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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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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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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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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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Hilary Hahn © Michael Patrick O'Leary
Zürich

Supreme musicality, shared roses: a magical moment with Hilary Hahn

By , 03 February 2018
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Elisabeth Leonskaja © Julia Wesley
Edinburgh

Mediocre Beethoven but brilliant Shostakovich from the SCO

By , 01 February 2018
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Stéphane Denève © Drew Farrell
New York City

Stéphane Denève masters the Prokofiev idiom at the helm of New York Philharmonic

By , 26 January 2018
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Liam Mower (the Angel), Ashley Shaw (Cinderella) in Bourne's Cinderella © Johan Persson
London

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella: a dark masterpiece

By , 19 December 2017
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Xian Zhang © Benjamin Ealovega
Los Angeles

Xian Zhang thrills in Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev at Disney Hall

By , 10 December 2017
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Agnieszka Rehlis, Svetlana Sozdateleva and Evez Abdulla in rehearsal © Julie Howden
Glasgow

Madness, magic and spiritual mayhem: The Fiery Angel from Scottish Opera and RCS

By , 03 December 2017
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Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve
Boston

Panoramas, Potions and Prokofiev: Leonidas Kavakos, Andris Nelsons, and the Boston Symphony

By , 01 December 2017
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Mariss Jansons conducts the Bavarian RSO © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

A golden evening for Mariss Jansons and his BRSO at the Barbican

By , 24 November 2017
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Michail Jurowski © IMG Artists
London

Snow boots on for an exuberant Tchaikovsky 1 from Michail Jurowski and the LPO

By , 22 November 2017
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ENB in Romeo and Juliet © Laurent Liotardo
Bristol

ENB's Romeo and Juliet opens in Bristol

By , 21 November 2017
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Semyon Bychkov © Musacchio Ianniello
Vienna

Golden Strauss echoes around the Musikverein as Bychkov scales the Alpine Symphony

By , 12 November 2017
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Stéphane Denève © Uwe Ditz
London

Devastation and exuberance: Stéphane Denève and the Brussels Philharmonic hit the sweet spot

By , 08 November 2017
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Cédric Tiberghien © Jean-Baptiste Millot
London

Visions and Pictures: Cédric Tiberghien at Wigmore Hall

By , 05 November 2017
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Sergei Babayan and Martha Argerich © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

The orchestral piano: Argerich and Babayan join forces in spectacular Cleveland recital

By , 30 October 2017
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Martha Argerich and the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia © Chris Lee
New York City

A glorious return to Carnegie Hall for Martha Argerich

By , 20 October 2017
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Ray Chen © Sophie Zhai
Atlanta

Morlot and Chen team up for thrilling Prokofiev in Atlanta

By , 19 October 2017
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Denis Matsuev © Pavel Antonov
Birmingham

The Mariinsky Orchestra excels in an all Russian programme in Birmingham

By , 12 October 2017
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Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
Chicago

Alain Altinoglu and the Chicago Symphony find beauty in rarely trodden territory

By , 07 October 2017
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Misha Didyk © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

A chilling merry-go-round: Prokofiev’s The Gambler at Vienna State Opera

By , 04 October 2017
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Leila Josefowicz © Chris Lee
London

Blazing recital from Leila Josefowicz at Wigmore Hall

By , 01 October 2017
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