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Beatrice Rana © Nicolas Bets
Los Angeles

Young lions Tao and Rana tear into Beethoven without Dudamel

By , 18 May 2019
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Harrison Ball in Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes © Erin Baiano
New York City

NYCB's eclectic program worth the three hours

By , 11 May 2019
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Louis Schwizgebel © Marco Borggreve
Belfast

Franck’s Aeolian winds usher in Saint-Säens and Elgar to Belfast

By , 05 April 2019
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Maurizio Pollini © Mathias Bothor | DG
London

A Grand Master returns: Maurizio Pollini at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 12 March 2019
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Cleveland

Young pianists dazzle in Cleveland

By , 02 March 2019
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Alice Sara Ott © Esther Haase | Deutsche Grammophon
Munich

Playful sound worlds with Alice Sara Ott and the Gothenburg Symphony in Munich

By , 20 February 2019
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Danielle Bausinger and Dillon Malinski in KCB's The Lady of the Camellias © Brett Pruitt & East Market Studios
Kansas City

The Lady of the Camellias lives again in Missouri

By , 15 February 2019
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David Parry © Marco Borrelli
London

A study in romance: David Parry and the LPO perform Mendelssohn, Chopin and Elgar

By , 08 February 2019
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Nobuyuki Tsujii © Giorgia Bertazzi
London

Surface clatter and turbulent storms in Nobuyuki Tsujii’s QEH recital

By , 30 January 2019
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Santtu-Matias Rouvali © Kaapo Kamu
London

France 2 – 0 Finland: an uneven match under Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the Philharmonia

By , 24 January 2019
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Seong-Jin Cho at Carnegie Hall in 2017 © Julien Jourdes
New York City

Seong-Jin Cho brings his remarkable tonal abilities to Carnegie Hall

By , 22 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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Edvin Revazov (Armand) and Anna Laudere (Marguerite) in The Lady of the Camellias © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Still going strong in Munich: Neumeier’s The Lady of the Camellias

By , 10 January 2019
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
London

Pensiveness and intensity from Kolesnikov, Bukša and the Hermès Quartet

By , 06 January 2019
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Shiyeon Sung © Robert Torres
Boston

The Mendelssohns and Dvořák with Shiyeon Sung and the Boston Symphony

By , 04 January 2019
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Artists of the Royal Ballet in Ashton's Les Patineurs © Alice Pennefather | ROH, 2018
London

A winter triple bill at The Royal Ballet: Les Patineurs/Winter Dreams/The Concert

By , 18 December 2018
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Mathias Pintscher © Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Kirill Gerstein plays a superb Rach 3 with The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 01 November 2018
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Martin Helmchen © Giorgia Bertazzi
Baden

Creative connections in Baden: Martin Helmchen pays debt to Schumann’s genius

By , 26 October 2018
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Anna Tsygankova (Marguerite) and James Stout (Armand) © Marc Haegeman
Amsterdam

A heartfelt Dame aux camélias at Dutch National Ballet

By , 15 October 2018
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Lang Lang © Harald Hoffmann | Sony Classical
Atlanta

Lang Lang shines in all-Mozart concert in Atlanta

By , 26 September 2018
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Alla Snizova (C Hopuy) and Mikhail Mypansarov (R Vega)  in Tchaikovsky PDD (after G Balanchine) © Emma Kauldhar
London

The Trocks continue to delight London

By , 18 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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Seong-Jin Cho © Harald Hoffmann | DG
Verbier

Seong-Jin Cho shows maturity and subtlety in Verbier recital

By , 23 July 2018
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Yuja Wang © Ian Douglas
London

Intimacy and brilliant showmanship from Yuja Wang at the Barbican

By , 05 June 2018
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New York City

All Robbins at NYC Ballet: A Gathering of Dancers

By , 18 May 2018
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
London

Magnificent Pavel Kolesnikov outshines the Czech National Symphony Orchestra

By , 16 April 2018
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George Li © Simon Fowler
London

A polished London debut recital from George Li

By , 20 March 2018
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Maurizio Pollini © Mathias Bothor | DG
London

Balancing head and heart: Pollini reveals intimacy and exuberance in Schumann and Chopin

By , 13 March 2018
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Krzysztof Urbański © Marco Borggreve
Lyon

Mature musicality and seasoned virtuosity from Jan Lisiecki and Krzysztof Urbański in Lyon

By , 10 February 2018
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Stephen Hough at Carnegie Hall in 2015 © Christopher Smith
New York City

Stephen Hough looking at German Romanticism through a Debussian lens

By , 30 January 2018
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Rosario Guerra and Luke Prunty in Goecke's Nijinsky © Regina Brocke Klein
Berlin

First time in Berlin: Gauthier Dance in Marco Goecke's Nijinsky at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele

By , 25 January 2018
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Ana Sophia Scheller and Vitor Luiz in Balanchine's Stars And Stripes (Ch: George Balanchine) © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

The Grit and Glamour of San Francisco Ballet's 85th Season Gala

By , 18 January 2018
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Anna Fedorova © Marco Borggreve
London

Laments and sparkles: Anna Fedorova compelling in Chopin

By , 17 January 2018
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Alexander Melnikov © Marco Borggreve
London

Many pianos: Alexander Melnikov at Wigmore Hall

By , 17 January 2018
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Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta | DG
London

Unassuming virtuosity: Daniil Trifonov’s Chopiniana at Wigmore Hall

By , 07 December 2017
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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
Seattle

Gerstein and Debus are a sensation in Seattle

By , 02 December 2017
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Alice Sara Ott © Jonas Becker
London

Infernal Liszt: Alice Sara Ott, Antonio Pappano and a Faustian pact

By , 26 November 2017
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Leif Ove Andsnes © Özgür Albayrak
Lucerne

Mindful mission, perfect poet: Leif Ove Andsnes in Lucerne

By , 25 November 2017
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Philippe Cassard © Vincent Catala
London

Debussy Perspectives: Philippe Cassard dons his dancing shoes at Wigmore Hall

By , 20 November 2017
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Kirill Karabits © Denis Manokha
Bristol

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

By , 16 November 2017
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Jan Lisiecki, Sebastian Weigle and the Wiener Symphoniker © Kerstin Glasow | Wiener Konzerthaus
Vienna

The combination of Mozart and Rott makes for a memorable concert in Vienna

By , 10 November 2017
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David Hallberg in Robbins' Other Dances © Rosalie O’Connor
New York City

Unexpected dream pairing in Jerome Robbins’ Other Dances

By , 22 October 2017
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Roman Rabinovich © Balazs Borocz
London

Taste of honey: Roman Rabinovich sugar-coats Chopin, Haydn and Rachmaninov

By , 15 October 2017
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
London

PCM7: Bittersweet and intimate Chopin from Pavel Kolesnikov

By , 28 August 2017
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Richard Tognetti and the ACO © Simon van Boxtel
Sydney

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

By , 12 August 2017
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Grigory Sokolov © Aline Paley
Verbier

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

By , 23 July 2017
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Boris Berezovsky © David Crookes | Warner Classics
London

Boris Berezovsky at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 05 June 2017
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Mikhail Rudy © Benek Ozmez
Istanbul

Kandinsky and Chagall fail to camouflage patchy playing in Istanbul

By , 31 May 2017
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Dundee

The Scottish Ensemble journeys to Eastern Europe

By , 31 May 2017
****1
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