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Vienna

Golden Strauss echoes around the Musikverein as Bychkov scales the Alpine Symphony

By , 12 November 2017
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London

Devastation and exuberance: Stéphane Denève and the Brussels Philharmonic hit the sweet spot

By , 08 November 2017
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London

Visions and Pictures: Cédric Tiberghien at Wigmore Hall

By , 05 November 2017
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Cleveland

The orchestral piano: Argerich and Babayan join forces in spectacular Cleveland recital

By , 30 October 2017
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New York City

A glorious return to Carnegie Hall for Martha Argerich

By , 20 October 2017
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Atlanta

Morlot and Chen team up for thrilling Prokofiev in Atlanta

By , 19 October 2017
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Birmingham

The Mariinsky Orchestra excels in an all Russian programme in Birmingham

By , 12 October 2017
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Chicago

Alain Altinoglu and the Chicago Symphony find beauty in rarely trodden territory

By , 07 October 2017
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Vienna

A chilling merry-go-round: Prokofiev’s The Gambler at Vienna State Opera

By , 04 October 2017
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London

Blazing recital from Leila Josefowicz at Wigmore Hall

By , 01 October 2017
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Dublin

Nathalie Stutzmann's triumphant debut as principal guest conductor of the NSO

By , 29 September 2017
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Amsterdam

Ode to the Master: van Manen bill in Amsterdam

By , 15 September 2017
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Bucharest

A performance with two very different halves: Vladimir Ashkenazy at the helm of the Philharmonia Orchestra

By , 14 September 2017
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Hong Kong

Blazing Mahler 5 from Jaap van Zweden and the Hong Kong Philharmonic

By , 08 September 2017
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London

Prom 71: Elegiac, violent, always purposeful Shostakovich from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 06 September 2017
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Bucharest

Withheld indulgence: Russian National Orchestra and Pletnev disappoint in Enescu and Prokofiev

By , 04 September 2017
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London

Prom 68: Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky keep the Red Flag flying

By , 03 September 2017
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Edinburgh

Searing Shostakovich 4 at the Edinburgh Festival: Russians and Scots recall 1962 Western première

By , 23 August 2017
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Cleveland

A French feast from Fabien Gabel at Blossom

By , 19 August 2017
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Salzburg

Socking the audience between the eyes: Nelsons and Trifonov at the Salzburg Festival

By , 07 August 2017
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London

Prom 30: Innovation, fantasy and Old Testament excess from Bournemouth

By , 07 August 2017
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London

English National Ballet's Romeo and Juliet opens on the Southbank

By , 01 August 2017
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Los Angeles

BalletNOW suffers from miscasting and a quality of je ne sais quoi.

By , 28 July 2017
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Lenox

Reminiscences of French Baroque at Tanglewood

By , 14 July 2017
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Berlin

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla leads a not-so-traditional evening of music at Komische Oper

By , 30 June 2017
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Istanbul

Two Left Hands in Istanbul: Piano Concertos from Sermet and Varvaresos

By , 09 June 2017
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New York City

A felicitous debut at Carnegie Hall under the double sign of Florestan and Eusebius: Nikita Mndoyants

By , 07 June 2017
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Belfast

Brooding darkness and brilliance: the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast

By , 26 May 2017
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Winchester

Royal Choral Society impresses with Russian music at Winchester Cathedral

By , 20 May 2017
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Southampton

Peter Donohoe triumphs with Prokofiev at the Turner Sims

By , 16 May 2017
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London

A Russian journey of the spirit at King's Place

By , 12 May 2017
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Zürich

Bieito's Fiery Angel burns bright in Zürich

By , 11 May 2017
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San Francisco

Wheeldon’s Cinderella infuses elegance with the weird and wonderful

By , 28 April 2017
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Minneapolis

Pugnacious Prokofiev from Ludovic Morlot and the Minnesota Orchestra

By , 28 April 2017
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London

Russian heart: terrific performances from Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian RSO

By , 11 April 2017
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London

Russian Nights: Denève and the Brussels Philharmonic visit Cadogan Hall

By , 09 April 2017
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New York City

Capuçon bows a pugnacious Shostakovich with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

By , 07 April 2017
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Washington

Salute to Slava: Shostakovich under the baton of James Conlon

By , 06 April 2017
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Chicago

Dutoit unearths a Stravinsky rarity with the Chicago Symphony

By , 06 April 2017
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New York City

Christine Rocas in Joffrey’s Romeo & Juliet: Falling, Flying, or Tumbling in Turmoil

By , 29 March 2017
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Amsterdam

Dark Prokofiev and Shostakovich from Yefim Bronfman and Andris Nelsons at the Concertgebouw

By , 29 March 2017
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London

Mediterranean heat: a scorching Daphnis et Chloé from Altinoglu and the LSO

By , 23 March 2017
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London

Echoes from the past: the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and Leif Ove Andsnes at Cadogan Hall

By , 17 March 2017
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London

A hymn to a pure and noble spirit: bracing Prokofiev from Dutoit and the RPO

By , 07 March 2017
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San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet’s Program 4 is a must see for Balanchine fans

By , 07 March 2017
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Sydney

Tender and demonic: the music and music-making of four supremely gifted young Russians

By , 03 March 2017
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Chicago

Muti finds explosive drama in Ivan the Terrible in Chicago

By , 24 February 2017
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Moscow

The Bolshoi’s Imposing Ivan the Terrible

By , 24 February 2017
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Manchester

Powerful Prokofiev and exquisite Fauré from The Hallé

By , 23 February 2017
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Seattle

Hilary Hahn and Ludovic Morlot ignite Seattle

By , 11 February 2017
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