We Recommend: Classical Music

Le Concert d’Astrée

Tue 14 Apr

Wigmore Hall

Under Emmanuelle Haïm’s direction, Baroque specialist group Le Concert d'Astrée brings a rich selection of pieces from the 16th and 17th Centuries to the Wigmore Hall.

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1920s Paris, The Crazy Years: Pulcinella & Paris

Tue 28 Apr

Southbank Centre

In their Worlds Colliding series, City of London Sinfonia explore the blurred lines between classical and popular culture. With conductor and pianist David Greilsammer, they will give voice to 20th Century French composers.

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Les Talens Lyriques

Fri 8 May

Wigmore Hall

Harpsichordist Christophe Rousset’s Baroque ensemble welcomes German tenor Julian Prégardien for a programme of love songs by some of the leading lights of the French Baroque period.

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Varèse & Debussy: Dreamscapes

Sat 9 May

Southbank Centre

Young conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra dedicate their programme to Varèse and Debussy, who share a preoccupation with the texture, physicality and sensuality of sound itself.

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Varèse and Debussy: Microcosms

Sun 10 May

Southbank Centre

This time with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, conductor Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla combines 4 works by Varèse with pieces by Debussy and contemporary composers Rebecca Saunders and Gérard Grisey.

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La Serenissima

Tue 12 May

Wigmore Hall

The UK’s leading Venetian-specialist ensemble La Serenissima celebrate Vivaldi's women student-performers in the company of soprano Julia Doyle, mezzo-soprano Renata Pokupić and contralto Hilary Summers.

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Memory / Hélène Grimaud

Sun 7 Jun

Barbican Centre

Hélène Grimaud matches Schumann's virtuosity with pieces by Satie, Silvestrov, Debussy and Chopin to ‘conjure atmospheres of fragile reflection, a mirage of what was – or what could have been’, as she says.

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LSO Artist Portrait: Antoine Tamestit

Thu 11 Jun

Barbican Centre

For his LSO Artist Portrait's second concert, violist Antoine Tamestit will present works by Berio and Stravinsky. He will complement the three orchestral concerts with thematically-related chamber concerts at LSO St Luke’s.

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Philippe Cassard & Cédric Pescia

Wed 17 Jun

Wigmore Hall

French pianists Philippe Cassard and Cédric Pescia will perform Schubert's Fantasie in F minor that they recorded on La Dolce Vita label and the Liszt's two-piano transcription of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

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Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations

Tue 23 Jun

Wigmore Hall

Early Music and Baroque series includes some of the finest ensembles and soloists performing today. Jordi Savall and his ensemble Le Concert des Nations will perform François Couperin's Les Nations.

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Cédric Tiberghien

Thu 2 Jul

Wigmore Hall

Among pieces by Schumann, Webern and Schoenberg, Cédric Tiberghien includes in his programme a selection from Beethoven’s catalogue of Variations written during the final decade of the 18th century.

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Jean Rondeau

Sun 26 Jul

Wigmore Hall

Pianist and harpsichordist, Jean Rondeau always impresses audiences with his distinctive musicianship. This time he will give the audience the chance to hear one of the masterworks of the entire keyboard repertoire on the harpsichord.

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