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Liverpool

Tremendous Turangalîla from Petrenko and the RLPO

By , 25 January 2018
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New York City

Janine Jansen and Friends: unbelievable harmony at Carnegie Hall

By , 07 December 2017
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Birmingham

Sublimely lyrical Beethoven in Birmingham under Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

By , 16 November 2017
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London

Bitterness and lamentation: Shostakovich and Messiaen at St John's Smith Square

By , 14 November 2017
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Leeds

Karabits and the Bournemouth SO bring Messiaen's “Song of Love” to Leeds

By , 07 October 2017
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London

Proms at... Wilton’s: Conference of the Birds

By , 02 September 2017
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London

Supergroup Messiaen at Wigmore Hall

By , 02 June 2017
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Birmingham

Ecstatically uncomfortable: a revelatory, risk-taking Turangalîla in Birmingham

By , 26 May 2017
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Birmingham

Plumbing subterranean depths at the hands of John Malkovich’s imagined malevolent dictator

By , 21 March 2017
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London

Breathtaking pianism: Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich at St John's Smith Square

By , 24 January 2017
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Hamburg

High up and high-end: Hamburg's dazzling new concert hall is inaugurated

By , 12 January 2017
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Zürich

Kent Nagano’s startling Beethoven and Messiaen in Zurich

By , 08 January 2017
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Seattle

Seattle begins New Year with Beethoven's Ninth

By , 07 January 2017
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Guanajuato

No tears required: Mexico's youth triumphs in Rossini's Stabat Mater at Cervantino

By , 14 October 2016
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Stockholm

Romps, romance and risk at the Berwaldhallen from the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

By , 28 August 2016
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Hong Kong

Hong Kong Sinfonietta in a mixed bag of Messiaen, Mozart and Beethoven

By , 20 August 2016
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Auckland

The spiritual meets the temporal: Éclairs sur l'au-delà in Auckland

By , 09 July 2016
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Budapest

László Fassang: organ spectacular in Budapest

By , 21 May 2016
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London

Exhilarating and engrossing: Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays Messiaen's Vingt Regards

By , 16 April 2016
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London

Moments of Bruckner greatness from Rattle and the LSO

By , 14 April 2016
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London

Residency in the Celestial City: LA Phil at the Barbican

By , 23 March 2016
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New York City

For Alan Gilbert, the End of Time suggests what may be to come

By , 13 March 2016
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Sydney

Aiming for the stars with Messiaen in Sydney

By , 11 March 2016
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New York City

Salonen leads brilliantly colored Turangalîla-Symphonie with the NY Phil

By , 10 March 2016
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New York City

The Messiaen Connection; or, How to Inspire "Egg-Makers" by Esa-Pekka Salonen and musicians of the New York Philharmonic

By , 07 March 2016
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London

A supreme love: Turangalîla-symphonie with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in London

By , 16 January 2016
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Cleveland

Messiaen and Verdi share a thorny program in Cleveland

By , 09 October 2015
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Vancouver

Epic journeys and divertissements: Alexandre Bloch and the Vancouver Symphony

By , 09 October 2015
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Cleveland

Familiar and unfamiliar: Messiaen and Strauss in Cleveland Orchestra

By , 08 October 2015
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Oslo

A little light music: Messiaen's Turangalîla-Symphonie in Oslo

By , 10 September 2015
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London

Prom 63: A harmonious mix from the RSNO and Peter Oundjian

By , 02 September 2015
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London

Prom 38: Hindu philosophy via Foulds and Messiaen excites and uplifts

By , 13 August 2015
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London

Prom 29: Dances with birdsong from the BBC Philharmonic

By , 07 August 2015
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New York City

New York Philharmonic’s “new music from Japan” is a mixed bag

By , 05 June 2015
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Cleveland

The Cleveland Orchestra ends its Severance Hall season with Messiaen’s austerely beautiful Chronochromie

By , 29 May 2015
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London

Dazzling, radiant light: Debussy and Messiaen round off the Philharmonia's Paris season

By , 28 May 2015
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Vienna

Magdalena Kožená and Mitsuko Uchida – an aptly named “Solistenabend” at the Staatsoper

By , 27 May 2015
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Chicago

Monster Messiaen Concludes CSO's "French Reveries and Passions" Festival

By , 21 May 2015
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Chicago

Bravura and bonhomie on display in Chicago chamber concert

By , 17 May 2015
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London

Captivating Bartók and Tchaikovksy by Skride, Sokhiev and the LSO

By , 30 April 2015
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London

Messiaen's ecstatic visions: Peter Donohoe and Benjamin Frith at the Institut français

By , 28 March 2015
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Auckland

A moving Child Of Our Time concludes the Auckland Arts Festival

By , 21 March 2015
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London

Antonii Baryshevskyi: an impressive Wigmore Hall debut

By , 02 March 2015
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Tromsø

Rising Stars at Tromsø's Northern Lights Festival

By , 29 January 2015
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Amsterdam

Cappella Amsterdam: Carte blanche for MaNOj Kamps

By , 14 January 2015
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Amsterdam

"It's About Time" with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

By , 12 December 2014
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London

Birtwistle perplexes, but Aimard shines in Messiaen’s Oiseaux exotiques

By , 06 December 2014
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East Lothian

Lammermuir Festival: Steven Osborne plays Messiaen

By , 20 September 2014
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New York City

ICE Ensemble delves into the personal at Mostly Mozart

By , 21 August 2014
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Edinburgh

Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time transfixes Edinburgh International Festival audience

By , 11 August 2014
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