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Zürich

Bodies inside a box: a colourless Fidelio in Zurich

By , 03 December 2017
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Basingstoke

Transcendent Bruckner from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Basingstoke

By , 01 December 2017
***11
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Lucerne

Mindful mission, perfect poet: Leif Ove Andsnes in Lucerne

By , 25 November 2017
*****
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Dublin

Znaider's triumph in Dublin: magnificent Beethoven and powerful Shostakovich

By , 24 November 2017
****1
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London

A golden evening for Mariss Jansons and his BRSO at the Barbican

By , 24 November 2017
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London

Brahms and Beethoven from the NDR Radiophilharmonie at Cadogan Hall

By , 24 November 2017
****1
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Boston

Killer Bs: Beethoven, Bruckner and Buchbinder in Boston

By , 21 November 2017
****1
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Boston

Divine fire and refulgent power: Martin Helmchen, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony

By , 17 November 2017
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Birmingham

Sublimely lyrical Beethoven in Birmingham under Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

By , 16 November 2017
***11
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Bristol

Unfamiliar Russians break the routine with Karabits and the Bournemouth SO in Bristol

By , 16 November 2017
****1
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Vancouver

Defiant Beethoven Fifth from Bloch and the Vancouver Symphony

By , 13 November 2017
***11
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Tokyo

Refined Mahler in Tokyo from Nelsons and Boston Symphony

By , 09 November 2017
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Stockholm

Franz Welser-Möst conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich in Stockholm

By , 09 November 2017
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London

Alain Altinoglu and the LPO cast a Napoleonic shadow in Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

By , 08 November 2017
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New York City

Nearing the end of an era: Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall

By , 07 November 2017
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Cleveland

Vladimir Ashkenazy returns to Severance Hall for Elgar's Enigma Variations

By , 03 November 2017
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Amsterdam

Wasting no time: Daniele Gatti's Brahms and Beethoven with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

By , 03 November 2017
****1
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Edinburgh

RSNO gives UK première of Wolfgang Rihm's Duo Concerto

By , 03 November 2017
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Dublin

A compelling Eroica and ruminative Dvořák in Dublin

By , 03 November 2017
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London

Esther Yoo's affectionate Tchaikovsky the highlight of a disappointing evening with the Philharmonia

By , 02 November 2017
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Atlanta

Jun Märkl and the Atlanta Symphony conjure a powerful El amor brujo

By , 02 November 2017
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London

Dumay and Lortie bring a trio of Sonatas from the 1880s to Wigmore Hall

By , 01 November 2017
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Budapest

Ke Ma and Apor Szüts: young pianists in Budapest

By , 29 October 2017
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London

Heroism and darkness for the Emperor and Leningrad

By , 27 October 2017
****1
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Vienna

Leonore 1805 a boon for Beethoven buffs in Vienna

By , 24 October 2017
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London

A trio of great Bs: Beethoven, Bruckner and Blomstedt

By , 22 October 2017
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Manchester

Striking Beethoven 5 from Nicholas Collon and the BBC Philharmonic

By , 21 October 2017
****1
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Boston

Utter despair and heavenly bliss: Ken-David Masur leads the Boston Symphony in incidental music

By , 19 October 2017
****1
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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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Birmingham

Sinaisky offers romance and revoultion in Birmingham

By , 11 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
****1
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Barcelona

Julian Rachlin thrills in Tchaikovsky's concerto in Barcelona

By , 30 September 2017
****1
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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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Dublin

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

By , 29 September 2017
****1
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Boston

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

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
***11
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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
***11
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Hong Kong

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

By , 08 September 2017
****1
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Amsterdam

A late summer's night with Renée Fleming in Amsterdam

By , 28 August 2017
****1
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London

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

By , 21 August 2017
****1
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Sydney

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

By , 18 August 2017
****1
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Sydney

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

By , 12 August 2017
****1
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London

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

By , 07 August 2017
****1
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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
****1
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Vienna

A dynamic Carmina Burana at Wolf Trap

By , 28 July 2017
****1
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