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Prom 71: Elegiac, violent, always purposeful Shostakovich from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 06 September 2017
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London

Proms at... Tate Modern: Grey reverie and awkward electronics

By , 06 September 2017
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Lucerne

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra shines in Lucerne

By , 06 September 2017
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Bucharest

RNO and Andreescu impress with MacMillan and Tchaikovsky at Enescu Festival

By , 05 September 2017
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London

Prom 70: Karina Canellakis makes impressive Proms debut with the BBCSO

By , 05 September 2017
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London

PCM8: Audacious and captivating Schubert from Alice Neary and the Elias Quartet

By , 04 September 2017
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London

Prom 69: A concert of two halves from Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

By , 04 September 2017
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Bucharest

Withheld indulgence: Russian National Orchestra and Pletnev disappoint in Enescu and Prokofiev

By , 04 September 2017
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London

Prom 68: Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky keep the Red Flag flying

By , 03 September 2017
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Bucharest

Handel from Magdalena Kožená and the VBO at Enescu Festival

By , 03 September 2017
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Cologne

Tripping the light fantastic: a refreshing season opener from the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln

By , 03 September 2017
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London

Prom 67: Inspired Mendelssohn from the Freiburger Barockorchester

By , 03 September 2017
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London

Prom 66: Gatti and the Concertgebouw are worlds apart in Vienna

By , 02 September 2017
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Darmstadt

The Flying Dutchman: a Romantic ghost story in Darmstadt

By , 02 September 2017
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Bucharest

A blazing Oedipe kicks off Bucharest’s Enescu Festival

By , 02 September 2017
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London

Proms at... Wilton’s: Conference of the Birds

By , 02 September 2017
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Perth WA

Enjoyable Manon from Opera Box in Perth

By , 01 September 2017
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Tokyo

Suntory Hall’s grand reopening with Rossini’s not so “Petite” Messe Solennelle

By , 01 September 2017
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London

Prom 64: Brucknerian beauty from Gatti and the Concertgebouw

By , 01 September 2017
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Adelaide

What a contrast! Tragedy and comedy in a double bill in Adelaide

By , 31 August 2017
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London

Prom 63: Gerstein, Bychkov and the BBCSO revive some rare Russians

By , 31 August 2017
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London

Prom 62: Chineke! Orchestra's late night with Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Jeanine De Bique

By , 30 August 2017
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London

Prom 61: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in blazing form under Sakari Oramo

By , 30 August 2017
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Madrid

Victor Ullate’s Carmen seduces Madrid

By , 30 August 2017
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Schwarzenberg

Joie de vivre in Dvořák and Schubert at the Schubertiade

By , 29 August 2017
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London

Prom 60: Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic wind up the decibel meter in Shostakovich

By , 29 August 2017
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London

Prom 59: La clemenza di Tito transfers from Glyndebourne to the Proms

By , 28 August 2017
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Amsterdam

A late summer's night with Renée Fleming in Amsterdam

By , 28 August 2017
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London

PCM7: Bittersweet and intimate Chopin from Pavel Kolesnikov

By , 28 August 2017
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Auckland

La Damnation de Faust on autopilot in Auckland

By , 27 August 2017
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Grafenegg

Diana Damrau almost dazzles at the Grafenegg Festival

By , 27 August 2017
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London

Prom 58: Cinematic splendour and patriotic fervour from the Cincinnati Symphony

By , 27 August 2017
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London

Prom 56: Jakub Hrůša raises Czech music to celestial Bohemian heights

By , 26 August 2017
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London

Proms at... Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey Carpark

By , 26 August 2017
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Edinburgh

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker brings Rain to the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 25 August 2017
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London

Prom 54: Rome trumps Vienna for Chailly and the Filarmonica della Scala

By , 25 August 2017
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Stockholm

Eternal truths: première of Hillborg's new film collaboration in Stockholm

By , 23 August 2017
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London

Prom 52: An excellent evening of innovation from Elder and the Hallé

By , 23 August 2017
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Edinburgh

Searing Shostakovich 4 at the Edinburgh Festival: Russians and Scots recall 1962 Western première

By , 23 August 2017
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London

Prom 51: Hearty Elgar from Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 22 August 2017
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Stockholm

Hands across the Baltic: Stockholm celebrates Finland's jubilee

By , 22 August 2017
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London

Prom 50: Riveting Beethoven from Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the CBSO

By , 21 August 2017
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London

PCM6: A voyage of discovery in Christiane Karg's Prom debut

By , 21 August 2017
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Stockholm

Rex tremendae majestatis: impressive Stravinsky at the Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm

By , 21 August 2017
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Cooperstown

Donizetti rarity given American première at Glimmerglass

By , 19 August 2017
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Sydney

The Repairing of Lucretia at Sydney Chamber Opera

By , 19 August 2017
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London

Prom 46: Rattle's Gurrelieder an irresistible force to move the hardest of hearts

By , 19 August 2017
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Los Angeles

Jacob Jonas The Company shares an evening with composer Tim Hecker

By , 19 August 2017
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Cleveland

A French feast from Fabien Gabel at Blossom

By , 19 August 2017
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Sydney

Cheeky and majestic: exuberance dominates in Simone Young’s Beethoven and Bruckner

By , 18 August 2017
****1
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