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Maxim Vengerov and Patrick Rafter with the RTÉ NSO © Frances Marshall | Marshall Light Studio
Dublin

An impressive display from Vengerov as violinist and conductor in Dublin

By , 29 March 2019
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Charlotte Mundy © Cherylynn Tsushima
New York City

The pleasures and perils of electronic music at the New York Festival of Song

By , 28 March 2019
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Patricia Kopatchinskaja © Julia Wesely
Princeton

Kopatchinskaja and Leschenko bring their quest for fresh interpretations to Princeton

By , 28 March 2019
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Seong-Jin Cho, Gianandrea Noseda and the LSO © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Poetic Rachmaninov in Seong-Jin Cho’s LSO debut

By , 28 March 2019
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George Li © Simon Fowler
London

A blaze of brassy glory in Vasily Petrenko's Walton 1

By , 27 March 2019
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Sylvain Cambreling © Marco Borggreve
Tokyo

Cambreling's farewell: a programme of French connections in Tokyo

By , 24 March 2019
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Simon Halsey conducting the public domain © Doug Peters
London

LSO Futures: A mixed night of mostly new music at the Barbican

By , 24 March 2019
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Douglas Boyd © Jean-Baptiste Millot
London

Explosive Schubert and deft Mozart from the Philharmonia

By , 24 March 2019
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Igor Levit © Robbie Lawrence
Cologne

A colourful journey with Igor Levit and the Orchestre National de France

By , 24 March 2019
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Helmut Lachenmann © Stephan Rabold
Berlin

Master craftsmen: Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic perform Lachenmann's My Melodies

By , 23 March 2019
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Steven Isserlis © Jean-Baptiste Millot
London

Supergroup Fauré and Schumann at Wigmore Hall

By , 23 March 2019
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Ludovic Morlot © Chris Lee
Seattle

Bach meets Harbison in the Land of Shostakovich

By , 23 March 2019
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Andrei Ioniţă © Nikolaj Lund
Manchester

Magnificent Martinů and expressive Dvořák in Manchester

By , 23 March 2019
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Jörg Widmann © 2019 Steve J. Sherman
New York City

Extending traditions: Jörg Widmann and the Hagen Quartet at Carnegie Hall

By , 22 March 2019
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
Sheffield

Splashing colour? The Hallé tackles Nielsen 5 in Sheffield

By , 22 March 2019
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Toshiyuki Kamioka © Antje Zei Loi
Tokyo

Kamioka and the New Japan Philharmonic reveal the beauty of Magnard's hidden masterpiece

By , 22 March 2019
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Mischa Maisky © Hideki Shiozawa
Brussels

Mischa Maisky shines in Tchaikovsky in Brussels

By , 22 March 2019
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Rafael Payare © BGE Rafael Payare
Belfast

Nature versus humanity: Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra and Shostakovich’s Leningrad

By , 22 March 2019
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Franz Welser-Möst conducts The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Welser-Möst leads Cleveland Orchestra in a mighty Heldenleben

By , 21 March 2019
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Omer Meir Wellber © Wilfired Hösl
Hamburg

In the minor mode with Omer Meir Wellber at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 21 March 2019
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Pekka Kuusisto © Kaapo Kamu
Edinburgh

Playful, creative and joyous: Pekka Kuusisto directs the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

By , 21 March 2019
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Martin Fröst © Mats Bäcker
Zürich

Believing in the music: Martin Fröst and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic

By , 20 March 2019
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Sylvain Cambreling © Marco Borggreve
Tokyo

Sylvain Cambreling bids farewell to the YNSO with a great concert

By , 19 March 2019
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Jonathan Biss and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra © The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Mahtomedi

Jonathan Biss and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra explore Beethoven from two different angles.

By , 17 March 2019
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Barbara Hannigan © Musacchio & Ianniello | Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
London

Sex and subversion: Barbara Hannigan and the LSO

By , 17 March 2019
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Guy Braunstein © Boaz Arad
Valletta

Leonine masterpieces from the Malta Philharmonic

By , 16 March 2019
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Latvian Radio Choir © Janis Deinats
Riga

Exceptional technique brings fervency and passion: the Latvian Radio Choir's Divine quiet

By , 15 March 2019
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Filippo Gorini © Mat Hennek
London

Drums of war: the Flanders Symphony Orchestra at Cadogan Hall

By , 15 March 2019
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Bernard Haitink © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Bohemian Rhapsody: Haitink rocks 90 with the LSO

By , 14 March 2019
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Liverpool

Vasily Petrenko brings Sinbad’s ship to the Mersey

By , 14 March 2019
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Renée Fleming with the Boston Symphony © Hilary Scott
Boston

Also sprach Richard Strauss, Renée Fleming, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony

By , 14 March 2019
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Franz Welser-Möst © Carl Juste
Cleveland

Franz Welser-Möst leads American premiere of Okeanos, a new organ concerto, in Cleveland

By , 14 March 2019
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Iván Fischer © Marco Borggreve
Berlin

Absolute Stravinsky, absolute Iván Fischer!

By , 13 March 2019
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© Australian Chamber Orchestra
Sydney

Such familiar paths: Arrangements of Prokofiev and Beethoven from the ACO

By , 13 March 2019
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Maurizio Pollini © Mathias Bothor | DG
London

A Grand Master returns: Maurizio Pollini at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 12 March 2019
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Milan

Gardner and Levit invigorate the Filarmonica della Scala

By , 11 March 2019
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Gateshead

Grieg without trolls: Oslo Philharmonic at Sage Gateshead

By , 10 March 2019
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Bernard Haitink conducts the LSO © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Haitink at 90: Extraordinary Bruckner with the LSO

By , 10 March 2019
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Diana Damrau © A. Bofill
Barcelona

Ambroise Thomas’ lavishly orchestrated Hamlet in concert at the Liceu

By , 10 March 2019
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The Sixteen © Firedog
Sydney

The Sixteen bring British vocal music to Australia

By , 09 March 2019
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Thomas Adès and Kirill Gerstein with the Boston Symphony © Winslow Townson
Boston

A dance with past and present: Adès premieres his Piano Concerto in Boston

By , 09 March 2019
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BBC Singers and Kabantu at Cutty Sark © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Fusion at the Cutty Sark

By , 08 March 2019
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall © Steve Sherman
New York City

An outstanding Schubert Ninth from Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 08 March 2019
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Kari Kriikku © Marco Borggreve
Dublin

“Unicorn” clarinet spreads Saariaho's enchantment in Dublin

By , 08 March 2019
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Alessio Bax © Marco Borggreve
Kansas City

Rossini, Mendelssohn and Barber with the Kansas City Symphony

By , 08 March 2019
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Berlioz's Requiem at St Paul's Cathedral © Martin Kendrick
London

Berlioz's Requiem: Nelson's sublime anniversary tribute to one of France's greatest sons

By , 08 March 2019
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Veronika Eberle © Felix Broede
Belfast

Veronika Eberle gives Belfast a night to remember

By , 08 March 2019
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John Adams © Vern Evans
Los Angeles

Must the Devil have all the good tunes? John Adams' concerto premieres at the LA Phil

By , 07 March 2019
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Richard Egarr © Marco Borggreve
Edinburgh

Baroque brilliance brought to life by Richard Egarr

By , 07 March 2019
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Arcadi Volodos © Marco Borggreve | Sony Classical
London

Technical excellence but muted expressivity: Arcadi Volodos at the Barbican

By , 07 March 2019
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