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Berlin

A dark and brooding Pelléas et Mélisande at the Komische Oper

By , 15 October 2017
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Manchester

Engaging and fluent performances from Elder’s Hallé

By , 05 October 2017
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Perth WA

In Perth, a most seductive flute: Emmanuel Pahud and the Australian Chamber Orchestra

By , 04 October 2017
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Bucharest

Inside and outside the comfort zone: Dutoit leads Argerich and the RPO

By , 12 September 2017
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Sydney

A splendid night of 20th-century cello music with Nicolas Altstaedt and Aleksandar Madžar

By , 11 September 2017
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Cologne

Tripping the light fantastic: a refreshing season opener from the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln

By , 03 September 2017
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Cleveland

A French feast from Fabien Gabel at Blossom

By , 19 August 2017
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London

Prom 42: An exotic banquet to savour from François-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles

By , 16 August 2017
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London

Prom 39: Turnage's Hibiki receives European première

By , 14 August 2017
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Siena

Sarah Connolly brings the best of British to Tuscany

By , 05 August 2017
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London

Sumptuous Strauss from Louise Alder in Wigmore jump-in

By , 22 July 2017
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High Wycombe

Light and shade: Garsington Opera’s Pelléas et Mélisande at Wormsley

By , 18 June 2017
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Chicago

Mälkki serves a smorgasbord with the Chicago Symphony

By , 15 June 2017
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Berlin

Orchestral fireworks: Staatskapelle Berlin at the Philharmonie

By , 05 June 2017
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London

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

By , 05 June 2017
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Istanbul

Kandinsky and Chagall fail to camouflage patchy playing in Istanbul

By , 31 May 2017
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Atlanta

Runnicles and Smith master an all-French program in Atlanta

By , 25 May 2017
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Sydney

E pluribus unum: the ACO’s Soloists concert in Sydney

By , 16 May 2017
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San Francisco

European assortment from Charles Dutoit and the San Francisco Symphony

By , 10 May 2017
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Stockholm

French night in Stockholm with Stéphane Denève

By , 10 May 2017
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Basingstoke

A beguiling evening of exotic spice from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

By , 05 May 2017
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London

Smudgy haze and glaring sunbursts: Boulez and Debussy juxtaposed by Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 04 May 2017
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Cleveland

Ambiguity, half-truth, obfuscation: a transcendent Pelléas et Mélisande by The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 02 May 2017
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London

Antoine Tamestit presents first-class Bartók with the LSO

By , 23 April 2017
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Oslo

Keeping up appearances: Pelléas et Mélisande finally receives its Norwegian première

By , 07 April 2017
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Amsterdam

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra premieres Easter Passions

By , 07 April 2017
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New York City

Valery Gergiev conducts the Munich Philharmonic in a problematic performance at Carnegie Hall

By , 05 April 2017
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London

Debussy moulded by Melnikov at Wigmore Hall

By , 05 April 2017
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London

Le Bœuf sur le toit: Paris in the Roaring Twenties celebrated at the Institut français

By , 02 April 2017
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Hong Kong

Pride and joy with Elim Chan and the Hong Kong Phil

By , 01 April 2017
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Frankfurt am Main

Perfect Pelléas: Debussy's opera seduces in Frankfurt

By , 01 April 2017
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London

François-Xavier Roth and the London Symphony Orchestra on peak form

By , 30 March 2017
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London

The Rite of Spring a highlight from Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin at Wigmore Hall

By , 30 March 2017
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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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San Francisco

Anna Caterina Antonacci triumphs in La Voix humaine at SF Opera Lab

By , 14 March 2017
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London

Ballet Black: House of Dreams/ Captured/ Red Riding Hood

By , 03 March 2017
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Chicago

Salonen and Josefowicz riveting in Chicago première of Adams’ Scheherazade.2

By , 02 March 2017
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Cleveland

With a composer’s ear: Matthias Pintscher conducts a highlight of The Cleveland Orchestra's season

By , 23 February 2017
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Glasgow

McVicar's stylish and moving Pelléas et Mélisande from Scottish Opera

By , 23 February 2017
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Amsterdam

A Dutch Lion: Haitink celebrates 60 years conducting the Royal Concertgebouw

By , 16 February 2017
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Seattle

Hilary Hahn and Ludovic Morlot ignite Seattle

By , 11 February 2017
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New York City

Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang: Effortless technique and enormous musicality

By , 08 February 2017
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Manchester

BBC Philharmonic and Ben Gernon: Relishing in Revolution

By , 04 February 2017
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Oxford

Karina Canellakis skippers a French voyage with the Oxford Philharmonic

By , 28 January 2017
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Amsterdam

Beauty and the Beast battle for our hearts and ears in Amsterdam

By , 12 January 2017
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London

Leeds Competition winner Anna Tsybuleva makes her Wigmore debut

By , 11 January 2017
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Edinburgh

Pure delight: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet in recital in Edinburgh

By , 21 November 2016
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Liverpool

Spectacular Saint-Saëns from Ian Fountain and Cristian Mandeal in Liverpool

By , 10 November 2016
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Washington

The other Donald in DC: Runnicles explores French repertoire

By , 10 November 2016
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