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Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keith Saunders
London

Ashkenazy and the Southbank Sinfonia: enthusiasm, but a lack of profundity

By , 16 October 2018
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George Li © Simon Fowler
Kansas City

A Thousand Words: Carnival spirits from Michael Kurth at Helzberg Hall

By , 06 October 2018
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Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski © Drew Kelley
London

Divine ire: two ballets inspired by Greek myth from the LPO

By , 06 October 2018
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Cristian Măcelaru © Sorin Popa
London

Psychedelic musical bestiary meets Beethoven at Barbican Hall

By , 05 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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Melanie Diener (Leonore) and Daniel Frank (Florestan) © Hana Smejkalová
Prague

A bold update of Beethoven in Prague

By , 22 September 2018
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Nicholas Collon, Marcus Farnsworth and the Aurora Orchestra © Nick Rutter
London

Scintillating Beethoven and Gruber from Aurora Orchestra

By , 16 September 2018
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Vilde Frang © Marco Borggreve
Antwerp

Radiant Vilde Frang opens Antwerp season

By , 09 September 2018
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Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berlin Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 68: Extraordinary music-making from Kirill Petrenko and the Berlin Philharmonic

By , 02 September 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra © Arne Hyckenberg
Stockholm

Congratulations, Esa-Pekka! Baltic Sea Festival celebrates a cherished conductor

By , 01 September 2018
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Andris Nelsons leads the BSO © Hilary Scott
Lenox

Storm inside and outside the Koussevitzky Shed: Nelsons and Boston Symphony at Tanglewood

By , 17 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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Teodor Currentzis conducts musicAeterna © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 18: Electrifying Beethoven from Teodor Currentzis and musicAeterna

By , 28 July 2018
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Paul Lewis © Kaupo Kikkas
London

Prom 15: Gernon, Lewis and the BBC Philharmonic keep things on the move

By , 25 July 2018
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Karina Canellakis and Alisa Weilerstein © BBC | Sarah Jeynes
London

Prom 12: Karina Canellakis and the BBCSO bring energy and bite

By , 23 July 2018
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Alban Gerhardt © Kaupo Kikkas
London

Synergy and excitement from Alban Gerhardt and Víkingur Ólafsson at Wigmore Hall

By , 23 July 2018
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Donald Runnicles conducting the World Orchestra for Peace © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 9: A lively Beethoven 9 from Runnicles and the World Orchestra for Peace

By , 21 July 2018
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Gabriela Montero © Shelley Mosman
London

Gabriela Montero returns to Wigmore Hall

By , 19 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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Quatuor Danel © Ant Clausen
Bantry

An exhilarating Beethoven “Razumovsky” Quartet no. 2 by Quatuor Danel

By , 30 June 2018
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Quatuor Danel © Ant Clausen
Bantry

A fascinating offering of chamber music at Bantry House in Cork

By , 29 June 2018
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Emmanuel Villaume © Milan Mošna
Prague

A sparkling season finale from PKF – Prague Philharmonia

By , 27 June 2018
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Stuart Skelton (Florestan) and Ricarda Merbeth (Leonore) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

No protests required: Deborah Warner's Fidelio returns to La Scala

By , 21 June 2018
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Trevor Pinnock © Simon Jay Price
London

Japan and UK students on a joint journey of discovery

By , 21 June 2018
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Frank Peter Zimmermann © Harald Hoffmann | Hänssler Classic
Zürich

From bravado to quiet prayer: Zimmermann and his “Lady” tackle Beethoven in Zurich

By , 21 June 2018
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Elīna Garanča © Karina Schwarz | DG
Vienna

Vocal wonder: Elīna Garanča's Mahler with the Vienna Philharmonic

By , 16 June 2018
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Manfred Honeck © Felix Broede
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Symphony closes season with magnificent Beethoven and Berlioz

By , 16 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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Cuarteto Casals © Suntory Hall
Tokyo

The Casals in Tokyo: Pushing the boundaries too far? Or tasteful and genius?

By , 08 June 2018
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Christoph von Dohnányi © Berthold Fabricius
London

Dohnányi returns to the Philharmonia for Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn

By , 07 June 2018
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Andrew Manze © Benjamin Ealovega
Liverpool

Hough in exemplary Beethoven before Manze’s Antarctic tour

By , 07 June 2018
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Ferhan & Ferzan Onder © Ali Guler
Istanbul

Playful light and colour from the Amsterdam Sinfonietta at the Istanbul Music Festival

By , 05 June 2018
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Paul Lewis © Jack Liebeck
London

Subtlety and gravity: Paul Lewis delves deep in mature Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms

By , 05 June 2018
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Tatsuki Narita, Mami Hagiwara and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi © Suntory Hall
Tokyo

A masterclass in chamber playing at Suntory Hall

By , 02 June 2018
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

An uplifting Beethoven Ninth from an orchestra in peril

By , 25 May 2018
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Thomas Adès © Brian Voce
London

Conquests and countryside: Barry and Beethoven at the Barbican

By , 24 May 2018
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Nicolas Hodges © Eric Richmond
London

Battles won and drawn: Beethoven and Barry from the Britten Sinfonia

By , 22 May 2018
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Michael Kupfer-Radecky (Don Pizarro), Ricarda Merbeth (Leonore) and Stephen Gould (Florestan) © Masahiko Terashi | New National Theatre, Tokyo
Tokyo

Cynicism reigns in Katharina Wagner’s Fidelio in Tokyo

By , 20 May 2018
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Franz Welser-Möst at the podium (17 May concert) © Ken Blaze, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

A brilliant Beethoven 9 marks The Cleveland Orchestra's 100th anniversary season closer

By , 18 May 2018
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Igor Levit © Gregor Hohenberg
Vienna

From Beethoven to Shostakovich: Honeck, Levit and the Symphoniker at the Musikverein

By , 16 May 2018
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Miyoko Shida Rigolo © Miyoko Shida Rigolo
London

Ticciati, Ólafsson and Shida Rigolo take their time at Kings Place

By , 11 May 2018
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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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Franz Welser-Möst conducts The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra’s “Prometheus Project” ignites at Severance Hall

By , 10 May 2018
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Thomas Hengelbrock © Michael Zapf
Hamburg

Hengelbrock bids farewell to the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

By , 04 May 2018
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Carlo Rizzi © Tessa Traeger
Atlanta

Refined classicism from Rizzi and the ASO

By , 26 April 2018
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Teodor Currentzis © Anton Zavyalov
Hamburg

Currentzis, Melnikov and musicAeterna at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 20 April 2018
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Chloë Hanslip © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Thrilling performances from Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver at Kings Place

By , 18 April 2018
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Barry Douglas © Katya Kraynova
London

Barry Douglas majestic with below par Czech National Symphony Orchestra

By , 18 April 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
Antwerp

Thrilling Beethoven and Mahler from Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra in Antwerp

By , 18 April 2018
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Vienna Piano Trio © Nancy Horowitz
Southampton

Vienna Piano Trio impresses in stamina and sensitivity at Turner Sims

By , 17 April 2018
****1
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