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Ed Gardner © Thor Brødreskift
Bergen

Thunderingly quiet: Berlioz’s Grande Messe des morts opens the Bergen International Festival

By , 24 May 2018
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Arabella Steinbacher © Peter Rigaud
London

Elegant guise from Arabella Steinbacher as Dresden Philharmonic takes on Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich

By , 22 May 2018
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Nicolas Hodges © Eric Richmond
London

Battles won and drawn: Beethoven and Barry from the Britten Sinfonia

By , 22 May 2018
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Nigel Short © Susan Porter-Thomas
Perth

Tenebrae weaves a mesmerising spell at Perth Festival of the Arts

By , 22 May 2018
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Bas Wiegers at the podium © Prague Spring | Petra Hajská
Prague

Embracing the new at Prague Spring

By , 21 May 2018
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Jonas Kaufmann © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Jonas Kaufmann sings the Four Last Songs in recital at the Barbican

By , 19 May 2018
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Christ Church Cathedral Choir, FestspielOrchester Göttingen and soloists © Alciro Theodoro da Silva
Göttingen

Two quite different works at Göttingen International Handel Festival prove a hit

By , 19 May 2018
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Takács Quartet © Ellen Appel
London

Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence conquered without reservation by the Takács and friends

By , 19 May 2018
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Semyon Bychkov © Chris Christodoulou
New York City

A New York Philharmonic performance starting as a routine event and ending as an exceptional one

By , 19 May 2018
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Alice Sara Ott © Jonas Becker
Antwerp

Alice Sara Ott and Edo de Waart bring magnificent Mozart and Dvořák to Antwerp

By , 19 May 2018
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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Chris Lee
New York City

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla: A charming yet forceful first appearance on the Carnegie Hall rostrum

By , 18 May 2018
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Franz Welser-Möst at the podium (17 May concert) © Ken Blaze, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

A brilliant Beethoven 9 marks The Cleveland Orchestra's 100th anniversary season closer

By , 18 May 2018
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Nemanja Radulović © Joanna Stoga
Wrocław

Nemanja Radulović's Barber the highlight of the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic's American travels

By , 18 May 2018
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Nathalia Milstein © Frederic Labrouche
Dublin

Milstein delivers an elegant Mozart K488 while Storgårds and RTÉ NSO produce a thrilling rendition of Mahler 6

By , 18 May 2018
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Mary Bevan © Petra Hajská
Prague

The Monteverdi Choir: A religious experience at Prague Spring

By , 17 May 2018
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Mikko Franck © Abramowitz | Radio France
Berlin

Paradise Regained: Schumann’s secular oratorio in Berlin

By , 17 May 2018
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Thomas Dausgaard © Thomas Grondahl
Glasgow

With Kullervo, BBC Scottish looks to the north for a gripping end to the season

By , 17 May 2018
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Charlotte Beament © Boyd Gilmour
London

Strauss on screen: the OAE presents film adaptation of Der Rosenkavalier

By , 17 May 2018
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RIAS Kammerchor, NOSPR and Alexander Liebereich © Bartek Barczyk
Katowice

A Requiem to soothe troubled souls at NOSPR in Katowice

By , 17 May 2018
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Igor Levit © Gregor Hohenberg
Vienna

From Beethoven to Shostakovich: Honeck, Levit and the Symphoniker at the Musikverein

By , 16 May 2018
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Tomáš Brauner © Zdenek Chrapek
Prague

A powerful commemoration at Prague Spring

By , 14 May 2018
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Pierre-Laurent Aimard © Marco Borggreve | Deutsche Grammophon
London

Mischief and mastery: Ligeti concertos from Aurora Orchestra

By , 13 May 2018
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© Arianna Vendittelli
Herzberg am Harz

Alexander Balus in Göttingen: a wonderful performance, even with cuts

By , 13 May 2018
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Katia and Marielle Labèque © Weigold & Böhm
Los Angeles

LA Phil returns home, licks wounds, soldiers on

By , 12 May 2018
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Jennifer Rowley (Tosca) and Ambrogio Maestri (Scarpia) © Jessica Griffin | Philadelphia Orchestra
Philadelphia

Yusif Eyvazov a magnificent Cavardossi in Philadelphia's Tosca

By , 12 May 2018
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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Edinburgh

Sparkling Strauss and brilliant Brahms from Søndergård

By , 11 May 2018
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet © Benjamin Ealovega
Belfast

20th-century classics from the Ulster Orchestra and Antony Hermus

By , 11 May 2018
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Miyoko Shida Rigolo © Miyoko Shida Rigolo
London

Ticciati, Ólafsson and Shida Rigolo take their time at Kings Place

By , 11 May 2018
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Bernarda Fink © Alexander Liebreich
Katowice

Alexander Liebreich’s Mahler 3 in Katowice has mystery and melancholy but misses the madness

By , 11 May 2018
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Hugh Brunt © Trent McMinn
Gateshead

Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia explore Bach and beyond

By , 11 May 2018
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Alban Gerhardt © Kaupo Kikkas
Belgrade

Alban Gerhardt stars in Martinů’s Cello Concerto no. 1 with the Belgrade Philharmonic

By , 11 May 2018
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Franz Welser-Möst conducts The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra’s “Prometheus Project” ignites at Severance Hall

By , 10 May 2018
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Marc Minkowski and Ambroisine Bré © Hana Smejkalová
Prague

A colorful, revealing reprise of Clemenza in Prague

By , 10 May 2018
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Gustavo Gimeno © Marco Borggreve
Edinburgh

Gustavo Gimeno makes an uneven debut in Edinburgh

By , 10 May 2018
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Kirill Karabits © Denis Manokha
Dublin

Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra deliver a bittersweet Walton Symphony no. 1

By , 10 May 2018
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Kenneth Tarver © Alciro Theodoro da Silva
Göttingen

A stunning Judas Maccabaeus at Göttingen

By , 10 May 2018
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Khatia Buniatishvili © Julia Wesely
London

Flamboyant Liszt, bold Brahms from Khatia Buniatishvili at the QEH

By , 09 May 2018
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Daniele Rustioni © Davide Cerati
London

A vibrant Mediterranean tableau from Daniele Rustioni and Avi Avital

By , 09 May 2018
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet © Benjamin Ealovega
Birmingham

Removing barriers, provoking questions: Kazushi Ono, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and the CBSO

By , 09 May 2018
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Markus Poschner © Christian Herzenberger
Birmingham

Celebrating Linz's favourite son: a majestic Eighth from the Bruckner Orchester Linz in Birmingham

By , 06 May 2018
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Mariss Jansons © Peter Meisel
New York City

Mariss Jansons and the polarities of Mahler’s Seventh Symphony

By , 05 May 2018
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Bernard Haitink and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Boston

Brahms in the twilight: Haitink and Ax with the Boston Symphony

By , 05 May 2018
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Thomas Hengelbrock © Michael Zapf
Hamburg

Hengelbrock bids farewell to the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

By , 04 May 2018
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Thomas Trotter © Patrick Garvey
Dublin

Sounds of silence: Gerald Barry's Organ Concerto gets Dublin première

By , 04 May 2018
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Markus Poschner © Volker Weihbold
London

Intimate and epic Mahler 2 from the Bruckner Orchester Linz at Cadogan Hall

By , 03 May 2018
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Simon Trpčeski © KulturOp | Lube Saveski
London

Scheherazade through a monochrome veil: Simon Trpčeski at Wigmore Hall

By , 02 May 2018
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Anne-Sophie Mutter © Bastian Achard
London

Heroic performances from the LPO and Łukasz Borowicz

By , 02 May 2018
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George Li © Simon Fowler
Lucerne

The showy and the sublime: George Li and Juanjo Mena in Lucerne

By , 02 May 2018
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Riccardo Muti conducts the Australian World Orchestra © David Collins
Sydney

From little things, big things grow: The AWO returns to Sydney

By , 02 May 2018
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Chiaroscuro Quartet © Eva Vermandel
Gateshead

The Chiaroscuro Quartet shines a light on Bach and the Mendelssohns

By , 01 May 2018
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