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Edinburgh

James Ehnes excels in Edinburgh with Beethoven's Violin Concerto

By , 13 October 2017
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Cardiff

Scintillating season opener from Søndergård and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

By , 12 October 2017
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Montreal

New Artistic Director of Les Grands Ballets puts spirituality front and centre

By , 11 October 2017
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London

Classical tradition as Bernard Haitink joins the LSO for Brahms and Beethoven

By , 10 October 2017
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Cleveland

Franz Welser-Möst leads Clevelanders in a ferocious Rite of Spring season opener

By , 30 September 2017
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Barcelona

Julian Rachlin thrills in Tchaikovsky's concerto in Barcelona

By , 30 September 2017
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Boston

A thunderstorm sang: Shostakovich and Beethoven from Andris Nelsons in Boston

By , 29 September 2017
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Dublin

Nathalie Stutzmann's triumphant debut as principal guest conductor of the NSO

By , 29 September 2017
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Zürich

Brett Dean meets Beethoven: The new Tonhalle Maag’s first concert this season

By , 27 September 2017
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Houston

The Houston Symphony after Harvey: Beethoven and Piazzolla

By , 22 September 2017
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Berlin

Beethoven and beyond: Vladimir Jurowski and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

By , 17 September 2017
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London

Prom 74: Stolid performances from the Vienna Philharmonic under Michael Tilson Thomas

By , 08 September 2017
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Hong Kong

Blazing Mahler 5 from Jaap van Zweden and the Hong Kong Philharmonic

By , 08 September 2017
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Amsterdam

A late summer's night with Renée Fleming in Amsterdam

By , 28 August 2017
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London

Prom 50: Riveting Beethoven from Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the CBSO

By , 21 August 2017
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Sydney

Cheeky and majestic: exuberance dominates in Simone Young’s Beethoven and Bruckner

By , 18 August 2017
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Sydney

Old friends in high places: the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Mountain project

By , 12 August 2017
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London

Prom 30: Innovation, fantasy and Old Testament excess from Bournemouth

By , 07 August 2017
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London

Prom 21: An underwhelming performance of MacMillan and Beethoven

By , 30 July 2017
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New York City

At Lincoln Center, an evening in Mozart’s luminous shadow

By , 29 July 2017
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Vienna

A dynamic Carmina Burana at Wolf Trap

By , 28 July 2017
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New York City

Mostly Mozart opens in major key exuberance

By , 26 July 2017
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Verbier

A dazzling display of formidable technique: Grigory Sokolov at the Verbier Festival

By , 23 July 2017
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London

Prom 10: Live Beethoven in every sense from Collon and the Aurora Orchestra

By , 22 July 2017
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Verbier

Brahms at altitude: Pavel Haas Quartet and Barry Douglas at the Verbier Festival

By , 22 July 2017
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Verbier

Sunny Strauss on Verbier's slopes from Renaud Capuçon and Denis Kozhukhin

By , 22 July 2017
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London

Prom 9: Refined beauty in Beethoven's Fidelio

By , 21 July 2017
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London

Prom 1: Fuel to the Proms fire on the First Night

By , 14 July 2017
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Cleveland

Hallucinatory Symphonie fantastique from Cleveland Orchestra

By , 08 July 2017
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London

Tender and mischievous: Andreas Ottensamer and José Gallardo shine at Wigmore Hall

By , 06 July 2017
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Cologne

Fidelio: delightful Beethoven in Cologne

By , 01 July 2017
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Sydney

A quartet made for Shostakovich: The Pacifica Quartet in Sydney

By , 24 June 2017
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Moreton-in-Marsh

Impressive singing in Longborough Fidelio

By , 24 June 2017
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Milan

Highly uplifting: Haitink conducts Beethoven's Missa solemnis at La Scala

By , 23 June 2017
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Melbourne

Journeys and landscapes: the Melbourne Symphony plays Strauss and Beethoven

By , 23 June 2017
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Chicago

Bracing Bartók and Beethoven from the Juilliard String Quartet at Ravinia

By , 20 June 2017
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London

From minor keys to major delight: Quatuor Ebène close their European tour at Wigmore Hall

By , 18 June 2017
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Mulhouse

Soirée viennoise à la Filature de Mulhouse

By , 17 June 2017
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London

Cultured and complete: Nicolas Altstaedt and Alexander Lonquich survey Beethoven’s cello sonatas

By , 15 June 2017
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Liverpool

Visceral virtuosity and poetic pianism: Bozhanov debuts with the RLPO

By , 15 June 2017
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London

An immense pianistic journey: Igor Levit's Beethoven cycle closes at Wigmore Hall

By , 13 June 2017
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New York City

A felicitous debut at Carnegie Hall under the double sign of Florestan and Eusebius: Nikita Mndoyants

By , 07 June 2017
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London

Thomas Adès' Eroica

By , 06 June 2017
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London

Boris Berezovsky at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 05 June 2017
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London

Adès and the Britten Sinfonia launch Beethoven cycle sensationally

By , 02 June 2017
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Istanbul

In Istanbul, Beethoven's Violin Concerto comes with cannon and muezzin obbligato

By , 01 June 2017
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Belfast

Brooding darkness and brilliance: the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast

By , 26 May 2017
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London

Poignancy and optimism: Herbert Blomstedt and the Philharmonia in cathartic Brahms and Beethoven

By , 25 May 2017
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Sydney

Feeling rather than seeing: Nobuyuki Tsujii’s Sydney recital

By , 22 May 2017
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Frankfurt am Main

Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Piotr Anderszewski in Mozart, Beethoven and more

By , 21 May 2017
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