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Simone Lamsma © Otto van den Toorn
Pittsburgh

Shimmering showstoppers from Simone Lamsma, Yan Pascal Tortelier and the Pittsburgh Symphony

By , 09 December 2018
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Daniel Harding, Alina Ibragimova and the Swedish RSO at the Elbphilharmonie © Claudia Hohne
Hamburg

A partnership that works: Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 16 November 2018
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Enrique Mazzola © Eric Garault
London

French flair: Pure joy from Enrique Mazzola and the LPO

By , 24 October 2018
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Les Troyens © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

The Staatsoper shows greatness: Hector Berlioz's Les Troyens conquer Vienna

By , 14 October 2018
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Atlanta

Märkl leads a first-rate Daphnis et Chloé in Atlanta

By , 13 October 2018
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Mary Bevan © Victoria Cadisch
London

Ravel's friends and rivals at Wigmore Hall

By , 15 September 2018
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Antoine Tamestit and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 71: Byron's Harold the unlikely star in Gardiner's Berlioz bonanza

By , 05 September 2018
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Seong-Jin Cho and the EUYO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 49: Eloquence and elegance from the EUYO, Noseda and Cho

By , 19 August 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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Paavo Järvi © Kaupo Kikkas
London

Masterful Dukas and Rachmaninov and a Berlioz with more to be desired from the Philharmonia

By , 03 June 2018
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Ed Gardner © Thor Brødreskift
Bergen

Thunderingly quiet: Berlioz’s Grande Messe des morts opens the Bergen International Festival

By , 24 May 2018
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Yan Pascal Tortelier © IMG Artists
Gateshead

Dreams and nightmares from BBCSSO at Sage Gateshead

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
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducting the LSO in Essen © Sven Lorenz
London

Spellbinding Schumann and Berlioz from Gardiner and the LSO at the Barbican

By , 11 March 2018
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Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
New York City

Unspectacular Mahler and Berlioz from Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic

By , 24 February 2018
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Karen Cargill © Ken Dundas
Edinburgh

From Naxos to Carthage: Ancient Classical Tales from Karen Cargill and the Scottish Ensemble

By , 20 February 2018
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Stanislav Kochanovsky © Askonas Holt
Dublin

Trippy dreams: Kochanovsky and RTÉ NSO deliver a searing Symphonie fantastique

By , 12 January 2018
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Louis Lortie © Elias
Manchester

Unpolished gems: Saint-Saëns, Smetana, Sinfonietta and Chasse royale

By , 12 January 2018
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Alex Esposito (Méphistophélès) © Yasuko Kageyama | Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Rome

Dark humour: Michieletto and Gatti provide an adventurous La Damnation de Faust

By , 14 December 2017
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Marie-Nicole Lemieux and Yannick Nézet-Séguin © François Goupil
Paris

As English as roast beef: Nézet-Séguin and L'Orchestre Métropolitain bring Elgar to Paris

By , 03 December 2017
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Nikolai Lugansky, Charles Dutoit and the Hong Kong Philharmonic © Cheung Wai Lok
Hong Kong

Dutoit and Lugansky capture hearts in Hong Kong

By , 17 November 2017
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Berlioz's Requiem in Seattle © Brandon Patoc
Seattle

Strange beauty: grandiosity and intimacy in Seattle Symphony's Grande messe des morts

By , 09 November 2017
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Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Seattle

Morlot conjures fantastical Berlioz with the Seattle Symphony

By , 04 November 2017
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Paul Groves and Charles Dutoit © Hilary Scott
Boston

Hell and Damnation: Dutoit leads The Damnation of Faust with the Boston Symphony

By , 26 October 2017
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Robin Ticciati © Giorgia Bertazzi
Edinburgh

Delightful Dvořák from Ticciati and the SCO in Usher Hall

By , 12 October 2017
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Katrin Adel (Didon) and Mirko Roschkowski (Énée) © Ludwig Olah
Nuremberg

Horse and Carthage: The Trojans in Nuremberg

By , 08 October 2017
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Giancarlo Guerrero conducts the Seattle Symphony © Carlin Ma
Seattle

Giancarlo Guerrero leads Seattle Symphony into its new season with Mahler

By , 23 September 2017
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Bryan Hymel and Sir Simon Rattle © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

Rattle leads the LSO on a thrilling ride into the abyss

By , 19 September 2017
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Alisa Kolosova © Todd Rosenberg
Auckland

La Damnation de Faust on autopilot in Auckland

By , 27 August 2017
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Michael Spyres and Laurent Naouri © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 31: An intoxicating La Damnation de Faust from Gardiner and the ORR

By , 08 August 2017
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Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 13: a warm, if fatiguing, tribute to Sir Malcolm Sargent

By , 24 July 2017
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Joshua Weilerstein and Alisa Weilerstein perform Bartók as an encore © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 7: Primordial sludge: BBC Symphony finds common threads in Berlioz, Rebel and Dusapin

By , 19 July 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst © Carl Juste
Cleveland

Hallucinatory Symphonie fantastique from Cleveland Orchestra

By , 08 July 2017
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Nahuel di Pierro © Alvaro Yanez
London

Rosenblatt bows out in style with a fine recital from Nahuel di Pierro

By , 05 June 2017
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Charles Castronovo (Faust), Magdalena Kožená (Marguerite) and Florian Boesch (Méphistophélès) © Matthias Baus
Berlin

The Third Reich Show: Terry Gilliam's Damnation de Faust reaches the Staatsoper

By , 27 May 2017
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Sarah Connolly © Jan Capinski
Brighton

Sarah Connolly and Joseph Middleton: a class act at Brighton Festival

By , 11 May 2017
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Fabien Gabel © Gatean Bernard
Birmingham

Fabien Gabel brings a touch of French Romance to Birmingham

By , 26 April 2017
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Joyce DiDonato and John Nelson © Gregory Massat
Strasbourg

“Gloire à DiDonato”: Les Troyens takes Strasbourg by storm

By , 17 April 2017
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Liverpool

Fantastic decadence in Liverpool

By , 06 April 2017
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Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic perform Absolute Jest © Chris Lee
London

Beethovenian japes and sleepy Berlioz: New York Philharmonic continues its Barbican residency

By , 01 April 2017
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Alain Altinoglu © Michael Blanchard
Boston

Alain Altinoglu dazzles in Boston Symphony debut

By , 30 March 2017
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Alisa Weilerstein and François-Xavier Roth with the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Boston

Awakening of happy feelings on a wintry March afternoon: Beethoven, Berlioz and Pintscher in Boston

By , 24 March 2017
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Yo-Yo Ma © Michael O'Neill
New York City

Yo-Yo Ma champions Salonen's new Cello Concerto with the New York Philharmonic

By , 16 March 2017
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Anna Caterina Antonacci (Elle) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Anna Caterina Antonacci triumphs in La Voix humaine at SF Opera Lab

By , 14 March 2017
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Charles Dutoit © Columbia Artists Management Inc
London

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

By , 07 March 2017
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Sarah Connolly © Jan Capinski
London

Blank canvas: Pallid Berlioz from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

By , 20 February 2017
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Boston

The French Connection: Ravel, Benjamin and Berlioz with the Boston Symphony

By , 11 February 2017
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Torsten Kerl (Énée) © Hans Jörg Michel (2016)
Hamburg

Troy Story: Les troyens in Hamburg

By , 10 February 2017
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François-Xavier Roth and the BBCSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

A Berlioz Requiem of scale and sensitivity

By , 13 November 2016
****1
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Les Troyens © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Massive set overshadows the Lyric Opera's Les Troyens

By , 13 November 2016
***11
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