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Herbert Blomstedt © Martin UK Lengemann
London

The elixir of love: Blomstedt conducts the Philharmonia in Mozart and Beethoven

By , 14 April 2019
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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
London

Smouldering Beethoven and barnstorming Ives from Elder and the LSO

By , 14 April 2019
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Herbert Blomstedt © Martin UK Lengemann
London

Day trips: Beethoven and Berlioz from Herbert Blomstedt and the Philharmonia Orchestra

By , 11 April 2019
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Leonidas Kavakos © Jan Olav Wedin
Zürich

In Zurich, Leonidas Kavakos wears two hats

By , 09 April 2019
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Ben Griffiths performs Dark with Excessive Bright © Nick Rutter
London

Paradise Regained: a heavenly evening with Aurora

By , 05 April 2019
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Thomas Kemp © Rita Flanagan
Dublin

Impressive Finlandia and rarely heard Tchaikovsky Seventh from RTÉ NSO

By , 05 April 2019
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Quatuor Renaud Capuçon © Alain Hanel
Monte-Carlo

From bandoneon to Beethoven in Belle Époque splendour: Quatuor Renaud Capuçon in Monte-Carlo

By , 30 March 2019
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Martin Helmchen © Giorgia Bertazzi
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Sinfonietta finishes the season with a bang

By , 30 March 2019
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Signum Quartet © JM Emportes
Monte-Carlo

All the rage: the Signum Quartet in Monte-Carlo

By , 29 March 2019
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Sylvain Cambreling © Marco Borggreve
Tokyo

Cambreling's farewell: a programme of French connections in Tokyo

By , 24 March 2019
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Igor Levit © Robbie Lawrence
Cologne

A colourful journey with Igor Levit and the Orchestre National de France

By , 24 March 2019
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Jonathan Biss and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra © The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Mahtomedi

Jonathan Biss and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra explore Beethoven from two different angles.

By , 17 March 2019
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Filippo Gorini © Mat Hennek
London

Drums of war: the Flanders Symphony Orchestra at Cadogan Hall

By , 15 March 2019
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© Australian Chamber Orchestra
Sydney

Such familiar paths: Arrangements of Prokofiev and Beethoven from the ACO

By , 13 March 2019
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Milan

Gardner and Levit invigorate the Filarmonica della Scala

By , 11 March 2019
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Veronika Eberle © Felix Broede
Belfast

Veronika Eberle gives Belfast a night to remember

By , 08 March 2019
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Ádam Fischer conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
New York City

A clean, lean “Eroica” from Fischer and the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall

By , 02 March 2019
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Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider © Lars Gundersen
Bruges

Luminous Beethoven and impetuous Connesson in Bruges

By , 01 March 2019
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Giordano Bellincampi © Andreas Köhring
Auckland

Sweeping Bruckner but lacklustre Beethoven from the Auckland Philharmonia

By , 28 February 2019
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Sir András Schiff © Nadia F. Romanini
Seattle

Poetry and politics: Sir András Schiff does double duty with Seattle Symphony

By , 28 February 2019
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Joshua Bell © Richard Ashcroft
London

Passion and playfulness in an engaging programme from Joshua Bell

By , 27 February 2019
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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
London

Social turmoil and a personal meditation: Kirill Gerstein at Wigmore Hall

By , 24 February 2019
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Bernard Haitink conducts the BRSO © Peter Meisel
Munich

Flying Dutchman: Haitink conducts soaring Beethoven in Munich

By , 22 February 2019
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Herbert Blomstedt © Martin U.K. Lengemann
Cleveland

Blomstedt’s bucolic Beethoven and Mendelssohn in Cleveland

By , 21 February 2019
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Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
Brussels

Beethoven and Henderickx for a striking programme in Brussels

By , 17 February 2019
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Nash Ensemble © Hanya Chlala | ArenaPAL
London

From the cradle to the grave: German Romantics from the Nash Ensemble

By , 16 February 2019
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Boxwood & Brass © Tom Bowles
London

Master and pupil: Beethoven's Septet arranged by Czerny

By , 14 February 2019
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Carlos Miguel Prieto © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

An evening with the Hallé of rhythmical virtuosity with a lively dash of Hispanic colour

By , 14 February 2019
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San Francisco Ballet in Balanchine's Divertimento #15 © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

SF Ballet's Program 2 is a Kaleidoscope of Vibrant Works

By , 12 February 2019
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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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Radu Lupu © Priska Ketterer
London

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

By , 03 February 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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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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Rafał Blechacz © Felix Broede | DG
London

Superb in Chopin... and more: Rafał Blechacz at Wigmore Hall

By , 21 January 2019
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Vasily Petrenko © Svetlana Tarlova
Liverpool

Profoundly serious Sibelius from the RLPO and Vasily Petrenko

By , 20 January 2019
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
London

A quiet Siberian: Pavel Kolesnikov entrances the Queen Elizabeth Hall

By , 15 January 2019
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Martha Argerich performs with the Oxford Philharmonic © Richard Cave
London

Stars shine on Oxford Philharmonic's 20th anniversary concert

By , 12 January 2019
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Christian Ihle Hadland © Nikolaj Lund
Dublin

Beethoven to remember from Christian Ihle Hadland and the RTÉ NSO

By , 11 January 2019
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Lars Vogt © Giorgia Bertazzi
Gateshead

A balance of form and passion: Lars Vogt plays Brahms with RNS

By , 30 November 2018
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Hugh Tinney © Colm Hogan at Castletown House
Dublin

Thoughtful "Emperor" from Tinney and lively Symphony no.7 from Alber in Beethoven concert

By , 30 November 2018
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Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin © Peter Adamik
Sydney

Flawed heroics bring Barenboim's Sydney stint to a finish

By , 27 November 2018
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Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
Brussels

A manifesto against war: Dubugnon première impresses in Brussels, but Beethoven disappoints

By , 25 November 2018
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Dame Sarah Connolly © Jan Capinski
Berlin

Berlin remembers World War 1 with Beethoven's Missa solemnis

By , 23 November 2018
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Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony in Beethoven © Robert Torres
Boston

Sturm und drollery: Nelsons' Beethoven in Boston

By , 23 November 2018
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Richard Tognetti © Gary Heery
Sydney

Tognetti’s Beethoven, Beethoven’s Fifth: the ACO back in Sydney

By , 20 November 2018
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Robin Ticciati © Giorgia Bertazzi
Berlin

Tales of the unexpected: Ticciati and Tetzlaff at the Philharmonie

By , 16 November 2018
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Alasdair Beatson © Giorgia Bertazzi
London

Mysterious and glittering machines from Alasdair Beatson at Kings Place

By , 14 November 2018
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Prelude – Skydiving from a dream © Louise Mather
Glasgow

Utterly thrilling: Prelude – Skydiving from a Dream from Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance

By , 10 November 2018
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The Emerson String Quartet © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
London

White-hot intensity from the Emerson Quartet at Milton Court

By , 08 November 2018
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Imogen Cooper © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Luminous decay from Imogen Cooper at Kings Place

By , 28 October 2018
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