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Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Martin Sigmund
London

Lords and ladies of the dance: the LPO and Orozco-Estrada

By , 28 November 2018
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Borodin Quartet © Simon Van Boxtel
London

Life out of Death: a celebration of Czech musical defiance from the LPO

By , 07 November 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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Alban Gerhardt © Kaupo Kikkas
Belgrade

Alban Gerhardt stars in Martinů’s Cello Concerto no. 1 with the Belgrade Philharmonic

By , 11 May 2018
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Robin Ticciati © Giorgia Bertazzi
Edinburgh

Ticciati revisits former glories with his SCO team

By , 11 January 2018
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Schubert Ensemble © John Clark
London

Top notch musicianship from the Schubert Ensemble in Czech masterworks

By , 09 November 2017
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Tomáš Netopil © Divisek
Prague

A native son returns triumphant to Prague

By , 12 September 2017
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Jakub Hrůša © V. Krsul
London

Prom 56: Jakub Hrůša raises Czech music to celestial Bohemian heights

By , 26 August 2017
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Sophie Martin and Victor Zarallo in Bryan Arias' Motion of Displacement © Andy Ross
New York City

Scottish Ballet on tour: Poetry, Prose and Neoclassicism in New York

By , 11 April 2017
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Ludovic Morlot © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
Seattle

“More Light! More Light!” Morlot and the Seattle Symphony tackle Beethoven's Fifth

By , 23 March 2017
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Gautier Capuçon © Gregory Batardon
London

Gautier Capuçon and Frank Braley impress in mercurial Debussy

By , 15 March 2017
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Vladimir Jurowski © Simon Jay Price
London

Illuminating Vaughan Williams from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 25 January 2017
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The Epic of Gilgamesh © Petra Hajská
Prague

Gilgamesh: In Prague, a rousing revival of an ancient story

By , 25 January 2017
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Arabella Steinbacher © Peter Rigaud
Berlin

Tumultuous times: a history lesson with Vladimir Jurowski

By , 14 January 2017
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Aleksandar Marković © Vladimir Miloradović
Poole

Impressive Rachmaninov and revelatory Martinů from Aleksandar Marković and the Bournemouth SO in Poole

By , 26 October 2016
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Jakub Hrůša © Prague Philharmonia | V Krsul
Cleveland

Brilliant Bartók from Yuja Wang and Jakub Hrůša in Cleveland

By , 20 October 2016
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Nicola Said (Ariane) in Ariane © Clive Barda
London

A surrealist Minotaur and devils in tutus: Ariane and Alexandre bis at Guildhall

By , 31 May 2016
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Rolando Villazón (Michel) and Magdalena Kožená (Juliette) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

A dream team at Staatsoper Berlin for Martinů's Juliette

By , 28 May 2016
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Sofiane Sylve and Luke Ingham in Tomasson's Prism © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet's Program 6: An homage to abstract ballet and the contemporary dancer’s talents

By , 05 April 2016
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Lesley Rausch and Jerome Tisserand in Paul Gibson’s Rush © Angela Sterling
Seattle

When choreographers are among dancers: Peck / Cerrudo / Gibson at PNB

By , 19 March 2016
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Mariss Jansons © Marco Borggreve
Munich

BRSO and Mariss Jansons present thought-provoking Shostakovich

By , 11 February 2016
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Igor Levit © Felix Broede
Washington

Sensitivity and meticulous grace: Igor Levit debuts with the National Symphony Orchestra

By , 21 November 2015
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Ludovic Morlot conducts the Seattle Symphony in Kancheli © Seattle Symphony
Seattle

Kancheli's latest in Seattle, with counterpoint from Martinů and Brahms

By , 05 November 2015
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Emmanuel Pahud © Sheila Rock
London

Pahud, Queyras and Le Sage provide a delightful evening of flute trios at Wigmore Hall

By , 19 September 2015
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Kathryn Selby © Kathryn Selby & Friends
Canberra

Czech mates: Selby & Friends delight in Canberra

By , 01 June 2015
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Joshua Bell © Erik Kabik
London

Joshua Bell and friends in Czech chamber music at Wigmore Hall

By , 20 May 2015
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Joseph Kaiser (Michel) and Annette Dasch (Julietta) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Ambiguity with a capital “A”: Julietta on a rotating stage in Zurich

By , 17 February 2015
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Mariss Jansons © Marco Borggreve | CAMI
Amsterdam

A stellar selection of rhapsodies from Mariss Jansons at the Concertgebouw

By , 21 December 2014
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Sir Simon Rattle © Simon Fowler
Prague

A euphoric Ninth in Prague commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall

By , 15 November 2014
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Aurora Orchestra © Lewis Brockway
Bristol

The Aurora Orchestra: A dinner table, toothbrushes and hangs

By , 13 November 2014
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Martinů's Alexandre bis © Richard Termine
New York City

Gotham Chamber Opera opens with a fresh, funny Martinů double bill

By , 14 October 2014
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Pekka Kuusisto © Kaapo Kamu
London

IMS Prussia Cove concert presents Beethoven, Martinů and Mendelssohn at Wigmore Hall

By , 02 October 2014
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Jiří Bělohlávek © Abu Dhabi Festival
Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival: Czech Philharmonic 01

By , 22 August 2014
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Kinsky Piano Trio © Kinsky Piano Trio
Leamington Spa

A touch of Bohemia from Kinsky Trio Prague

By , 30 May 2014
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Berlin

Classical meets Modern in an evening of chamber music at Berlin's Konzerthaus

By , 07 March 2014
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Katia and Marielle Labèque
London

A convincing Leningrad by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Bychkov

By , 16 January 2014
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Members of Royal Northern Sinfonia © Mark Savage
Gateshead

Royal Northern Sinfonia's Transfigured Night of chamber music

By , 09 January 2014
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Michal Křístek, Martin Gurbaľ, Kateřina Kněžíková, Josef Moravec © Martin Popelář
Prague

Martinu's dazzling, overlooked Mirandolina in Prague

By , 07 January 2014
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Gateshead

From Bohemia to the Black Sea: Royal Northern Sinfonia's Late Mix Cabaret

By , 12 December 2013
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Tugan Sokhiev  ©  Patrice Nin
Berlin

Triumph and chaos: Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin at Musikfest Berlin

By , 11 September 2013
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Vladimir Jurowski  ©  Roman Gontcharov
London

Music from dark times: London Philharmonic Orchestra at The Rest is Noise

By , 27 April 2013
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Vienna

Meister, Mozart and Martinů with the RSO Wien

By , 12 December 2012
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Dallas

Music of Central and Eastern Europe: Bartók, Martinů and Dvořák in Dallas

By , 08 December 2012
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Comedy on the Bridge  ©  Clive Barda
London

Martinů has the last laugh at the Guildhall

By , 01 November 2012
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Maria Kochetkova in Possokhov's Classical Symphony  ©  Erik Tomasson
London

San Francisco Ballet at Sadler's Wells: Programme C

By , 19 September 2012
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Peter Hoare as Michel  ©  Richard Hubert Smith
London

Surrealism in the opera house: Martinů's Julietta at ENO

By , 17 September 2012
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Schubert Ensemble
London

Martinů, Dvořák, and Watkins from the Schubert Ensemble

By , 19 June 2012
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Elisabeth Leonskaja  ©  F.Mouries
Vienna

RSO Wien ends season with Elisabeth Leonskaja

By , 27 April 2012
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St Lawrence String Quartet
Toronto

No Holds Barred: The St. Lawrence String Quartet at Walter Hall

By , 13 February 2012
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©  Sheila Rock
London

Proms Chamber Music 6: Emmanuel Pahud and Eric Le Sage

By , 22 August 2011
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