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Shiyeon Sung © Yongbin Park
London

Lovely programme... but the Philharmonia's Grieg and Tchaikovsky could deliver more

By , 14 June 2018
***11
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Vestard Shimkus © Ars Produktion
Riga

Vestard Shimkus delivers exhilarating Dreamscapes in Riga

By , 13 June 2018
****1
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Alisa Weilerstein © Harald Hoffmann | Decca
Birmingham

The good, the bad and the ugly: Shostakovich, Brahms and Simon Holt in Birmingham

By , 13 June 2018
***11
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Sigvards Kļava © Riga Festival
Riga

An inspiring, faith-filled concert from Sigvards Kļava and the Latvian Radio Choir

By , 12 June 2018
****1
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Belcea Quartet © Marco Borggreve
London

Emotional extremes from the Belcea Quartet and Antoine Tamestit at Wigmore Hall

By , 12 June 2018
*****
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Szilvia Rálik © Attila Nagy
Budapest

Hungarian State Opera's “Best of Ring”: Wagner highlights in Budapest

By , 11 June 2018
***11
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Georgios Alexandros Stavrakakis, Sungho Kim and Pavel Petrov © Dzintari Concert Hall Jūrmala
Jūrmala

An exhilarating display of operatic talent at the Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition

By , 10 June 2018
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Joyce DiDonato and Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Guido Pijper
Rotterdam

Yannick Nézet-Séguin says au revoir to Rotterdam

By , 09 June 2018
*****
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Simon O'Neill © Askonas Holt
Auckland

Simon O'Neill's thrilling Wesendonck-Lieder in Auckland

By , 09 June 2018
***11
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Francesca Aspromonte (Alceste) and Ann Hallenberg (Teseo) © Thomas Ziegler
Halle

Simply outstanding: Arianna in Creta at the Halle Handel Festival

By , 09 June 2018
*****
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Lars Vogt © Giorgia Bertazzi
Gateshead

A self-confident Beethoven 9 from Lars Vogt and Royal Northern Sinfonia

By , 09 June 2018
***11
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Juanjo Mena © Michal Novak
Manchester

The BBC Philharmonic say adiós to Mena

By , 09 June 2018
*****
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducting in the Nikolaikirche, Leipzig © Bachfest Leipzig | Gert Mothes
Leipzig

Gardiner steps into his Ring of Cantatas in Leipzig

By , 08 June 2018
****1
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Max Emanuel Cenčić © Anna Hoffmann
Halle

Rivals: Max Emanuel Cenčić pits Porpora and Handel against each other in Halle

By , 08 June 2018
****1
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Eiji Oue © T. Ilijima
Belgrade

The Earth and other planets from the Belgrade Philharmonic

By , 08 June 2018
****1
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Cuarteto Casals © Suntory Hall
Tokyo

The Casals in Tokyo: Pushing the boundaries too far? Or tasteful and genius?

By , 08 June 2018
*****
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Die Musik by Gustav Klimt © Wikicommons
Vienna

Up close and personal at the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna

By , 08 June 2018
****1
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Christoph von Dohnányi © Berthold Fabricius
London

Dohnányi returns to the Philharmonia for Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn

By , 07 June 2018
****1
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Andrew Manze © Benjamin Ealovega
Liverpool

Hough in exemplary Beethoven before Manze’s Antarctic tour

By , 07 June 2018
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Inon Barnatan © Marco Borggreve
Atlanta

Scheherazade ends the Atlanta season on a high

By , 07 June 2018
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Regula Mühlemann (Rosina) and Lukas Jakobski (Cassandro)
London

Youthful japes: La finta semplice at the QEH

By , 06 June 2018
****1
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Meral Azizoğlu © Ali Guler
Istanbul

Music on the Orient Express: Meral Azizoğlu and the Gypsy Fire Ensemble

By , 06 June 2018
****1
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Jörg Widmann © Marco Borggreve
Birmingham

A portrait in all but name: Jörg Widmann and the CBSO at Symphony Hall

By , 06 June 2018
****1
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Art Streiber
New York City

Carnegie Hall’s season ends on a high note, thanks to MTT and the Met Orchestra

By , 05 June 2018
****1
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Ferhan & Ferzan Onder © Ali Guler
Istanbul

Playful light and colour from the Amsterdam Sinfonietta at the Istanbul Music Festival

By , 05 June 2018
***11
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Paul Lewis © Jack Liebeck
London

Subtlety and gravity: Paul Lewis delves deep in mature Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms

By , 05 June 2018
****1
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Yuja Wang © Ian Douglas
London

Intimacy and brilliant showmanship from Yuja Wang at the Barbican

By , 05 June 2018
*****
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Sasha, Mischa and Lily Maisky © Ali Guler
Istanbul

Life and death in Istanbul: Maisky family trio plays Mahler, Shostakovich and Schumann

By , 04 June 2018
****1
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Diana Damrau © Rebecca Fay | Erato
Vienna

Diana Damrau and Nicolas Testé: a variable evening of Verdi in Vienna

By , 04 June 2018
***11
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James Judd © Prague Spring | Petra Hajská
Prague

A proud, cataclysmic conclusion at Prague Spring

By , 03 June 2018
****1
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Hakan Güngör © Courtesy of Istanbul Music Festival
Istanbul

Melodies of Istanbul present a rich blend at Istanbul Music Festival

By , 03 June 2018
****1
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Paavo Järvi © Kaupo Kikkas
London

Masterful Dukas and Rachmaninov and a Berlioz with more to be desired from the Philharmonia

By , 03 June 2018
****1
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Tatsuki Narita, Mami Hagiwara and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi © Suntory Hall
Tokyo

A masterclass in chamber playing at Suntory Hall

By , 02 June 2018
****1
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Nikolaj Znaider © Lars Gundersen
Atlanta

Nikolaj Znaider plays Tchaikovsky with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

By , 02 June 2018
***11
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Kirill Petrenko © Wilfried Hösl
London

No peace for the wicked: a striking Mahler 7 from Petrenko and his Bavarians

By , 01 June 2018
****1
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Rafael Payare © Bjørn Bertheussen
Belfast

Payare and Ulster Orchestra play to a full house in season finale

By , 01 June 2018
****1
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Minnesota Orchestra © Isaac Risseeuw
Minneapolis

A praiseworthy Bernstein Chichester Psalms from the Minnesota Orchestra

By , 01 June 2018
***11
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Peter Oundjian © Sian Richards
Edinburgh

Oundjian ends his RSNO tenure with Mahler 9

By , 01 June 2018
***11
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Stéphane Denève © Uwe Ditz
London

Joyful, showy Bernstein at Cadogan Hall

By , 31 May 2018
****1
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Thomas Dausgaard © Brandon Patoc
Seattle

Dausgaard and Seattle Symphony take on an early Sibelius epic

By , 31 May 2018
****1
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Sir Simon Rattle © Monika Rittershaus
London

The Berliner Philharmoniker hits the heights of rapture with Brahms 1

By , 31 May 2018
****1
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Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker © Monika Rittershaus
London

Berlin Philharmonic serves tapas starter and monumental main

By , 30 May 2018
****1
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Benjamin Grosvenor © Patrick Allen | Opera Omnia
London

Effortlessly high-class Schubert and Brahms from Grosvenor and friends

By , 29 May 2018
****1
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Yoichi Sugiyama and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra © Michiharu Okubo | Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foudation
Tokyo

Unsuk Chin presides over Toru Takemitsu Composition Award

By , 27 May 2018
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Gidon Kremer © Roy Bjørge
Bergen

A tale of two concertos: Bergen Philharmonic play Gubaidulina and Grieg

By , 27 May 2018
***11
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Suomela
Chicago

Esa-Pekka Salonen leads an outstanding Transfigured Night in Chicago

By , 26 May 2018
****1
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Ellen Nisbeth © Nikolaj Lund
Bergen

Percy and friends: Ellen Nisbeth and Bengt Forsberg in Edvard Grieg’s living room

By , 26 May 2018
****1
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Keith Lockhart conducts the Czech Philharmonic © Prague Spring | Petra Hajská
Prague

At Prague Spring, a light tribute to a heavyweight

By , 25 May 2018
***11
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

An uplifting Beethoven Ninth from an orchestra in peril

By , 25 May 2018
****1
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Sir Bryn Terfel and Caradog Williams © Magnus Skrede
Bergen

Almost all in good fun: Bryn Terfel at the Bergen International Festival

By , 25 May 2018
**111
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