern at the Solsberg Festival

By , 08 June 2019
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Roberto Plano © Gregory Wilson
Cleveland

A colorful travelogue from Roberto Plano in Cleveland recital

By , 08 June 2019
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Stephen Doughty © Ulster Orchestra
Belfast

Ulster Hall fills with the sounds of Mendelssohn’s Elijah

By , 07 June 2019
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Anna-Maria Helsing © Kasper Dalkarl
London

The BBC Concert Orchestra go orange with Anna-Maria Helsing

By , 06 June 2019
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Jan Regan
Philadelphia

Isolated thrills in Philadelphia Orchestra's Russian Masters

By , 06 June 2019
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Manfred Honeck, Christina Landshamer, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Werner Güra, Shenyang © Ed DeArmitt | Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Pittsburgh

Honeck leads Pittsburgh Symphony in an astonishing Beethoven 9

By , 06 June 2019
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Sara Hershkowitz © Thor Brødreskift
Bergen

Bergen International Festival: Donald Trump sings Ligeti, and Mahler overwhelms

By , 05 June 2019
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The Aurora Orchestra © Nick Rutter
London

Sparkling “Music of the Spheres” full of cosmic energy from Kuusisto, Collon and Aurora Orchestra

By , 05 June 2019
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The Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta with Sarah Herchkowitz © Anita Veda
Bergen

Bergen International Festival: Arctic Philharmonic in a chilly evening of new music

By , 04 June 2019
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Alpesh Chauhan © Marcello Orselli
London

Chauhan and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra save the best till last

By , 04 June 2019
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Anna Prohaska, Vittorio Ghielmi and Fulvio Bettini with Il Suonar Parlante © Stiftung Händel-Haus
Halle

Apollo e Dafne at the Handel Festival in Halle

By , 04 June 2019
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The Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Tugan Sokhiev and Renaud Capuçon © Prague Spring | Ivan Malý
Prague

A flat finish for Prague Spring

By , 04 June 2019
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Hans Van Der Woerd
New York City

At Carnegie Hall, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Met Orchestra delve into French repertoire

By , 03 June 2019
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Oslo String Quartet © Paul Johannessen
Bergen

Bergen International Festival: Haydn, Debussy and Unsuk Chin in a magical setting

By , 03 June 2019
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Orchestre Métropolitain | François Goupil
Montreal

A pair of contrasting sacred works in Montreal

By , 02 June 2019
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Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich © Neda Navaee
London

Fiery performance of Stockhausen's earlier works conclude London Stockhausen retrospective

By , 02 June 2019
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Jean-Guihen Queyras © Marco Borggreve
Hong Kong

Queyras in a masterly display of the familiar and the unfamiliar

By , 01 June 2019
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Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Anri Tsukiji and the Chamber Music Academy Ensemble © Suntory Hall
Tokyo

Opening night of the Chamber Music Garden nourishes spirit and cultivates the future

By , 01 June 2019
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Wolfgang Katschner, Vivica Genaux and Lawrence Zazzo with the Lautten Compagney Berlin © Thomas Ziegler
Halle

Festkonzert with Vivica Genaux and Lawrence Zazzo at the Halle Handel Festival 2019

By , 01 June 2019
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Pierre-Laurent Aimard © Marco Borggreve
London

Unforgettable Stockhausen in London

By , 01 June 2019
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Joyce DiDonato (Agrippina) © Richard Young
London

DiDonato and Il pomo d'oro make Handel's Agrippina sparkle at the Barbican

By , 31 May 2019
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Tatjana Masurenko, Daniel Raiskin and the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra © Marko Djokovic
Belgrade

Compelling performances of dark Russian music in Belgrade

By , 31 May 2019
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Jaap van Zweden conducts the New York Philharmonic © Steven Pisano for Bachtrack
New York City

Van Zweden brings back Corigliano's remarkable First Symphony to the New York Phil

By , 30 May 2019
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Jaime Martín © Pražské jaro | Zdeněk Chrapek
Prague

Prague Spring's Spanish heart

By , 30 May 2019
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Gustavo Dudamel © Vern Evans
Los Angeles

Kitschy, bombastic, virtuosic: the LA Phil and Dudamel’s Mahler 8

By , 30 May 2019
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Santtu-Matias Rouvali © Camilla Greenwell
London

A breath of Finnish fresh air: Rouvali and the Philharmonia on top form in Stravinsky and Adams

By , 30 May 2019
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Karina Gauvin © Carl Langelier
Quebec

In a different league: Fabien Gabel and Karina Gauvin captivate in Ravel and Schmitt in Québec

By , 29 May 2019
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Barbara Hannigan, Gyula Rab and Ensemble Ludwig © Daniel Dittus
Hamburg

Progress thwarted: Stravinsky's Rake at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 29 May 2019
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Stefan Astakhov and Johanna Wallroth, winners of the 2019 Mirjam Helin Competition © Heikki Tuuli
Helsinki

Potential and polish: mixed results at the finals of the Mirjam Helin Competition

By , 29 May 2019
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Albrecht Mayer © Harald Hoffmann
Hamburg

From the Vltava to the Elbe: triumphant Bamberg in Hamburg

By , 28 May 2019
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Thomas Adès © Brian Voce
London

Bacchic ebullience in Beethoven from Thomas Adès at the Barbican

By , 26 May 2019
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Sergei Redkin © Daniil Rabovsky
Perth

Siberian Night in Perth with the thrilling Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk

By , 25 May 2019
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Sir Antonio Pappano conducting the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Of cowbells and hammer blows: Pappano's take on Mahler 6

By , 25 May 2019
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Los Angeles Master Chorale © Tao Ruspoli and Marie Noorbergen
Gateshead

Los Angeles Master Chorale: Lagrime

By , 25 May 2019
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Gabriel Feltz and the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra © Marko Djokovic | Belgrade Philharmonic
Belgrade

Exciting and uplifting Respighi from the Belgrade Philharmonic and Gabriel Feltz

By , 24 May 2019
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Brice Toul
Dublin

A soulful Dvořák concerto from French cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière and the National Symphony Orchestra

By , 24 May 2019
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Javier Perianes © Igor Studio
Los Angeles

Perianes, Avdeeva, Dudamel triumph in Beethoven

By , 24 May 2019
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From left: Carolina Eyck, Bennewitz Quartet, Alžběta Jamborová © Pražské jaro - Zdeněk Chrapek
Prague

Plugging in at Prague Spring's tribute to the theremin

By , 24 May 2019
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Christophe Dumaux © Alciro Theodoro da Silva
Göttingen

Gala concert with Christophe Dumaux at Handel Festival, Göttingen

By , 24 May 2019
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Larcher and Mahler create worlds for the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Oramo

By , 24 May 2019
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Sir Simon Keenlyside, Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni | courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Sir Simon Keenlyside masterful in songs by Sibelius in Cleveland

By , 23 May 2019
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Seconda Prat!ca – Chiefs of Music and Queen’s Singers © Alciro Theodoro da Silva
Göttingen

Almira's Songbook: Handel meets the world of Spanish music

By , 23 May 2019
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
Montreal

Michael Tilson Thomas Makes His Montreal Debut

By , 23 May 2019
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