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Pavel Kolesnikov © Viktor Erik Emanuel | Kings Place
London

Spellbinding intimacy from Kolesnikov at Kings Place

By , 06 October 2018
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Kyung Wha Chung © ICA Artists | Kang Taewook
Tokyo

Legendary Chung siblings give breathtaking Brahms in Tokyo

By , 04 October 2018
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James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
London

A modest virtuoso: James Ehnes at Wigmore Hall

By , 21 September 2018
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Alexander Melnikov © Marco Borggreve
London

A great Wigmore evening with Alexander Melnikov and Cuarteto Casals

By , 20 September 2018
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Leonidas Kavakos, Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Ax/Kavakos/Ma: An all-star afternoon of Brahms at the Barbican

By , 09 September 2018
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The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra © Manuel Ajans | Lucerne Festival
Lucerne

Elegy, energy and epic dimensions: Dvořák and Brahms in Lucerne

By , 08 September 2018
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James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
Edinburgh

James Ehnes makes a dazzling EIF debut

By , 23 August 2018
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Cimbalom player Jenő Lisztes © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 55: Jamming with Brahms and Liszt in Café Budapest

By , 23 August 2018
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Baiba Skride © Marco Borggreve
Lenox

At Tanglewood, the Skride Quartet excels in a rare piano and strings evening

By , 16 August 2018
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Richard Farnes © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 33: Ashes to ashes, dust to dust – Richard Farnes conducts Brahms and Musgrave

By , 07 August 2018
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Young musicians of the Davos Festival © Yannick Andrea | Davos Festival
Davos

Fine talents at the Davos Festival – Young Artists in Concert

By , 04 August 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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Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
London

Prom 2: Poise and restraint from Alain Altinoglu and the RPO

By , 14 July 2018
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Martin Fröst and Roland Pöntinen © Schubertiade
Hohenems

Fröst and Pöntinen: Chamber music gets physical at the Schubertiade

By , 13 July 2018
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Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel
Bantry

Ibragimova thrills in Franck sonata in splendid Bantry closer

By , 08 July 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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Pablo Heras-Casado © Fernando Sancho
Hamburg

Latin fire and spirit from Heras-Casado and Piemontesi at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 14 June 2018
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Alisa Weilerstein © Harald Hoffmann | Decca
Birmingham

The good, the bad and the ugly: Shostakovich, Brahms and Simon Holt in Birmingham

By , 13 June 2018
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Belcea Quartet © Marco Borggreve
London

Emotional extremes from the Belcea Quartet and Antoine Tamestit at Wigmore Hall

By , 12 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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Sasha, Mischa and Lily Maisky © Ali Guler
Istanbul

Life and death in Istanbul: Maisky family trio plays Mahler, Shostakovich and Schumann

By , 04 June 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle © Monika Rittershaus
London

The Berliner Philharmoniker hits the heights of rapture with Brahms 1

By , 31 May 2018
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Benjamin Grosvenor © Patrick Allen | Opera Omnia
London

Effortlessly high-class Schubert and Brahms from Grosvenor and friends

By , 29 May 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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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

An uplifting Beethoven Ninth from an orchestra in peril

By , 25 May 2018
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Daniele Gatti © Marco Borggreve
London

La dolce vita and Sommerfrische: Mendelssohn and Brahms from Daniele Gatti and the Philharmonia

By , 24 May 2018
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Semyon Bychkov © Chris Christodoulou
New York City

A New York Philharmonic performance starting as a routine event and ending as an exceptional one

By , 19 May 2018
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Takács Quartet © Ellen Appel
London

Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence conquered without reservation by the Takács and friends

By , 19 May 2018
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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Edinburgh

Sparkling Strauss and brilliant Brahms from Søndergård

By , 11 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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Hugh Brunt © Trent McMinn
Gateshead

Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia explore Bach and beyond

By , 11 May 2018
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Khatia Buniatishvili © Julia Wesely
London

Flamboyant Liszt, bold Brahms from Khatia Buniatishvili at the QEH

By , 09 May 2018
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Bernard Haitink and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Boston

Brahms in the twilight: Haitink and Ax with the Boston Symphony

By , 05 May 2018
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Thomas Trotter © Patrick Garvey
Dublin

Sounds of silence: Gerald Barry's Organ Concerto gets Dublin première

By , 04 May 2018
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Riccardo Muti conducts the Australian World Orchestra © David Collins
Sydney

From little things, big things grow: The AWO returns to Sydney

By , 02 May 2018
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Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in Something About Night © Justin Chao
New York City

Lar Lubovitch Celebrates Golden Anniversary at The Joyce

By , 20 April 2018
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

Scintillating Rachmaninov by Gryaznov and riveting Brahms from Stutzmann and the RTÉ NSO

By , 20 April 2018
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Alexandre Bloch © Sebastian Ene
Gateshead

Radical Brahms from Alexandre Bloch and Royal Northern Sinfonia

By , 20 April 2018
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Maxim Vengerov © Benjamin Ealovega
London

The many faces of Brahms: Maxim Vengerov and Polina Osetinskaya at the Barbican

By , 16 April 2018
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Paavo Järvi © Ixi Chen
Bremen

A message of consolation 150 years on: Paavo Järvi directs the Brahms Requiem in Bremen

By , 10 April 2018
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Sergey Khachatryan © Marco Borggreve
Cleveland

Jakub Hrůša leads Suk's monumental Asrael Symphony with The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 07 April 2018
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Paavo Järvi conducts the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen © Caroline Doutre
Aix-en-Provence

Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen light up the Aix Easter Festival

By , 06 April 2018
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Narek Haknazaryan © Marco Borggreve
London

Hakhnazaryan at Wigmore Hall: a riotous jig with a touch of class

By , 02 April 2018
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Kirill Petrenko © Wilfried Hösl
New York City

A remarkable, long-overdue debut at Carnegie Hall: Kirill Petrenko and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester

By , 28 March 2018
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Karl-Heinz Steffens © Susanne Diesner
London

Compassion and solace in Brahms’ German Requiem

By , 25 March 2018
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Lionel Bringuier © Paolo Dutto
Los Angeles

Bringuier brings Gallic flair to Brahms and Dvořák in LA

By , 22 March 2018
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Jakub Hrůša © Pavel Hejnz
Vienna

Artistic prowess from Hrůša, Andsnes and the Vienna Symphony at the Musikverein

By , 21 March 2018
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John Chest © Andrey Stoycher
London

A Winter Journey with John Chest and Marcelo Amaral at Wigmore Hall

By , 13 March 2018
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JoAnn Falletta © Cheryl Gorski
Columbus

Life-affirming musical offerings from JoAnn Falletta and the Columbus Symphony

By , 03 March 2018
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Diana Damrau © Rebecca Fay
London

Heavenly Strauss from Damrau, but leaden-footed Brahms from the LPO

By , 03 March 2018
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