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Period: 20th century

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NagoyaIceland Symphony Tours, Japan

Sigurbjörnsson, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Sibelius
Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy; Nobuyuki Tsujii

RotterdamA Quiet Place

Bernstein: A Quiet Place
Karel Deseure; Orpha Phelan; Opera Zuid; Madeleine Boyd; Lisa Mostin; Turiya Haudenhuyse; Mireille Capelle

SalzburgBernstein's MASS

Bernstein: Mass
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra; Riccardo Minasi

TokyoTemirkanov & St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible, Op.116
St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra; Yuri Temirkanov; Nikolai Burov; Tokyo College of Music Chorus

CologneGürzenich Orchestra: Symphony Concert 3

Tchaikovsky, Glière, Scriabin
Gürzenich Orchestra; Dmitrij Kitajenko; Xavier de Maistre; WDR Rundfunkchor Köln

BerlinYulianna Avdeeva

Shostakovich, Bach, Skalkottas, Liszt
Yulianna Avdeeva, Piano

LiverpoolMakedonissimo

Makedonissimo
Shahov: Transciptions of Macedonian traditional music
Simon Trpčeski; Hidan Mamudov; Aleksandar Krapovski; Alexander Somov

MadridWest Side Story

Bernstein: West Side Story
Unknown; Ricardo Sánchez Cuerda
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Bach goes Baltic: the Kremerata Baltica at the Elbphilharmonie

Iveta Apkalna © Daniel Dittus
An intriguing combination of three contemporary Baltic composers matched against Bach, delivered with consummate musicianship by Kremerata Baltica.
*****
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Chameleon colours from Batiashvili, Capuçon and Thibaudet

Gautier Capuçon © Catherine Pluchart
Ravel, Mendelssohn and youthful Shostakovich form a varied programme for this starry trio. 
****1
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Remembrance from Pole to Pole

Elizabeth Atherton © Kiran Ridley
Elizabeth Atherton sang with a keening intensity, and gave a voice to every grieving mother and child.
*****
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Utterly thrilling: Prelude – Skydiving from a Dream

Prelude – Skydiving from a dream © Louise Mather
Prelude – Skydiving from a Dream from Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance: mesmeric choreographed Bach and Lutosławski with a blistering performance of Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue played from memory and on the move. Thrilling, daring and exciting.
*****
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A superbly entertaining Kiss Me, Kate at the Theater Bonn

Oliver Arno (Petruchio), ensemble © Thilo Beu
Theater Bonn successfully tackles Kiss Me, Kate in an appropriately light production.
****1
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Striking intimacy from Britten's War Requiem in Liverpool

Andrew Manze, Ed Lyon and Benjamin Appl © Mark McNulty
The RLPO and NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover join forces for Britten's War Requiem.
****1
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DiDonato shines with Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra

Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly
Nézet-Séguin leads Philadelphians and Joyce DiDonato in superb performances of Wagner, Bates, Chausson and Respighi.
*****
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Britten's War Requiem receives a searing performance in Dublin

Ailish Tynan © RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra & Philharmonic Choir
Ailish Tynan's powerful soprano soared above the massive forces of the choir in the thundering "Libera Me" – a wall of sound that blew the audience away.
*****
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