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Ezra Thomson (Bottom) and Laura Tisserand (Titania) in Balanchine's Dream © Angela Sterling
Seattle

Pure eye-candy: a dream of a Dream in Seattle

By , 12 April 2019
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Jonathan Bloxham © Kaupo Kikkas
Hamburg

Fire and fizz from the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

By , 31 March 2019
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Felix Mendelssohn © Public domain
Saint Paul

Fresh and vital performances from the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

By , 30 March 2019
****1
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Filippo Gorini © Mat Hennek
London

Drums of war: the Flanders Symphony Orchestra at Cadogan Hall

By , 15 March 2019
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Alessio Bax © Marco Borggreve
Kansas City

Rossini, Mendelssohn and Barber with the Kansas City Symphony

By , 08 March 2019
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Veronika Eberle © Felix Broede
Belfast

Veronika Eberle gives Belfast a night to remember

By , 08 March 2019
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall © Steve Sherman
New York City

An outstanding Schubert Ninth from Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 08 March 2019
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Michael Nagy © Monika Höfler
Zürich

Pathos and wonder: A superb Elijah oratorio in Zurich

By , 06 March 2019
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Herbert Blomstedt © Martin U.K. Lengemann
Cleveland

Blomstedt’s bucolic Beethoven and Mendelssohn in Cleveland

By , 21 February 2019
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Vadim Gluzman © Marco Borggreve
Hamburg

Souvenirs from the sunny south at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 21 February 2019
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Sir András Schiff © Nadia F Romanini
San Francisco

Bach-inspired Mendelssohn from Sir András Schiff and the San Francisco Symphony

By , 17 February 2019
****1
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Beethoven heroics among a sweet finale to Gardiner's memorable Schumann cycle

By , 10 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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Julian Bliss © Ben Wright
Lancaster

BBC Philharmonic up close in Lancaster

By , 07 February 2019
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Isabelle Faust © Felix Broede
Antwerp

Isabelle Faust shines in German early romantics programme from Gardiner and the LSO

By , 30 January 2019
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Itzhak Perlman, Otto Tausk and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra © Matthew Baird | VSO
Vancouver

The Vancouver Symphony with penetrating insight from Perlman in Mendelssohn and Williams

By , 23 January 2019
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Northern Chamber Orchestra © Sara Porter Photography
Macclesfield

Flute, harp and Haydn in Macclesfield

By , 12 January 2019
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Herbert Blomstedt © Martin U.K. Lengemann
Brussels

Magnificent Mendelssohn and Brahms from Blomstedt and the Concertgebouw

By , 11 January 2019
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Christian Ihle Hadland © Nikolaj Lund
Dublin

Beethoven to remember from Christian Ihle Hadland and the RTÉ NSO

By , 11 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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Leticia Moreno © Omar Ayyashi
Manchester

Classical in scale, romantic in outlook: Manchester Camerata at Bridgewater Hall

By , 13 November 2018
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Gautier Capuçon © Catherine Pluchart
London

Chameleon colours from Batiashvili, Capuçon and Thibaudet at the Barbican

By , 12 November 2018
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Nash Ensemble © Hanya Chlala | ArenaPAL
London

Nash Ensemble enchants in Bruch, Mendelssohn and Brahms at Wigmore Hall

By , 20 October 2018
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Carolin Widmann © Lennard Rahle
Manchester

BBC Philharmonic delivers powerhouse performances

By , 13 October 2018
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Freddy Kempf © IMG Artists
Manchester

Staples of the Romantic repertoire from Freddy Kempf and the NCO at Stoller Hall

By , 28 September 2018
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 61: An affectionate Bruckner 4 from Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic

By , 28 August 2018
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James Gaffigan © Daniela Kienzler
Cleveland

Perfect music for a summer evening: Gaffigan and The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 18 August 2018
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Bernard Haitink conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe © Priska Ketterer
Lucerne

Haitink brings out the best in the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in Lucerne

By , 18 August 2018
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Joshua Bell © Richard Ashcroft
London

Prom 40: Two sides of Joshua Bell with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields

By , 12 August 2018
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Rachel Podger © Theresa Pewal
Blandford Forum

Guardian Angel: Rachel Podger and VOCES8

By , 03 August 2018
****1
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Thomas Søndergård © Martin Bubandt
London

Prom 8: Thomas Søndergård explores youthful beginnings and untimely ends

By , 20 July 2018
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Belcea Quartet © Marco Borggreve
Zürich

Belcea Quartet competes with urban Zurich

By , 11 July 2018
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Emmanuel Pahud © Josef Fischnaller
Amsterdam

Roth, Pahud and the Gurzenich deliver an evening of high drama in Amsterdam

By , 11 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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Daniele Gatti © Marco Borggreve
London

La dolce vita and Sommerfrische: Mendelssohn and Brahms from Daniele Gatti and the Philharmonia

By , 24 May 2018
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Semyon Bychkov © Chris Christodoulou
New York City

A New York Philharmonic performance starting as a routine event and ending as an exceptional one

By , 19 May 2018
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Tomáš Brauner © Zdenek Chrapek
Prague

A powerful commemoration at Prague Spring

By , 14 May 2018
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Hugh Brunt © Trent McMinn
Gateshead

Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia explore Bach and beyond

By , 11 May 2018
***11
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Gustavo Gimeno © Marco Borggreve
Edinburgh

Gustavo Gimeno makes an uneven debut in Edinburgh

By , 10 May 2018
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Simon Trpčeski © KulturOp | Lube Saveski
London

Scheherazade through a monochrome veil: Simon Trpčeski at Wigmore Hall

By , 02 May 2018
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Chiaroscuro Quartet © Eva Vermandel
Gateshead

The Chiaroscuro Quartet shines a light on Bach and the Mendelssohns

By , 01 May 2018
****1
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Igor Levit © Gregor Hohenberg
London

A journey down the ages: Igor Levit plays Rzewski world première

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
****1
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Martha Argerich and Renaud Capuçon © Caroline Doutre
Aix-en-Provence

Argerich, Capuçon and friends close the Aix Easter Festival in grand style

By , 08 April 2018
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Long Yu © Askonas Holt
Hong Kong

Fantastic evening of “Scottish Fantasy” with the Hong Kong Phil

By , 07 April 2018
****1
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Jakub Hrůša © Pavel Hejnz
Vienna

Artistic prowess from Hrůša, Andsnes and the Vienna Symphony at the Musikverein

By , 21 March 2018
***11
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

A musical journey spanning three centuries with The Hallé

By , 15 March 2018
****1
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
Birmingham

Kolesnikov proves a golden substitute in Birmingham

By , 28 February 2018
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Jaap van Zweden © Hans ven der Woerd
New York City

One evening, two different facets of the NY Philharmonic

By , 28 February 2018
***11
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Isabelle Faust © Felix Broede
Cleveland

Isabelle Faust brings historically-informed Mendelssohn to Cleveland

By , 16 February 2018
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