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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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Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keth Saunders
London

Beauty and the beast: Two faces of Shostakovitch revealed by Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia

By , 29 April 2018
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Gerhard Siegel and Nina Stemme © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Stupendous Tristan und Isolde in Cleveland with Stemme and Welser-Möst

By , 29 April 2018
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Josep Pons © Igor Cortadellas
Barcelona

Contemplating death: two Strauss swansongs and a prankster’s end in Barcelona

By , 28 April 2018
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Andrea Marcon © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Starry performance can’t quite lift Caldara’s Planets to the skies in Amsterdam

By , 28 April 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig
Zürich

A polyphonic paradise: Mahler’s Ninth Symphony at the Tonhalle Maag

By , 27 April 2018
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Evgeny Kissin and the Emerson String Quartet © Jennifer Taylor
New York City

An evolving partnership: Evgeny Kissin and the Emerson Quartet at Carnegie Hall

By , 27 April 2018
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Cristian Măcelaru © Sorin Popa
Edinburgh

RSNO plays American classics for the Bernstein centenary

By , 27 April 2018
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Brussels

Leipzig Gewandhaus dazzles but fail to move in Brussels

By , 27 April 2018
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Storm Large © Laura Domela
Dublin

Storm Large and RTÉ NSO bring Weill's Seven Deadly Sins up to date

By , 27 April 2018
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Carlo Rizzi © Tessa Traeger
Atlanta

Refined classicism from Rizzi and the ASO

By , 26 April 2018
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Pinchas Zukerman © Cheryl Mazak
London

RPO and Pinchas Zukerman deliver safe as houses repertoire

By , 26 April 2018
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Perséphone © Brandon Patoc
Seattle

Morlot and Seattle Symphony bring underrated Stravinsky to dazzling life

By , 26 April 2018
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Isabelle Faust © Felix Broede
Los Angeles

A wonderful surfeit of Bach from Les Violons du Roy

By , 26 April 2018
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Maarten Engeltjes © Harrison Parrott
Edinburgh

Handel’s Solomon with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

By , 26 April 2018
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Robert Treviño © Musacchio & Ianniello
London

Uncompromisingly dark: Rach 2 and Mahler 5 from the LPO

By , 25 April 2018
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© Vertavo Quartet
London

Joyful Haydn from the Vertavo Quartet at Wigmore Hall

By , 25 April 2018
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The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Thibaudet powers through an ecstatic Turangalîla in Cleveland

By , 25 April 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle © Johann Sebastian Hanel
London

Musical endgames with Rattle and the LSO

By , 22 April 2018
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Christoph Eschenbach © Eric Brissaud
New York City

Brisk Mozart and strong Bruckner from Eschenbach and the New York Philharmonic

By , 21 April 2018
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Peter Oundjian © Dale Wilcox
Edinburgh

Oundjian at his best in Shostakovich's “Leningrad” Symphony

By , 20 April 2018
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Teodor Currentzis © Anton Zavyalov
Hamburg

Currentzis, Melnikov and musicAeterna at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 20 April 2018
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

Scintillating Rachmaninov by Gryaznov and riveting Brahms from Stutzmann and the RTÉ NSO

By , 20 April 2018
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Alexandre Bloch © Sebastian Ene
Gateshead

Radical Brahms from Alexandre Bloch and Royal Northern Sinfonia

By , 20 April 2018
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Nemanja Radulović © Charlotte Abramow | DG
Basingstoke

Russian flames: Nemanja Radulović and Kirill Karabits set The Anvil alight

By , 19 April 2018
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Colin Currie © Linda Nylind
London

Teachings in texture: Hodges and Currie with meditative Stockhausen at the Southbank Centre

By , 19 April 2018
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Jennifer Holloway Salome and Oliver Johnston (Narraboth) © Robert Workman
Leeds

Opera North’s Salome is still enticingly outrageous today

By , 19 April 2018
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Stéphane Denève © Uwe Ditz
Philadelphia

Flame writing to wild dancing: Stéphane Denève and The Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 19 April 2018
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Chloë Hanslip © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Thrilling performances from Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver at Kings Place

By , 18 April 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
Antwerp

Thrilling Beethoven and Mahler from Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra in Antwerp

By , 18 April 2018
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Erin Morley (Cunegonde) © Chris Lee
New York City

Glittering Candide: a celebration at Carnegie Hall

By , 18 April 2018
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Vladimir Jurowski © Drew Kelley
London

From a tango to brutality: Jurowski revels in Stravinsky, Debussy and Shostakovich

By , 18 April 2018
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Barry Douglas © Katya Kraynova
London

Barry Douglas majestic with below par Czech National Symphony Orchestra

By , 18 April 2018
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Boris Giltburg © Marc Gourdon
Birmingham

Boris Giltburg and the CBSO power through Prokofiev

By , 18 April 2018
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Michael Sanderling © Marco Borggreve
Cologne

Mercurial Schumann and portentous Bruckner in Cologne

By , 18 April 2018
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The Castalian String Quartet © Kaupo Kikkas
London

The art of good conversation: an engaging evening of Haydn with the Castalian Quartet

By , 17 April 2018
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Vienna Piano Trio © Nancy Horowitz
Southampton

Vienna Piano Trio impresses in stamina and sensitivity at Turner Sims

By , 17 April 2018
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
London

Magnificent Pavel Kolesnikov outshines the Czech National Symphony Orchestra

By , 16 April 2018
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Maxim Vengerov © Benjamin Ealovega
London

The many faces of Brahms: Maxim Vengerov and Polina Osetinskaya at the Barbican

By , 16 April 2018
****1
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Susanna Mälkki © Simon Fowler
London

From Sibelius to Giguère, Mälkki returns to the LSO with versatility

By , 15 April 2018
***11
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Rudolf Buchbinder © Marco Borggreve
Cardiff

The CBSO play Beethoven, Schumann and Wagner in Cardiff

By , 14 April 2018
****1
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Yan Pascal Tortelier © IMG Artists
Gateshead

Dreams and nightmares from BBCSSO at Sage Gateshead

By , 13 April 2018
****1
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Markus Stenz © Molina Visuals
Minneapolis

Minnesota Orchestra reacquaint with old friends in Minneapolis

By , 13 April 2018
****1
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Igor Levit © Gregor Hohenberg
London

A journey down the ages: Igor Levit plays Rzewski world première

By , 13 April 2018
****1
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