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Litha and Effy Efthymiou © Stanislava Buevich
London

Re-imagining: A showcase for innovation, both old and new at Kings Place

By , 20 October 2018
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Ilya Gringolts © Tomasz Trzebiatowski
Sydney

Magnetic bravura: Unshowy Gringolts dazzles Sydney audience

By , 05 October 2018
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Max Emanuel Cenčić © Anna Hoffmann
Halle

Rivals: Max Emanuel Cenčić pits Porpora and Handel against each other in Halle

By , 08 June 2018
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Sonia Prina (Orlando) © Festival della Valle d’Itria di Martina Franca
Venice

Vivaldi in Venice: Orlando furioso as Baroque extravaganza at the Teatro Malibran

By , 13 April 2018
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Joshua Bell © Bill Phelps
Birmingham

Cheeky, capricious, illuminating: Vivaldi and Beethoven at Symphony Hall

By , 23 January 2018
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Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante © Ana de Labra
Los Angeles

Fabio Biondi's Vivaldi puts Mozart in the shade in LA

By , 09 January 2018
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Sol Gabetta and Cecilia Bartoli © Esther Hasse | Decca
London

Dolce Duello: Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta in Baroque sparring at the Barbican

By , 01 December 2017
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Marius Stravinsky © ICA
London

Baroque intimacy and imperial splendour in the LPO's traversal of the four seasons

By , 24 November 2017
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William Preucil © Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Concertmaster Preucil guides Cleveland Orchestra in chamber-like playing

By , 09 November 2017
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Magdalena Kožená and the Venice Baroque Orchestra © Alex Damian
Bucharest

Handel from Magdalena Kožená and the VBO at Enescu Festival

By , 03 September 2017
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Richard Tognetti and the ACO © Simon van Boxtel
Sydney

Old friends in high places: the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Mountain project

By , 12 August 2017
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Edgar Moreau © Julien Mignot
London

PCM4: Edgar Moreau and Il Pomo d'Oro bring Baroque cello to the BBC Proms

By , 07 August 2017
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Sonia Prina (Orlando) © Paolo Conserva
Martina Franca

A fabulous, truly Baroque Orlando furioso in Martina Franca

By , 31 July 2017
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Maurice Steger © Marco Borggreve
London

Maurice Steger thrills with his virtuosic wizardry at Wigmore Hall

By , 03 July 2017
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Leonard Elschenbroich © Felix Broede
London

Cello unwrapped: from Baroque'n'roll to contemporary at Kings Place

By , 17 June 2017
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Nahuel di Pierro © Alvaro Yanez
London

Rosenblatt bows out in style with a fine recital from Nahuel di Pierro

By , 05 June 2017
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Yen Han and Jan Casier, disTANZ © Gregory Batardon
Zürich

Modern choreography meets the Baroque: A double-bill “Corpus” in Zurich

By , 27 May 2017
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Timo-Veikko Valve © Gary Heery
Sydney

E pluribus unum: the ACO’s Soloists concert in Sydney

By , 16 May 2017
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L'incoronazione di Dario © Teatro Regio Torino | Ramella&Giannese
Turin

Rare and witty: Vivaldi's L'incoronazione di Dario staged in Turin for the first time

By , 13 April 2017
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Anthony Manoli and Sondra Radvanovsky © Jonathan Rose
London

Star quality: Sondra Radvanovsky's Rosenblatt debut

By , 16 March 2017
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Andreas Scholl © James McMillan
London

Andreas Scholl at the Barbican: intimate devotion to a lamenting mother

By , 14 March 2017
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Jakub Józef Orliński © Anita Wasik
Karlsruhe

Music for the Angels: Dixit Dominus and others at Karlsruhe

By , 26 February 2017
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The Academy of Ancient Music © Marco Borggreve
London

Baroque warmth and dazzle in Italian concertos from the Academy of Ancient Music

By , 15 February 2017
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Vivica Genaux © Ribalta Luce Studio
Chicago

Fabio Biondi and Vivica Genaux engaging in Chicago Symphony’s Baroque program

By , 11 February 2017
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Itzhak Perlman © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
San Francisco

Heartwarming recital from Itzhak Perlman in San Francisco

By , 16 January 2017
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© Mario Mintoff PhotoCity
Valletta

Valletta International Baroque Festival: The Trumpet Shall Sound

By , 12 January 2017
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Daniel Hope © Harald Hoffmann | DG
Zürich

Daniel Hope and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra shake up the Baroque

By , 08 December 2016
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Richard Tognetti © Paul Henderson
Melbourne

Australian Chamber Orchestra: a typical baroque affair elevated with Kats-Chernin and an electrifying encore

By , 07 December 2016
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Avi Avital © Harald Hoffmann
Atlanta

Vivaldi with abandon: Atlanta Symphony hosts Avi Avital

By , 01 December 2016
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Anna Meredith © Hugh Carswell
Edinburgh

Baroque meets Techno in Anna Meredith’s Anno

By , 13 November 2016
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Magdalena Kožená © Oleg Rostovtsev
London

Simply ravishing: Juditha triumphans at the Barbican

By , 02 November 2016
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Julia Lezhneva © Uli Weber | Decca
Sydney

Going for Baroque with Julia Lezhneva in Sydney

By , 08 October 2016
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Mengjun Chen and  Tessa Barbour in Indigo © Chris Hardy
San Francisco

Smuin kicks off its 23rd season with Dance Series 01

By , 01 October 2016
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Soprano Maria Keohane and Barockensemble Ernen © Stefan Babuliack
Ernen

Bringing up Baroque: A visit to Musikdorf Ernen

By , 26 July 2016
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La Cetra d'Orfeo © Didzis Grodzs
Rundāle

A grande bouffe of early music at the spectacular Rundāle Palace

By , 09 July 2016
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Elīna Šimkus and Christian Frattima © Jānis Porietis
Riga

Baroque rarities rapturously received at Riga's Early Music Festival

By , 08 July 2016
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Avi Avital © Harald Hoffmann
Zürich

Musical shifts and spontaneity: Avi Avital in Zurich

By , 22 May 2016
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Gilad Harel, David Greilsammer and Geneva Camerata © Céline Meyer
London

Geneva Camerata: Balkan fire, tepid Baroque

By , 19 May 2016
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© Craig Ogden
Macclesfield

Springtime in Italy in Macclesfield: Northern Chamber Orchestra

By , 14 May 2016
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The Season © Édouard Lock
Montreal

Danse Danse brings the Brazilians (plus the return of Édouard Lock)

By , 28 April 2016
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Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly
Amsterdam

Joyce DiDonato in the Venice of the North

By , 11 April 2016
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Albrecht Mayer © Benjamin Ealovega
Zürich

Albrecht Mayer charms the Tonhalle with the best of Baroque

By , 22 March 2016
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© Valletta International Baroque Festival
Valletta

Unity in diversity: The Valletta International Baroque Ensemble Malta

By , 26 January 2016
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Rodolfo Mederos © Andrés Londoño
Cartagena

Orpheus CO helps Cartagena International Music Festival celebrates 10 years

By , 13 January 2016
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Yury Revich © Peter Adamik
Leipzig

Vivaldi and Piazzolla make unusual bedfellows at the Leipzig Gewandhaus

By , 01 January 2016
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Rachel Podger © Jonas Sacks
London

Many strings to their bows: Rachel Podger and the OAE

By , 24 November 2015
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La Serenissima and Adrian Chandler © Riccardo Alchaide
Cambridge

Summer storms in November: La Serenissima's Four Seasons in Cambridge

By , 21 November 2015
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Alina Ibragimova, Apollo's Fire and Jeanette Sorrell © BBC | Sarah Jeynes
London

PSM3: Coffeehouse Baroque: Apollo’s Fire polished at the Proms

By , 15 August 2015
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Apollo's Fire and Jeanette Sorrell © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

New World Baroque: Apollo's Fire in tour send-off

By , 12 August 2015
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Thomas Michael Allen (Catone) © Karli Cadel
Cooperstown

Render unto Caesar: Cato approaches Utica for an American première at Glimmerglass

By , 09 August 2015
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