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Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly
Zürich

The body as a baton: Donald Runnicles conducts a stellar programme in Zurich

By , 21 November 2018
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Alasdair Beatson © Giorgia Bertazzi
Gateshead

The Sound of War: Beatson and the Royal Northern Sinfonia play rare repertoire

By , 21 November 2018
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Jakub Hrůša © Andreas Herzau
Cleveland

Hrůša and Ax join Cleveland Orchestra in powerful Eastern European program

By , 15 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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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
London

Russian pyrotechnics and robust Anglican religion contrast in BBC SO programme

By , 15 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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Thomas Søndergård © Martin Bubandt
Perth

Remembrance of lost youth as RSNO and Glasgow schoolboys mark Armistice

By , 08 November 2018
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Mathias Pintscher © Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Kirill Gerstein plays a superb Rach 3 with The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 01 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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The Tonkünstler in Usher Hall © Ute van der Sanden
Edinburgh

Knockout playing from the Tonkünstler in Edinburgh

By , 28 October 2018
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Valery Gergirev conducts the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra © Justin Mohling | Lied Center for Performing Arts
Lincoln

Magnificent Mariinsky at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts

By , 28 October 2018
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Imogen Cooper © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Luminous decay from Imogen Cooper at Kings Place

By , 28 October 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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Daniel Barenboim plays at the Pierre Boulez Saal © Peter Adamik
Berlin

Conviction and courage: Barenboim kicks off his Beethoven cycle at the Pierre Boulez Saal

By , 26 October 2018
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Benjamin Grosvenor © Decca | Sophie Wright
Birmingham

Matinee enchantment from Grosvenor, Sinaisky and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

By , 25 October 2018
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Véronique Gens © Franck Juery
Oxford

A tour d'horizon of French song; Gens and Manoff enchant Oxford

By , 24 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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Alondra de la Parra © Erika Mayer
London

Russian warhorses: Alondra de la Parra and the LPO

By , 19 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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Vasily Petrenko © Svetlana Tarlova
Liverpool

Petrenko’s Brahms reaches Alpine summits on the Mersey

By , 18 October 2018
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Ken-David Masur and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Boston

Masterful Masur conducts Harbison, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev with the Boston Symphony

By , 18 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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Karina Canellakis © Mathias Bothor
London

Canellakis, Aimard and the London Philharmonic escape to the country

By , 10 October 2018
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Paavo Järvi © Kaupo Kikkas
Zürich

Fairy dust and explosives: Paavo Järvi conducts Liszt and Mahler in Zurich

By , 10 October 2018
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George Li © Simon Fowler
Kansas City

A Thousand Words: Carnival spirits from Michael Kurth at Helzberg Hall

By , 06 October 2018
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Lawrence Power © Jack Liebeck
Southampton

Vaughan Williams ‘Unwrapped’ at the Turner Sims

By , 06 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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Cristian Măcelaru © Sorin Popa
London

Psychedelic musical bestiary meets Beethoven at Barbican Hall

By , 05 October 2018
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
London

Rachmaninov with an authentic Russian flavour at Cadogan Hall

By , 04 October 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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Stuart Skelton © Guðmundur Ingólfsson
London

Skelton and Connolly impress in Das Lied von der Erde under Jurowski

By , 29 September 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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Freddy Kempf © IMG Artists
Manchester

Staples of the Romantic repertoire from Freddy Kempf and the NCO at Stoller Hall

By , 28 September 2018
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José Serebrier © Clive Barda
Dublin

Earthbound Planets but Serebrier première soars in Dublin

By , 28 September 2018
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Yefim Bronfman © Frank Stewart
Cleveland

Astonishing Bartók and Prokofiev in Cleveland

By , 27 September 2018
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Alpesh Chauhan © Patrick Allen | operaomnia.co.uk
Birmingham

Chauhan takes CBSO from shaky start to triumphant finale

By , 27 September 2018
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Thomas Adès © Brian Voce
London

Not with a whimper but a bang: the LPO, Adès and Gerstein launch the new season

By , 26 September 2018
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Lang Lang © Harald Hoffmann | Sony Classical
Atlanta

Lang Lang shines in all-Mozart concert in Atlanta

By , 26 September 2018
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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
Atlanta

Dreamy Rachmaninov opens Atlanta season

By , 22 September 2018
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Two arresting new works in Cleveland season opener

By , 22 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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Alexander Melnikov © Marco Borggreve
London

A great Wigmore evening with Alexander Melnikov and Cuarteto Casals

By , 20 September 2018
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Diego Vásquez and Winnie Huang dance Inori © Adam Janisch
Berlin

Stockhausen marathon at the Musikfest Berlin

By , 18 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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Alexander Liebreich © Bartek Barczyk
Hamburg

A celebratory platter of Polish music in the Elbphilharmonie

By , 10 September 2018
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Leonidas Kavakos, Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Ax/Kavakos/Ma: An all-star afternoon of Brahms at the Barbican

By , 09 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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Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berlin Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 66: Kirill Petrenko makes belated Proms debut

By , 01 September 2018
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