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Javier Perianes © Josep Molina
Dublin

Martín conducting RTÉ NSO delivers an enjoyable programme of Nielsen, Ravel and Sibelius

By , 09 March 2018
***11
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Laurence Equilbey conducts Insula Orchestra © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Successful resurrection of Farrenc's Third Symphony by Insula Orchestra

By , 08 March 2018
****1
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Behzod Abduraimov © Nissor Abdourazakov
Atlanta

Abduraimov plays a stunning Prokofiev 3 in Atlanta

By , 08 March 2018
****1
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Art Streiber
Cleveland

Tilson Thomas and Trifonov are terrific in Cleveland Orchestra’s Russian program

By , 08 March 2018
****1
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Denis Kozhukhin © Marco Borggreve
London

Parisian cafés, Manhattan cocktails bars: Kozhukhin plays Debussy and Gershwin

By , 05 March 2018
****1
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Stuart Skelton © Simon Fernandez
Melbourne

Soloists and orchestra shine in MSO Opening Gala

By , 03 March 2018
****1
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Nikolaj Znaider © Lars Gundersen
Cleveland

Znaider and The Cleveland Orchestra majestic in Beethoven and Elgar

By , 01 March 2018
***11
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Valentina Lisitsa © Gilbert François
London

Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra recalls the heyday of Imperial Russia

By , 01 March 2018
*****
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Jaap van Zweden © Hans ven der Woerd
New York City

One evening, two different facets of the NY Philharmonic

By , 28 February 2018
***11
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
Birmingham

Kolesnikov proves a golden substitute in Birmingham

By , 28 February 2018
*****
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Peter Donohoe © Sussie Ahlburg
Gateshead

Sage Gateshead's Piano Greats: Peter Donohoe

By , 25 February 2018
****1
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet © Benjamin Ealovega
Perth WA

L’après-midi d’un pianiste: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet plays Debussy

By , 24 February 2018
*****
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Filipe Portugal (Alexej Karenin) and Viktorina Kapitonova (Anna Karenina) in Spuck's Anna Karenina © Monika Rittershaus
Hong Kong

Ballett Zürich's powerful Anna Karenina journeys to Hong Kong

By , 24 February 2018
****1
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Matthias Pintscher © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Pintscher leads The Cleveland Orchestra in a spectacular all-Ravel program

By , 23 February 2018
****1
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Peter Oundjian © Sian Richards
Edinburgh

Oundjian’s magisterial Bruckner in Edinburgh

By , 23 February 2018
****1
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Steven Isserlis © Kevin Davis
London

Steven Isserlis and Alexander Melnikov bring Russian intensity to Wigmore Hall

By , 21 February 2018
****1
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Benedetto Lupo © Carlo Cofano
London

Lupo’s Ravel with Mena & the LPO steals the show from The Rite of Spring

By , 21 February 2018
****1
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Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta | Deutsche Grammophon
Vienna

A race through to the death: Goerne and Trifonov at the Konzerthaus

By , 16 February 2018
**111
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Jakub Hrůša © V Krsul
London

Hrůša on the verge of greatness?

By , 15 February 2018
****1
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Jacques Lacombe © Fred Stucker
Boston

A Ravel rave with Jacques Lacombe and the Boston Symphony

By , 15 February 2018
*****
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Krisztián Kocsis © Luca Kende
Budapest

A Mozart showcase for two young pianists at Müpa, Budapest

By , 11 February 2018
****1
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Krzysztof Urbański © Marco Borggreve
Lyon

Mature musicality and seasoned virtuosity from Jan Lisiecki and Krzysztof Urbański in Lyon

By , 10 February 2018
****1
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Shai Wosner © Jamie Jung
London

Sunlight, sinews and mischief from the Aurora Orchestra at Kings Place

By , 10 February 2018
***11
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Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony © Michael Blanchard
Boston

Andris Nelsons leads Leipzig Week in Boston

By , 10 February 2018
***11
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Roberto Abbado © Miro Zagnoli
Atlanta

Abbado and Osorio create a masterful Beethoven

By , 10 February 2018
***11
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Duncan Ward © Alan Kerr
Dublin

Bright and witty Poulenc contrasts with menacing Prokofiev in Dublin

By , 09 February 2018
***11
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Suomela
Los Angeles

A rousing reunion for Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic

By , 09 February 2018
*****
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Symphonic grandeur and two curious farewells from Elder and LSO

By , 08 February 2018
****1
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Dame Mitsuko Uchida © Jean Radel
Cleveland

Mozart, Uchida, and The Cleveland Orchestra: an inspired collaboration continues

By , 08 February 2018
***11
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Vladimir Jurowski © Drew Kelley
London

Filing past the tomb of the master: Jurowski and the LPO on Stravinsky’s debt to Rimsky-Korsakov

By , 07 February 2018
****1
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Ilan Volkov © Simon Butterworth
London

A Liszt rarity and Mahler staple from Volkov and the RPO

By , 06 February 2018
***11
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Mischa Maisky and Martha Argerich © Tom Howard | Barbican
London

Majoring in the minor: Jansen, Maisky and Argerich at the Barbican

By , 06 February 2018
*****
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Nelson Freire © Miguel Bueno
Gstaad

Long on refinement, short on sparkle: Nelson Freire in Gstaad

By , 02 February 2018
**111
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Gabriel Feltz conducts the Belgrade Philharmonic © Marko Djokovic | Belgrade Philharmonic
Belgrade

Ghosts and musical magic from Gabriel Feltz and the Belgrade Philharmonic

By , 02 February 2018
****1
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Radu Lupu © Miguel Bueno
Gstaad

Lupu’s Mozart touches the sublime

By , 01 February 2018
****1
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Elisabeth Leonskaja © Julia Wesley
Edinburgh

Mediocre Beethoven but brilliant Shostakovich from the SCO

By , 01 February 2018
****1
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Edgar Moreau © Miguel Bueno
Gstaad

Classical drama transformed into chamber music: Moreau and Kadouch play Rita Strohl in Gstaad

By , 31 January 2018
****1
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Stephen Hough at Carnegie Hall in 2015 © Christopher Smith
New York City

Stephen Hough looking at German Romanticism through a Debussian lens

By , 30 January 2018
****1
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Jorge Federico Osorio © Todd Rosenberg
Athens

Mulligan leads a stellar Beethoven “Emperor" Concerto

By , 28 January 2018
*****
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Fabien Gabel © Gaëtan Bernard
Milwaukee

Glittering showpieces from Fabien Gabel and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

By , 27 January 2018
****1
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Lawrence Renes conducts the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra © Ken Scicluna
Valletta

A Hero's Life: Malta Philharmonic performs Rachmaninov and Strauss

By , 27 January 2018
****1
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Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson
Manchester

Golden glow in Sir Andrew Davis' Sibelius 1 with the BBC Philharmonic

By , 27 January 2018
****1
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Teodor Currentzis © Anton Zavyalov
Vienna

Clarity, vision and precision: Teodor Currentzis and Philharmonia Zürich at the Konzerthaus

By , 26 January 2018
****1
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Daniele Rustioni © Davide Cerati
Dublin

Highly demonstrative Rustioni delivers riveting Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich in Dublin

By , 26 January 2018
****1
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Mariss Jansons © Stephan Rabold
Berlin

Skittish Schumann and majestic Bruckner with Jansons and the Berlin Phil

By , 25 January 2018
****1
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Liverpool

Tremendous Turangalîla from Petrenko and the RLPO

By , 25 January 2018
*****
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François-Xavier Roth © Marco Borggreve
London

Essential and elusive Debussy from the LSO and François-Xavier Roth

By , 25 January 2018
****1
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Riccardo Chailly © G. Gori | Filarmonica della Scala
London

Taking flight from the Scala pit: Riccardo Chailly and the Filarmonica della Scala on tour

By , 24 January 2018
*****
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London Sinfonietta principal, Simon Haram © Mark Allan
London

The London Sinfonietta: celebrating 50 years of excellence

By , 24 January 2018
****1
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Mikhail Tatarnikov © Askonas Holt
Poole

Tatarnikov's all-Russian programme wows at the Lighthouse

By , 24 January 2018
****1
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