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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
***11
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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
***11
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Imogen Cooper © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Luminous decay from Imogen Cooper at Kings Place

By , 28 October 2018
****1
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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
***11
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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
****1
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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
****1
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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
***11
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Stanislav Kochanovsky © Marco Borggreve
Dublin

Stanislav Kochanovsky delivers a powerful Shostakovich 7 in Dublin

By , 26 October 2018
****1
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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
****1
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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
****1
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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
***11
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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
****1
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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
****1
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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
****1
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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
***11
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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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Véronique Gens © Franck Juery
Oxford

A tour d'horizon of French song; Gens and Manoff enchant Oxford

By , 24 October 2018
*****
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Sir Antonio Pappano © ROH | David Bebber
London

A powerful performance of Verdi's Requiem from Pappano at the Royal Opera House

By , 23 October 2018
****1
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Nicholas Mogg (Aeneas), Alison Manifold and Sky Ingram (Dido) © Richard Hubert Smith
Durham

Dido and Aeneas rescue a disappointing Baroque triple bill from ETO

By , 22 October 2018
**111
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Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra at Milton Court © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Antipodean Amadeus: ACO's Mozart scales the heights

By , 22 October 2018
*****
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JoAnn Falletta © Fred Stucker
Virginia Beach

A French touch: Falletta, Lefèvre and the Virginia Symphony present a range of Gallic creations.

By , 21 October 2018
*****
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Jaime Martín © Alexander Lindström
London

It's party time, folks, with Jaime Martín and the LSO

By , 21 October 2018
****1
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Litha and Effy Efthymiou © Stanislava Buevich
London

Re-imagining: A showcase for innovation, both old and new at Kings Place

By , 20 October 2018
*****
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason © Lars Borges
Seattle

Kanneh-Mason gives royal performance in Seattle

By , 20 October 2018
***11
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Nash Ensemble © Hanya Chlala | ArenaPAL
London

Nash Ensemble enchants in Bruch, Mendelssohn and Brahms at Wigmore Hall

By , 20 October 2018
*****
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Doric String Quartet at Snape Maltings © Matt Jolly | Snape Maltings
Snape

Scintillating Britten from the Doric String Quartet at Snape Maltings

By , 20 October 2018
*****
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Igor Levit © Robbie Lawrence
New York City

Metamorphoses and transcendence: Igor Levit at Carnegie Hall

By , 19 October 2018
*****
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Artists from Sanskriti UK and Ankh Dance, Sofi Jeannin, BBC Singers and Academy of Ancient Music © BBC | Mark Allan
London

BBC Singers: Fusing French Baroque with Indian dance

By , 19 October 2018
****1
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Alondra de la Parra © Erika Mayer
London

Russian warhorses: Alondra de la Parra and the LPO

By , 19 October 2018
****1
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Ken-David Masur and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Boston

Masterful Masur conducts Harbison, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev with the Boston Symphony

By , 18 October 2018
*****
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Paarvo Järvi © Ixi Chen
Berlin

Restless spirits: a programme of Lutosławski and Brahms

By , 18 October 2018
*****
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Mark Kosoer and The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Gimeno leads a scintillating Scheherazade in Cleveland

By , 18 October 2018
***11
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Cristian Măcelaru © Adriane White
Amsterdam

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in symphonically lustrous Weill

By , 18 October 2018
****1
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Vasily Petrenko © Svetlana Tarlova
Liverpool

Petrenko’s Brahms reaches Alpine summits on the Mersey

By , 18 October 2018
****1
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Collegium Musicum Choir © Robert Workman
London

Bach up close and personal: English Touring Opera's St Matthew Passion

By , 18 October 2018
***11
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Martin Fröst, Sakari Oramo and the BBCSP © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Powerful Prokofiev and charming Copland from Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 17 October 2018
*****
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Dorottya Láng © Shirley Suarez
Oxford

Eros in Oxford: Brahms, Janáček and gypsies at the Lieder Festival

By , 16 October 2018
****1
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Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keith Saunders
London

Ashkenazy and the Southbank Sinfonia: enthusiasm, but a lack of profundity

By , 16 October 2018
***11
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Riccardo Chailly conducts the Lucerne Festival Orchestra at La Scala © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

The Lucerne Festival Orchestra debuts at La Scala

By , 14 October 2018
***11
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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Glasgow

A partnership to watch: vibrant Rachmaninov One from Søndergård and the RSNO

By , 13 October 2018
****1
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Fatma Said © Felix Broede
Birmingham

Beguiling Strauss and surging Shostakovich in Birmingham

By , 13 October 2018
***11
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Carolin Widmann © Lennard Rahle
Manchester

BBC Philharmonic delivers powerhouse performances

By , 13 October 2018
****1
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Atlanta

Märkl leads a first-rate Daphnis et Chloé in Atlanta

By , 13 October 2018
****1
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Gianandrea Noseda © Steve Sherman
Amsterdam

An unfussy, memorable War Requiem from Noseda and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

By , 11 October 2018
****1
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