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Peter Eötvös © Klaus Rudolph
London

Prom 8: an invitation to the dance from Eötvös and the BBC SO

By , 24 July 2019
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Emmanuel Villaume © Václav Hodina
Prague

Prague Philharmonia finishes with a flourish

By , 12 June 2019
****1
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Stéphane Denève © Uwe Ditz
Cleveland

Vivid colors and ecstatic highs mark Denève’s Cleveland Orchestra program

By , 25 April 2019
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Raphaël Sévère © Matt Dine
Hong Kong

A Mozart classic and French impressionism with Hong Kong Sinfonietta

By , 24 November 2018
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François-Xavier Roth © Holger Talinski
London

From sunrise to dreamy afternoons: orchestral sorcery from François-Xavier Roth and the LSO

By , 14 November 2018
****1
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Lorenzo Viotti © Brescia e Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Lorenzo Viotti debuts with the Filarmonica della Scala

By , 31 October 2018
****1
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Valery Gergirev conducts the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra © Justin Mohling | Lied Center for Performing Arts
Lincoln

Magnificent Mariinsky at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts

By , 28 October 2018
*****
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Robin Ticciati © Giorgia Bertazzi
Berlin

Dreams, spirits, but disappointing Bruckner from Ticciati and the DSO Berlin

By , 24 September 2018
**111
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Ludovic Morlot © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
London

Prom 44: Lili Boulanger steals the show in Morlot’s opalescent French tableau

By , 15 August 2018
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Young musicians of the Davos Festival © Yannick Andrea | Davos Festival
Davos

Fine talents at the Davos Festival – Young Artists in Concert

By , 04 August 2018
***11
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Inon Barnatan © Marco Borggreve
Atlanta

Scheherazade ends the Atlanta season on a high

By , 07 June 2018
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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Chris Lee
New York City

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla: A charming yet forceful first appearance on the Carnegie Hall rostrum

By , 18 May 2018
****1
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Martha Argerich and Renaud Capuçon © Caroline Doutre
Aix-en-Provence

Argerich, Capuçon and friends close the Aix Easter Festival in grand style

By , 08 April 2018
*****
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François-Xavier Roth © Marco Borggreve
London

Essential and elusive Debussy from the LSO and François-Xavier Roth

By , 25 January 2018
****1
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Pablo Heras-Casado © Fernando Sancho
London

Four French masterpieces from a Philharmonia Orchestra on fine form

By , 21 January 2018
****1
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Stéphanie d'Oustrac © Bertrand Pichene
London

Gallic pleasures at Wigmore Hall: The Nash Ensemble's French Connection

By , 13 January 2018
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Stanislav Kochanovsky © Askonas Holt
Dublin

Trippy dreams: Kochanovsky and RTÉ NSO deliver a searing Symphonie fantastique

By , 12 January 2018
***11
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Engaging and fluent performances from Elder’s Hallé

By , 05 October 2017
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Kazushi Ono © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 39: Turnage's Hibiki receives European première

By , 14 August 2017
***11
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Stéphane Denève © Jan-Olav Wedin
Stockholm

French night in Stockholm with Stéphane Denève

By , 10 May 2017
***11
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Alexandra Soumm © Benjamin Ealovega
Basingstoke

A beguiling evening of exotic spice from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

By , 05 May 2017
*****
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Antoine Mignot © Julien Mignot
London

Antoine Tamestit presents first-class Bartók with the LSO

By , 23 April 2017
****1
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Valery Gergiev conducts the Munich Philharmonic in Carnegie Hall © Steve J Sherman
New York City

Valery Gergiev conducts the Munich Philharmonic in a problematic performance at Carnegie Hall

By , 05 April 2017
***11
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Marcela Roggeri © Jean-Baptiste Millot
London

Le Bœuf sur le toit: Paris in the Roaring Twenties celebrated at the Institut français

By , 02 April 2017
***11
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Leila Josefowicz © Chris Lee
Chicago

Salonen and Josefowicz riveting in Chicago première of Adams’ Scheherazade.2

By , 02 March 2017
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Bernard Haitink © Todd Rosenberg
Amsterdam

A Dutch Lion: Haitink celebrates 60 years conducting the Royal Concertgebouw

By , 16 February 2017
*****
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Hilary Hahn © Michael Patrick O'Leary
Seattle

Hilary Hahn and Ludovic Morlot ignite Seattle

By , 11 February 2017
****1
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Karina Canellakis © Todd Rosenberg
Oxford

Karina Canellakis skippers a French voyage with the Oxford Philharmonic

By , 28 January 2017
***11
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Daniele Gatti © Pablo Faccinetto
Amsterdam

Beauty and the Beast battle for our hearts and ears in Amsterdam

By , 12 January 2017
****1
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Cristian Mandeal © Hazard Chase
Liverpool

Spectacular Saint-Saëns from Ian Fountain and Cristian Mandeal in Liverpool

By , 10 November 2016
***11
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Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

A feast of phenomenal pianism: two-piano gala at Kings Place

By , 08 October 2016
*****
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Nicola Benedetti © Simon Fowler
London

A dream double: spectacular Szymanoskwi from Nicola Benedetti in LPO's season opener

By , 23 September 2016
*****
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Ning Feng © Felix Broede
Budapest

Paris Impressions: Fischer and Feng’s foray into French repertoire in Budapest

By , 23 September 2016
***11
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Jacques Lacombe © JF Berube
Lenox

O Fortuna: An eclectic musical evening at Tanglewood

By , 09 July 2016
***11
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Peter Jablonski © Benjamin Ealovega
London

From Paris to New York: A whirlwind of orchestral virtuosity from the RPO

By , 26 April 2016
****1
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Julien Brocal © Emmanuelle Alès
Cleveland

A surprising role reversal in Cleveland

By , 10 March 2016
***11
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Beatrice Rana © Marie Staggat
Birmingham

The charm of youth: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and Beatrice Rana enchant with the CBSO

By , 10 January 2016
****1
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Philippe Cassard © Vincent Catala
London

Fifty shades of Debussy: Philippe Cassard’s masterclass in colour and rhythm

By , 27 December 2015
*****
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Lionel Bringuier © Paolo Dutto
Cleveland

Lionel Bringuier leads impressive new English horn concerto with The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 27 November 2015
****1
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Sydney

Australians around the world unite with Simon Rattle at the helm

By , 31 July 2015
*****
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London

Prom 17: Vaughan Williams' Sancta civitas makes its Proms debut

By , 30 July 2015
*****
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London

Striking Lindberg the highlight of a dispassionate performance from the LPO

By , 28 January 2015
***11
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London

Lionel Bringuier's successful Philharmonia debut

By , 06 November 2014
****1
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London

A traditional affair: Haitink, Uchida and the LSO

By , 30 October 2014
****1
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London

Finest French fare to mark the Nash Ensemble’s 50th anniversary

By , 18 October 2014
****1
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San Diego

From French to Polish, with a dash of paprika in San Diego

By , 03 May 2014
****1
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Paris

The early 20th century with the Orchestre de Paris and Paavo Järvi

By , 02 October 2013
****1
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Berlin

Nights and fantasies: Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra at Musikfest Berlin

By , 09 September 2013
****1
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Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival: Scottish Chamber Orchestra play Fauré's Requiem led by Robin Ticciati

By , 17 August 2013
****1
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London

Animalistic Stravinsky and Varèse by the Philharmonia

By , 30 May 2013
****1
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