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Yuja Wang © Ian Douglas
London

Intimacy and brilliant showmanship from Yuja Wang at the Barbican

By , 05 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
****1
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Paavo Järvi © Kaupo Kikkas
London

Masterful Dukas and Rachmaninov and a Berlioz with more to be desired from the Philharmonia

By , 03 June 2018
****1
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Tatsuki Narita, Mami Hagiwara and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi © Suntory Hall
Tokyo

A masterclass in chamber playing at Suntory Hall

By , 02 June 2018
****1
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Benjamin Grosvenor © Patrick Allen | Opera Omnia
London

Effortlessly high-class Schubert and Brahms from Grosvenor and friends

By , 29 May 2018
****1
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Gidon Kremer © Roy Bjørge
Bergen

A tale of two concertos: Bergen Philharmonic play Gubaidulina and Grieg

By , 27 May 2018
***11
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Suomela
Chicago

Esa-Pekka Salonen leads an outstanding Transfigured Night in Chicago

By , 26 May 2018
****1
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Ellen Nisbeth © Nikolaj Lund
Bergen

Percy and friends: Ellen Nisbeth and Bengt Forsberg in Edvard Grieg’s living room

By , 26 May 2018
****1
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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
**111
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Nicolas Hodges © Eric Richmond
London

Battles won and drawn: Beethoven and Barry from the Britten Sinfonia

By , 22 May 2018
****1
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Alice Sara Ott © Jonas Becker
Antwerp

Alice Sara Ott and Edo de Waart bring magnificent Mozart and Dvořák to Antwerp

By , 19 May 2018
*****
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Semyon Bychkov © Chris Christodoulou
New York City

A New York Philharmonic performance starting as a routine event and ending as an exceptional one

By , 19 May 2018
****1
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Nathalia Milstein © Frederic Labrouche
Dublin

Milstein delivers an elegant Mozart K488 while Storgårds and RTÉ NSO produce a thrilling rendition of Mahler 6

By , 18 May 2018
***11
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New York City

All Robbins at NYC Ballet: A Gathering of Dancers

By , 18 May 2018
****1
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Igor Levit © Gregor Hohenberg
Vienna

From Beethoven to Shostakovich: Honeck, Levit and the Symphoniker at the Musikverein

By , 16 May 2018
****1
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Pierre-Laurent Aimard © Marco Borggreve | Deutsche Grammophon
London

Mischief and mastery: Ligeti concertos from Aurora Orchestra

By , 13 May 2018
*****
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Katia and Marielle Labèque © Weigold & Böhm
Los Angeles

LA Phil returns home, licks wounds, soldiers on

By , 12 May 2018
***11
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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Edinburgh

Sparkling Strauss and brilliant Brahms from Søndergård

By , 11 May 2018
****1
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Miyoko Shida Rigolo © Miyoko Shida Rigolo
London

Ticciati, Ólafsson and Shida Rigolo take their time at Kings Place

By , 11 May 2018
****1
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Vincent Turregano, Mara Bonde and Neal Ferreira © Liza Voll
Boston

Strangers in Paradise: Boston Lyric Opera’s Trouble in Tahiti

By , 11 May 2018
*****
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet © Benjamin Ealovega
Belfast

20th-century classics from the Ulster Orchestra and Antony Hermus

By , 11 May 2018
***11
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Kirill Karabits © Denis Manokha
Dublin

Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra deliver a bittersweet Walton Symphony no. 1

By , 10 May 2018
***11
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet © Benjamin Ealovega
Birmingham

Removing barriers, provoking questions: Kazushi Ono, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and the CBSO

By , 09 May 2018
*****
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Khatia Buniatishvili © Julia Wesely
London

Flamboyant Liszt, bold Brahms from Khatia Buniatishvili at the QEH

By , 09 May 2018
****1
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Bernard Haitink and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Boston

Brahms in the twilight: Haitink and Ax with the Boston Symphony

By , 05 May 2018
*****
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Simon Trpčeski © KulturOp | Lube Saveski
London

Scheherazade through a monochrome veil: Simon Trpčeski at Wigmore Hall

By , 02 May 2018
***11
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George Li © Simon Fowler
Lucerne

The showy and the sublime: George Li and Juanjo Mena in Lucerne

By , 02 May 2018
***11
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Cristian Măcelaru © Sorin Popa
Edinburgh

RSNO plays American classics for the Bernstein centenary

By , 27 April 2018
***11
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Evgeny Kissin and the Emerson String Quartet © Jennifer Taylor
New York City

An evolving partnership: Evgeny Kissin and the Emerson Quartet at Carnegie Hall

By , 27 April 2018
****1
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Perséphone © Brandon Patoc
Seattle

Morlot and Seattle Symphony bring underrated Stravinsky to dazzling life

By , 26 April 2018
*****
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The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Thibaudet powers through an ecstatic Turangalîla in Cleveland

By , 25 April 2018
****1
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Robert Treviño © Musacchio & Ianniello
London

Uncompromisingly dark: Rach 2 and Mahler 5 from the LPO

By , 25 April 2018
****1
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Christoph Eschenbach © Eric Brissaud
New York City

Brisk Mozart and strong Bruckner from Eschenbach and the New York Philharmonic

By , 21 April 2018
***11
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Peter Oundjian © Dale Wilcox
Edinburgh

Oundjian at his best in Shostakovich's “Leningrad” Symphony

By , 20 April 2018
****1
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Teodor Currentzis © Anton Zavyalov
Hamburg

Currentzis, Melnikov and musicAeterna at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 20 April 2018
***11
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

Scintillating Rachmaninov by Gryaznov and riveting Brahms from Stutzmann and the RTÉ NSO

By , 20 April 2018
*****
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Colin Currie © Linda Nylind
London

Teachings in texture: Hodges and Currie with meditative Stockhausen at the Southbank Centre

By , 19 April 2018
****1
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Vladimir Jurowski © Drew Kelley
London

From a tango to brutality: Jurowski revels in Stravinsky, Debussy and Shostakovich

By , 18 April 2018
*****
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Barry Douglas © Katya Kraynova
London

Barry Douglas majestic with below par Czech National Symphony Orchestra

By , 18 April 2018
**111
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Boris Giltburg © Marc Gourdon
Birmingham

Boris Giltburg and the CBSO power through Prokofiev

By , 18 April 2018
****1
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Michael Sanderling © Marco Borggreve
Cologne

Mercurial Schumann and portentous Bruckner in Cologne

By , 18 April 2018
****1
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Chloë Hanslip © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Thrilling performances from Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver at Kings Place

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
****1
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Maxim Vengerov © Benjamin Ealovega
London

The many faces of Brahms: Maxim Vengerov and Polina Osetinskaya at the Barbican

By , 16 April 2018
****1
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
London

Magnificent Pavel Kolesnikov outshines the Czech National Symphony Orchestra

By , 16 April 2018
**111
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Alessandra Ferri and Federico Bonelli in Marguerite and Armand © ROH | Tristam Kenton
London

“A seminal performance by a truly great ballerina”: Alessandra Ferri triumphs in uneven triple bill

By , 14 April 2018
***11
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Rudolf Buchbinder © Marco Borggreve
Cardiff

The CBSO play Beethoven, Schumann and Wagner in Cardiff

By , 14 April 2018
****1
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Igor Levit © Gregor Hohenberg
London

A journey down the ages: Igor Levit plays Rzewski world première

By , 13 April 2018
****1
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Yan Pascal Tortelier © IMG Artists
Gateshead

Dreams and nightmares from BBCSSO at Sage Gateshead

By , 13 April 2018
****1
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Markus Stenz © Molina Visuals
Minneapolis

Minnesota Orchestra reacquaint with old friends in Minneapolis

By , 13 April 2018
****1
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