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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67

Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony in Beethoven © Robert Torres
Boston

Sturm und drollery: Nelsons' Beethoven in Boston

By , 23 November 2018
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Richard Tognetti © Gary Heery
Sydney

Tognetti’s Beethoven, Beethoven’s Fifth: the ACO back in Sydney

By , 20 November 2018
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Nicholas Collon, Marcus Farnsworth and the Aurora Orchestra © Nick Rutter
London

Scintillating Beethoven and Gruber from Aurora Orchestra

By , 16 September 2018
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Teodor Currentzis conducts musicAeterna © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 18: Electrifying Beethoven from Teodor Currentzis and musicAeterna

By , 28 July 2018
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Emmanuel Pahud © Josef Fischnaller
Amsterdam

Roth, Pahud and the Gurzenich deliver an evening of high drama in Amsterdam

By , 11 July 2018
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Emmanuel Villaume © Milan Mošna
Prague

A sparkling season finale from PKF – Prague Philharmonia

By , 27 June 2018
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Christoph von Dohnányi © Berthold Fabricius
London

Dohnányi returns to the Philharmonia for Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn

By , 07 June 2018
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Nicolas Hodges © Eric Richmond
London

Battles won and drawn: Beethoven and Barry from the Britten Sinfonia

By , 22 May 2018
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Rudolf Buchbinder © Marco Borggreve
Cardiff

The CBSO play Beethoven, Schumann and Wagner in Cardiff

By , 14 April 2018
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

An exhilarating concert of Lalo, Elgar and Beethoven

By , 23 February 2018
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François-Xavier Roth and Benjamin Grosvenor © Aram Boghosian
Boston

Revelatory, period-style Beethoven from François- Xavier Roth and the Boston Symphony

By , 06 January 2018
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Alexandre Bloch © Alex Hungary
Vancouver

Defiant Beethoven Fifth from Bloch and the Vancouver Symphony

By , 13 November 2017
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Nicholas Collon © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Striking Beethoven 5 from Nicholas Collon and the BBC Philharmonic

By , 21 October 2017
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Vladimir Jurowski © Matthias Creutziger
Berlin

Beethoven and beyond: Vladimir Jurowski and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

By , 17 September 2017
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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

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

By , 21 August 2017
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Ludovic Morlot © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
Seattle

“More Light! More Light!” Morlot and the Seattle Symphony tackle Beethoven's Fifth

By , 23 March 2017
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Gustavo Dudamel © Nohely Oliveros
Barcelona

Dudamel conquers Barcelona with Beethoven’s symphonies

By , 13 March 2017
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Charles Richard-Hamelin © Elizabeth Delage
Hiroshima

Hiroshima sends its message of Peace through Music

By , 16 February 2017
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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Frans Jansen
Birmingham

Challenging conventions: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla's adventures in Beethoven and Mozart

By , 29 January 2017
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Jaap van Zweden © Hans van der Woerd
Cleveland

Jaap van Zweden and the Cleveland Orchestra bring freshness to Beethoven’s Fifth

By , 26 November 2016
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Akiko Suwanai © Takaki Kumada
Tokyo

Exquisite Beethoven from the Bamberg Symphony and Akiko Suwanai

By , 02 November 2016
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Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra © Todd Rosenberg Photography
Chicago

Muti recreates Chicago Symphony’s inaugural program

By , 15 October 2016
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Oslo

Ringing ears in Oslo after Petrenko's Beethoven

By , 08 September 2016
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Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet) and Sakari Oramo (conductor) © Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 34: Colour and Cubism with HK Gruber, Dutilleux and Beethoven

By , 10 August 2016
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Sang Yoon Kim and Sakari Oramo © Prague Spring | Ivan Malý
Prague

Prague Spring reveals the BBC Symphony's split personality

By , 25 May 2016
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Markus Stenz © Molina Visuals
Manchester

Enchanted forests and dances of death: Markus Stenz and the Hallé

By , 17 March 2016
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Sydney

Traditional Beethoven splendidly executed in Sydney

By , 17 February 2016
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Jos van Immerseel © Alex Vanhee
Sydney

Splendid playing but uninspired performances: Anima Eterna's Beethoven at the Sydney Festival

By , 23 January 2016
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Steven Isserlis © Satoshi Aoyagi
Birmingham

Bell and Isserlis deliver on the Brahms Double in Birmingham

By , 09 January 2016
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Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker at Carnegie Hall © Rob Davidson
New York City

Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker in superb performances of Beethoven 2 and 5

By , 18 November 2015
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Auckland

Thrilling Beethoven but a surfeit of cello adagios with the ACO

By , 08 November 2015
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Antonio Pappano © Musacchio Ianniello | EMI
Milan

Classical creativity: Beethoven and Spontini from Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

By , 11 October 2015
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Riccardo Muti © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Muti opens CSO’s 125th season with two warhorses and a rarity

By , 17 September 2015
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Prom 33: Gardiner and his Romantic Revolutionaries pack a punch

By , 09 August 2015
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The Firebird at the Ten Pieces Prom © BBC | Guy Levy
London

Proms 2 & 3: Ten Pieces a hit with young audience

By , 19 July 2015
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Michael Sanderling © Marco Borggreve
London

Rage, revolution and redemption: Dresden Philharmonic at Cadogan Hall

By , 18 June 2015
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Christoph Eschenbach © Eric Brissaud
Washington

“The machinery of awe, fear and terror”: NSO explores Mitteleuropa

By , 02 May 2015
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Gustavo Dudamel © Richard Reinsdorf
Madrid

Here and now: Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony in Madrid

By , 20 January 2015
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Gustavo Dudamel © Mark Hanauer
London

Dudamel drives the Simón Bolívars to opulence and excess

By , 08 January 2015
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© David Karlin
London

More Revolutionary than Romantic: Gardiner and Antonacci at the Barbican

By , 07 November 2014
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Volkov conducts the Iceland Symphony Orchestra © Alistair Muir
London

The earth moves at the Proms as the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra make their debut

By , 22 August 2014
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Thomas Zehetmair © Dan Brady
Gateshead

Thomas Zehetmair ends his time at Royal Northern Sinfonia in style

By , 11 June 2014
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Emanuel Ax © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
San Diego

Dohnányi masters two Bs - with help from Ax

By , 26 April 2014
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Nicola Benedetti © Simon Fowler
Madrid

Nicola Benedetti mesmerizes Madrid in Tchaikovsky

By , 27 February 2014
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Stephen Hough  ©  Sim Canetty-Clarke
Bristol

Hough's Dvořák highlights a night with Bristol Classical Players at St George's

By , 21 September 2013
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Jukka-Pekka Saraste  ©  Stina Gullander
Paris

Jukka-Pekka Saraste lacks romanticism with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln at Salle Pleyel

By , 17 September 2013
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Donald Runnicles conducting the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Prom 29 (Tannhäser)  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 28: James MacMillan's Violin Concerto with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

By , 03 August 2013
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Camerata Salzburg  ©  Christian Schneider
Vienna

Some like it hot: Heinrich Schiff and the Camerata Salzburg cook up a concert in a sweltering Vienna

By , 18 June 2013
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Hong Kong Sinfonietta  ©  HK Sinfonietta Ltd
Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Sinfonietta in Mozart and Beethoven evergreens

By , 27 March 2013
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Daniel Barenboim conducting the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; photo  ©  Steve J. Sherman
New York City

WEDO and Barenboim start a Beethoven cycle at Carnegie

By , 30 January 2013
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