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The female soloists © Thomas Ziegler
Halle

Samson is a great treat at the Halle Handel Festival

By , 27 May 2018
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Mary Bevan © Petra Hajská
Prague

The Monteverdi Choir: A religious experience at Prague Spring

By , 17 May 2018
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The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment © Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
London

Darkness and pain in Mark Padmore's St Matthew Passion

By , 26 March 2018
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Ariodante in Stuttgart © Christoph Kalscheuer
Stuttgart

Rousseau and a boxing ring: Ariodante in Stuttgart

By , 17 December 2017
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John Butt conducts the Dunedin Consort in Leipzig © Bachfest Leipzig | Gert Mothes
Leipzig

Bach to basics at Bachfest Leipzig

By , 11 June 2017
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The Ariodante cast © Robert Workman
London

Handel on tour: The English Concert's star-studded Ariodante reaches London's Barbican

By , 16 May 2017
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The Academy of Ancient Music © Marco Borggreve
Cambridge

Mixed Bach: Bach Reconstructed from The Academy of Ancient Music

By , 05 April 2017
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Roderick Williams (Christ) © BBC | Alex Woodward
Glasgow

Food for thought in Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Last Supper

By , 14 January 2017
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Tim Mead © Benjamin Ealovega
London

All the pleasures: Dunedin Consort honours St Cecilia's Day at Wigmore Hall

By , 22 November 2016
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William Berger (Imeneo) © Theodoro da Silva
Göttingen

Intensely sumptuous: Handel's Imeneo at Göttingen's Deutsches Theater

By , 06 May 2016
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Mussorgsky © Ilya Repin
Port Isaac

Boris Godunov with a star British cast wows St Endellion

By , 07 August 2015
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Julia Doyle © Raphaelle Photography
Valletta

A fine St John Passion in Valletta

By , 19 January 2015
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Jac van Steen © Ross Cohen
Leeds

Opera North's sonorous Sibelius overshadows a lighter Mozart Requiem

By , 26 October 2014
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Matthew Brook © Richard Shymansky
Gateshead

Coffee and fun with Bach and Royal Northern Sinfonia

By , 16 October 2014
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Acis & Galatea performance in Perth © Dunedin Consort
Dunbar

Lammermuir Festival: Acis and Galatea

By , 21 September 2014
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Malin Christensson © Sussie Ahlburg
Gateshead

Doing battle with Beethoven's Missa Solemnis at The Sage

By , 06 June 2014
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Stephen Stubbs © Stephen Stubbs
Seattle

A stirring St John Passion in Seattle from Stephen Stubbs and Pacific MusicWorks

By , 01 March 2014
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Dunedin Consort in St Mary’s Haddington  ©  Robin Mitchell
Haddington

Lammermuir Festival: Dunedin Consort in Mozart and C.P.E. Bach

By , 22 September 2013
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John Butt
Edinburgh

Dunedin Consort present the St Matthew Passion at Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

By , 17 March 2013
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Members of Northern Sinfonia Chorus  ©  Dan Brady
Gateshead

Northern Sinfonia: A Messiah with plenty of passion

By , 01 December 2012
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The Dunedin Consort perform the St John Passion at St Mary's Church, Haddington
Haddington

Lammermuir Festival: Dunedin Consort's St John Passion

By , 14 September 2012
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Matthew Brook  ©   Richard Shymansky
Edinburgh

Brandenburg/Cantata Series III: Dunedin Consort at Edinburgh's Queen's Hall

By , 06 May 2012
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The Bach Players  ©  Robin Kinross
London

The Bach Players give moving tribute to Gustav Leonhardt

By , 19 April 2012
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner & Andrew Kennedy  ©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Two composers for the price of one - Der Freischütz at the Proms

By , 09 September 2011
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner und die English Baroque Soloists © Oliver Killig
Dresden

Ein Sieg für die Ewigkeit: Gardiners Bachkantatenzyklus bei den Dresdner Musikfestspielen

By , 11 May 2018
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The English Concerto © Claudia Höhne
Hamburg

Die Tugend triumphiert! Ariodante in der Elbphilharmonie

By , 14 May 2017
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Mark Padmore © Marco Borggreve
Paris

Aux Champs-Élysées, une Saint-Matthieu intimiste mais pas complètement convaincante

By , 01 April 2015
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