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Perth

Thoughtful, inspiring and noble: British music from the BBCSSO and Richard Farnes

By , 10 March 2017
****1
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Dublin

A revelation: Kozhukhin delivers masterful Rachmaninov 4 in Dublin

By , 10 March 2017
****1
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Boston

Pastoral and Pastiche: Sibelius’ Third and Busoni in Boston

By , 10 March 2017
****1
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London

Hungarian tingle factor: Simone Young and the BBCSO in Bartók and Eötvös

By , 10 March 2017
****1
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Berlin

Zukerman and Mehta take it easy in Elgar and Tchaikovsky

By , 09 March 2017
***11
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Manchester

Excellent Hallé delivers a solid evening of Elgar

By , 09 March 2017
***11
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Dublin

Finghin Collins delivers highly expressive performance in Dublin

By , 09 March 2017
****1
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Houston

Houston Symphony takes it slow with Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky

By , 09 March 2017
**111
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Chicago

Yo-Yo Ma and Chicago Symphony bring Salonen’s new Cello Concerto to life

By , 09 March 2017
****1
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Cleveland

In Cleveland, a politically fraught St John Passion

By , 09 March 2017
***11
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Zürich

A Mendelssohn-Mahler triumph for the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Zurich

By , 08 March 2017
*****
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Stockholm

A majestic Boris Godunov at the Konserthuset in Stockholm

By , 08 March 2017
****1
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Adelaide

Concerto Italiano’s classy L’Orfeo thrills in Adelaide’s Town Hall

By , 07 March 2017
****1
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London

A hymn to a pure and noble spirit: bracing Prokofiev from Dutoit and the RPO

By , 07 March 2017
***11
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London

An instrument finely dissected: Alisa Weilerstein lays bare the cello’s dusky entrails

By , 07 March 2017
****1
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London

NHK Symphony Orchestra's magnificent Mahler Six in London

By , 06 March 2017
****1
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London

Irish Charm at Wigmore Hall: a splendid Rosenblatt Recital from Tara Erraught

By , 06 March 2017
****1
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Oxford

Last minute replacement fails to dampen enthusiasm for an enjoyable evening at the Sheldonian

By , 06 March 2017
****1
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Sydney

Ripping the heart from Handel's Messiah in Sydney

By , 04 March 2017
**111
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London

Anglo-Polish forces triumph in Penderecki’s St Luke Passion

By , 04 March 2017
****1
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Manchester

Transfigured Night: Rafael Payare debuts with the BBC Philharmonic

By , 04 March 2017
****1
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Macclesfield

Small-scale but energetic Beethoven in Echoes of Vienna

By , 04 March 2017
****1
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Sydney

Tender and demonic: the music and music-making of four supremely gifted young Russians

By , 03 March 2017
****1
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London

A bracing density of musical incident: Helen Grime's Piano Concerto given world première

By , 03 March 2017
*****
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London

Siren song: Detlev Glanert's Megaris given UK première by Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 03 March 2017
****1
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Philadelphia

Brilliant double bill of Swan Lake and Bluebeard's Castle in Philadelphia

By , 03 March 2017
****1
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Chicago

Salonen and Josefowicz riveting in Chicago première of Adams’ Scheherazade.2

By , 02 March 2017
****1
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London

“Wish you were here!” Picture-postcard Spain from Heras-Casado and Perianes

By , 02 March 2017
****1
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Oslo

The calm before the storm: Pärt, Strauss and Shostakovich with the Oslo Phil

By , 02 March 2017
***11
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Amsterdam

Over-the-top Elgar and hushed Mahler from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

By , 02 March 2017
***11
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Barcelona

Plácido Domingo returns to the Liceu for Massenet's Thaïs

By , 01 March 2017
****1
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New York City

Consistency and acumen: Hagen Quartet shines in Zankel Hall

By , 01 March 2017
*****
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Birmingham

John Wilson and the CBSO present British classics with a difference

By , 01 March 2017
***11
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New York City

Brilliant Auerbach and muddled Mahler from the New York Philharmonic

By , 01 March 2017
***11
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Akron

Taking Shostakovich on tour: the St Petersburg Philharmonic in Ohio

By , 01 March 2017
****1
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London

Epic Sibelius ends the Tonkünstler's second Cadogan Hall concert

By , 28 February 2017
***11
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London

Philip Sawyers' powerful new symphony delivered with intensity and focus

By , 28 February 2017
****1
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London

Triumph of the human spirit: defiance and compassion from Marin Alsop and RPO

By , 27 February 2017
****1
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Karlsruhe

Anna Bonitatibus explores heroines of antiquity in Karlsruhe

By , 27 February 2017
****1
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London

From Vienna to the New World: Beethoven and Dvořák from the Vienna Tonkünstler

By , 26 February 2017
***11
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Karlsruhe

Music for the Angels: Dixit Dominus and others at Karlsruhe

By , 26 February 2017
***11
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New York City

Vienna Philharmonic showcases two bookends of the Romantic era at Carnegie Hall

By , 26 February 2017
****1
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Karlsruhe

Handel's “Frauenliebe und -leben” with Patrizia Ciofi in Karlsruhe

By , 25 February 2017
***11
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Boston

Dreams and nightmares: Gubaidulina world première and Shostakovich’s Seventh with the Boston Symphony

By , 24 February 2017
****1
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Chicago

Muti finds explosive drama in Ivan the Terrible in Chicago

By , 24 February 2017
*****
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New York City

Schubert + Staar + (Strauss x 2) = Vienna Philharmonic and Franz Welser-Möst at Carnegie Hall

By , 24 February 2017
****1
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London

Good hunting and friendly conversation: Artemis Quartet and Anna Vinnitskaya at Wigmore Hall

By , 23 February 2017
****1
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Cleveland

With a composer’s ear: Matthias Pintscher conducts a highlight of The Cleveland Orchestra's season

By , 23 February 2017
****1
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Hamburg

Hair-raising Bartók and exceptional Mozart from the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Hamburg

By , 23 February 2017
*****
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Manchester

Powerful Prokofiev and exquisite Fauré from The Hallé

By , 23 February 2017
***11
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