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Bernard Haitink © Todd Rosenberg
Lucerne

The perfect Easter basket: Haitink conducts Mozart and Bruckner in Lucerne

By , 14 April 2019
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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
London

Smouldering Beethoven and barnstorming Ives from Elder and the LSO

By , 14 April 2019
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Aquiles Machado, James Burton and Gustavo Castillo © Roberto Torres
Boston

Boston Creole: Berlioz, Ravel and Estévez with the Boston Symphony

By , 11 April 2019
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Stephen Hough © Jiyang Chen
London

From the comfort of one's very own chair: musical journeys with Gardner, Hough and the LPO

By , 10 April 2019
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Semyon Bychkov conducting the BBCSO at the Proms © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Bychkov and the BBCSO matchless in Shostakovich 11

By , 10 April 2019
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Alexandra Dariescu performs Nadia Boulanger © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Total Immersion: A deep dive into the work of Nadia and Lili Boulanger

By , 06 April 2019
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Marie Hamard and Andrew Dickinson © Richard Termine
New York City

An expanded Diary of One Who Disappeared at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

By , 06 April 2019
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Beatrice Rana © Nicolas Bets
Amsterdam

Rana brings energy and clarity to Bach in Amsterdam

By , 06 April 2019
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Osmo Vänskä © Joel Larson
London

Vänskä, Lisiecki and the LPO take the scenic route

By , 05 April 2019
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Ben Griffiths performs Dark with Excessive Bright © Nick Rutter
London

Paradise Regained: a heavenly evening with Aurora

By , 05 April 2019
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Louis Schwizgebel © Marco Borggreve
Belfast

Franck’s Aeolian winds usher in Saint-Säens and Elgar to Belfast

By , 05 April 2019
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Marianne Schroeder at St Peter,s Church © Lena Shkoda
New York City

Marianne Schroeder astonishes in Ustvolskaya’s works for piano

By , 05 April 2019
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Stanislav Kochanovsky © Marco Borggreve
London

Russians invade the Philharmonia, led by Matsuev and Kochanovsky

By , 04 April 2019
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Nikolai Lugansky © Marco Borggreve
Ghent

Magnificent Rachmaninov tribute from Lugansky and Denève in Ghent

By , 04 April 2019
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Robert Spano conducts the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra © Jeff Roffman
Atlanta

Concerto night at Atlanta Symphony Hall

By , 04 April 2019
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Khatia Buniatishvili © Gavin Evans | Sony Classical
London

Soporific Schubert, but peak Liszt from Khatia Buniatishvili

By , 01 April 2019
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Martin Helmchen © Giorgia Bertazzi
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Sinfonietta finishes the season with a bang

By , 30 March 2019
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Seong-Jin Cho, Gianandrea Noseda and the LSO © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Poetic Rachmaninov in Seong-Jin Cho’s LSO debut

By , 28 March 2019
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Charlotte Mundy © Cherylynn Tsushima
New York City

The pleasures and perils of electronic music at the New York Festival of Song

By , 28 March 2019
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Patricia Kopatchinskaja © Julia Wesely
Princeton

Kopatchinskaja and Leschenko bring their quest for fresh interpretations to Princeton

By , 28 March 2019
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George Li © Simon Fowler
London

A blaze of brassy glory in Vasily Petrenko's Walton 1

By , 27 March 2019
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Douglas Boyd © Jean-Baptiste Millot
London

Explosive Schubert and deft Mozart from the Philharmonia

By , 24 March 2019
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Igor Levit © Robbie Lawrence
Cologne

A colourful journey with Igor Levit and the Orchestre National de France

By , 24 March 2019
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Sylvain Cambreling © Marco Borggreve
Tokyo

Cambreling's farewell: a programme of French connections in Tokyo

By , 24 March 2019
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Ludovic Morlot © Chris Lee
Seattle

Bach meets Harbison in the Land of Shostakovich

By , 23 March 2019
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Steven Isserlis © Jean-Baptiste Millot
London

Supergroup Fauré and Schumann at Wigmore Hall

By , 23 March 2019
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Toshiyuki Kamioka © Antje Zei Loi
Tokyo

Kamioka and the New Japan Philharmonic reveal the beauty of Magnard's hidden masterpiece

By , 22 March 2019
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
Sheffield

Splashing colour? The Hallé tackles Nielsen 5 in Sheffield

By , 22 March 2019
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Sylvain Cambreling © Marco Borggreve
Tokyo

Sylvain Cambreling bids farewell to the YNSO with a great concert

By , 19 March 2019
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Jonathan Biss and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra © The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Mahtomedi

Jonathan Biss and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra explore Beethoven from two different angles.

By , 17 March 2019
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Filippo Gorini © Mat Hennek
London

Drums of war: the Flanders Symphony Orchestra at Cadogan Hall

By , 15 March 2019
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Maurizio Pollini © Mathias Bothor | DG
London

A Grand Master returns: Maurizio Pollini at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 12 March 2019
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Milan

Gardner and Levit invigorate the Filarmonica della Scala

By , 11 March 2019
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Gateshead

Grieg without trolls: Oslo Philharmonic at Sage Gateshead

By , 10 March 2019
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Bernard Haitink conducts the LSO © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Haitink at 90: Extraordinary Bruckner with the LSO

By , 10 March 2019
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Thomas Adès and Kirill Gerstein with the Boston Symphony © Winslow Townson
Boston

A dance with past and present: Adès premieres his Piano Concerto in Boston

By , 09 March 2019
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall © Steve Sherman
New York City

An outstanding Schubert Ninth from Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 08 March 2019
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Alessio Bax © Marco Borggreve
Kansas City

Rossini, Mendelssohn and Barber with the Kansas City Symphony

By , 08 March 2019
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John Adams © Vern Evans
Los Angeles

Must the Devil have all the good tunes? John Adams' concerto premieres at the LA Phil

By , 07 March 2019
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Arcadi Volodos © Marco Borggreve | Sony Classical
London

Technical excellence but muted expressivity: Arcadi Volodos at the Barbican

By , 07 March 2019
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George Benjamin and Ensemble Modern in rehearsal at the Roundhouse © Wigmore Hall
London

Blazing colours and dark intensity from Ensemble Modern at the Roundhouse

By , 06 March 2019
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Rafael Payare © Henry Fair
London

Darkness and daylight from the RPO, Rafael Payare and Lise de la Salle

By , 05 March 2019
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Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Precision and transparency from Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO in Ligeti

By , 02 March 2019
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Cleveland

Young pianists dazzle in Cleveland

By , 02 March 2019
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Giordano Bellincampi © Andreas Köhring
Auckland

Sweeping Bruckner but lacklustre Beethoven from the Auckland 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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Sir András Schiff © Nadia F. Romanini
Seattle

Poetry and politics: Sir András Schiff does double duty with Seattle Symphony

By , 28 February 2019
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Joshua Bell © Richard Ashcroft
London

Passion and playfulness in an engaging programme from Joshua Bell

By , 27 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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Sophie Karthäuser © Alvaro Yanez
London

Clara Schumann's songs: an evening of pure delight

By , 22 February 2019
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