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Berlin

Paradise Regained: Schumann’s secular oratorio in Berlin

By , 17 May 2018
***11
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London

Mini-Mahler: a reduced but upscale Das Lied von der Erde at Kings Place

By , 14 October 2017
*****
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Auckland

La Damnation de Faust on autopilot in Auckland

By , 27 August 2017
**111
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Verbier

A Salome lacking drama at the Verbier Festival

By , 21 July 2017
**111
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Melbourne

Heavenly music in Melbourne as Sir Andrew Davis leads Haydn’s Creation

By , 15 June 2017
****1
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London

Death, destroyer of worlds: John Adams conducts Doctor Atomic at the Barbican

By , 25 April 2017
*****
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Oslo

St John Passion disappointingly dispassionate in Oslo

By , 06 April 2017
**111
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Prague

Gilgamesh: In Prague, a rousing revival of an ancient story

By , 25 January 2017
****1
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Chicago

The Magic Flute: American nostalgia invoked in Chicago

By , 10 December 2016
****1
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London

Startling gems: Stephen Hough the composer with The Prince Consort at Wigmore Hall

By , 28 October 2016
*****
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London

“Sing O Muse": Salonen explores Stravinsky inspired by Greek myth

By , 25 September 2016
****1
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Manchester

Streamlined Bach from the Hallé and Ryan Wigglesworth

By , 21 April 2016
***11
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London

London Symphony Chorus turns 50: precision and flair in Haydn's Seasons

By , 17 April 2016
****1
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Vienna

Shock of the new: Cornelius Meister and the Vienna RSO on new days, new seasons, new compositions

By , 09 April 2016
****1
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London

The pulse of life: a nearly transcendent performance of Scenes from Goethe's Faust at the Barbican

By , 20 March 2016
****1
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Madrid

Nobody expects Wagnerian comedy: Das Liebesverbot at Teatro Real

By , 22 February 2016
**111
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London

Star turn: a formidably cast presentation of Britten’s Screw

By , 26 October 2015
****1
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Edinburgh

Too good to be true: A very fine Rakes Progress at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 12 August 2015
****1
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London

Rattle and the LSO give us a taste of rare but lovely Schumann

By , 11 January 2015
****1
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Edinburgh

Janáček's Glagolitic Mass crowns Edinburgh International Festival

By , 30 August 2014
****1
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London

A traditional start to a traditional Proms season

By , 18 July 2014
****1
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London

Prom 19: Semyon Bychkov's Tristan with the BBC Symphony Orchestra

By , 27 July 2013
****1
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Edinburgh

Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Adam Fischer excel in Haydn

By , 28 February 2013
*****
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London

Candide (or Optimism)

By , 05 June 2011
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Leeds

St Matthew Passion

By , 09 April 2011
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London

Angela Denoke sings Salome at Covent Garden

By , 06 July 2010
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Bamberg

Musikalische Meister treffen aufeinander: Blomstedt und Bachs Johannes-Passion in Bamberg

By , 30 March 2018
****1
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Vienna

Saul am Theater an der Wien: Händel, Guth, alles gut

By , 16 February 2018
*****
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Rome

Sir Antonio Pappano dirige une grandiose Passion selon saint Jean à l’Auditorium Parco della Musica

By , 13 April 2017
****1
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Munich

Energiegeladener Beethoven: brüderlicher Abschluss am Odeonsplatz

By , 17 July 2016
****1
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Berlin

P(o)ur Strawinsky! Gardiners fulminantes Comeback bei den Berliner Philharmonikern

By , 04 June 2016
*****
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Vienna

Ergriffensein von sublimer Poesie: Robert Schumanns Szenen aus Goethes Faust im Wiener Konzerthaus

By , 21 November 2015
****1
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