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London

O/MODƏRNT at Wigmore Hall: A descent into melodrama

By , 07 April 2018
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Edinburgh

From Naxos to Carthage: Ancient Classical Tales from Karen Cargill and the Scottish Ensemble

By , 20 February 2018
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Edinburgh

Manze and Fox’s brilliant Britten

By , 18 January 2018
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Los Angeles

Emmanuelle Haïm brings early music to the LA Phil

By , 17 November 2017
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Hamburg

Spanning the centuries with Andrew Manze at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 16 November 2017
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London

Prom 32: Four centuries of British music from Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBC NOW

By , 09 August 2017
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Riga

Dido and Aeneas enjoys a meticulous musical makeover from Christian Frattima in Riga

By , 07 July 2017
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Snape

Myth illustrated with music: Purcell's King Arthur at the Aldeburgh Festival

By , 22 June 2017
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Amsterdam

Funeral fun with Franui at the Holland Festival

By , 21 June 2017
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Cardiff

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017: A Thrilling Finale

By , 18 June 2017
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London

Richard Alston Dance Company draws inspiration from around the world in diverse triple bill.

By , 16 June 2017
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Cleveland

Harry Bicket charms with all-Baroque Cleveland Orchestra program

By , 30 March 2017
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Dundee

Scottish Ensemble’s lively Baroque Dance Party with Johannes Fischer

By , 17 March 2017
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New York City

Two Operas, One Visionary: Mark Morris at BAM

By , 15 March 2017
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Auckland

L'Arpeggiata jazzes up Purcell in Auckland

By , 15 March 2017
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Birmingham

Challenging conventions: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla's adventures in Beethoven and Mozart

By , 29 January 2017
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Vienna

All the world’s a stage in Mariame Clément's take on The Fairy Queen in Vienna

By , 21 January 2017
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Berlin

Magnificent music and opulent visuals: Purcell's King Arthur in Berlin

By , 21 January 2017
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London

In war and peace: thoughtful virtuosity from Joyce DiDonato at the Barbican

By , 22 November 2016
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London

All the pleasures: Dunedin Consort honours St Cecilia's Day at Wigmore Hall

By , 22 November 2016
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London

Birmingham Royal Ballet shine in their Shakespeare offering

By , 10 October 2016
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London

Staging Purcell's Fairy Queen: an ingenious solution at the Barbican

By , 10 October 2016
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Adelaide

A fresh look: Dido and Aeneas in Adelaide

By , 07 October 2016
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Paris

Purcell and Charpentier double bill help celebrate Les Talens Lyriques' 25th anniversary in Paris

By , 01 October 2016
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Amsterdam

Anna Prohaska: pure and precise in Baroque arias at the Concertgebouw

By , 27 September 2016
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London

Prom 73: Crisp and breezy late night Handel

By , 08 September 2016
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London

Proms at: music inspired by Shakespeare at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

By , 13 August 2016
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New York City

Emanuel Ax enlivens the Emerson Quartet performance at the Lincoln Center

By , 01 August 2016
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Bradford on Avon

Embracing anew: A Fairy Queen at Iford

By , 23 July 2016
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Prague

Andreas Scholl and Collegium 1704 at Prague Spring: A match made in Baroque heaven

By , 02 June 2016
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New York City

Andreas Scholl, in battered armor, performs early English masters

By , 22 May 2016
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Los Angeles

Genuine communion in LA: Vadym Kholodenko in recital

By , 26 April 2016
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Zürich

Truth or Illusion? Purcell’s King Arthur resounds in Zurich

By , 27 February 2016
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Gateshead

Purcell out of the pub: The OAE Night Shift

By , 19 February 2016
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London

Europe by candlelight: Padmore follows Charles Burney at the Sam Wanamaker

By , 06 December 2015
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Turin

Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in Turin: Baroque astonishment and wonder

By , 26 November 2015
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Sydney

Alan Holley's ornithological interlude between two masterpieces in Sydney

By , 11 November 2015
*****
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Brighton

Heroines of the Golden Age: Intimacy and variety from Kirkby and Lindberg at Brighton Early Music Festival

By , 04 November 2015
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London

Vox Luminis perform glorious music fit for a King

By , 25 October 2015
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London

LSO and Haitink uneven in Purcell, Beethoven and Brahms

By , 23 September 2015
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Haddington

Phantasm's The Art of Fugue at the Lammermuir Festival

By , 18 September 2015
***11
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Utrecht

L'Arpeggiata's inventive Dido and Aeneas in Utrecht

By , 05 September 2015
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Sydney

Visiting keyboardist Richard Egarr leads ACO in early music programme

By , 23 June 2015
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Irvine

Mark Morris’ Dido and Aeneas returns to Irvine, CA

By , 15 May 2015
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Leeds

A Garland of Song: Carolyn Sampson is stunning in Leeds Lieder

By , 25 April 2015
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Heidelberg

We like our Handel with a little back beat: L'Arpeggiata enchants Heidelberg

By , 17 April 2015
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Birmingham

Dance music of English masters with the CBSO Baroque Ensemble

By , 10 April 2015
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Glasgow

A delightful double bill of classical tragedy and French absurdism at RCS in Glasgow

By , 04 March 2015
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Canberra

Tafelmusik's House of Dreams: multimedia distracts rather than enhances

By , 26 February 2015
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London

Peter Sellars' reconstruction of Purcell's The Indian Queen at ENO

By , 26 February 2015
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