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Jung-Min Amy Lee and Asher Fisch with The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Fisch leads The Cleveland Orchestra in commanding performances of Liszt, Barber and Brahms

By , 10 August 2019
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Pascal Moraguès and Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro © Rita Carmo
Lisbon

Love in Lisbon: final concert of the Verão Clássico

By , 06 August 2019
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Thomas Dausgaard and Pekka Kuusisto © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 20: eventful all-Sibelius Prom from Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC SSO

By , 03 August 2019
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Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro and Adrian Brendel © Rita Carmo
Lisbon

Verão Clássico: Chamber music rules in Lisbon

By , 03 August 2019
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 17: Viennese whirls and Finnish chills from Nézet-Séguin and the Bavarian RSO

By , 31 July 2019
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Jack Liebeck and Katya Apekisheva © Rita Carmo
Lisbon

A Lisbon line-up of Romantics: Hummel, the Schumanns, Wagner and Strauss

By , 31 July 2019
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Schubert's “Trout” Quintet © Rita Carmo
Lisbon

Verão Clássico launches with Schubert, Schubert, Schubert

By , 28 July 2019
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Pekka Kuusisto and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra © Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
New York City

Mostly Mozart: Bartók, Vivaldi and... Scandinavian folk music?

By , 27 July 2019
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Kristīne Balanas © Pauls Zvirbulis
Jūrmala

Crowd-pleasers: Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky at the Jūrmala Festival

By , 24 July 2019
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Peter Eötvös © Klaus Rudolph
London

Prom 8: an invitation to the dance from Eötvös and the BBC SO

By , 24 July 2019
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Edward Gardner © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 6: Impressive and inspiring Anglo-American cooperation

By , 22 July 2019
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Kirill Karabits © Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 4: Karabits and the BSO journey beyond the moon in a fast machine

By , 21 July 2019
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Beach's Quintet in F sharp minor at the Garth Newel Music Center © Sara Carey
Warm Springs

Consequential Beach and Dvořák chamber pieces at Garth Newel

By , 20 July 2019
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Edmar Tuul, Stephanie Childress and Yaroslav Zaboyarkin © Taavi Kull
Pärnu

Pass the baton: Järvi Academy's conducting relay

By , 20 July 2019
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Jakub Hrůša © Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 2: Bohemian Rhapsody with the Bamberger Symphoniker

By , 20 July 2019
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Lucy Shelton © Michael Hanish
Putney

Tunes for the Moon from Haydn, Schoenberg, Birtwistle and the Beatles at Vermont's Yellow Barn

By , 20 July 2019
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Andres Kaljuste (viola) and Theodor Sink (cello) play Korngold © Kaupo Kikkas
Pärnu

Musical Klimt: Vienna comes to Pärnu in Erkki-Sven Tüür's chamber gala

By , 19 July 2019
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William Sharp, baritone © Zachary Stephens
Putney

In rural New England, music from three centuries played with aplomb

By , 19 July 2019
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Gilbert Kalish, Peter Kolkay, Stephen Taylor, Kevin Rivard and Tommaso Lonquich © Anna Kariel
Atherton

Music@Menlo: Launching Beethoven

By , 17 July 2019
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James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
Seattle

Intriguing Voyage Out anchored by 19th-century delights in Seattle

By , 15 July 2019
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New Hollywood String Quartet © Sam Muller
Pasadena

Brahms Festival in South Pasadena ends with a lullaby

By , 14 July 2019
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Paul Watkins © Nina Large
Pasadena

Brahms unleashed in South Pasadena

By , 12 July 2019
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Empire Garden © Gene Schiavone
New York City

Mark Morris' pedestrian world premiere opens Mostly Mozart Festival

By , 10 July 2019
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Henning Kraggerud © Robert Romik
Bantry

Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time ends West Cork Chamber Music Festival in style

By , 07 July 2019
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New Hollywood String Quartet © Sam Muller
Pasadena

Summer of Brahms Chamber Music Festival kicks off in South Pasadena

By , 07 July 2019
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James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
Seattle

Strong chamber performances win admiration in Seattle

By , 03 July 2019
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Glass Farm Ensemble © Steven Pisano for Bachtrack
New York City

New York’s Glass Farm Ensemble takes on unsung compositions of text-based work

By , 27 June 2019
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Roman Rabinovich and Juho Pohjonen play Brahms' Hungarian Dances © Gary Adams
Cleveland

Hungarian flair at ChamberFest Cleveland

By , 25 June 2019
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Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony © Brandon Patoc
Seattle

Beloved Maestro conducts arresting farewell concert

By , 22 June 2019
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Long Yu © Askonas Holt
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Phil and Long Yu cross the cultural divide with a trio of Slavic works

By , 21 June 2019
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Wellington Church in Glasgow © David Smythe
Glasgow

Bach and Pergolesi on a glorious Midsummer’s evening at Glasgow’s West End Festival

By , 21 June 2019
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Rakhi Singh © Adam Szabo
London

Manchester Collective: cleverly coaxing a new audience for classical music

By , 18 June 2019
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Roberta Mameli, Helena Rasker, João Fernandes, Maria Ladurner, Roberta Invernizzi, Bruno de Sá © Stefan Gloede | Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci
Potsdam

Polifemo by Bononcini: a Baroque rarity in Potsdam

By , 16 June 2019
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James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong © Christine Bourgier
Montreal

Back to Bourgie: a memorable Beethoven cycle by James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong

By , 15 June 2019
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Tobias Ringborg © Bill Kean
Glasgow

Amicus Orchestra brings summer sunshine to Glasgow’s West End Festival

By , 15 June 2019
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The Kuss Quartet © Suntory Hall
Tokyo

Kuss Quartet’s Beethoven tour with Paganini-loved instruments

By , 13 June 2019
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Karina Gauvin and Le Concert de la loge © Stiftung Händel-Haus
Halle

“Madness” with Karina Gauvin at the Halle Handel Festival

By , 10 June 2019
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Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Camerata Bern © Benno Hunziker
Rheinfelden

Disconcerting pleasures with Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Camerata Bern at the Solsberg Festival

By , 08 June 2019
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Yuan Yuan Tan and Luke Ingham in Scarlett's Hummingbird © Erik Tomasson
London

A lively evening of pure dance from San Francisco Ballet

By , 05 June 2019
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The Aurora Orchestra © Nick Rutter
London

Sparkling “Music of the Spheres” full of cosmic energy from Kuusisto, Collon and Aurora Orchestra

By , 05 June 2019
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The Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta with Sarah Herchkowitz © Anita Veda
Bergen

Bergen International Festival: Arctic Philharmonic in a chilly evening of new music

By , 04 June 2019
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Alpesh Chauhan © Marcello Orselli
London

Chauhan and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra save the best till last

By , 04 June 2019
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The Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Tugan Sokhiev and Renaud Capuçon © Prague Spring | Ivan Malý
Prague

A flat finish for Prague Spring

By , 04 June 2019
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Oslo String Quartet © Paul Johannessen
Bergen

Bergen International Festival: Haydn, Debussy and Unsuk Chin in a magical setting

By , 03 June 2019
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aus LICHT Day 3 © Ruth & Martin Walz
Amsterdam

Airborne string players and choral wizardry in aus LICHT Part 3

By , 02 June 2019
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Jaime Martín © Pražské jaro | Zdeněk Chrapek
Prague

Prague Spring's Spanish heart

By , 30 May 2019
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Santtu-Matias Rouvali © Camilla Greenwell
London

A breath of Finnish fresh air: Rouvali and the Philharmonia on top form in Stravinsky and Adams

By , 30 May 2019
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Seconda Prat!ca – Chiefs of Music and Queen’s Singers © Alciro Theodoro da Silva
Göttingen

Almira's Songbook: Handel meets the world of Spanish music

By , 23 May 2019
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Ensemble 360 © Kaupo Kikkas
Sheffield

Mesmerising Brahms from Ensemble 360

By , 14 May 2019
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Lawrence Power © Jack Liebeck
London

Dappled sunlight: Lawrence Power in a Brahms marathon at the QEH

By , 12 May 2019
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