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San FranciscoJoshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Meyer, Mozart, Beethoven
Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Joshua Bell

NorthridgeJoshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Meyer, Mozart, Beethoven
Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Joshua Bell

GainesvilleJoshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Meyer, Mozart, Beethoven
Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Joshua Bell

LondonRoyal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantatas

Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantatas
Bach
Iain Ledingham; Margaret Faultless

IstanbulAmsterdam Sinfonietta & Ferhan – Ferzan Önder

Bach, Tabakova, Pärt, Beethoven
Amsterdam Sinfonietta; Candida Thompson; Ferhan & Ferzan Onder

PöllauHimmelsbogen

© Werner Kmetitsch
Fux, Brahms, Bruckner
Arnold Schoenberg Choir; Erwin Ortner

OrpingtonOrpington Orchestra in Concert

Schubert, Brahms
Orpington Symphony Orchestra; Raymond Lewis; Sarah Douch
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Chamber-like playing in Cleveland

William Preucil © Cleveland Orchestra
One had the opportunity to see The Cleveland Orchestra function as a true chamber ensemble without conductor as a program of Vivaldi, Haydn and Mendelssohn was led by concertmaster William Preucil.
***11
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French Baroque in Stockholm

© Anders Dahlin
Anders Dahlin's haute-contre shines in in a concert led by Mariangiola Martello in the Grünewaldsalen.
****1
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Full of the joys of spring in Beethoven

Murray Perahia © Felix Broede
Soon to be seventy, Murray Perahia and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields give full expression to the life force that is Beethoven, in their continuing cycle of the piano concertos.
*****
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All the world’s a stage: The Fairy Queen in Vienna

Anna Prohaska © Monika Rittershaus
At the Theater an der Wien, director Mariame Clément and novelist Lucy Wadham have crafted innovative material that brings the old-fashioned lyrics to life in a coherent and contemporary dramatic setting.
****1
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A dark, clever Hamlet at Theater an der Wien

Bo Skovhus (Claudius) and Andrè Schuen (Hamlet) © Monika Rittershaus
Anno Schreier's successful new opera Hamlet is the first of a series of three Shakespeare-inspired offerings from Theater an der Wien this season. 
****1
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Ariodante at the RCM: in which technique is not enough

Simon Shimbambu as the King of Scotland © Chris Christodoulou
An impressive display of singing technique isn't enough to make RCM's Ariodante connect with hearts and minds.
**111
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Complete Brandenburg Cycle in Budapest by Capella Savaria

Capella Savaria (rehearsal photo) © Zsófia Pályi, Müpa Budapest
Performing a complete cycle of Brandenburg Concertos in one evening may take less time than a Wagner opera, but it is equally an epic undertaking for any Baroque ensemble.
***11
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