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Zubin Mehta and Seiji Ozawa © Suntory Hall
Tokyo

Ocean of sounds as Vienna Philharmonic helps celebrate three decades of Suntory Hall

By , 02 October 2016
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Nicola Benedetti © Simon Fowler
London

A dream double: spectacular Szymanoskwi from Nicola Benedetti in LPO's season opener

By , 23 September 2016
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Ning Feng © Felix Broede
Budapest

Paris Impressions: Fischer and Feng’s foray into French repertoire in Budapest

By , 23 September 2016
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Gianandrea Noseda © Ramella & Giannese | Fondazione Teatro Regio di Torino
London

Sublime and chilling: Noseda and LSO brim with bite in Shostakovich 5

By , 22 September 2016
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Edward Gardner © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 22: Auerbach's UK première of The Infant Minstrel

By , 31 July 2016
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Jacques Lacombe © JF Berube
Lenox

O Fortuna: An eclectic musical evening at Tanglewood

By , 09 July 2016
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Sarah Tynan © Mark Allan
Snape

Starting as you mean to go on: Britten's Les Illuminations at Aldeburgh Festival

By , 10 June 2016
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Scottish Ensemble © Joanne Green
Glasgow

En rêve: vibrant French lessons from the Scottish Ensemble

By , 29 May 2016
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Daniel Barenboim © Peter Adamik
Berlin

Musical opiates: intoxicating Dutilleux in Berlin

By , 09 May 2016
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Jacques Imbrailo (Pelléas) and Corinne Winters (Mélisande) © Toni Suter
Zürich

Manifestations of trauma: Tcherniakov's Pelléas et Mélisande in Zurich

By , 08 May 2016
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Thomas Dausgaard © Per Morten Abrahamsen
London

Variations in temperature control: Dausgaard, Buniatishvili and the RPO

By , 03 May 2016
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Cédric Tiberghien © Jean-Baptiste Millot
London

Behind the Lines: the LSO in English and French masterpieces

By , 28 April 2016
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Alexandre Tharaud © Marco Borggreve
Birmingham

Abrahamsen's Left, Alone receives UK première

By , 28 April 2016
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Peter Jablonski © Benjamin Ealovega
London

From Paris to New York: A whirlwind of orchestral virtuosity from the RPO

By , 26 April 2016
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Kristine Opolais with Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony © Michael Blanchard
Boston

Opolais and Nelsons end Boston Symphony's season on a high note

By , 22 April 2016
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Javier Perianes © Josep Molina
London

Grand Tour: the LPO in French masterpieces

By , 20 April 2016
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Stéphane Degout © Julien Benhamou
Amsterdam

Degout and Planès near-perfect in French fables at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam

By , 20 April 2016
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Susanna Mälkki © Simon Fowler
Chicago

Susanna Mälkki’s kaleidoscope of orchestral color in Chicago

By , 31 March 2016
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Thomas Søndergård © Martin Bubandt
Atlanta

Søndergård conducts all-French program in Atlanta

By , 31 March 2016
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Nikolaj Znaider © Lars Gundersen
Washington

Znaider's powerful Brahms with the National Symphony

By , 31 March 2016
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Karina Gauvin © Michael Slobodian
Amsterdam

Karina Gauvin in Debussy’s unforgettable Ariettes in Amsterdam

By , 22 March 2016
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Oliver Knussen © Mark Allan | BBC
London

A dream-inspired cocktail of works from Knussen and Benjamin

By , 18 March 2016
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Olivier Latry, Fabien Gabel and the ONF © Mark Pullinger
Paris

From pulpit to fairground: a fête à la française with the ONF

By , 10 March 2016
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Julien Brocal © Emmanuelle Alès
Cleveland

A surprising role reversal in Cleveland

By , 10 March 2016
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Kent Nagano © Felix Broede
Montreal

Kent Nagano excites on eve of OSM's international tour

By , 10 March 2016
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Olga Kern and Renée Fleming at Carnegie Hall © Richard Termine
New York City

Tamed Beauty: Renée Fleming in recital at Carnegie Hall

By , 09 March 2016
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Khatia Buniatishvili © Julia Wesely
Paris

Fabulous, flamboyant Liszt from Khatia Buniatishvili in Paris

By , 07 March 2016
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Camilla Tilling © Craig T. Mathew | Mathew Imaging
Los Angeles

Definitive Pelléas and Mélisande at the LA Phil

By , 19 February 2016
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet © Benjamin Ealovega
Cleveland

The French Connection: Jurowski and Bavouzet in Cleveland

By , 04 February 2016
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Steven Osborne © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Intimacy and control: Steven Osborne at St John's Smith Square

By , 03 February 2016
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Menahem Pressler © Marco Borggreve
Chicago

Wistful Schubert and Chopin from nonagenarian Pressler in Chicago

By , 24 January 2016
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Renée Fleming © Andrew Eccles | Decca
Boston

Ballets Russes sandwich proves tasty fare in Boston

By , 14 January 2016
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Colin Way
London

Revealing Debussy from Pavel Kolesnikov at Wigmore Hall

By , 11 January 2016
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Beatrice Rana © Marie Staggat
Birmingham

The charm of youth: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and Beatrice Rana enchant with the CBSO

By , 10 January 2016
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Magdalena Kožená (Mélisande) © Tristram Kenton
London

Rattle and Sellars revisit Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande

By , 09 January 2016
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Philippe Cassard © Vincent Catala
London

Fifty shades of Debussy: Philippe Cassard’s masterclass in colour and rhythm

By , 27 December 2015
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Fazil Say © Mustafa Toygun Ozdemir
Paris

Fazil charms Parisian audience with Beethoven, Debussy, Satie... and Say

By , 15 December 2015
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Jason Bridges (Edgar Allan Poe in Usher House) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

At San Francisco Opera, Usher House falls dramatically... twice

By , 08 December 2015
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Bertrand Chamayou © Marco Borggreve
São Paulo

Colours, dreams and seascapes in São Paulo

By , 05 December 2015
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Lionel Bringuier © Paolo Dutto
Cleveland

Lionel Bringuier leads impressive new English horn concerto with The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 27 November 2015
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Lise de la Salle © Marco Borggreve | Naïve
Lucerne

Transcendent agility: Lise de la Salle at Lucerne Piano Festival

By , 25 November 2015
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Angela Hewitt © Maria Teresa de Luca
Southampton

Angela Hewitt’s clarity of articulation impresses at the Turner Sims

By , 12 November 2015
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Sacre © Bernd Uhlig
London

A very physical yet enigmatic and vague Sacre

By , 11 November 2015
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Martha Argerich and Stephen Kovacevich © Simon Jay Price
London

Blanc et noir: pianistic contrasts from Kovacevich and Argerich at Wigmore Hall

By , 02 November 2015
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Leif Ove Andsnes © Özgür Albayrak
Dublin

The triumphant return of Andsnes to Dublin

By , 29 October 2015
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New York City Ballet in Myles Thatcher's Polaris © Paul Kolnik
New York City

New York City Ballet Presents: 21st Century (male) Choreographers

By , 16 October 2015
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Anton Batagov © Tatyana Andreyeva
Ekaterinburg

Exploring Anton Batagov's Invisible Lands

By , 08 October 2015
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Susanna Hurrell (Mélisande) and Jonathan McGovern (Pélleas) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

Pelléas et Mélisande missing magic at the start of English Touring Opera's season

By , 01 October 2015
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Michael Collins © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Autumn sunshine and Gallic flair: Michael Collins in recital at Wigmore Hall

By , 26 September 2015
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Danny Driver © Richard Haughton
Haddington

Danny Driver descends the Devil's Staircase at Lammermuir Festival

By , 19 September 2015
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