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Intimacy and brilliant showmanship from Yuja Wang at the Barbican

By , 05 June 2018
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No peace for the wicked: a striking Mahler 7 from Petrenko and his Bavarians

By , 01 June 2018
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Conquests and countryside: Barry and Beethoven at the Barbican

By , 24 May 2018
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Battles won and drawn: Beethoven and Barry from the Britten Sinfonia

By , 22 May 2018
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Jonas Kaufmann sings the Four Last Songs in recital at the Barbican

By , 19 May 2018
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A vibrant Mediterranean tableau from Daniele Rustioni and Avi Avital

By , 09 May 2018
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Musical endgames with Rattle and the LSO

By , 22 April 2018
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The many faces of Brahms: Maxim Vengerov and Polina Osetinskaya at the Barbican

By , 16 April 2018
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From Sibelius to Giguère, Mälkki returns to the LSO with versatility

By , 15 April 2018
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The lion roars: Evgeny Kissin at the Barbican

By , 29 March 2018
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Alert and refined: LSO on top form under François-Xavier Roth

By , 25 March 2018
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Gardiner and LSO make a welcome return with Schumann concerto

By , 15 March 2018
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Handel’s calling card Rinaldo still opening doors three centuries on

By , 13 March 2018
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Spellbinding Schumann and Berlioz from Gardiner and the LSO at the Barbican

By , 11 March 2018
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Successful resurrection of Farrenc's Third Symphony by Insula Orchestra

By , 08 March 2018
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Concertos for orchestra: the LSO in Brahms, Dutilleux and Ravel

By , 22 February 2018
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Crime, punishment, forgiveness, redemption: Dead Man Walking finally reaches London

By , 20 February 2018
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Energy and eloquence from Elder and the LSO in Elgar's Second Symphony

By , 11 February 2018
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Symphonic grandeur and two curious farewells from Elder and LSO

By , 08 February 2018
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Majoring in the minor: Jansen, Maisky and Argerich at the Barbican

By , 06 February 2018
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A triumphant Mahler 2 of operatic intensity from Bychkov and the LSO

By , 04 February 2018
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Totally committed Finzi and inspired Shostakovich from Sir Andrew Davis and the BBCSO

By , 02 February 2018
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From Plato to Voltaire: the BBCSO’s Bernstein

By , 27 January 2018
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Essential and elusive Debussy from the LSO and François-Xavier Roth

By , 25 January 2018
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Taking flight from the Scala pit: Riccardo Chailly and the Filarmonica della Scala on tour

By , 24 January 2018
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The Young Debussy: Roth and the LSO open their miniature festival in style

By , 21 January 2018
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Josep Pons and the BBCSO bring Spanish heat to an operatic double-bill

By , 19 January 2018
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A masterwork of elegiac introspection from Isabelle Faust and Alban Berg

By , 14 January 2018
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Entertaining resurrection of a Hollywood oddity by Rattle and the LSO

By , 13 January 2018
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From Rameau to Mahler: Rattle and Kožená entertain in wide-ranging LSO programme

By , 11 January 2018
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Affirmative end to Sakari Oramo's BBCSO Sibelius cycle

By , 06 January 2018
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No ordinary Messiah at the Barbican

By , 20 December 2017
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Big city alienation and love in the LSO's Bernstein 100 season

By , 16 December 2017
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Rattle brings out the LSO's brilliance in Das Lied von der Erde

By , 13 December 2017
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Znaider concludes his Mozart cycle with the LSO in style

By , 07 December 2017
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Celebrating Finnish nationhood with the BBCSO and Oramo

By , 06 December 2017
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Dolce Duello: Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta in Baroque sparring at the Barbican

By , 01 December 2017
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Fire and ice: striking Sibelius and stunning Hillborg from Oramo, Batiashvili and the BBCSO

By , 29 November 2017
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Infernal Liszt: Alice Sara Ott, Antonio Pappano and a Faustian pact

By , 26 November 2017
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A golden evening for Mariss Jansons and his BRSO at the Barbican

By , 24 November 2017
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An evening of orchestral brilliance with Søndergård and the BBCSO

By , 23 November 2017
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Mind-blowing Stockhausen stuns a full house at the Barbican

By , 20 November 2017
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From lamentation to jubilation: Bernstein celebrated in style by Marin Alsop and the LSO

By , 08 November 2017
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An exciting combination of Schmitt & Sibelius from Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 27 October 2017
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A trio of great Bs: Beethoven, Bruckner and Blomstedt

By , 22 October 2017
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Veronika Eberle wows in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

By , 15 October 2017
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Aurally spectacular Vaughan Williams and Birtwistle at the Barbican

By , 13 October 2017
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Classical tradition as Bernard Haitink joins the LSO for Brahms and Beethoven

By , 10 October 2017
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On the edge of the precipice: Britten and Mahler from Janine Jansen, Semyon Bychkov and the LSO

By , 05 October 2017
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Heights of expression: Oramo, Pogostkina and the BBCSO in full-bodied season opener

By , 27 September 2017
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