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Iveta Apkalna © Daniel Dittus
Hamburg

Bach goes Baltic: Kremerata Baltica at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 12 November 2018
*****
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Gautier Capuçon © Catherine Pluchart
London

Chameleon colours from Batiashvili, Capuçon and Thibaudet at the Barbican

By , 12 November 2018
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Elizabeth Atherton © Kiran Ridley
London

Remembrance from Pole to Pole: London Sinfonietta revisits Górecki's Third

By , 11 November 2018
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Elzbieta Szmytka and the Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra © Marcin Zaborowski Photography
Szczecin

A century of independence: Górecki's Symphony of Sorrowful Songs in Szczecin

By , 11 November 2018
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Marin Alsop © Adriane White
London

Mournful and humane Brahms at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 11 November 2018
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Andrew Manze, Ed Lyon and Benjamin Appl © Mark McNulty
Liverpool

Striking intimacy from Britten's War Requiem in Liverpool

By , 10 November 2018
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Ashley Riches and Louise Alder © BBC | Jamie Simonds
London

The Silver Tassie makes a triumphant return

By , 10 November 2018
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Prelude – Skydiving from a dream © Louise Mather
Glasgow

Utterly thrilling: Prelude – Skydiving from a Dream from Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance

By , 10 November 2018
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Vladimir Jurowski © Simon Jay Price
London

Debussy, Lindberg, Stravinsky and Janáček speak to war and mortality

By , 10 November 2018
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Alina Pogostkina © Nikolaj Lund
Belgrade

Serene Vasks and exuberant Shostakovich in Belgrade

By , 09 November 2018
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Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly
Philadelphia

DiDonato shines with Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 09 November 2018
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Ailish Tynan © RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra & Philharmonic Choir
Dublin

Britten's War Requiem receives a searing performance in Dublin

By , 09 November 2018
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Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
Cleveland

Pelléas et Mélisande without words: Alain Altinoglu in Cleveland

By , 08 November 2018
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The Emerson String Quartet © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
London

White-hot intensity from the Emerson Quartet at Milton Court

By , 08 November 2018
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason © Lars Borges
Liverpool

C’est magnifique: Ravel in the hands of Andrew Manze

By , 08 November 2018
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Thomas Søndergård © Martin Bubandt
Perth

Remembrance of lost youth as RSNO and Glasgow schoolboys mark Armistice

By , 08 November 2018
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Borodin Quartet © Simon Van Boxtel
London

Life out of Death: a celebration of Czech musical defiance from the LPO

By , 07 November 2018
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Valery Gergiev © Alberto Venzago
London

A highly theatrical Tchaikovsky 5 from Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky

By , 05 November 2018
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Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

MacMillan première outgunned by Shostakovich at the Barbican

By , 04 November 2018
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Matthew Rose © Lena Kern
London

A stylish Rake's Progress from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 03 November 2018
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Mathias Pintscher © Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Kirill Gerstein plays a superb Rach 3 with The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 01 November 2018
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Tokyo

Sumptous Schumann from the Staatskapelle Dresden in Tokyo

By , 01 November 2018
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Los Angeles

Mälkki’s Mahler 5 proves a mixed bag in Los Angeles

By , 01 November 2018
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Gianandrea Noseda © Steve Sherman
London

Passionate Shostakovich from Noseda and the LSO

By , 01 November 2018
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Jakub Hrůša and the Bamberg Symphony © Andreas Herzau
Bamberg

From the frozen North to autumnal Bohemia: the Bamberg Symphony tackle Abrahamsen and Brahms

By , 01 November 2018
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Lorenzo Viotti © Brescia e Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Lorenzo Viotti debuts with the Filarmonica della Scala

By , 31 October 2018
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Inon Barnatan © Marco Borggreve
London

Immaculately tailored Ravel and Mussorgsky from Inon Barnatan at the QEH

By , 31 October 2018
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Michael Spyres and Lawrence Brownlee © Ronald Knapp
Amsterdam

Brownlee and Spyres at the Concertgebouw: so much more than vocal jousting

By , 31 October 2018
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Robert Ames and London Contemporary Orchestra and Choir © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

An apocalyptic spectacle from Robert Ames and the LCO

By , 31 October 2018
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Lionel Bringuier © Simon Pauly
London

The Goldilocks approach to Russian masterworks from Bringuier, Sokolov and the RPO

By , 30 October 2018
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Imogen Cooper © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Luminous decay from Imogen Cooper at Kings Place

By , 28 October 2018
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Semyon Bychkov conducts the Czech Philharmonic © Stefan Cohen
New York City

Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic explore the limits of Mahler's Second at Carnegie Hall

By , 28 October 2018
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The Tonkünstler in Usher Hall © Ute van der Sanden
Edinburgh

Knockout playing from the Tonkünstler in Edinburgh

By , 28 October 2018
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Valery Gergirev conducts the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra © Justin Mohling | Lied Center for Performing Arts
Lincoln

Magnificent Mariinsky at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts

By , 28 October 2018
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Klaus Mäkelä © Heikki Tuuli
Antwerp

Beguiling Tchaikovsky from Alban Gerhardt and Klaus Mäkelä in Antwerp

By , 28 October 2018
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Ingo Metzmacher © Kai Beinert
Cleveland

Christian Tetzlaff's superb Berg with the Cleveland Orchestra and Ingo Metzmacher

By , 27 October 2018
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Martin Helmchen © Giorgia Bertazzi
Baden

Creative connections in Baden: Martin Helmchen pays debt to Schumann’s genius

By , 26 October 2018
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Andreas Schager © Národní divadlo
Prague

Less than fascinating: Wagner-lite in Prague

By , 26 October 2018
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Stanislav Kochanovsky © Marco Borggreve
Dublin

Stanislav Kochanovsky delivers a powerful Shostakovich 7 in Dublin

By , 26 October 2018
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Nemanja Radulović © Charlotte Abramow | DG
Liverpool

Nemanja Radulović brings silky sensitivity to Khachaturian in RLPO's Soviet matinee

By , 26 October 2018
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Daniel Barenboim plays at the Pierre Boulez Saal © Peter Adamik
Berlin

Conviction and courage: Barenboim kicks off his Beethoven cycle at the Pierre Boulez Saal

By , 26 October 2018
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The Sixteen © Firedog
Durham

The Sixteen's Round-Britten Choral Pilgrimage reaches Durham

By , 26 October 2018
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Bernarda Fink, Andris Nelsons, Ying Fang and the Boston Symphony © Winslow Townson
Boston

Primeval Light, Redeeming Light: Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony in Mahler and Einfelde

By , 26 October 2018
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Maxim Emelyanychev © Jean-Baptiste Millot
London

A Serse like no other from Maxim Emelyanychev and Il pomo d'oro

By , 26 October 2018
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Simone Lamsma and the Belgrade Philharmonic © Marko Djokovic | Belgrade Philharmonic
Belgrade

Simone Lamsma thrills in Bartok's First Violin Concerto in Belgrade

By , 26 October 2018
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Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider © Lars Gundersen
London

A memorable and thrilling debut for Philippe Jordan with the LSO

By , 25 October 2018
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Hallé and Sir Mark Elder bring to life Don Quixote and Elgar 2 in Manchester

By , 25 October 2018
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Benjamin Grosvenor © Decca | Sophie Wright
Birmingham

Matinee enchantment from Grosvenor, Sinaisky and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

By , 25 October 2018
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Gil Shaham © Luke Ratray
New York City

Clarity is paramount in Gil Shaham's Prokofiev with the New York Philharmonic

By , 25 October 2018
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Enrique Mazzola © Eric Garault
London

French flair: Pure joy from Enrique Mazzola and the LPO

By , 24 October 2018
****1
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