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Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig
London

Rattle and the LSO on toe-tapping form

By , 13 December 2018
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Martin Fröst and Henrik Måwe © Kevin Yataruba, courtesy of Lincoln Center
New York City

A magician at Lincoln Center: Martin Fröst

By , 12 December 2018
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Baritone sax player Miro Tóth and composer Jan Trojan © Milan Mosna | Václav Hodina
Prague

A thrilling vision of an electric future in Prague

By , 10 December 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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Wojtek the Bear © David Smythe
Edinburgh

McFall’s Chamber: Warsaw’s Tango and Afterwards

By , 15 November 2018
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Nash Ensemble © Hanya Chlala | ArenaPAL
London

Nash Ensemble enchants in Bruch, Mendelssohn and Brahms at Wigmore Hall

By , 20 October 2018
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Martin Fröst, Sakari Oramo and the BBCSP © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Powerful Prokofiev and charming Copland from Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 17 October 2018
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Dorottya Láng © Shirley Suarez
Oxford

Eros in Oxford: Brahms, Janáček and gypsies at the Lieder Festival

By , 16 October 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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Esa-Pekka Salonen and Martin Fröst © Micke Grönberg | Sveriges Radio
Stockholm

Jesper Nordin’s new large-scale multimedia work disappoints in Stockholm

By , 31 August 2018
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Belfast

Ulster Youth Orchestra marks its quarter-century

By , 25 August 2018
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Annelien Van Wauwe © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 50: Rugged Mahler, pale Mozart from Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish

By , 19 August 2018
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St Patrick's © St Andrew Camerata
Edinburgh

Late night candlelit concerts at the Edinburgh Fringe

By , 18 August 2018
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McFall's Chamber at the Fringe © McFall's Chamber
Edinburgh

Red Blue Balance: McFall’s Chamber's inspirational jazz fusion at the Fringe

By , 12 August 2018
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Immer mit der Ruhe © Yannick Andrea, Davos Festival
Davos

Three concerts and the magic mountain’s Sunday rest in Davos

By , 05 August 2018
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Mark Simpson performing Magnus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 4: Mark Simpson impresses in Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto

By , 16 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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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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Andreas Ottensamer © Katja Ruge | Decca
Auckland

Stunning Weber from Andreas Ottensamer in Auckland

By , 21 June 2018
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Jörg Widmann © Marco Borggreve
Birmingham

A portrait in all but name: Jörg Widmann and the CBSO at Symphony Hall

By , 06 June 2018
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Bas Wiegers at the podium © Prague Spring | Petra Hajská
Prague

Embracing the new at Prague Spring

By , 21 May 2018
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Karl-Heinz Steffens © Susanne Diesner
London

Compassion and solace in Brahms’ German Requiem

By , 25 March 2018
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Simon O'Neill © Askonas Holt
New York City

New York Philharmonic shines in a concert performance of Die Walküre

By , 14 February 2018
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Lorenzo Coppola © Stefano Buonamici
London

Period clarinet heaven from Lorenzo Coppola at Wigmore Hall

By , 10 January 2018
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Janine Jansen © Richard Termine
New York City

Janine Jansen and Friends: unbelievable harmony at Carnegie Hall

By , 07 December 2017
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Alban Gerhardt © Kaupo Kikkas
London

Bitterness and lamentation: Shostakovich and Messiaen at St John's Smith Square

By , 14 November 2017
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Edward Gardner conducts the Philharmonia at The Anvil © Camilla Greenwell
Basingstoke

Gardner brings Elgar vividly to life in Basingstoke

By , 04 November 2017
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© Schubertiade GmbH
Schwarzenberg

Joie de vivre in Dvořák and Schubert at the Schubertiade

By , 29 August 2017
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Sally Carr and Calum Robertson © Rhona Christie
Edinburgh

Edinburgh Fringe: Hot Chocolate at Old St Pauls is late night food for the soul

By , 16 August 2017
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Quatuor Van Kuijk © CLB Management
London

PCM2: Collaboration in action from Van Wauwe & the Quatuor Van Kuijk

By , 24 July 2017
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Keith Lockhart and the BBC Concert Orchestra © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 8: A blockbuster celebration of John Williams

By , 20 July 2017
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Andreas Ottensamer © Lars Borges
London

Tender and mischievous: Andreas Ottensamer and José Gallardo shine at Wigmore Hall

By , 06 July 2017
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The Belcea Quartet and Jörg Widmann © Sam Murray-Sutton
Snape

Belcea Quartet excels in Britten and Shostakovich at Aldeburgh Festival

By , 11 June 2017
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And Karabacak and the Semplice Quartet © Ersun Durmus
Istanbul

The Music Route: A feast for peripatetic music lovers in Istanbul

By , 03 June 2017
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Janine Jansen © Sara Wilson | Decca
London

Supergroup Messiaen at Wigmore Hall

By , 02 June 2017
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Musico-Technical Inventions © Prague Spring | Petra Hajská
Prague

Prague Spring plugs in and lights up

By , 29 May 2017
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© Michel DURAND | A.D.M.C.
Laren

Le Trio Venturis promis à un brillant avenir

By , 21 May 2017
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Jongmin Park (Hunding) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH / Michael Pohn
Vienna

Peter Schneider takes the Valkyries on a wild ride in Vienna

By , 21 May 2017
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Baden

Brahms meets Schlumpf: a marriage of old and new in Baden

By , 11 May 2017
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Elegance and excellence from Elder and the Hallé at Bridgewater Hall

By , 27 April 2017
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Andreas Ottensamer © Anatol Kotte | Mercury Classics DG
Berlin

Winding voices: Jansons places the clarinet centre stage in Berlin

By , 27 April 2017
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Daniele Rustioni © Cofano
Poole

Wonderfully fresh-sounding Weber and fiercely energetic Mahler in Poole

By , 26 April 2017
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Jörg Widmann © Marco Borggreve
New York City

Exceptional chamber music afternoon with Uchida and Widmann at Zankel Hall

By , 02 April 2017
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Tara Erraught © Jonathan Rose
London

Irish Charm at Wigmore Hall: a splendid Rosenblatt Recital from Tara Erraught

By , 06 March 2017
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Anna Spina (Moncha), viola © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

World première of Elena Mendoza's City of Lies at Teatro Real

By , 21 February 2017
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Alexander Anderson-Hall (Sharyar) and Philippa Boyle (Shahrazad) © Robert Workman
London

Telling Tales: Danyal Dhondy's Shahrazad unveiled at Leighton House

By , 11 February 2017
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Janine Jansen © Harald Hoffmann | Decca
London

Janine Jansen and friends ticking all the boxes in a Viennese programme at Wigmore Hall

By , 08 February 2017
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Martin Fröst © Mats Mats Bäcker
London

Foot-stomping virtuosity from Martin Fröst and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields

By , 02 February 2017
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Julian Bliss © Ben Wright
London

Atmosphere? The Adagios have it aplenty: the LPO under Andrés Orozco-Estrada

By , 30 November 2016
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Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

“Hey, nonny no!” Bostridge's Shakespeare Songs at Wigmore Hall

By , 14 November 2016
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