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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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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Milan

Gardner and Levit invigorate the Filarmonica della Scala

By , 11 March 2019
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Amanda Majeski (Katya) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Two great Royal Opera debuts aren't enough to lift a Katya Kabanova lacking in drama

By , 04 February 2019
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Étienne Dupuis, Karen Cargill and Edward Gardner © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Sublime care and craft: Edward Gardner conducts Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ

By , 17 December 2018
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Gardner's Zarathustra and the Glagolitic Mass impress in Manchester

By , 11 October 2018
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Edward Gardner conducts the Bergen Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 52: Gardner chisels out the bigger picture in Sibelius 2

By , 21 August 2018
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Gidon Kremer © Roy Bjørge
Bergen

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

By , 27 May 2018
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Ed Gardner © Thor Brødreskift
Bergen

Thunderingly quiet: Berlioz’s Grande Messe des morts opens the Bergen International Festival

By , 24 May 2018
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Louis Lortie © Elias
Manchester

Unpolished gems: Saint-Saëns, Smetana, Sinfonietta and Chasse royale

By , 12 January 2018
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Edward Gardner conducts the Philharmonia at The Anvil © Camilla Greenwell
Basingstoke

Gardner brings Elgar vividly to life in Basingstoke

By , 04 November 2017
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James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
Edinburgh

James Ehnes excels in Edinburgh with Beethoven's Violin Concerto

By , 13 October 2017
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Curtain call of Peter Grimes © Beth Chalmers
Edinburgh

Edward Gardner and the Bergen Phil storm the Edinburgh Festival with a powerful Peter Grimes

By , 13 August 2017
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Members of the Bergen Philharmonic © Oddleiv Apneseth
Edinburgh

Vibrant performances from one of Europe’s oldest orchestras in Edinburgh

By , 12 August 2017
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Jeremy Denk © Michael Wilson
New York City

At Lincoln Center, an evening in Mozart’s luminous shadow

By , 29 July 2017
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Igor Levit and the BBC Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 1: Fuel to the Proms fire on the First Night

By , 14 July 2017
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Stuart Skelton (Peter Grimes) © Thor Brødreskift
Bergen

Psychologically splintered: Stuart Skelton leads a stellar Peter Grimes in Bergen

By , 30 May 2017
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Peter Mattei (Onegin) and Anna Netrebko (Tatyana) © Guergana Damianova | Opéra National de Paris
Paris

Netrebko in majestic form as Tatyana in Paris Onegin

By , 16 May 2017
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Edward Gardner © Neil Pugh
Birmingham

Pulling shapes: Edward Gardner and the CBSO triumph in Haydn and Mahler 5

By , 13 April 2017
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Vittorio Grigòlo (Werther) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Vittorio Grigòlo energizes an uneven Met staging of Werther

By , 20 February 2017
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Leonard Elschenbroich © Felix Broede
Saffron Walden

A thrilling tour opener from the Bergen Philharmonic

By , 15 January 2017
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Extreme sports: Gardner leads the BBCSO in a thrilling Central European expedition

By , 07 January 2017
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Seattle

Elgar's Dream a transformative experience at Seattle Symphony

By , 03 December 2016
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Lise Davidsen © Charlotte Gundersen
London

Exquisite Lise Davidsen the highlight of the Philharmonia's Verdi Requiem

By , 03 November 2016
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Washington

The NSO season opens: celebrating Shakespeare American-style

By , 29 September 2016
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Birmingham

Spirit of England: Gardner galvanises CBSO in Walton's Second

By , 22 September 2016
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Edward Gardner with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 29: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain provide an evening of stellar entertainment

By , 06 August 2016
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Edward Gardner © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 22: Auerbach's UK première of The Infant Minstrel

By , 31 July 2016
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Gloucester

Fire and beauty, tears and triumph: Berlioz’s Requiem at the Three Choirs Festival

By , 27 July 2016
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Ambrogio Maestri © Dario Acosta
Birmingham

Belly laugh: Verdi's Falstaff ends CBSO season in high spirits

By , 13 July 2016
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Stuart Skelton (Tristan) and Heidi Melton (Isolde) © Catherine Ashmore | ENO
London

Transfigured night: Tristan and Isolde at ENO

By , 09 June 2016
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Gardner's Elgar 2 with the Philharmonia: A passionate pilgrimage of a soul

By , 05 May 2016
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Sophie Koch (Octavian) © Cory Weaver
Chicago

Der Rosenkavalier, gilded and lithe, at the Lyric Opera

By , 08 February 2016
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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra © City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Birmingham

Nature, mysticism and life's Angst: The CBSO plays Sibelius' Fifth

By , 30 September 2015
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Emily Beynon © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 54: Andrew Watts and Emily Beynon create deep impressions in two Proms premières

By , 25 August 2015
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Sarah Tynan © Chris Gloag
London

An enlightening Creation from the LSO in St Paul's Cathedral

By , 24 June 2015
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Peter Hoare (Hermann) and Felicity Palmer (The Countess) © Donald Cooper
London

Carte blanche: A muddled Queen of Spades from David Alden at ENO

By , 06 June 2015
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Utrecht

An Invigorating Performance of Elgar's The Kingdom by Edward Gardner in Holland

By , 03 April 2015
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London

Edward Gardner leads the Philharmonia on an uneven journey

By , 15 March 2015
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Birmingham

Energetic evening of Mahler, Lutosławski and Prokoviev from the CBSO Youth Orchestra

By , 22 February 2015
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London

Iain Paterson and Edward Gardner lead a top quality rendering of Wagner's Meistersinger for ENO

By , 07 February 2015
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London

Thomas Larcher première crowns BBCSO programme

By , 01 November 2014
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Birmingham

Hungarian matinée with the CBSO

By , 18 October 2014
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London

"One that lov'd not wisely but too well": a visceral Otello at ENO

By , 13 September 2014
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London

Bees and Bells at the Proms

By , 18 August 2014
***11
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London

National Youth Orchestra dazzles in Stravinsky and Lutosławski with Edward Gardner at the Proms

By , 10 August 2014
****1
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Birmingham

Goose pimples and grisly secrets: A thrilling Bluebeard's Castle

By , 02 July 2014
*****
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London

Terry Gilliam strikes gold for ENO with a riotous Benvenuto Cellini

By , 05 June 2014
*****
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London

Two wins out of three: Julian Anderson's Thebans at ENO

By , 03 May 2014
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London

Matthew Rose the driving force in Mendelssohn's Elijah

By , 22 March 2014
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Birmingham

Steven Osborne and the CBSO captivate in Mozart

By , 20 February 2014
***11
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