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Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin © Peter Adamik
Sydney

Flawed heroics bring Barenboim's Sydney stint to a finish

By , 27 November 2018
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Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin © Peter Adamik
Sydney

Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin bring breathless excitement to Brahms in Sydney

By , 25 November 2018
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Annie Aitken (Cunegonde) © Grant Leslie
Sydney

Political Correctness on hold: Candide in Sydney

By , 29 September 2018
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Riccardo Muti conducts the Australian World Orchestra © David Collins
Sydney

From little things, big things grow: The AWO returns to Sydney

By , 02 May 2018
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Masaaki Suzuki © Marco Borggreve
Sydney

“Ridiculous and detestable?" Not on Suzuki’s guard: Beethoven's Mass in C in Sydney

By , 11 April 2018
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Nicole Car © Georges Antoni
Sydney

Fabulous Mozart from Nicole Car in eclectic Sydney programme

By , 08 April 2018
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Simone Young © Reto Klar
Sydney

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

By , 18 August 2017
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© Renato Palumbo
Sydney

Verdi's Requiem given an operatic take in Sydney

By , 10 August 2017
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Jonas Kaufmann © Keith Saunders
Sydney

The time has come: Jonas Kaufmann conquers Sydney as Parsifal

By , 09 August 2017
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Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel
Sydney

Alina Ibragimova impresses with feverish Bartók in Sydney

By , 14 July 2017
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Andrew Mogrelia © Matthew Washburn
Sydney

The Times They Are a-Changin': Nixon Tapes in Sydney

By , 05 June 2017
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Jaap van Zweden © Hans van der Woerd
Sydney

Titanic effort by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in Sydney

By , 05 May 2017
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The ASMF and Joshua Bell © Ken Leanfore
Sydney

Semi-conductor creates electric atmosphere: Joshua Bell and the ASMF in Sydney

By , 22 April 2017
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Harriet Krijgh © Marco Borggreve
Sydney

A pot-pourri of British music in Sydney

By , 21 April 2017
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Richard Tognetti, Helena Rathbone and the ACO © Zan Wimberley
Sydney

Outbreak of Violins: the ACO plays Bach and Haydn at the Sydney Opera House

By , 09 April 2017
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Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta | DG
Sydney

Tender and demonic: the music and music-making of four supremely gifted young Russians

By , 03 March 2017
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Maxim Vengerov © Benjamin Ealovega
Sydney

The ‘unplayable’ played brilliantly: Vengerov with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

By , 17 February 2017
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Richard Tognetti © Paul Henderson
Sydney

Guitar hero: the ACO excels in Sydney

By , 06 November 2016
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Nelson Freire © Mat Hennek
Sydney

Lyrical touch and immaculate phrasing: Nelson Freire's Schumann with the Sydney Symphony

By , 23 September 2016
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John Wilson © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Sydney

Finely chiselled and tightly wrought Vaughan Williams in Sydney

By , 24 June 2016
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Lang Lang © Harald Hoffmann | Sony Classical
Sydney

Extrovert and buoyant: Lang Lang's Grieg in Sydney

By , 10 June 2016
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Masaaki Suzuki © Marco Borggreve
Sydney

“And there was light”: Masaaki Suzuki conducts Haydn’s Creation in Sydney

By , 11 May 2016
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© Oleg Caetani
Sydney

Caetani and the Sydney Symphony tackle Shostakovich's “Leningrad” Symphony

By , 06 May 2016
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Christoph von Dohnányi © Bertold Fabricius
Sydney

Never too late for a debut: Christoph von Dohnányi in Sydney

By , 08 April 2016
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Pierre-Laurent Aimard © Marco Borggreve
Sydney

Aiming for the stars with Messiaen in Sydney

By , 11 March 2016
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Wynton Marsalis © Janusz Kawa
Sydney

Marsalis in Sydney: "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing"

By , 27 February 2016
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James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
Sydney

Tea and Symphony: James Ehnes and the Sydney SO

By , 19 February 2016
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Sydney

Traditional Beethoven splendidly executed in Sydney

By , 17 February 2016
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Pekka Kuusisto © Kaapo Kamu
Sydney

Australian Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven and the 21st century

By , 14 February 2016
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Maxim Vengerov and Roustem Saïtkoulov © Fiona Hamilton (Melbourne)
Sydney

Humility and musical fireworks: Maxim Vengerov returns to Sydney

By , 10 December 2015
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Edo de Waart © Edo de Waart
Sydney

Double Dutch in Sydney: Edo de Waart and Brautigam in Mozart

By , 03 December 2015
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Sol Gabetta © Uwe Arens
Sydney

Sol Gabetta a stylish soloist with the Basel Chamber Orchestra in Sydney

By , 29 November 2015
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Miguel Harth-Bedoya © Erik Dyrhaug
Sydney

Alan Holley's ornithological interlude between two masterpieces in Sydney

By , 11 November 2015
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Anne-Sophie Mutter © Harald Hoffmann | DG
Sydney

Heroic concerto, Eroica Symphony: Anne-Sophie Mutter back in Sydney

By , 25 September 2015
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Sydney

“An awesome concert” in the company of jugglers, contortionists and acrobats

By , 18 September 2015
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Charles Dutoit © Chris Lee
Sydney

Carnivals, festivals, fountains and pines: a Roman triumph for Dutoit in Sydney

By , 12 September 2015
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Renée Fleming © Andrew Eccles | Decca
Sydney

Renée Fleming evinces warmth and humour at her Sydney Opera House recital

By , 30 August 2015
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Magdalena Kožená © Mathias Bothor | DG
Sydney

Australians around the world unite with Simon Rattle at the helm

By , 31 July 2015
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Christine Brewer © Christian Steiner
Sydney

Passion, sorrow and love: Tristan und Isolde in the Sydney Opera House

By , 22 June 2015
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Katarina Karnéus © Mats Bäcker
Sydney

Summer Nights: Katarina Karnéus impresses in Sydney

By , 11 June 2015
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Anthony Marwood © Pia Johnson
Sydney

My Country, My Life: Czech repertoire and a Mackey concerto from the Sydney Symphony

By , 03 June 2015
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Peter Serkin © Touhey Serkin
Sydney

The intimate and the grandiose: the Sydney Symphony Orchestra with Peter Serkin

By , 15 May 2015
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Janine Jansen © Harald Hoffmann | Decca Classics
Sydney

Sit up and listen! Janine Jansen's brilliant Brahms in Sydney

By , 18 March 2015
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Sydney

Evergreen Arts Florissants and youthful Jardin des Voix deliver fine show in Sydney

By , 12 March 2015
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Harry Christophers and The Sixteen © Molina Visuals
Sydney

Make-over for Allegri’s Miserere from The Sixteen in Sydney

By , 10 March 2015
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Christian Tetzlaff © Giorgia Bertazzi
Sydney

Romantic masterworks of good friends and billiard partners: Schumann and Mendelssohn in Sydney

By , 11 February 2015
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Valery Gergiev © Valentin Baranovsky
Sydney

Prokofiev the whimsical and the heroic: after more than 30 years, the LSO returns to Australia

By , 24 November 2014
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Vadim Repin © Harald Hoffmann
Sydney

Fiery Janáček and Lalo from David Robertson and the Sydney Symphony

By , 29 August 2014
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Australian Chamber Orchestra © Jon Frank
Sydney

Bulked-up ACO perform Sibelius and Mahler at the Sydney Opera House

By , 29 June 2014
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David Robertson © MIchael Tammaro
Sydney

Angels, Emperors and Heroes - the Sydney Symphony in fine form

By , 20 June 2014
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