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Cimbalom player Jenő Lisztes © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 55: Jamming with Brahms and Liszt in Café Budapest

By , 23 August 2018
*****
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Anna Lucia Richter, Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 54: Enescu sparks interest, Bartók disappoints, Mahler shows the path to bliss

By , 22 August 2018
***11
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Jakub Hrůša © Andreas Herzau
Edinburgh

Hrůša's clarity of vision focuses Dvořák’s Requiem in Edinburgh

By , 21 August 2018
****1
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Edward Gardner conducts the Bergen Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 52: Gardner chisels out the bigger picture in Sibelius 2

By , 21 August 2018
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Thomas Dausgaard © Thomas Grondahl
London

Prom 51: A rare visit to the world of Per Nørgård

By , 20 August 2018
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Endings and beginnings: choral classics and a new commission from BBC Singers and Oramo

By , 20 August 2018
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Annelien Van Wauwe © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 50: Rugged Mahler, pale Mozart from Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish

By , 19 August 2018
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Seong-Jin Cho and the EUYO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 49: Eloquence and elegance from the EUYO, Noseda and Cho

By , 19 August 2018
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Ensemble Zefiro © Ensemble Zefiro
Auckland

Ebullience and piquant timbres: Ensemble Zefiro plays Mozart divertimenti in Auckland

By , 18 August 2018
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Sascha El Mouissi and Rafael Fingerlos © Lucerne Festival | Peter Fischli
Lucerne

Rafael Fingerlos and Sascha El Mouissi perform Schumann’s Dichterliebe, a product of its time

By , 18 August 2018
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Bernard Haitink conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe © Priska Ketterer
Lucerne

Haitink brings out the best in the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in Lucerne

By , 18 August 2018
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St Patrick's © St Andrew Camerata
Edinburgh

Late night candlelit concerts at the Edinburgh Fringe

By , 18 August 2018
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James Gaffigan © Daniela Kienzler
Cleveland

Perfect music for a summer evening: Gaffigan and The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 18 August 2018
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Magdalena Kožená in L'Enfant et les sortilèges © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 48: Rattle and the LSO play Ravel

By , 18 August 2018
***11
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason outside the Usher Hall © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

Sheku Kanneh-Mason makes his EIF debut playing Elgar's Cello Concerto

By , 17 August 2018
****1
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Andris Nelsons leads the BSO © Hilary Scott
Lenox

Storm inside and outside the Koussevitzky Shed: Nelsons and Boston Symphony at Tanglewood

By , 17 August 2018
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Pekka Kuusisto and the BBC SO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 47: a searing new violin ‘concerto’ from Philip Venables... and Bartók

By , 17 August 2018
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Riccardo Chailly and Lang Lang © Priska Ketterer | Lucerne Festival
Lucerne

Marvel and fantasy as the Lucerne Festival begins

By , 17 August 2018
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Renaud Capuçon and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 45: A Franco-Russian Proms debut from the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

By , 16 August 2018
****1
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Stuart Skelton © Guðmundur Ingólfsson
Perth WA

Tristan und Isolde: a fabulous musical night for Perth

By , 16 August 2018
****1
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Baiba Skride © Marco Borggreve
Lenox

At Tanglewood, the Skride Quartet excels in a rare piano and strings evening

By , 16 August 2018
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Ludovic Morlot © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
London

Prom 44: Lili Boulanger steals the show in Morlot’s opalescent French tableau

By , 15 August 2018
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Daniel Barenboim © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 43: Between two worlds with Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

By , 14 August 2018
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Paavo Järvi conducts the Estonian Festival Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 42: Paavo Järvi flies the flag for Estonia

By , 13 August 2018
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Joshua Bell © Richard Ashcroft
London

Prom 40: Two sides of Joshua Bell with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields

By , 12 August 2018
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McFall's Chamber at the Fringe © McFall's Chamber
Edinburgh

Red Blue Balance: McFall’s Chamber's inspirational jazz fusion at the Fringe

By , 12 August 2018
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Yo-Yo Ma plays Bach at Blossom © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Captivating Bach from Yo-Yo Ma in Cleveland

By , 12 August 2018
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Mikaela Bennett and Ross Lekites © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 38: Superlative playing from the John Wilson Orchestra in West Side Story

By , 11 August 2018
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Members of the ACO © Gary Heery
Sydney

Variations on brilliance: the Australian Chamber Orchestra in Sydney

By , 11 August 2018
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Takács Quartet © Amanda Tipton
Edinburgh

Takács Quartet heads east in Edinburgh

By , 11 August 2018
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Cleveland

Vasily Petrenko crafts a fresh approach in Cleveland

By , 10 August 2018
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Louis Langrée © Mostly Mozart | Jennifer Taylor
New York City

Mostly Mozart concludes with a deeply-felt Requiem

By , 10 August 2018
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Sir Antonio Pappano conducts the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 37: Saluti da Roma as Pappano conducts Bernstein and Mahler

By , 10 August 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle rehearsing with the LSO © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

Rattle and the LSO make their Edinburgh Festival debut together

By , 10 August 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Suomela
London

Prom 36: Brilliance and excitement in Salonen’s Webern, Mahler and Wagner with the Philharmonia

By , 09 August 2018
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Martyn Brabbins © Benjamin Ealovega
Edinburgh

Two contrasting seascapes make a pair of satisfying voyages at Edinburgh International Festival

By , 09 August 2018
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Juanjo Mena © Michal Novak
London

Prom 34: Mena bids farewell to BBC Philharmonic in dynamic Anglo-American programme

By , 08 August 2018
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The cast at curtain call © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

A heroic performance of Siegfried at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 08 August 2018
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Richard Farnes © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 33: Ashes to ashes, dust to dust – Richard Farnes conducts Brahms and Musgrave

By , 07 August 2018
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Nicholas Collon © BBC | Chris Chistodoulou
London

Prom 32: Inside Shostakovich’s Ninth with Aurora Orchestra

By , 06 August 2018
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Dame Sarah Connolly © Jan Capinski
London

Blissful daydreams on a hot afternoon: lullabies and dreams from Connolly and Middleton

By , 06 August 2018
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Osmo Vänskä © BBC | Chris Chistodoulou
London

Prom 31: An all-American concert from Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä

By , 06 August 2018
***11
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Immer mit der Ruhe © Yannick Andrea, Davos Festival
Davos

Three concerts and the magic mountain’s Sunday rest in Davos

By , 05 August 2018
****1
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Shane Lowrencev (Hans Sachs) © Bernard Hull
Adelaide

A Meistersinger Act 3 to celebrate a State Opera Wagner anniversary

By , 04 August 2018
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Young musicians of the Davos Festival © Yannick Andrea | Davos Festival
Davos

Fine talents at the Davos Festival – Young Artists in Concert

By , 04 August 2018
***11
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Rachel Podger © Theresa Pewal
Blandford Forum

Guardian Angel: Rachel Podger and VOCES8

By , 03 August 2018
****1
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ALAW © Paul Michael Hughes
London

Prom 27: The Royal Albert Hall turned folk club

By , 03 August 2018
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Timothy Ridout © Kaupo Kikkas
Hereford

Contrasting modes of optimism explored at the Three Choirs Festival

By , 03 August 2018
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Paolo Bortolameolli © Los Angeles Philharmonic
Los Angeles

Dvořák and Saint-Saëns provide light summer fare at the Hollywood Bowl

By , 02 August 2018
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Miloš Karadaglić plays Joby Talbot's Ink Dark Moon © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 25: Miloš Karadaglić creates mystery and atmosphere in Joby Talbot’s new concerto

By , 02 August 2018
***11
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