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Prague

At Prague Spring, a legacy comes home

By , 19 May 2017
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Vienna

Toronto Symphony a Season Highlight at the Konzerthaus Wien

By , 16 May 2017
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Barcelona

AKAMUS struggles with Bach in Barcelona

By , 11 May 2017
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Manchester

Illuminating Brandenburgs from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at The Bridgewater Hall

By , 11 May 2017
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Chicago

Perahia’s Chicago recital anchored by a probing Hammerklavier

By , 07 May 2017
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Oslo

Loving interior decoration: bland performances in Oslo

By , 04 May 2017
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London

Classy Bach playing from Vilde Frang at Kings Place

By , 29 April 2017
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Barcelona

Bach dressed by other composers in Barcelona

By , 28 April 2017
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London

An evening to cherish: John Mauceri and the LPO dignified and moving

By , 28 April 2017
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London

A string orchestra showcase from Daniel Hope and the Basel Chamber Orchestra

By , 18 April 2017
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Sydney

Outbreak of Violins: the ACO plays Bach and Haydn at the Sydney Opera House

By , 09 April 2017
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Oslo

St John Passion disappointingly dispassionate in Oslo

By , 06 April 2017
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Cambridge

Mixed Bach: Bach Reconstructed from The Academy of Ancient Music

By , 05 April 2017
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Lugano

Lakeside in Lugano: Julia Fischer and Daniel Müller-Schott

By , 29 March 2017
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Birmingham

Plumbing subterranean depths at the hands of John Malkovich’s imagined malevolent dictator

By , 21 March 2017
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Tokyo

Soul-searching: Sir András Schiff in Tokyo

By , 21 March 2017
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San Francisco

Gil Shaham thrills San Francisco with vivacious Barber Concerto

By , 18 March 2017
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Oslo

An early start to Easter: Bach’s St John Passion kicks off the Oslo International Church Music Festival

By , 17 March 2017
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Dundee

Scottish Ensemble’s lively Baroque Dance Party with Johannes Fischer

By , 17 March 2017
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Cleveland

In Cleveland, a politically fraught St John Passion

By , 09 March 2017
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Dublin

Finghin Collins delivers highly expressive performance in Dublin

By , 09 March 2017
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London

Epic Sibelius ends the Tonkünstler's second Cadogan Hall concert

By , 28 February 2017
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Manchester

From Leipzig to Finland: obscurities and war horses in Manchester

By , 19 February 2017
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Los Angeles

Bamberg Symphony plays a rain-drenched LA

By , 17 February 2017
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Sydney

The ‘unplayable’ played brilliantly: Vengerov with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

By , 17 February 2017
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Glasgow

Alina Ibragimova with the Scottish Ensemble explore the political, spiritual and emotional

By , 17 February 2017
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Oslo

Portents of Heaven: Gabrieli, Bach and Mahler in Oslo

By , 16 February 2017
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London

Baroque warmth and dazzle in Italian concertos from the Academy of Ancient Music

By , 15 February 2017
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Seattle

Hilary Hahn and Ludovic Morlot ignite Seattle

By , 11 February 2017
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Boston

Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in a glowing performance of Bach’s Mass in B minor

By , 04 February 2017
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Birmingham

Challenging conventions: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla's adventures in Beethoven and Mozart

By , 29 January 2017
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Valletta

Lessons in sin from the Dunedin Consort in Valletta

By , 14 January 2017
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London

Musical Technicolor from the LSO and Fabien Gabel

By , 14 December 2016
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Manchester

A glimpse down the corridors of time with Adam Walker and Mahan Esfahani in Manchester

By , 12 December 2016
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London

Solomon's Knot brings wonderful sense of community to Bach's Mass in B minor

By , 11 December 2016
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Rotterdam

Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony glows with passion in Rotterdam

By , 09 December 2016
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Zürich

Daniel Hope and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra shake up the Baroque

By , 08 December 2016
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Melbourne

Australian Chamber Orchestra: a typical baroque affair elevated with Kats-Chernin and an electrifying encore

By , 07 December 2016
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Dublin

Moving and mysterious: Collon conducts Shostakovich 15 in Dublin

By , 25 November 2016
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Tokyo

Impressive Beethoven, but Thielemann fails to scale the peaks of Strauss' Alpine Symphony in Tokyo

By , 22 November 2016
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New York City

Seeking meaning beneath the surface: Behzod Abduraimov at Carnegie Hall

By , 17 November 2016
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London

Technically faultless: terrific Brahms from Kavakos, Järvi and the Philharmonia

By , 10 November 2016
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Cleveland

Brilliant Prokofiev from the Cleveland Orchestra led by Stéphane Denève

By , 27 October 2016
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New York City

In and out of catharsis: KlangVerwaltung Orchestra seeks to transport us at Carnegie Hall

By , 24 October 2016
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Cambridge

Autumnal vocal sparkle: Bach and Parry from Cambridge Chorale

By , 22 October 2016
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Bristol

Birthday Bach from the OAE at St George's, Bristol

By , 21 October 2016
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New York City

Leonidas Kavakos wields bow and baton in New York

By , 20 October 2016
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London

Fire in their bellies: Temirkanov's impassioned Tchaikovsky 5, Khachatryan's intense Sibelius

By , 20 October 2016
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Seattle

Impeccable Haydn from Yo-Yo Ma and Seattle Symphony

By , 14 October 2016
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Sydney

Going for Baroque with Julia Lezhneva in Sydney

By , 08 October 2016
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