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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Beethoven heroics among a sweet finale to Gardiner's memorable Schumann cycle

By , 10 February 2019
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Rachel Kelly © Gerard Collett
Manchester

A steller Damnation de Faust in Manchester

By , 10 February 2019
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Tan Dun © Columbia Artists
Los Angeles

Tan Dun's new Passion: from the Bodhi tree to Nirvana in 95 minutes

By , 09 February 2019
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Rafael Payare © Henry Fair
Belfast

Musical transfigurations in Belfast with Payare and the Ulster Orchestra

By , 08 February 2019
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David Parry © Marco Borrelli
London

A study in romance: David Parry and the LPO perform Mendelssohn, Chopin and Elgar

By , 08 February 2019
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Barbara Hannigan conducts the Juilliard Orchestra © Rachel Papo
New York City

Barbara Hannigan makes NYC conducting debut at Juilliard

By , 08 February 2019
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Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in Copland's Third Symphony © Winslow Townson
Boston

Adventures in programming: Wilson, Szymanowski and Copland with Batiashvili, Nelsons and the BSO

By , 08 February 2019
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Anita Rachvelishvili © Dario Acosta
London

In the limelight: the ROH Orchestra gets to shine on stage

By , 08 February 2019
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Roman Válek © Petr Dyrc
Prague

Saul in Prague: Better heard than seen

By , 08 February 2019
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Julian Bliss © Ben Wright
Lancaster

BBC Philharmonic up close in Lancaster

By , 07 February 2019
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Garrick Ohlsson © Dario Acosta
Cleveland

Ohlsson and Gilbert conquer Busoni’s Piano Concerto in Cleveland

By , 07 February 2019
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Renée Fleming © Andrew Eccles | Decca
Amsterdam

The many facets of Renée Fleming in recital at the Concertgebouw

By , 07 February 2019
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Ray Chen © John Mac
Los Angeles

LA Phil celebrates Chinese Year of the Pig with a French-Chinese menu

By , 07 February 2019
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Alina Pogostkina © Nikolaj Lund
London

Stormy passions: The Red Priest and his Muses celebrated at Wigmore Hall

By , 07 February 2019
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Peter Eötvös © Klaus Rudolph
London

Intangible cosmos: Eötvös and three 20th-century classics from the Philharmonia

By , 07 February 2019
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Richard Tognetti © Gary Heery
Sydney

Pärtly Bach: ACO season opens in meditative tone in Sydney

By , 06 February 2019
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Magdalena Kožená © Oleg Rostovtsev
London

Spliced: Mozart, Magdalena and the OAE mix it up

By , 04 February 2019
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Radu Lupu © Priska Ketterer
London

Limpid clarity: Beethoven and Rachmaninov from Lupu, Järvi and the Philharmonia

By , 03 February 2019
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Christian Tetzlaff © Giorgia Bertazzi
London

Fire burn and cauldron bubble: Tetzlaff, Ticciati and the LPO

By , 02 February 2019
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Mary Bevan © BBC | Mark Allan
London

A disappointing Mass in B minor from the BBCSO

By , 02 February 2019
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David Brophy © RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Dublin

Irish composers shine in Dublin concert series

By , 01 February 2019
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Thomas Hampson and Luca Pisaroni © Robert Torres
Boston

No Tenors Allowed: Thomas Hampson and Luca Pisaroni at Jordan Hall

By , 01 February 2019
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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Edinburgh

Stunning sound from the RSNO in Bruckner and Mahler

By , 01 February 2019
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London Mozart Players © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Sheffield

London Mozart Players launch Sheffield City Hall's “Explore Mozart” series

By , 01 February 2019
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Carolyn Sampson © Marco Borggreve
Edinburgh

French delights from François Leleux and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

By , 31 January 2019
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Clemens Schuldt © Marco Borggreve
Poole

Hard-driven Brahms from Clemens Schuldt and the Bournemouth SO

By , 30 January 2019
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Isabelle Faust © Felix Broede
Antwerp

Isabelle Faust shines in German early romantics programme from Gardiner and the LSO

By , 30 January 2019
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Nobuyuki Tsujii © Giorgia Bertazzi
London

Surface clatter and turbulent storms in Nobuyuki Tsujii’s QEH recital

By , 30 January 2019
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Sir Roger Norrington © Manfred Esser
London

“Remember me!” Norrington and LPO provide emotion and insight in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas

By , 30 January 2019
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Ruxandra Donose and Stuart Skelton © Simon Jay Price
London

A finely gauged Walküre from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 27 January 2019
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Tamsin Waley-Cohen © Ben Russell
London

Venus and the Violin: Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Huw Watkins at Kings Place

By , 27 January 2019
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Robert Trevino © Musacchio & Ianniello
Liverpool

Lots to say: Mozart and Mahler in Liverpool

By , 27 January 2019
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Marianne Crebassa © Simon Fowler | Warner Classics
Milan

Elegance and finesse: Marianne Crebassa in recital at La Scala

By , 27 January 2019
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Plácido Domingo conducts the Prague National Theatre Orchestra © Radovan Šubín
Prague

Domingo follows Mozart's footsteps in Prague

By , 27 January 2019
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Ben Gernon © Petr Kadlec | Czech Philharmonic
Manchester

Stirring Mozart and Tchaikovsky from Gernon, Cooper and BBC Philharmonic.

By , 26 January 2019
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Vassily Sinaisky © Marco Borggreve
Gateshead

Trampled by the Russian troika: St Petersburg Philharmonic at The Sage

By , 26 January 2019
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Ralph van Raat © Simon van Boxtel
Zürich

A “journey of discovery” in Zurich: Tan Dun conducts the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra

By , 26 January 2019
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Lawrence Renes © Mats Bäcker
Valletta

The Maltese embrace Austro-German Romanticism in Valletta

By , 26 January 2019
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Diana Damrau, Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian RSO © Peter Meisel
London

Straussian perfection from Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian RSO at the Barbican

By , 26 January 2019
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RTÉ Philharmonic Choir © RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Dublin

Pleasing rendition of Great Opera Choruses by RTE Philharmonic Choir

By , 25 January 2019
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Bernard Haitink © Todd Rosenberg
Amsterdam

Exploring Romanticism: Haitink and the RCO perform Mozart and Brahms

By , 25 January 2019
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Kaija Saariaho © Robert Torres
Boston

Northern lights: John Storgårds leads the Boston Symphony in Saariaho, Mozart, and Sibelius

By , 25 January 2019
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The world premiere of Julia Wolfe's Fire in my mouth © Steven Pisano
New York City

Jazz, tragedy and a Julia Wolfe premiere kick off New York Phil’s “New York Stories” series

By , 24 January 2019
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Santtu-Matias Rouvali © Kaapo Kamu
London

France 2 – 0 Finland: an uneven match under Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the Philharmonia

By , 24 January 2019
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Bleak polar landscapes evoked by The Hallé in Sinfonia Antartica

By , 24 January 2019
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Anna Thorvaldsdottir © Saga Sigurdardottir
Berlin

Exploring extremes: a rich, rewarding programme from Alan Gilbert and the Berliner Philharmoniker

By , 24 January 2019
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Itzhak Perlman, Otto Tausk and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra © Matthew Baird | VSO
Vancouver

The Vancouver Symphony with penetrating insight from Perlman in Mendelssohn and Williams

By , 23 January 2019
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Steven Isserlis and Sakari Oramo with the BBC Symphony Orchestra © Mark Allan
London

Steven Isserlis silences the Schumann doubters

By , 23 January 2019
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Seong-Jin Cho at Carnegie Hall in 2017 © Julien Jourdes
New York City

Seong-Jin Cho brings his remarkable tonal abilities to Carnegie Hall

By , 22 January 2019
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Thomas Hampson and Wolfram Rieger in recital at the Pierre Boulez Saal © Peter Adamik
Berlin

A consummate storyteller: Thomas Hampson in “Schubert Week” recital in Berlin

By , 21 January 2019
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