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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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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
****1
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Vasily Petrenko © Svetlana Tarlova
Liverpool

Zemlinsky's Mermaid thrills in Liverpool

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
***11
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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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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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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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Conductor Pietari Inkinen © Nguye Phuong
Yokohama

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

By , 27 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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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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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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Stéphane Denève © Uwe Ditz
Cleveland

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

By , 25 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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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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Hervé Niquet © Eric Manas
Montreal

Mozart in Montreal: so it does matter who sits where

By , 18 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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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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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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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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Renaud Capuçon and Geoffrey Styles © Caroline Doutre
Aix-en-Provence

Renaud Capuçon opens the Aix Easter Festival with Cinéma

By , 13 April 2019
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Tatiana Serjan © Tod Rosberg
Amsterdam

An exhilarating Nabucco at the Concertgebouw

By , 13 April 2019
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James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Ehnes' Walton grips in stunning concert of English music at Bridgewater Hall

By , 13 April 2019
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Jean-Guihen Queyras © Marco Borggreve
Kansas City

Waltzing into Spring: Kansas City Symphony in Copland, Milhaud and Ravel

By , 12 April 2019
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
Los Angeles

Rituals, funerary and celebratory, open up Salonen's Stravinsky series

By , 12 April 2019
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Celine Byrne © IMG Artists
Dublin

Thrilling concert performance of Korngold's Die tote Stadt in Dublin

By , 12 April 2019
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Pietari Inkinen © Nguyen Phuong
London

Japan Philharmonic Orchestra makes a rare visit to London

By , 12 April 2019
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Ray Chen © John Mac
Liverpool

Ray Chen makes Paganini sing in Liverpool

By , 11 April 2019
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Herbert Blomstedt © Martin UK Lengemann
London

Day trips: Beethoven and Berlioz from Herbert Blomstedt and the Philharmonia Orchestra

By , 11 April 2019
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Where We Lost Our Shadows: American Composers Orchestra © Jennifer Taylor
New York City

Strong, singular statement from Du Yun at Carnegie Hall

By , 11 April 2019
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Aquiles Machado, James Burton and Gustavo Castillo © Roberto Torres
Boston

Boston Creole: Berlioz, Ravel and Estévez with the Boston Symphony

By , 11 April 2019
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Stephen Hough © Jiyang Chen
London

From the comfort of one's very own chair: musical journeys with Gardner, Hough and the LPO

By , 10 April 2019
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Semyon Bychkov conducting the BBCSO at the Proms © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Bychkov and the BBCSO matchless in Shostakovich 11

By , 10 April 2019
*****
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