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Angela Hewitt © Richard Termine
Berea

Angela Hewitt brings her revelatory Bach Odyssey to Cleveland

By , 18 May 2019
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Markus Brück © Alciro Theodoro da Silva
Hann. Münden

Magnificent Saul in Göttingen Handel Festival

By , 18 May 2019
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Brodsky Quartet © Duncan Matthews
Auckland

Exploring the fugue with the Brodsky Quartet in Auckland

By , 13 May 2019
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From left: Jordi Savall, Andrew Lawrence-King, Xavier Díaz-Latorre © Amy Ryan Media
London

The Doctor Who of music: Jordi Savall whisks us across countries and centuries

By , 12 May 2019
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Rachael Lloyd (Dido) and Eyra Norman (Belinda) © Tristram Kenton
London

Dido: Purcell's opera renamed and relocated by ENO and the Unicorn Theatre

By , 11 May 2019
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New York City Ballet in Pam Tanowitz’s Bartók Ballet © Erin Baiano
New York City

Order and disorder: Balanchine and Tanowitz square off at New York City Ballet

By , 09 May 2019
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Natalia Osipova (Medusa) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
London

A bad hair day for Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Medusa at the Royal Ballet

By , 08 May 2019
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Avi Avital © Guy Hecht
Seattle

Baroque-style in Seattle, but unusual, unfamiliar and refreshing

By , 03 May 2019
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Louise Alder (Semele) and Lucile Richardot (Juno/Ino) © Éric Larrayadieu
London

Semele crashes and burns, but Louise Alder soars up at Ally Pally

By , 02 May 2019
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Francesco Piemontesi © Marco Borggreve
London

Intensity, delicacy and emotion in a highly intelligent programme from Piemontesi

By , 02 May 2019
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Esther Yoo © Marco Borggreve
London

Heights and depths: Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia in all-Russian evening

By , 28 April 2019
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Cellist Bartholomew LaFollette, playing as part of the Manchester Collective © courtesy of Manchester Collective
Manchester

Manchester Collective's intimate and superbly realised Goldberg Variations

By , 27 April 2019
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Marie Goudot and Jean-Guihen Queyras © Anne Van Aerschot
London

A translation of Bach's music into movement by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Rosas

By , 24 April 2019
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Jaap van Zweden and the Hong Kong Philharmonic © Ka Lam/HK Phil
Hong Kong

The three ages of Mozart from Jaap van Zweden and the Hong Kong Phil

By , 20 April 2019
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Johannes Klumpp © Juan Diego Castillo
Bogotá

Back to Bogotá: Original instrument takes on Brahms, Schumann and Schubert

By , 19 April 2019
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Brenda Rae and Benjamin Hulett © Steve J. Sherman
New York City

“Endless pleasure” in Bicket's Semele at Carnegie Hall

By , 14 April 2019
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James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Ehnes' Walton grips in stunning concert of English music at Bridgewater Hall

By , 13 April 2019
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Maya Harr, Babatunji and Madeline DeVries in Pole Star © Manny Crisostomo
San Francisco

Alonzo King's LINES Ballet takes a walk on the wild side

By , 12 April 2019
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Dmitry Zagrebin dances The Flames of Paris © Andrej Uspenski
London

Ivan Putrov's Against the Stream gala unearths some gems at the Coliseum

By , 07 April 2019
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Erin Helyard © Albert Comper
Sydney

Telemann and Bach triumphant in Pinchgut Easter concert

By , 07 April 2019
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Beatrice Rana © Nicolas Bets
Amsterdam

Rana brings energy and clarity to Bach in Amsterdam

By , 06 April 2019
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Stephen Layton © Keith Saunders
Hobart

A dramatic St John Passion in Hobart

By , 06 April 2019
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The Knights in Zankel Hall © Pete Checchia
New York City

A night of light entertainment with the Knights at Carnegie Hall

By , 03 April 2019
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Roderick Williams and Andrew Staples in rehearsal © Tristram Kenton
London

Star-studded, searing Bach at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 02 April 2019
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Felix Mendelssohn © Public domain
Saint Paul

Fresh and vital performances from the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

By , 30 March 2019
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Maxim Vengerov and Patrick Rafter with the RTÉ NSO © Frances Marshall | Marshall Light Studio
Dublin

An impressive display from Vengerov as violinist and conductor in Dublin

By , 29 March 2019
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Claire Booth (Berenice) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Berenice at the Linbury: sung à la Handel, acted à la Gilbert and Sullivan

By , 27 March 2019
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Andrei Ioniţă © Nikolaj Lund
Manchester

Magnificent Martinů and expressive Dvořák in Manchester

By , 23 March 2019
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Ludovic Morlot © Chris Lee
Seattle

Bach meets Harbison in the Land of Shostakovich

By , 23 March 2019
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Mischa Maisky © Hideki Shiozawa
Brussels

Mischa Maisky shines in Tchaikovsky in Brussels

By , 22 March 2019
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Ruzan Mantashyan (Mahamaya) and Eric Jurenas (Sir Alexander) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Handel in the British Raj: Harry Kupfer returns to Komische Oper with a rarity

By , 16 March 2019
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Richard Egarr © Marco Borggreve
Edinburgh

Baroque brilliance brought to life by Richard Egarr

By , 07 March 2019
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Dido and Aeneas © Robbie McFadzean
Glasgow

Reality TV Dido and Aeneas finds resonance with Trouble in Tahiti at RCS

By , 02 March 2019
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Brenda Rae (Ginevra) and Kyle Ketelsen (King of Scotland) © Cory Weaver
Chicago

A vibrant, urgent Ariodante at Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 02 March 2019
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Sir András Schiff © Nadia F. Romanini
Seattle

Poetry and politics: Sir András Schiff does double duty with Seattle Symphony

By , 28 February 2019
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The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra at City Recital Hall, Sydney © Steven Godbee
Sydney

Brandenburg performs Brandenburgs: the ABO turns thirty

By , 27 February 2019
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David Szigetvári © Veronika Éder
Budapest

Handel's Joshua at the Liszt Academy, Budapest

By , 26 February 2019
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Lauren Fagan (Alcina) © Felix Grünschloß
Karlsruhe

Handel's Alcina in Karlsruhe: a great production with great singing

By , 23 February 2019
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Rachel Podger © Theresa Pewal
London

Brecon Baroque celebrates women composers at Kings Place

By , 22 February 2019
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Philippe Herreweghe © Michael Hendryckx
London

Herreweghe's one-of-a-kind “Jupiter” with the Philharmonia

By , 21 February 2019
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Vadim Gluzman © Marco Borggreve
Hamburg

Souvenirs from the sunny south at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 21 February 2019
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Kirill Karabits © Konrad Cwik
New York City

A Rachmaninov evening with the Russian National Orchestra at Lincoln Center

By , 20 February 2019
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Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort © Andy Staples
Adelaide

Thrilling King Arthur from the Gabrieli Consort in Adelaide

By , 18 February 2019
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Sir András Schiff © Nadia F Romanini
San Francisco

Bach-inspired Mendelssohn from Sir András Schiff and the San Francisco Symphony

By , 17 February 2019
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Daniil Trifonov, Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO © Doug Peters
London

Dancing to disaster with Rattle and the LSO

By , 17 February 2019
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Yang Xu (Elviro), Max Emanuel Cencic (Arsamene) and Franco Fagioli (Serse) © Falk von Traubenberg
Karlsruhe

Handel's Serse – the Vegas version – in Karlsruhe

By , 15 February 2019
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Lars Vogt © Giorgia Bertazzi
Gateshead

Chains of influence: Brahms and Handel from Lars Vogt and Royal Northern Sinfonia

By , 15 February 2019
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Roman Válek © Petr Dyrc
Prague

Saul in Prague: Better heard than seen

By , 08 February 2019
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Rafael Payare © Henry Fair
Belfast

Musical transfigurations in Belfast with Payare and the Ulster Orchestra

By , 08 February 2019
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Alina Pogostkina © Nikolaj Lund
London

Stormy passions: The Red Priest and his Muses celebrated at Wigmore Hall

By , 07 February 2019
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