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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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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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Diana Damrau © A. Bofill
Barcelona

Ambroise Thomas’ lavishly orchestrated Hamlet in concert at the Liceu

By , 10 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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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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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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BBC Singers and Kabantu at Cutty Sark © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Fusion at the Cutty Sark

By , 08 March 2019
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Henrik Nánási and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra © Jeff Roffman
Atlanta

A taut Tchaikovsky Fourth with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

By , 07 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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Michael Nagy © Monika Höfler
Zürich

Pathos and wonder: A superb Elijah oratorio in Zurich

By , 06 March 2019
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George Benjamin and Ensemble Modern in rehearsal at the Roundhouse © Wigmore Hall
London

Blazing colours and dark intensity from Ensemble Modern at the Roundhouse

By , 06 March 2019
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Rafael Payare © Henry Fair
London

Darkness and daylight from the RPO, Rafael Payare and Lise de la Salle

By , 05 March 2019
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Valery Gergiev © Valentin Baranovsky
London

An ideal troika at Cadogan Hall: Tchaikovsky, Gergiev and the Mariinsky

By , 04 March 2019
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Sir Antonio Pappano © Musacchio & Ianniello
London

Pappano and the LSO bring the Italians out of the opera pit

By , 03 March 2019
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Ádam Fischer conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
New York City

A clean, lean “Eroica” from Fischer and the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall

By , 02 March 2019
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Sarah Chang © Colin Bell
Buffalo

From Schmitt's Salomé to Brahms, rarities and familiar masterpieces in Buffalo

By , 02 March 2019
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Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Precision and transparency from Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO in Ligeti

By , 02 March 2019
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Cleveland

Young pianists dazzle in Cleveland

By , 02 March 2019
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Andris Nelsons and soloists with the Boston Symphony © Winslow Townson
Boston

The healing power of faith: Dvořák‘s Stabat Mater in Boston

By , 01 March 2019
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Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider © Lars Gundersen
Bruges

Luminous Beethoven and impetuous Connesson in Bruges

By , 01 March 2019
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François-Xavier Roth © Holger Talinski
Cleveland

François-Xavier Roth conducts colorful, brilliant Petrushka in Cleveland

By , 28 February 2019
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Marianne Crebassa © Thomas Bartel
London

Musical painting from Marianne Crebassa, Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 28 February 2019
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Sir András Schiff © Nadia F. Romanini
Seattle

Poetry and politics: Sir András Schiff does double duty with Seattle Symphony

By , 28 February 2019
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Zubin Mehta conducts the Berlin Philharmonic © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

New tricks for Zubin Mehta and the Berlin Philharmonic

By , 28 February 2019
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Gustavo Dudamel © Gerardo Gomez | Fundamusical
Los Angeles

Hope triumphs over despair: Dudamel conducts Mahler's Ninth in LA

By , 28 February 2019
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Jamie Phillips © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Manchester

John Casken's Madonna of Silence premiered by trombonist Katy Jones and the Hallé

By , 28 February 2019
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Giordano Bellincampi © Andreas Köhring
Auckland

Sweeping Bruckner but lacklustre Beethoven from the Auckland Philharmonia

By , 28 February 2019
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Andreas Ottensamer © Lars Borges
London

Diamond-hard German Romantics from Ottensamer, Jurowski and the LPO

By , 27 February 2019
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Joshua Bell © Richard Ashcroft
London

Passion and playfulness in an engaging programme from Joshua Bell

By , 27 February 2019
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The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra at City Recital Hall, Sydney © Steven Godbee
Sydney

Brandenburg performs Brandenburgs: the ABO turns thirty

By , 27 February 2019
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David Szigetvári © Veronika Éder
Budapest

Handel's Joshua at the Liszt Academy, Budapest

By , 26 February 2019
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Daniel Ottensamer © Julia Stix
Vienna

All about ensemble: Wiener Virtuosen, Thomas Hampson and Daniel Ottensamer at the Musikverein

By , 24 February 2019
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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
London

Social turmoil and a personal meditation: Kirill Gerstein at Wigmore Hall

By , 24 February 2019
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Suomela
London

Salonen shines as both composer and conductor with the Philharmonia

By , 24 February 2019
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Marc Albrecht © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Albrecht’s Mahler 8 is a fierce struggle for redemption

By , 23 February 2019
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John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
Manchester

Musical worlds collide in Manchester: Storgårds and the BBC Philharmonic

By , 23 February 2019
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Bernard Haitink conducts the BRSO © Peter Meisel
Munich

Flying Dutchman: Haitink conducts soaring Beethoven in Munich

By , 22 February 2019
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