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Pekka Kuusisto © Kaapo Kamu
Edinburgh

Playful, creative and joyous: Pekka Kuusisto directs the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

By , 21 March 2019
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Samantha Quillish (Iolanta) and Shengzhi Ren (Vaudémont) © Robert Workman
London

Emotion and mayhem: a golden double bill from Royal Academy Opera

By , 18 March 2019
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Marianne Crebassa © Thomas Bartel
London

Musical painting from Marianne Crebassa, Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 28 February 2019
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François-Xavier Roth © Holger Talinski
Cleveland

François-Xavier Roth conducts colorful, brilliant Petrushka in Cleveland

By , 28 February 2019
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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
London

Social turmoil and a personal meditation: Kirill Gerstein at Wigmore Hall

By , 24 February 2019
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Alice Sara Ott © Esther Haase | Deutsche Grammophon
Munich

Playful sound worlds with Alice Sara Ott and the Gothenburg Symphony in Munich

By , 20 February 2019
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Daniil Trifonov, Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO © Doug Peters
London

Dancing to disaster with Rattle and the LSO

By , 17 February 2019
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Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo in Verbruggen's Faun © Alice Blangero
Paris

An Afternoon with Nijinsky and Maillot's excellent Ballets de Monte-Carlo

By , 09 February 2019
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Ray Chen © John Mac
Los Angeles

LA Phil celebrates Chinese Year of the Pig with a French-Chinese menu

By , 07 February 2019
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Nobuyuki Tsujii © Giorgia Bertazzi
London

Surface clatter and turbulent storms in Nobuyuki Tsujii’s QEH recital

By , 30 January 2019
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Marianne Crebassa © Simon Fowler | Warner Classics
Milan

Elegance and finesse: Marianne Crebassa in recital at La Scala

By , 27 January 2019
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Santtu-Matias Rouvali © Kaapo Kamu
London

France 2 – 0 Finland: an uneven match under Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the Philharmonia

By , 24 January 2019
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Sol Gabetta © Uwe Arens
Hamburg

A French orchestral melange with Franck and Gabetta at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 15 December 2018
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Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Martin Sigmund
London

Lords and ladies of the dance: the LPO and Orozco-Estrada

By , 28 November 2018
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Raphaël Sévère © Matt Dine
Hong Kong

A Mozart classic and French impressionism with Hong Kong Sinfonietta

By , 24 November 2018
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Alasdair Beatson © Giorgia Bertazzi
London

Mysterious and glittering machines from Alasdair Beatson at Kings Place

By , 14 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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Sheku Kanneh-Mason © Lars Borges
Liverpool

C’est magnifique: Ravel in the hands of Andrew Manze

By , 08 November 2018
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Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
Cleveland

Pelléas et Mélisande without words: Alain Altinoglu in Cleveland

By , 08 November 2018
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Inon Barnatan © Marco Borggreve
London

Immaculately tailored Ravel and Mussorgsky from Inon Barnatan at the QEH

By , 31 October 2018
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JoAnn Falletta © Fred Stucker
Virginia Beach

A French touch: Falletta, Lefèvre and the Virginia Symphony present a range of Gallic creations.

By , 21 October 2018
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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Glasgow

A partnership to watch: vibrant Rachmaninov One from Søndergård and the RSNO

By , 13 October 2018
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Atlanta

Märkl leads a first-rate Daphnis et Chloé in Atlanta

By , 13 October 2018
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Kazuki Yamada © Marco Borggreve
Birmingham

Kazuki Yamada rocks Symphony Hall

By , 10 October 2018
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Franz Welser-Möst directs Lang Lang and The Cleveland Orchestra at the 100th Anniversary Gala. © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra.
Cleveland

Lang Lang headlines Cleveland Orchestra’s 100th anniversary gala

By , 29 September 2018
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Ludovic Morlot © Chris Lee
Seattle

Morlot shows true French colors in Seattle

By , 29 September 2018
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James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
London

A modest virtuoso: James Ehnes at Wigmore Hall

By , 21 September 2018
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Constellation Chor in Filament © Steven Pisano
New York City

Jaap van Zweden signals new rituals for the New York Philharmonic

By , 20 September 2018
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Mary Bevan © Victoria Cadisch
London

Ravel's friends and rivals at Wigmore Hall

By , 15 September 2018
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The Berlin Philharmonic Soloists © Mark Pullinger
London

Gallic fare from the Berlin Philharmonic Soloists at Cadogan Hall

By , 03 September 2018
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Semyon Bychkov © Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 65: Bychkov shines in Berio’s '60’s fantasy

By , 31 August 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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Magdalena Kožená in L'Enfant et les sortilèges © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 48: Rattle and the LSO play Ravel

By , 18 August 2018
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason outside the Usher Hall © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

Sheku Kanneh-Mason makes his EIF debut playing Elgar's Cello Concerto

By , 17 August 2018
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Renaud Capuçon and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 45: A Franco-Russian Proms debut from the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

By , 16 August 2018
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Ludovic Morlot © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
London

Prom 44: Lili Boulanger steals the show in Morlot’s opalescent French tableau

By , 15 August 2018
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Timothy Ridout © Kaupo Kikkas
Hereford

Contrasting modes of optimism explored at the Three Choirs Festival

By , 03 August 2018
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Stéphane Denève © Drew Farrell
Los Angeles

Denève and Hadelich eloquent, bold in Sibelius and Ravel at the Hollywood Bowl

By , 24 July 2018
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Colin Currie, Owen Gunnell, Adrian Spillett and Sam Walton © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 3: An inflated Prom to celebrate BBC Young Musicians

By , 15 July 2018
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Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
London

Prom 2: Poise and restraint from Alain Altinoglu and the RPO

By , 14 July 2018
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Septura © Bethany Clarke
London

Brass ensemble Septura explores Ravel and Gershwin

By , 10 July 2018
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Katia and Marielle Labèque © Weigold & Böhm
Los Angeles

LA Phil returns home, licks wounds, soldiers on

By , 12 May 2018
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet © Benjamin Ealovega
Belfast

20th-century classics from the Ulster Orchestra and Antony Hermus

By , 11 May 2018
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Daniele Rustioni © Davide Cerati
London

A vibrant Mediterranean tableau from Daniele Rustioni and Avi Avital

By , 09 May 2018
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Storm Large © Laura Domela
Dublin

Storm Large and RTÉ NSO bring Weill's Seven Deadly Sins up to date

By , 27 April 2018
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Alexandre Bloch © Sebastian Ene
Gateshead

Radical Brahms from Alexandre Bloch and Royal Northern Sinfonia

By , 20 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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Yan Pascal Tortelier © IMG Artists
Gateshead

Dreams and nightmares from BBCSSO at Sage Gateshead

By , 13 April 2018
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Catherine Trottmann © Caroline Doutre
Aix-en-Provence

Catherine Trottmann, mezzo-soprano and actress, is beguiling in French mélodies

By , 05 April 2018
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