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Washington

Water-themed music presents rich diversity

By , 20 April 2017
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Chicago

Chicago Symphony concertmaster Robert Chen shines in Pärt and Bartók

By , 20 April 2017
***11
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New York City

The Takács Quartet plays a selection of Beethoven quartets, letting the New York public hope for more

By , 13 April 2017
*****
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San Francisco

Arabella Steinbacher delivers superb Beethoven with the DNSO in San Francisco

By , 03 April 2017
****1
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Hong Kong

Pride and joy with Elim Chan and the Hong Kong Phil

By , 01 April 2017
****1
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Cardiff

Beethoven from Dresden in Cardiff

By , 01 April 2017
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London

Beethovenian japes and sleepy Berlioz: New York Philharmonic continues its Barbican residency

By , 01 April 2017
***11
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London

A bold triple bill from English National Ballet, bookended by two masters

By , 24 March 2017
****1
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Boston

Awakening of happy feelings on a wintry March afternoon: Beethoven, Berlioz and Pintscher in Boston

By , 24 March 2017
****1
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Seattle

“More Light! More Light!” Morlot and the Seattle Symphony tackle Beethoven's Fifth

By , 23 March 2017
****1
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Tokyo

Soul-searching: Sir András Schiff in Tokyo

By , 21 March 2017
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London

Inspiring Beethoven and Haydn from Ádám Fischer and the OAE

By , 20 March 2017
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San Francisco

Gil Shaham thrills San Francisco with vivacious Barber Concerto

By , 18 March 2017
*****
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London

A classy collaboration: Igor Levit and Fabio Luisi ooze quality in Beethoven and Brahms

By , 16 March 2017
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New York City

Jürgen Flimm's production of Fidelio returns to The Met after a long absence

By , 16 March 2017
****1
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Boston

Chamber intimacy and bold brushstrokes: Bernard Haitink in Boston

By , 16 March 2017
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London

Gautier Capuçon and Frank Braley impress in mercurial Debussy

By , 15 March 2017
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London

Passion and commitment: Maurizio Pollini at Royal Festival Hall

By , 14 March 2017
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Berlin

Rebels without a cause: Teodor Currentzis in Berlin

By , 13 March 2017
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Barcelona

Dudamel conquers Barcelona with Beethoven’s symphonies

By , 13 March 2017
*****
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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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Oxford

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

By , 06 March 2017
****1
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Macclesfield

Small-scale but energetic Beethoven in Echoes of Vienna

By , 04 March 2017
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New York City

Consistency and acumen: Hagen Quartet shines in Zankel Hall

By , 01 March 2017
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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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London

Emperors and prophets from Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 23 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
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London

Perahia and the ASMF are full of the joys of spring in Beethoven

By , 20 February 2017
*****
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Chicago

Benjamin Grosvenor’s Chicago debut: virtuosity as a vehicle for exploring artistic depths

By , 19 February 2017
*****
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London

Beethoven à la française: Xavier Phillips and François-Frédéric Guy at Kings Place

By , 18 February 2017
****1
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Los Angeles

Bamberg Symphony plays a rain-drenched LA

By , 17 February 2017
****1
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Hiroshima

Hiroshima sends its message of Peace through Music

By , 16 February 2017
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Chicago

Muti’s Mendelssohn and Bronfman’s Beethoven a winning evening with the Chicago Symphony

By , 16 February 2017
****1
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Boston

Muted Mozart, muted Beethoven: Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony

By , 16 February 2017
***11
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Gateshead

Julian Rachlin's Beethoven: Two portraits of a hero

By , 10 February 2017
****1
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London

A tale of two tenors as Méhul is celebrated by the OAE

By , 10 February 2017
****1
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Atlanta

Robert Spano leads a resplendent Mahler 1 in Atlanta

By , 09 February 2017
*****
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London

Depth from within: the Takács Quartet provides sublime enlightenment in Beethoven

By , 06 February 2017
*****
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Manchester

BBC Philharmonic and Ben Gernon: Relishing in Revolution

By , 04 February 2017
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London

Pristine chaos becomes harmony: Paavo Järvi creates gold alloy from Nielsen’s unruly materials

By , 02 February 2017
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San Francisco

A speedy Beethoven Ninth disappoints in San Francisco

By , 01 February 2017
**111
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Zürich

A triple bill in Zurich: a case for the brilliance of youth

By , 01 February 2017
***11
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Birmingham

Challenging conventions: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla's adventures in Beethoven and Mozart

By , 29 January 2017
****1
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Barcelona

Greece and Germany in harmony: elegant refinement from Kavakos and Pace in Barcelona

By , 26 January 2017
*****
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Prague

Gilgamesh: In Prague, a rousing revival of an ancient story

By , 25 January 2017
****1
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Paris

By the rivers of Babylon: Daniel Harding conducts Widmann at the Philharmonie

By , 25 January 2017
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London

Unwrapping Beethoven's Piano Trios at King's Place

By , 25 January 2017
***11
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London

Fidelio with footnotes from Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO

By , 21 January 2017
****1
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Chicago

Pure gold from the Clevelanders and Welser-Möst in Chicago

By , 21 January 2017
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London

Urgent, driven Mendelssohn and Beethoven from Joshua Bell and the ASMF

By , 19 January 2017
*****
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