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Aquiles Machado, James Burton and Gustavo Castillo © Roberto Torres
Boston

Boston Creole: Berlioz, Ravel and Estévez with the Boston Symphony

By , 11 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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Viktoria Mullova © heikefischer-fotografie.de
Manchester

Eclectic dances in Sibelius and Ravel

By , 04 April 2019
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Susan Graham © Dario Acosta
Auckland

Susan Graham's gripping New Zealand debut

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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Berlioz's Requiem at St Paul's Cathedral © Martin Kendrick
London

Berlioz's Requiem: Nelson's sublime anniversary tribute to one of France's greatest sons

By , 08 March 2019
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Zakir Hussain © Jim McGuire
London

Safety first: the Symphony Orchestra of India makes its London debut

By , 20 February 2019
***11
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Neal Davies © Gerard Collett
Glasgow

The Ultimate Romantic: BBCSSO uncovers Lélio, a Berlioz rarity

By , 17 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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Carolyn Sampson © Marco Borggreve
Edinburgh

French delights from François Leleux and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

By , 31 January 2019
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Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Cassandre) © Vincent Pontet | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Carthage carnage: Tcherniakov's Trojans flops at the Bastille

By , 25 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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Étienne Dupuis, Karen Cargill and Edward Gardner © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Sublime care and craft: Edward Gardner conducts Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ

By , 17 December 2018
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Simone Lamsma © Otto van den Toorn
Pittsburgh

Shimmering showstoppers from Simone Lamsma, Yan Pascal Tortelier and the Pittsburgh Symphony

By , 09 December 2018
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Daniel Harding, Alina Ibragimova and the Swedish RSO at the Elbphilharmonie © Claudia Hohne
Hamburg

A partnership that works: Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 16 November 2018
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Enrique Mazzola © Eric Garault
London

French flair: Pure joy from Enrique Mazzola and the LPO

By , 24 October 2018
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Les Troyens © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

The Staatsoper shows greatness: Hector Berlioz's Les Troyens conquer Vienna

By , 14 October 2018
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Atlanta

Märkl leads a first-rate Daphnis et Chloé in Atlanta

By , 13 October 2018
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Mary Bevan © Victoria Cadisch
London

Ravel's friends and rivals at Wigmore Hall

By , 15 September 2018
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Antoine Tamestit and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 71: Byron's Harold the unlikely star in Gardiner's Berlioz bonanza

By , 05 September 2018
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Seong-Jin Cho and the EUYO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 49: Eloquence and elegance from the EUYO, Noseda and Cho

By , 19 August 2018
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Manfred Honeck © Felix Broede
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Symphony closes season with magnificent Beethoven and Berlioz

By , 16 June 2018
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Paavo Järvi © Kaupo Kikkas
London

Masterful Dukas and Rachmaninov and a Berlioz with more to be desired from the Philharmonia

By , 03 June 2018
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Ed Gardner © Thor Brødreskift
Bergen

Thunderingly quiet: Berlioz’s Grande Messe des morts opens the Bergen International Festival

By , 24 May 2018
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Yan Pascal Tortelier © IMG Artists
Gateshead

Dreams and nightmares from BBCSSO at Sage Gateshead

By , 13 April 2018
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Robert Treviño © DR
Poole

“Images and Dreams” brilliantly served by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

By , 11 April 2018
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducting the LSO in Essen © Sven Lorenz
London

Spellbinding Schumann and Berlioz from Gardiner and the LSO at the Barbican

By , 11 March 2018
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Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
New York City

Unspectacular Mahler and Berlioz from Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic

By , 24 February 2018
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Karen Cargill © Ken Dundas
Edinburgh

From Naxos to Carthage: Ancient Classical Tales from Karen Cargill and the Scottish Ensemble

By , 20 February 2018
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Stanislav Kochanovsky © Askonas Holt
Dublin

Trippy dreams: Kochanovsky and RTÉ NSO deliver a searing Symphonie fantastique

By , 12 January 2018
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Louis Lortie © Elias
Manchester

Unpolished gems: Saint-Saëns, Smetana, Sinfonietta and Chasse royale

By , 12 January 2018
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Alex Esposito (Méphistophélès) © Yasuko Kageyama | Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Rome

Dark humour: Michieletto and Gatti provide an adventurous La Damnation de Faust

By , 14 December 2017
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Marie-Nicole Lemieux and Yannick Nézet-Séguin © François Goupil
Paris

As English as roast beef: Nézet-Séguin and L'Orchestre Métropolitain bring Elgar to Paris

By , 03 December 2017
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Nikolai Lugansky, Charles Dutoit and the Hong Kong Philharmonic © Cheung Wai Lok
Hong Kong

Dutoit and Lugansky capture hearts in Hong Kong

By , 17 November 2017
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Berlioz's Requiem in Seattle © Brandon Patoc
Seattle

Strange beauty: grandiosity and intimacy in Seattle Symphony's Grande messe des morts

By , 09 November 2017
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Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Seattle

Morlot conjures fantastical Berlioz with the Seattle Symphony

By , 04 November 2017
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Paul Groves and Charles Dutoit © Hilary Scott
Boston

Hell and Damnation: Dutoit leads The Damnation of Faust with the Boston Symphony

By , 26 October 2017
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Robin Ticciati © Giorgia Bertazzi
Edinburgh

Delightful Dvořák from Ticciati and the SCO in Usher Hall

By , 12 October 2017
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Katrin Adel (Didon) and Mirko Roschkowski (Énée) © Ludwig Olah
Nuremberg

Horse and Carthage: The Trojans in Nuremberg

By , 08 October 2017
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Giancarlo Guerrero conducts the Seattle Symphony © Carlin Ma
Seattle

Giancarlo Guerrero leads Seattle Symphony into its new season with Mahler

By , 23 September 2017
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Bryan Hymel and Sir Simon Rattle © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

Rattle leads the LSO on a thrilling ride into the abyss

By , 19 September 2017
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Alisa Kolosova © Todd Rosenberg
Auckland

La Damnation de Faust on autopilot in Auckland

By , 27 August 2017
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Michael Spyres and Laurent Naouri © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 31: An intoxicating La Damnation de Faust from Gardiner and the ORR

By , 08 August 2017
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Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 13: a warm, if fatiguing, tribute to Sir Malcolm Sargent

By , 24 July 2017
***11
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Joshua Weilerstein and Alisa Weilerstein perform Bartók as an encore © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 7: Primordial sludge: BBC Symphony finds common threads in Berlioz, Rebel and Dusapin

By , 19 July 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst © Carl Juste
Cleveland

Hallucinatory Symphonie fantastique from Cleveland Orchestra

By , 08 July 2017
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Nahuel di Pierro © Alvaro Yanez
London

Rosenblatt bows out in style with a fine recital from Nahuel di Pierro

By , 05 June 2017
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Charles Castronovo (Faust), Magdalena Kožená (Marguerite) and Florian Boesch (Méphistophélès) © Matthias Baus
Berlin

The Third Reich Show: Terry Gilliam's Damnation de Faust reaches the Staatsoper

By , 27 May 2017
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Sarah Connolly © Jan Capinski
Brighton

Sarah Connolly and Joseph Middleton: a class act at Brighton Festival

By , 11 May 2017
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Fabien Gabel © Gatean Bernard
Birmingham

Fabien Gabel brings a touch of French Romance to Birmingham

By , 26 April 2017
***11
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