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London

Steven Isserlis and Alexander Melnikov bring Russian intensity to Wigmore Hall

By , 21 February 2018
****1
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Poole

An era of monsters and heroes in music with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

By , 17 February 2018
**111
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Los Angeles

Salonen revives Wing On Wing... and it flies!

By , 16 February 2018
****1
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Philadelphia

Sex, angels and cannibalism: Written on Skin at Opera Philadelphia

By , 16 February 2018
****1
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New York City

New York Philharmonic shines in a concert performance of Die Walküre

By , 14 February 2018
***11
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Sydney

Sweet string sounds from the ACO in Sydney

By , 13 February 2018
****1
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San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet’s dazzling “Bright Fast Cool Blue”

By , 13 February 2018
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Zürich

Ballet in black to pointed parody: Zurich’s junior ensemble takes to the stage

By , 11 February 2018
***11
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Seattle

Morlot conducts in Seattle, with and without heroes

By , 10 February 2018
***11
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Budapest

Senza sangue the ideal partner to Bluebeard’s Castle in sensational Hungarian double bill

By , 10 February 2018
*****
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Chicago

Victorian murder mystery: Elizabeth Cree at Chicago Opera Theater

By , 10 February 2018
****1
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Boston

Andris Nelsons leads Leipzig Week in Boston

By , 10 February 2018
***11
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Los Angeles

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

By , 09 February 2018
*****
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New York City

New York City Ballet: Martins, Walker and Ratmansky

By , 09 February 2018
***11
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Los Angeles

A portrait of a world drawn closer, as depicted by Esa-Pekka Salonen

By , 08 February 2018
****1
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London

A persistent meditative state: Glass' Satyagraha at English National Opera

By , 07 February 2018
***11
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Houston

Into the mist: Gabel and Houston Symphony captain Corigliano and Ravel

By , 03 February 2018
****1
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Glasgow

Scottish Opera’s Greek: a lively update on Oedipus

By , 03 February 2018
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Belgrade

Ghosts and musical magic from Gabriel Feltz and the Belgrade Philharmonic

By , 02 February 2018
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Athens

Mulligan leads a stellar Beethoven “Emperor" Concerto

By , 28 January 2018
*****
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London

The London Sinfonietta: celebrating 50 years of excellence

By , 24 January 2018
****1
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London

Decisive, committed and compelling: Steve Reich in London

By , 20 January 2018
****1
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Zürich

Tension and release: Paavo Järvi brings the Estonian Festival Orchestra to Zurich

By , 20 January 2018
****1
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Cardiff

Springtime for Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBCNOW

By , 19 January 2018
****1
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Philadelphia

Scottish Fantasies with the Philadelphia Orchestra: Otherworldly and Earthly

By , 18 January 2018
****1
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Southampton

Enterprising programme from Marc-André Hamelin at Turner Sims

By , 16 January 2018
****1
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Prague

Bach's Eternal Palace: Mahan Esfahani's Prague tribute to Zuzana Růžičková

By , 14 January 2018
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New York City

Textural clarity in Susanna Mälkki’s return to the New York Philharmonic

By , 11 January 2018
****1
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Philadelphia

Scotch Beasts and other forms of Britishness in Philadelphia's Winter Festival

By , 11 January 2018
****1
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Cleveland

A valedictory Mahler 9 opens the New Year in Cleveland

By , 11 January 2018
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Hong Kong

Variations of tension, energy and contrast with Long Yu and the Hong Kong Phil

By , 15 December 2017
****1
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Manchester

Renaud Capuçon finds the tragedy in Shostakovich

By , 09 December 2017
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Perth

Ancient and Modern: a beautiful Winter Chorale from The Scottish Ensemble and I Fagiolini

By , 09 December 2017
****1
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New York City

Balancing longueurs and invention: the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

By , 08 December 2017
***11
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Cleveland

Mikko Franck scores a successful Cleveland Orchestra debut

By , 07 December 2017
***11
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London

The City of London Sinfonia plumbs the depths of Tavener's The Protecting Veil

By , 02 December 2017
****1
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New York City

A world première and standard repertoire from Edo de Waart and the New York Phil

By , 30 November 2017
***11
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Cleveland

Luisi leads Cleveland Orchestra in bold Bruckner and a new Sciarrino concerto

By , 30 November 2017
***11
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London

Fire and ice: striking Sibelius and stunning Hillborg from Oramo, Batiashvili and the BBCSO

By , 29 November 2017
*****
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London

Vincent Dance Theatre: SHUT DOWN

By , 28 November 2017
***11
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Lucerne

Mindful mission, perfect poet: Leif Ove Andsnes in Lucerne

By , 25 November 2017
*****
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San Francisco

The dark side of the gold: John Adams' Girls of the Golden West gets its world première in San Francisco

By , 21 November 2017
****1
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London

Muhly's Marnie fails to find the drama of Winston Graham's novel

By , 18 November 2017
***11
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Berkeley

The bold and beautiful Joffrey Ballet

By , 17 November 2017
*****
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Milan

The memory of Baroque: Sciarrino's Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo at La Scala

By , 14 November 2017
****1
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Edinburgh

Arvo Pärt’s Angel Music: poignant performances from the Scottish Ensemble and Vanishing Point

By , 09 November 2017
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London

Devastation and exuberance: Stéphane Denève and the Brussels Philharmonic hit the sweet spot

By , 08 November 2017
****1
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London

Alain Altinoglu and the LPO cast a Napoleonic shadow in Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

By , 08 November 2017
***11
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New York City

Nearing the end of an era: Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall

By , 07 November 2017
****1
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London

Revolt against tradition: Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan at Wigmore Hall

By , 04 November 2017
***11
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