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© Australian Chamber Orchestra
Sydney

Such familiar paths: Arrangements of Prokofiev and Beethoven from the ACO

By , 13 March 2019
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Veronika Eberle © Felix Broede
Belfast

Veronika Eberle gives Belfast a night to remember

By , 08 March 2019
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New York City

NYCB's Winter Season: New Leaders, Classic Ballets

By , 01 March 2019
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Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider © Lars Gundersen
Bruges

Luminous Beethoven and impetuous Connesson in Bruges

By , 01 March 2019
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Jamie Phillips © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Manchester

John Casken's Madonna of Silence premiered by trombonist Katy Jones and the Hallé

By , 28 February 2019
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Joshua Bell © Richard Ashcroft
London

Passion and playfulness in an engaging programme from Joshua Bell

By , 27 February 2019
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Elim Chan © Willeke Machiels
Edinburgh

Valentine's Classics from the RSNO in Edinburgh

By , 15 February 2019
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Vassily Sinaisky © Marco Borggreve
Gateshead

Trampled by the Russian troika: St Petersburg Philharmonic at The Sage

By , 26 January 2019
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Anna Thorvaldsdottir © Saga Sigurdardottir
Berlin

Exploring extremes: a rich, rewarding programme from Alan Gilbert and the Berliner Philharmoniker

By , 24 January 2019
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Joshua Bell © Bill Phelps
London

A medley of melodies from Joshua Bell and the ASMF

By , 19 January 2019
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Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve
London

Empathetic truth from the odd couple: Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang at the Southbank

By , 18 January 2019
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Jakub Hrůša © Andreas Herzau
New York City

Jakub Hrůša emphasizes color at the New York Philharmonic

By , 10 January 2019
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Michael McHale © Leon Gerald
Belfast

Ulster Youth Orchestra alumni celebrate their founding with a Russian evening

By , 29 December 2018
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Janine Jansen © Marco Borggreve
Zürich

Janine Jansen undertakes a Solitary Journey in Zurich

By , 15 December 2018
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Roses in Scottish Ballet's Cinderella © Andy Ross
Edinburgh

Scottish Ballet's Cinderella lights up Edinburgh

By , 08 December 2018
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Thomas Søndergård © Martin Bubandt
Perth

Remembrance of lost youth as RSNO and Glasgow schoolboys mark Armistice

By , 08 November 2018
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Nemanja Radulović © Charlotte Abramow | DG
Liverpool

Nemanja Radulović brings silky sensitivity to Khachaturian in RLPO's Soviet matinee

By , 26 October 2018
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Gil Shaham © Luke Ratray
New York City

Clarity is paramount in Gil Shaham's Prokofiev with the New York Philharmonic

By , 25 October 2018
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Ken-David Masur and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Boston

Masterful Masur conducts Harbison, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev with the Boston Symphony

By , 18 October 2018
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Martin Fröst, Sakari Oramo and the BBCSP © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Powerful Prokofiev and charming Copland from Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 17 October 2018
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Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keith Saunders
London

Ashkenazy and the Southbank Sinfonia: enthusiasm, but a lack of profundity

By , 16 October 2018
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Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang © Marco Borggreve
Brussels

Fiery Prokofiev but lacklustre Britten with the National Orchestra of Belgium

By , 05 October 2018
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Zurab Zurabishvili (Pierre Bezukhov) © Ludwig Olah
Nuremberg

History today: War and Peace at Staatstheater Nürnberg

By , 30 September 2018
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Yefim Bronfman © Frank Stewart
Cleveland

Astonishing Bartók and Prokofiev in Cleveland

By , 27 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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Lauren Michelle (Natasha) and Jonathan McGovern (Prince Andrei) © Clive Barda
Cardiff

Ferocious intensity: David Pountney's new War and Peace at Welsh National Opera

By , 15 September 2018
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Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berlin Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 66: Kirill Petrenko makes belated Proms debut

By , 01 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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Pekka Kuusisto and the BBC SO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 47: a searing new violin ‘concerto’ from Philip Venables... and Bartók

By , 17 August 2018
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Ilya Gringolts © Tomasz Trzebiatowski
Verbier

Ilya Gringolts and Maxim Vengerov reach the heights in Verbier

By , 22 July 2018
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Steven Osborne © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Poetry in every bar: Steven Osborne at Wigmore Hall

By , 07 July 2018
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Aušrinė Stundytė (Renata) © Pascal Victor | artcompress
Aix-en-Provence

Occult, mystical, extreme: Treliński brings Prokofiev’s Fiery Angel to the Aix Festival

By , 05 July 2018
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César Morales and Momoko Hirata in Romeo and Juliet © Bill Cooper
London

Birmingham Royal Ballet brings its Romeo & Juliet to London

By , 13 June 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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New York City

All Robbins at NYC Ballet: A Gathering of Dancers

By , 18 May 2018
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Anne-Sophie Mutter © Bastian Achard
London

Heroic performances from the LPO and Łukasz Borowicz

By , 02 May 2018
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Carlo Rizzi © Tessa Traeger
Atlanta

Refined classicism from Rizzi and the ASO

By , 26 April 2018
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Stéphane Denève © Uwe Ditz
Philadelphia

Flame writing to wild dancing: Stéphane Denève and The Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 19 April 2018
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Boris Giltburg © Marc Gourdon
Birmingham

Boris Giltburg and the CBSO power through Prokofiev

By , 18 April 2018
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Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berlin Philharmonic © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Brilliance and grandeur: a rewarding programme from Kirill Petrenko and the Berlin Phil

By , 12 April 2018
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Lahav Shani © Marco Borggreve
Philadelphia

Turkjazz and Russian Firebirds: Lahav Shani and Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 22 March 2018
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Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keith Saunders
London

Ore-inspiring: the Philharmonia Orchestra mines the Soviet musical legacy

By , 22 March 2018
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Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta | DG
London

Trifonov impresses in Tchaikovsky: the LPO's Stravinsky doesn't persuade

By , 17 March 2018
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Boston Ballet in Cranko's Romeo and Juliet © Rosalie O'Connor
Boston

Boston Ballet revives Cranko's Romeo and Juliet

By , 17 March 2018
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Behzod Abduraimov © Nissor Abdourazakov
Atlanta

Abduraimov plays a stunning Prokofiev 3 in Atlanta

By , 08 March 2018
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Art Streiber
Cleveland

Tilson Thomas and Trifonov are terrific in Cleveland Orchestra’s Russian program

By , 08 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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Tiler Peck and Zachary Catazaro in Peter Martins’ Romeo + Juliet © Paul  Kolnik
New York City

Romeo + Juliet at New York City Ballet, Truncated but Still Trenchant

By , 17 February 2018
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Ray Chen © Tom Doms
London

Miniatures, magic and a masterpiece: Jurowski, Chen and the LPO

By , 10 February 2018
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Duncan Ward © Alan Kerr
Dublin

Bright and witty Poulenc contrasts with menacing Prokofiev in Dublin

By , 09 February 2018
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