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Scott Tucker © Shannon Finney Photography
Washington

Holy Schmitt! Choral Arts Society of Washington thrills with Schmitt's Psalm 47

By , 19 May 2019
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Beatrice Rana © Nicolas Bets
Los Angeles

Young lions Tao and Rana tear into Beethoven without Dudamel

By , 18 May 2019
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Angela Hewitt © Richard Termine
Berea

Angela Hewitt brings her revelatory Bach Odyssey to Cleveland

By , 18 May 2019
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Bill Mootos © Rachel Greenberg
Newport News

A homecoming of sorts: Shakespeare and Schmitt’s Antony and Cleopatra in Virginia

By , 17 May 2019
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Ketevan Kemoklidze, Bogdan Baciu, Bogdan Taloş, Eduardo Aladrén, Olesya Golovneva, Hans-Peter König © Andreas Endermann and Kerstin Kühne
Duisburg

Duisburg’s Don Carlos rescued from a devastating deluge

By , 17 May 2019
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Michele Mariotti © Victor Santiago
Dublin

Paradise in music: a glorious Verdi Requiem under Michele Mariotti in Dublin

By , 17 May 2019
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Paavo Järvi © Yong Bin
Hamburg

Loud Berg and lyrical Bruckner from Paavo Järvi at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 16 May 2019
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Franz Welser-Möst, Mitsuko Uchida and The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni for The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Welser-Möst and Cleveland Orchestra explore late style of Bartók and Schubert

By , 16 May 2019
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Nicolas Ellis and Orchestre Métropolitain © François Goupil
Montreal

Exuberant Beethoven from Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain

By , 15 May 2019
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Daniel Barenboim and Anita Rachvelishvili © Daniel Dittus
Hamburg

Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin spice up their repertoire

By , 15 May 2019
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Ensemble 360 © Kaupo Kikkas
Sheffield

Mesmerising Brahms from Ensemble 360

By , 14 May 2019
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Brodsky Quartet © Duncan Matthews
Auckland

Exploring the fugue with the Brodsky Quartet in Auckland

By , 13 May 2019
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Lawrence Power © Jack Liebeck
London

Dappled sunlight: Lawrence Power in a Brahms marathon at the QEH

By , 12 May 2019
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From left: Jordi Savall, Andrew Lawrence-King, Xavier Díaz-Latorre © Amy Ryan Media
London

The Doctor Who of music: Jordi Savall whisks us across countries and centuries

By , 12 May 2019
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Gustavo Dudamel © Gerardo Gomez | Fundamusical
Los Angeles

Thomas Adés' new ballet score debuts in LA... without dancers

By , 11 May 2019
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Viktoria Mullova © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Paavo Järvi and Viktoria Mullova impress in Sibelius and Tchaikovsky

By , 11 May 2019
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Royal Northern Sinfonia © Mark Savage
Gateshead

Music with friends: Royal Northern Sinfonia's Trout Quintet

By , 11 May 2019
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Bloodhoof © Steven Pisano for Bachtrack
New York City

Bloodhoof: an Icelandic fable reconsidered in New York

By , 11 May 2019
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Antti Siirala, Fabrice Bollon and the Belgrade Philharmonic © Belgrade Philharmonic | Marko Djokovic
Belgrade

Schoenberg's ultra-romantic Pelleas und Melisande in Belgrade

By , 10 May 2019
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Thomas Søndergård © Bjarke Johansen
Edinburgh

RSNO's Mahler cycle continues with the Sixth

By , 10 May 2019
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Leonard Slatkin © Cybelle Codish
Dublin

Leonard Slatkin and the RTÉ NSO give an exciting performance in Dublin

By , 10 May 2019
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Denis Kozhukhin © Marco Borggreve
Basingstoke

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in compelling form at the Anvil

By , 10 May 2019
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Barry Douglas © Eugene Langan
Belfast

Crisp Rachmaninov from Barry Douglas in Belfast

By , 10 May 2019
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Emmanuel Krivine © Julien Becker
Edinburgh

A disappointing Symphonie fantastique to finish the SCO's season

By , 09 May 2019
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Angélique Kidjo and the LCO © Southbank Centre | Mark Allan
London

A sucker punch: LCO surveys Glass' complete exploration of Bowie's Berlin Trilogy

By , 09 May 2019
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Katia and Marielle Labèque © Weigold & Böhm
Cleveland

Labèques make a persuasive case for rare Bruch in Cleveland

By , 09 May 2019
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Hans van der Woerd
Philadelphia

The end is the beginning: revelatory Mahler 9 from the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 09 May 2019
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Robert Spano © Angela Morris
Atlanta

In Atlanta, Richard Prior's dark work ...of shadow and light... shines

By , 09 May 2019
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Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig
London

Blazing Mahler from Simon Rattle and the LSO

By , 08 May 2019
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Sir Simon Rattle conducts the LSO © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

Razzle-dazzle from Rattle and the LSO

By , 05 May 2019
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Tallinn Chamber Orchestra © Sven Tupits
Tallinn

What’s the poooints? Atonal explorations “through the forest” in Tallinn

By , 05 May 2019
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Kaspars Putniņš and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir © Sven Tupits
Tallinn

“Blossomings”: a stunning display of contemporary choral music in Tallinn

By , 04 May 2019
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Avi Avital © Guy Hecht
Seattle

Baroque-style in Seattle, but unusual, unfamiliar and refreshing

By , 03 May 2019
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David Zinman © Priska Ketterer
Antwerp

The American Dream still lives in Antwerp

By , 03 May 2019
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Vladimir Jurowski © Drew Kelley
London

Valhalla burns: thrilling Bruckner 3 from Jurowski and the London Philharmonic

By , 03 May 2019
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Martyn Brabbins and the Philharmonia © Belinda Lawley
Basingstoke

Forging ahead: Kanneh-Mason, Brabbins and the Philharmonia celebrate the Anvil's 25th anniversary

By , 03 May 2019
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Baiba Skride, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Boston

Pranks, puppets, and the cosmos with Baiba Skride and Andris Nelsons in Boston

By , 03 May 2019
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Vasily Petrenko © Svetlana Tarlova
Liverpool

Zemlinsky's Mermaid thrills in Liverpool

By , 02 May 2019
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Francesco Piemontesi © Marco Borggreve
London

Intensity, delicacy and emotion in a highly intelligent programme from Piemontesi

By , 02 May 2019
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Semyon Bychkov © Umberto Nicoletti
New York City

Bruch plus Strauss: curious pairing, inspired playing in Semyon Bychkov's latest NYPO engagement

By , 02 May 2019
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Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig
London

Another classic Rattle/LSO programme impresses

By , 01 May 2019
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Yuja Wang and the New World Symphony © Steven Pisano for Bachtrack
New York City

Yuja Wang, MTT and the New World Symphony: an auspicious alignment of stars at Carnegie Hall

By , 01 May 2019
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Gabriel Bebeșelea © Ionut Macri
London

A Voyage of Invention: Gabriel Bebeşelea's debut with the RPO

By , 01 May 2019
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Jean-Philippe Collard © Seldy Cramer Artists
Montreal

Jean-Philippe Collard excels in Messiaen and Ravel in Montreal

By , 30 April 2019
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Belcea Quartet © Marco Borggreve
London

Belcea Quartet and Piotr Anderszewski finding deep musical insights in Janáček and Shostakovich

By , 30 April 2019
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Louis Lortie © Elias
London

Heaven and Hell at Wigmore Hall: Lortie plays Liszt's complete Années de pèlerinage

By , 28 April 2019
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Cornelius Meister © Marco Borggreve
Tokyo

Heavenly Mussorgsky and a fabulous cellist from Japan's Newspaper Orchestra

By , 28 April 2019
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Behzod Abduraimov © Evgeny Eutykhov
Paris

In Paris, Lugansky and Abduraimov reveal Rachmaninov the poet and the lover

By , 28 April 2019
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Esther Yoo © Marco Borggreve
London

Heights and depths: Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia in all-Russian evening

By , 28 April 2019
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Denis Matsuev © Columbia Artists
Paris

Rachmaninov gets a hammering at the hands of Denis Matsuev in Paris

By , 27 April 2019
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