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Antti Siirala, Fabrice Bollon and the Belgrade Philharmonic © Belgrade Philharmonic | Marko Djokovic
Belgrade

Schoenberg's ultra-romantic Pelleas und Melisande in Belgrade

By , 10 May 2019
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Rafael Payare © Henry Fair
Belfast

Musical transfigurations in Belfast with Payare and the Ulster Orchestra

By , 08 February 2019
***11
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Peter Eötvös © Klaus Rudolph
London

Intangible cosmos: Eötvös and three 20th-century classics from the Philharmonia

By , 07 February 2019
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Elisabeth Leonskaja © Julia Wesely
Berlin

Vienna comes to Berlin: Leonskaja's Schubert thrills the Pierre Boulez Saal

By , 22 November 2018
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Gábor Bretz © Rosellina Garbo
Palermo

Inevitable solitude in the Ricci/Forte's new diptych at the Teatro Massimo

By , 18 November 2018
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Ingo Metzmacher © Kai Beinert
Cleveland

Christian Tetzlaff's superb Berg with the Cleveland Orchestra and Ingo Metzmacher

By , 27 October 2018
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Martin Helmchen © Giorgia Bertazzi
Baden

Creative connections in Baden: Martin Helmchen pays debt to Schumann’s genius

By , 26 October 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
London

Eclecticism and excitement as Salonen continues his late Romantic traversal

By , 30 September 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
London

End of the world hysteria launches Philharmonia season opener

By , 27 September 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen and Camilla Tilling © Camilla Greenwell | Philharmonia Orchestra
London

A thrilling Gurrelieder from Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 28 June 2018
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Lars Vogt © Giorgia Bertazzi
Gateshead

A self-confident Beethoven 9 from Lars Vogt and Royal Northern Sinfonia

By , 09 June 2018
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Die Musik by Gustav Klimt © Wikicommons
Vienna

Up close and personal at the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna

By , 08 June 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Suomela
Chicago

Esa-Pekka Salonen leads an outstanding Transfigured Night in Chicago

By , 26 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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Burkhard Fritz (Waldemar) © DNO 2018
Amsterdam

Spectacular Gurrelieder revived at Dutch National Opera

By , 18 April 2018
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Elizabeth Atherton © Kiran Ridley
London

Adventures through time and space with the London Sinfonietta

By , 24 March 2018
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Barbara Hannigan © Elmer de Haas
Vienna

Portraits of the Female: Barbara Hannigan at the Konzerthaus

By , 07 December 2017
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Barbara Hannigan at Park Avenue Armory © Da Ping Luo
New York City

Kissing her hair: Barbara Hannigan sings the Second Viennese School at Park Avenue Armory

By , 16 November 2017
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Vladimir Jurowski © Matthias Creutziger
Berlin

Beethoven and beyond: Vladimir Jurowski and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

By , 17 September 2017
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Karen Cargill and the LSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 46: Rattle's Gurrelieder an irresistible force to move the hardest of hearts

By , 19 August 2017
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The Hallé and Sir Mark Elder © The Hallé
Manchester

A shattering Gurre-Lieder from the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic and Sir Mark Elder

By , 04 June 2017
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Vilde Frang © Marco Borggreve
London

Classy Bach playing from Vilde Frang at Kings Place

By , 29 April 2017
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Daniel Barenboim and the Vienna Philharmonic © Thomas Bartilla
Berlin

Barenboim and the Vienna Philharmonic offer style and substance in Mozart and Schoenberg

By , 07 April 2017
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Royal Northern Sinfonia © Mark Savage
Gateshead

Royal Northern Sinfonia's “String Masters” at Sage Gateshead

By , 22 March 2017
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Maurizio Pollini © Mathias Bothor | DG
London

Passion and commitment: Maurizio Pollini at Royal Festival Hall

By , 14 March 2017
****1
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Rafael Payare © Luis Cobelo
Manchester

Transfigured Night: Rafael Payare debuts with the BBC Philharmonic

By , 04 March 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst © Michael Pöhn
New York City

Vienna Philharmonic showcases two bookends of the Romantic era at Carnegie Hall

By , 26 February 2017
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Matthias Pintscher © Felix Broede
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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Janine Jansen © Harald Hoffmann | Decca
London

Janine Jansen and friends ticking all the boxes in a Viennese programme at Wigmore Hall

By , 08 February 2017
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Päivi Severeide © Turku Philharmonic
Turku

Heavenly angels: Turku's new harp debuts in Rautavaara and Mozart

By , 27 January 2017
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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
Cleveland

Kirill Gerstein offers an intriguing match in Cleveland: Schoenberg vs Gershwin

By , 05 January 2017
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© Ruth Rogers
London

London Mozart Players Chamber ensemble: from shimmering moonlight to Florentine sunshine

By , 18 December 2016
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Kazushi Ono © Stofleth
Tokyo

Schoenberg sells out in Tokyo: Kazushi Ono conducts the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

By , 19 November 2016
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Edinburgh

Psappha and The Hebrides Ensembles celebrate 25 years of music-making

By , 09 November 2016
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Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra © Todd Rosenberg Photography
Chicago

Levine leads the Chicago Symphony in an iridescent Symphonie fantastique

By , 03 November 2016
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Members of the Nash Ensemble © Keith Saunders
London

Nash Ensemble launches “Vienna and its Empire” series at Wigmore Hall

By , 22 October 2016
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Anders Lorentzson (Bluebeard), Katarina Giotas (Judith) © Janáčkova opera NdB / Marek Olbrzymek
Brno

Outstanding Bluebeard in Brno, but Erwartung disappoints

By , 16 October 2016
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Nikša Bareza © Dinko Bažulić
Zagreb

Veteran maestro Nikša Baresa directs a stupendous Gurre-Lieder in Zagreb

By , 24 September 2016
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Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly
Edinburgh

Runnicles bids farewell to BBCSSO with a colossal Gurrelieder at the Edinburgh Festival

By , 28 August 2016
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
London

Prom 32: Salonen and the Philharmonia prove a mixed bag

By , 08 August 2016
***11
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Midori © Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Sydney

No Harbour view, but Midori Gotō’s elegant playing conquers Sydney

By , 26 June 2016
***11
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Gil Shaham © Pražské jaro | Ivan Malý
Prague

Soloist Shaham outshines Singapore Symphony in Prague

By , 29 May 2016
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Flora Gaudín © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Speechless theology: Moses und Aron at Teatro Real

By , 24 May 2016
*****
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Johannes Fritzsch © Patrick Togher Artists Management
Auckland

Schoenberg the standout in Auckland Philharmonia's “Degenerate music” programme

By , 07 April 2016
****1
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James Levine © James Meyer
New York City

James Levine’s wand still works its magic

By , 20 March 2016
****1
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Maurizio Pollini © Mathias Bothor | DG
London

Profound and sublime: Maurizio Pollini rolls back the years

By , 02 March 2016
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Bostjan Antoncic and Samantha Van Wissen © Anne Van Aerschot
Los Angeles

Verklärte Nacht resonates with one-dimensional obsession in LA

By , 13 November 2015
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Gerold Huber and Christian Gerhaher at Park Avenue Armory © Stephanie Berger
New York City

Longing and sorrow: Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber at Park Avenue Armory

By , 10 November 2015
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The 3 Dancers by Didy Veldman with Brenda Lee Grech, Daniel Davidson and Miguel Altunaga © Tristram Kenton
London

Love, art & Rock’n’Roll in Rambert's engaging triple bill

By , 03 November 2015
****1
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Klaus Florian Vogt © Uwe Arens | Sony Classical
Vienna

Poetic inspiration: Mahler and Schoenberg at the Musikverein

By , 01 November 2015
****1
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