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Leticia Moreno © Omar Ayyashi
Manchester

Classical in scale, romantic in outlook: Manchester Camerata at Bridgewater Hall

By , 13 November 2018
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Gautier Capuçon © Catherine Pluchart
London

Chameleon colours from Batiashvili, Capuçon and Thibaudet at the Barbican

By , 12 November 2018
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Nash Ensemble © Hanya Chlala | ArenaPAL
London

Nash Ensemble enchants in Bruch, Mendelssohn and Brahms at Wigmore Hall

By , 20 October 2018
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Carolin Widmann © Lennard Rahle
Manchester

BBC Philharmonic delivers powerhouse performances

By , 13 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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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 61: An affectionate Bruckner 4 from Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic

By , 28 August 2018
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James Gaffigan © Daniela Kienzler
Cleveland

Perfect music for a summer evening: Gaffigan and The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 18 August 2018
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Bernard Haitink conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe © Priska Ketterer
Lucerne

Haitink brings out the best in the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in Lucerne

By , 18 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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Rachel Podger © Theresa Pewal
Blandford Forum

Guardian Angel: Rachel Podger and VOCES8

By , 03 August 2018
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Thomas Søndergård © Martin Bubandt
London

Prom 8: Thomas Søndergård explores youthful beginnings and untimely ends

By , 20 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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Belcea Quartet © Marco Borggreve
Zürich

Belcea Quartet competes with urban Zurich

By , 11 July 2018
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Yuja Wang © Ian Douglas
London

Intimacy and brilliant showmanship from Yuja Wang at the Barbican

By , 05 June 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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Tomáš Brauner © Zdenek Chrapek
Prague

A powerful commemoration at Prague Spring

By , 14 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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Gustavo Gimeno © Marco Borggreve
Edinburgh

Gustavo Gimeno makes an uneven debut in Edinburgh

By , 10 May 2018
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Simon Trpčeski © KulturOp | Lube Saveski
London

Scheherazade through a monochrome veil: Simon Trpčeski at Wigmore Hall

By , 02 May 2018
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Chiaroscuro Quartet © Eva Vermandel
Gateshead

The Chiaroscuro Quartet shines a light on Bach and the Mendelssohns

By , 01 May 2018
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Igor Levit © Gregor Hohenberg
London

A journey down the ages: Igor Levit plays Rzewski world première

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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Martha Argerich and Renaud Capuçon © Caroline Doutre
Aix-en-Provence

Argerich, Capuçon and friends close the Aix Easter Festival in grand style

By , 08 April 2018
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Long Yu © Askonas Holt
Hong Kong

Fantastic evening of “Scottish Fantasy” with the Hong Kong Phil

By , 07 April 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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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

A musical journey spanning three centuries with The Hallé

By , 15 March 2018
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Jaap van Zweden © Hans ven der Woerd
New York City

One evening, two different facets of the NY Philharmonic

By , 28 February 2018
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
Birmingham

Kolesnikov proves a golden substitute in Birmingham

By , 28 February 2018
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Isabelle Faust © Felix Broede
Cleveland

Isabelle Faust brings historically-informed Mendelssohn to Cleveland

By , 16 February 2018
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Chen Reiss © Paul Marc Mitchell
London

One step towards paradise: heavenly Mahler from Chen Reiss with the Philharmonia

By , 11 February 2018
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Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony © Michael Blanchard
Boston

Andris Nelsons leads Leipzig Week in Boston

By , 10 February 2018
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Mischa Maisky and Martha Argerich © Tom Howard | Barbican
London

Majoring in the minor: Jansen, Maisky and Argerich at the Barbican

By , 06 February 2018
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Yannick Nézét-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
Philadelphia

Scottish Fantasies with the Philadelphia Orchestra: Otherworldly and Earthly

By , 18 January 2018
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Daniel Barenboim at Unter den Linden © Christian Mang
Berlin

Happy 275th birthday, Staatsoper Unter den Linden!

By , 07 December 2017
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Heinz Holliger © Priska Ketterer
London

Swish playing from a Swiss orchestra: Kammerorchester Basel at Cadogan Hall

By , 20 November 2017
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Alexandre Bloch © Alex Hungary
Vancouver

Defiant Beethoven Fifth from Bloch and the Vancouver Symphony

By , 13 November 2017
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William Preucil © Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Concertmaster Preucil guides Cleveland Orchestra in chamber-like playing

By , 09 November 2017
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Sir Roger Norrington © Alberto Venzago
Edinburgh

Songful Schumann from Sir Roger Norrington and the RSNO

By , 20 October 2017
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Veronika Eberle © Felix Broede
London

Veronika Eberle wows in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

By , 15 October 2017
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Gidon Kremer © Paolo Pellegrin
Seattle

An evening of Mendelssohn and Schumann with the Seattle Symphony and Gidon Kremer

By , 12 October 2017
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Pablo Heras-Casado © Fernando Sancho
London

Prom 67: Inspired Mendelssohn from the Freiburger Barockorchester

By , 03 September 2017
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Kazushi Ono © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 39: Turnage's Hibiki receives European première

By , 14 August 2017
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Steven Isserlis © Jean-Baptiste Millot
London

Mendelssohn multiplied: mixed ensembles create entanglement at Wigmore Hall

By , 24 July 2017
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Bernard Haitink conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 3: Haitink shows classical restraint in Mozart and Schumann

By , 16 July 2017
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Enrique Mazzola © Eric Garault
London

Bel canto Schumann unzipped by Enrique Mazzola and the Philharmonia

By , 08 June 2017
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Bennet Gartside (Bottom) and Akane Takada (Titania) in  Ashton's The Dream © Tristram Kenton | ROH 2017
London

The Dream/ Symphonic Variations/ Marguerite and Armand

By , 02 June 2017
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New York City

Two Great Performances at New York City Ballet

By , 28 May 2017
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Sarah Steele in Frontier © Theo Kossenas | media4artists
Washington

A Space-Age premiere at The Washington Ballet

By , 25 May 2017
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Nikolai Lugansky © Jean-Baptiste Millot
London

As time goes by: an evening of Tchaikovsky and Chopin with Nikolai Lugansky

By , 24 May 2017
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