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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Symphony no. 3 in E flat major "Eroica", Op.55

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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Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
Brussels

A manifesto against war: Dubugnon première impresses in Brussels, but Beethoven disappoints

By , 25 November 2018
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Freddy Kempf © IMG Artists
Manchester

Staples of the Romantic repertoire from Freddy Kempf and the NCO at Stoller Hall

By , 28 September 2018
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Trevor Pinnock © Simon Jay Price
London

Japan and UK students on a joint journey of discovery

By , 21 June 2018
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Franz Welser-Möst conducts The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra’s “Prometheus Project” ignites at Severance Hall

By , 10 May 2018
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Thomas Hengelbrock © Michael Zapf
Hamburg

Hengelbrock bids farewell to the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

By , 04 May 2018
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Robert McDuffie © Giovanni Canitano
Atlanta

A fine performance of Bernstein's Serenade in Atlanta

By , 05 April 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
New York City

A world première and a subscription debut with New York Philharmonic at Geffen Hall

By , 04 April 2018
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Sir Roger Norrington © Alberto Venzago
London

Norrington and the SWR Symphony Orchestra in heroic vein

By , 16 March 2018
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Cristian Măcelaru © Sorin Popa
Manchester

Nostalgia, despair and triumph with Cristian Măcelaru

By , 25 January 2018
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Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
London

Alain Altinoglu and the LPO cast a Napoleonic shadow in Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

By , 08 November 2017
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Eldbjørg Hemsing © Alikhan Photography | Nikolaj Lund
Dublin

A compelling Eroica and ruminative Dvořák in Dublin

By , 03 November 2017
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Julian Rachlin © Janine Guldener
Barcelona

Julian Rachlin thrills in Tchaikovsky's concerto in Barcelona

By , 30 September 2017
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Nicholas Collon conducts the Aurora Orchestra © BBC | Sarah Jeynes
London

Prom 10: Live Beethoven in every sense from Collon and the Aurora Orchestra

By , 22 July 2017
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Thomas Adès © Brian Voce
London

Thomas Adès' Eroica

By , 06 June 2017
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Alina Pogostkina © Benek Ozmuz
Istanbul

In Istanbul, Beethoven's Violin Concerto comes with cannon and muezzin obbligato

By , 01 June 2017
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Teodor Currentzis © Anton Zavyalov
Berlin

Rebels without a cause: Teodor Currentzis in Berlin

By , 13 March 2017
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Ray Chen, Christoph Eschenbach and the Bamberg Symphony © Reed Hutchinson
Los Angeles

Bamberg Symphony plays a rain-drenched LA

By , 17 February 2017
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Boston

Muted Mozart, muted Beethoven: Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony

By , 16 February 2017
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Julian Rachlin © K Miura
Gateshead

Julian Rachlin's Beethoven: Two portraits of a hero

By , 10 February 2017
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Ben Gernon © Hannah Taylor
Manchester

BBC Philharmonic and Ben Gernon: Relishing in Revolution

By , 04 February 2017
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Alondra de la Parra © Cicero Rodrigues
Zürich

A triple bill in Zurich: a case for the brilliance of youth

By , 01 February 2017
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Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Martin Sigmund
London

Burnished Beethoven: Andrés Orozco-Estrada leads a pristine Eroica

By , 02 December 2016
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Suomela
Northridge

Sibelius with a golden wand: Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia in Northridge, California

By , 05 October 2016
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Hong Kong Sinfonietta © HK Sinfonietta Ltd
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Sinfonietta in a mixed bag of Messiaen, Mozart and Beethoven

By , 20 August 2016
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Surrealism, austerity and heroism: Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom

By , 09 July 2016
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Pinchas Zukerman © Cheryl Mazak
London

Broad and glossy: Zukerman and the Royal Philharmonic at Cadogan Hall

By , 28 June 2016
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Laurence Equilbey © Charles d'Hérouville | Philharmonie de Paris
Paris

Dancing bear, tame beasts: Insula Orchestra tackles Beethoven

By , 08 March 2016
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Jan Latham-Koenig © Paul Persky
London

Demidenko's Chopin a highlight of Flanders Symphony programme at Cadogan Hall

By , 16 February 2016
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Igor Levit © Felix Broede
Zürich

Apostolic Beethoven: Haitink and Levit with the Tonhalle Orchestra

By , 07 January 2016
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Yevgeny Sudbin © Clive Barda
Birmingham

Awash with sentiment: Scriabin's Piano Concerto in Birmingham

By , 03 December 2015
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Zubin Mehta © Wilfried Hösl
Chicago

Israel Philharmonic in Chicago: Can music transcend politics?

By , 15 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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Ben Gernon © Hannah Taylor
Haddington

Scottish Chamber Orchestra opens the sixth Lammermuir Festival

By , 11 September 2015
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Yuja Wang © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

MTT and the San Francisco Symphony's Eroica fails to triumph

By , 31 August 2015
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Valletta

Enthusiasm and vitality brings the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra season to a climax

By , 29 May 2015
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Jennifer Koh with Ludovic Morlot and the CSO © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Something old, something new, all exceptional from the Chicago Symphony and Ludovic Morlot

By , 28 May 2015
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Frank Peter Zimmermann © Harald Hoffmann│hänssler CLASSIC
Melbourne

Frank Peter Zimmermann a revelation in Sibelius' Violin Concerto in Melbourne

By , 27 November 2014
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François-Xavier Roth © Marco Borggreve
London

‘The French Beethoven’ unmasked by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

By , 22 October 2014
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Vladimir Jurowski with the London Philharmonic Orchestra © Richard Cannon
Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival: London Philharmonic Orchestra

By , 18 August 2014
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Sir Mark Elder © Simon Dodd
London

Fine playing by the Hallé in their Prom visit under Sir Mark Elder

By , 09 August 2014
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Simone Young © Klaus Lefebvre
Vienna

Simone Young and the Wiener Symphoniker at odds in Beethoven

By , 24 May 2014
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Bernard Haitink © Clive Barda
New York City

Haitink and Kavakos bring insight to Berg with the New York Philharmonic

By , 08 May 2014
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Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve
London

Bach, Beethoven and Hartmann with Kavakos, Jurowski and the LPO

By , 22 January 2014
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Joshua Bell © Eric Kabik
Birmingham

Joshua Bell plays Bach, Brahms and Beethoven with ASMF in Birmingham

By , 18 January 2014
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Sakari Oramo © Jan Olav Wedin
London

Beethoven faces up to Matthews and wins with Oramo and the BBC SO

By , 08 January 2014
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Gianandrea Noseda  ©  Sussie Ahlburg
Manchester

Noseda returns to Manchester and Beethoven

By , 08 November 2013
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Yuri Temirkanov  ©  Sasha Gusov
Paris

Nikolai Lugansky and Yuri Temirkanov celebrate Beethoven at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

By , 26 October 2013
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James Ehnes  ©  Benjamin Ealovega
Toronto

Classic Britten and Beethoven from Ehnes and Denève with the TSO

By , 12 October 2013
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Maria João Pires  ©  Felix Broede / DG
London

Matheuz and Orchestra Mozart play Beethoven at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

By , 03 October 2013
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