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Lars Vogt © Giorgia Bertazzi
Gateshead

A balance of form and passion: Lars Vogt plays Brahms with RNS

By , 30 November 2018
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Christine Rice © Patricia Taylor
London

Sumptuous Schumann and bracing Brahms from the Nash Ensemble at Wigmore Hall

By , 24 November 2018
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Daniel Harding, Alina Ibragimova and the Swedish RSO at the Elbphilharmonie © Claudia Hohne
Hamburg

A partnership that works: Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 16 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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Leticia Moreno © Omar Ayyashi
Manchester

Classical in scale, romantic in outlook: Manchester Camerata at Bridgewater Hall

By , 13 November 2018
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Tokyo

Sumptous Schumann from the Staatskapelle Dresden in Tokyo

By , 01 November 2018
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Martin Helmchen © Giorgia Bertazzi
Baden

Creative connections in Baden: Martin Helmchen pays debt to Schumann’s genius

By , 26 October 2018
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason © Lars Borges
Seattle

Kanneh-Mason gives royal performance in Seattle

By , 20 October 2018
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Igor Levit © Robbie Lawrence
New York City

Metamorphoses and transcendence: Igor Levit at Carnegie Hall

By , 19 October 2018
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Viktor Erik Emanuel | Kings Place
London

Spellbinding intimacy from Kolesnikov at Kings Place

By , 06 October 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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Sascha El Mouissi and Rafael Fingerlos © Lucerne Festival | Peter Fischli
Lucerne

Rafael Fingerlos and Sascha El Mouissi perform Schumann’s Dichterliebe, a product of its time

By , 18 August 2018
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Seong-Jin Cho © Harald Hoffmann | DG
Verbier

Seong-Jin Cho shows maturity and subtlety in Verbier recital

By , 23 July 2018
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Thomas Søndergård © Martin Bubandt
London

Prom 8: Thomas Søndergård explores youthful beginnings and untimely ends

By , 20 July 2018
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Gabriela Montero © Shelley Mosman
London

Gabriela Montero returns to Wigmore Hall

By , 19 July 2018
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Igor Levit © Robbie Lawrence
Birmingham

Igor Levit delivers a majestic recital in Birmingham

By , 19 July 2018
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Calidore String Quartet © Sophie Zhai
London

Proms at... Engaging invention from Shaw and joyous Schumann

By , 16 July 2018
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John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
Cleveland

Storgårds leads Cleveland Orchestra in intriguing Blossom program

By , 15 July 2018
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Martin Fröst and Roland Pöntinen © Schubertiade
Hohenems

Fröst and Pöntinen: Chamber music gets physical at the Schubertiade

By , 13 July 2018
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Manfred Honeck © Felix Broede
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Symphony closes season with magnificent Beethoven and Berlioz

By , 16 June 2018
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Sasha, Mischa and Lily Maisky © Ali Guler
Istanbul

Life and death in Istanbul: Maisky family trio plays Mahler, Shostakovich and Schumann

By , 04 June 2018
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Sir Bryn Terfel and Caradog Williams © Magnus Skrede
Bergen

Almost all in good fun: Bryn Terfel at the Bergen International Festival

By , 25 May 2018
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Mikko Franck © Abramowitz | Radio France
Berlin

Paradise Regained: Schumann’s secular oratorio in Berlin

By , 17 May 2018
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Gustavo Gimeno © Marco Borggreve
Edinburgh

Gustavo Gimeno makes an uneven debut in Edinburgh

By , 10 May 2018
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Michael Sanderling © Marco Borggreve
Cologne

Mercurial Schumann and portentous Bruckner in Cologne

By , 18 April 2018
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Vienna Piano Trio © Nancy Horowitz
Southampton

Vienna Piano Trio impresses in stamina and sensitivity at Turner Sims

By , 17 April 2018
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Rudolf Buchbinder © Marco Borggreve
Cardiff

The CBSO play Beethoven, Schumann and Wagner in Cardiff

By , 14 April 2018
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Markus Stenz © Molina Visuals
Minneapolis

Minnesota Orchestra reacquaint with old friends in Minneapolis

By , 13 April 2018
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Martha Argerich and Renaud Capuçon © Caroline Doutre
Aix-en-Provence

Argerich, Capuçon and friends close the Aix Easter Festival in grand style

By , 08 April 2018
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Stephen Hough © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Misty evocations and raw passion from Stephen Hough

By , 05 April 2018
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Narek Haknazaryan © Marco Borggreve
London

Hakhnazaryan at Wigmore Hall: a riotous jig with a touch of class

By , 02 April 2018
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Denis Matsuev © Columbia Artist Management
Lucerne

Schumann, Rachmaninov and Bernstein: all in the rush of spring

By , 25 March 2018
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Jean-Yves Thibaudet © Kasskara | Decca
Philadelphia

Anxieties, fantasies and ironies: Thibaudet and Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 16 March 2018
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Gardiner and LSO make a welcome return with Schumann concerto

By , 15 March 2018
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John Chest © Andrey Stoycher
London

A Winter Journey with John Chest and Marcelo Amaral at Wigmore Hall

By , 13 March 2018
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Maurizio Pollini © Mathias Bothor | DG
London

Balancing head and heart: Pollini reveals intimacy and exuberance in Schumann and Chopin

By , 13 March 2018
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducting the LSO in Essen © Sven Lorenz
London

Spellbinding Schumann and Berlioz from Gardiner and the LSO at the Barbican

By , 11 March 2018
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Peter Donohoe © Sussie Ahlburg
Gateshead

Sage Gateshead's Piano Greats: Peter Donohoe

By , 25 February 2018
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Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta | Deutsche Grammophon
Vienna

A race through to the death: Goerne and Trifonov at the Konzerthaus

By , 16 February 2018
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Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony © Michael Blanchard
Boston

Andris Nelsons leads Leipzig Week in Boston

By , 10 February 2018
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Mischa Maisky and Martha Argerich © Tom Howard | Barbican
London

Majoring in the minor: Jansen, Maisky and Argerich at the Barbican

By , 06 February 2018
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Nelson Freire © Miguel Bueno
Gstaad

Long on refinement, short on sparkle: Nelson Freire in Gstaad

By , 02 February 2018
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Stephen Hough at Carnegie Hall in 2015 © Christopher Smith
New York City

Stephen Hough looking at German Romanticism through a Debussian lens

By , 30 January 2018
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Mariss Jansons © Stephan Rabold
Berlin

Skittish Schumann and majestic Bruckner with Jansons and the Berlin Phil

By , 25 January 2018
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Marc-André Hamelin © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Southampton

Enterprising programme from Marc-André Hamelin at Turner Sims

By , 16 January 2018
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Frank Peter Zimmermann © Harald Hoffmann | Hänssler Classic
Barcelona

Zimmermann's Bach and Schumann stand out in Barcelona

By , 15 December 2017
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Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta | DG
London

Unassuming virtuosity: Daniil Trifonov’s Chopiniana at Wigmore Hall

By , 07 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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Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
London

Alain Altinoglu and the LPO cast a Napoleonic shadow in Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

By , 08 November 2017
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Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keith Saunders
Cleveland

Vladimir Ashkenazy returns to Severance Hall for Elgar's Enigma Variations

By , 03 November 2017
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