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Angélique Kidjo and the LCO © Southbank Centre | Mark Allan
London

A sucker punch: LCO surveys Glass' complete exploration of Bowie's Berlin Trilogy

By , 09 May 2019
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Katia and Marielle Labèque © Weigold & Böhm
Cleveland

Labèques make a persuasive case for rare Bruch in Cleveland

By , 09 May 2019
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Hans van der Woerd
Philadelphia

The end is the beginning: revelatory Mahler 9 from the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 09 May 2019
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Robert Spano © Angela Morris
Atlanta

In Atlanta, Richard Prior's dark work ...of shadow and light... shines

By , 09 May 2019
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Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig
London

Blazing Mahler from Simon Rattle and the LSO

By , 08 May 2019
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Sir Simon Rattle conducts the LSO © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

Razzle-dazzle from Rattle and the LSO

By , 05 May 2019
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Tallinn Chamber Orchestra © Sven Tupits
Tallinn

What’s the poooints? Atonal explorations “through the forest” in Tallinn

By , 05 May 2019
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Kaspars Putniņš and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir © Sven Tupits
Tallinn

“Blossomings”: a stunning display of contemporary choral music in Tallinn

By , 04 May 2019
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Martyn Brabbins and the Philharmonia © Belinda Lawley
Basingstoke

Forging ahead: Kanneh-Mason, Brabbins and the Philharmonia celebrate the Anvil's 25th anniversary

By , 03 May 2019
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Baiba Skride, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Boston

Pranks, puppets, and the cosmos with Baiba Skride and Andris Nelsons in Boston

By , 03 May 2019
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Avi Avital © Guy Hecht
Seattle

Baroque-style in Seattle, but unusual, unfamiliar and refreshing

By , 03 May 2019
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David Zinman © Priska Ketterer
Antwerp

The American Dream still lives in Antwerp

By , 03 May 2019
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Vladimir Jurowski © Drew Kelley
London

Valhalla burns: thrilling Bruckner 3 from Jurowski and the London Philharmonic

By , 03 May 2019
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Semyon Bychkov © Umberto Nicoletti
New York City

Bruch plus Strauss: curious pairing, inspired playing in Semyon Bychkov's latest NYPO engagement

By , 02 May 2019
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Vasily Petrenko © Svetlana Tarlova
Liverpool

Zemlinsky's Mermaid thrills in Liverpool

By , 02 May 2019
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Francesco Piemontesi © Marco Borggreve
London

Intensity, delicacy and emotion in a highly intelligent programme from Piemontesi

By , 02 May 2019
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Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig
London

Another classic Rattle/LSO programme impresses

By , 01 May 2019
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Yuja Wang and the New World Symphony © Steven Pisano for Bachtrack
New York City

Yuja Wang, MTT and the New World Symphony: an auspicious alignment of stars at Carnegie Hall

By , 01 May 2019
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Gabriel Bebeșelea © Ionut Macri
London

A Voyage of Invention: Gabriel Bebeşelea's debut with the RPO

By , 01 May 2019
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Belcea Quartet © Marco Borggreve
London

Belcea Quartet and Piotr Anderszewski finding deep musical insights in Janáček and Shostakovich

By , 30 April 2019
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Jean-Philippe Collard © Seldy Cramer Artists
Montreal

Jean-Philippe Collard excels in Messiaen and Ravel in Montreal

By , 30 April 2019
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Louis Lortie © Elias
London

Heaven and Hell at Wigmore Hall: Lortie plays Liszt's complete Années de pèlerinage

By , 28 April 2019
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Cornelius Meister © Marco Borggreve
Tokyo

Heavenly Mussorgsky and a fabulous cellist from Japan's Newspaper Orchestra

By , 28 April 2019
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Behzod Abduraimov © Evgeny Eutykhov
Paris

In Paris, Lugansky and Abduraimov reveal Rachmaninov the poet and the lover

By , 28 April 2019
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Esther Yoo © Marco Borggreve
London

Heights and depths: Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia in all-Russian evening

By , 28 April 2019
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Denis Matsuev © Columbia Artists
Paris

Rachmaninov gets a hammering at the hands of Denis Matsuev in Paris

By , 27 April 2019
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Cellist Bartholomew LaFollette, playing as part of the Manchester Collective © courtesy of Manchester Collective
Manchester

Manchester Collective's intimate and superbly realised Goldberg Variations

By , 27 April 2019
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Conductor Pietari Inkinen © Nguye Phuong
Yokohama

Under Inkinen's baton, the Japan Philharmonic sounds world class

By , 27 April 2019
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Kensho Watanabe © David Debalko
Philadelphia

Heroic substitute: Kensho Watanabe leads thrilling “Eroica” with Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 26 April 2019
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Nicola Benedetti, Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Clear-eyed and unsentimental Elgar and Dvořák from Oramo, Benedetti and the BBC Symphony

By , 26 April 2019
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Andris Nelsons leads Daniil Trifonov and the Boston SO in Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto © Hilary Scott
Boston

A thrilling Slavic ride from Daniil Trifonov, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony

By , 26 April 2019
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Håkan Hardenberger © Marco Borggreve
Edinburgh

Håkan Hardenberger plays two trumpet concertos in Edinburgh

By , 25 April 2019
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Stéphane Denève © Uwe Ditz
Cleveland

Vivid colors and ecstatic highs mark Denève’s Cleveland Orchestra program

By , 25 April 2019
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The New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Semyon Bychkov © Chris Lee
New York City

Semyon Bychkov leads the New York Philharmonic in two symphonies sharing some significant features

By , 24 April 2019
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Steven Isserlis © Satoshi Aoyagi
London

Schumann and Fauré rarities in an exceptional evening at Wigmore Hall

By , 23 April 2019
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Bernard Haitink conducts Orchestra Mozart © D. Vass
Lugano

Haitink and the Mozart Orchestra go out with a bang in Lugano

By , 21 April 2019
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Jaap van Zweden and the Hong Kong Philharmonic © Ka Lam/HK Phil
Hong Kong

The three ages of Mozart from Jaap van Zweden and the Hong Kong Phil

By , 20 April 2019
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Aoife Miskelly © Marshall Light Studio
Belfast

A mostly solemn Good Friday in Belfast

By , 19 April 2019
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Johannes Klumpp © Juan Diego Castillo
Bogotá

Back to Bogotá: Original instrument takes on Brahms, Schumann and Schubert

By , 19 April 2019
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Stephen Hough © Juan Diego Castillo
Bogotá

Back to Bogotá: Fourth International Music Festival celebrates Brahms, Schubert and the Schumanns

By , 19 April 2019
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
Los Angeles

Salonen and Sellars preside over close of LA Phil Stravinsky series

By , 18 April 2019
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Louise Alder © Gerard Collett
London

Silence in Court! John Wilson and the OAE return a “not guilty” verdict

By , 18 April 2019
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Hervé Niquet © Eric Manas
Montreal

Mozart in Montreal: so it does matter who sits where

By , 18 April 2019
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Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson
London

Songs without words: Tippett, Szymanowski and Debussy from Davis and the BBCSO

By , 17 April 2019
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Marek Janowski conducts Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem © Caroline Doutre
Aix-en-Provence

Aix Easter Festival: Janowski conducts Ein Deutsches Requiem

By , 17 April 2019
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Renaud Capuçon and the Wiener Symphoniker © Caroline Doutre
Aix-en-Provence

When words fail: Capuçon, Shani and the Wiener Symphoniker play French music in Aix

By , 15 April 2019
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Bernard Haitink © Todd Rosenberg
Lucerne

The perfect Easter basket: Haitink conducts Mozart and Bruckner in Lucerne

By , 14 April 2019
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Herbert Blomstedt © Martin UK Lengemann
London

The elixir of love: Blomstedt conducts the Philharmonia in Mozart and Beethoven

By , 14 April 2019
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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
London

Smouldering Beethoven and barnstorming Ives from Elder and the LSO

By , 14 April 2019
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Teodor Currentzis © Nadia Rosenberg
Aix-en-Provence

An evangelical happening in Aix: Teodor Currentzis conducts Verdi's Requiem

By , 14 April 2019
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