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Igor Levit, Wigmore Hall, London

The pianst threw caution to the winds and delivered a Beethoven “Hammerklavier” to remember

Zemlinsky Quartet
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Zemlinsky Quartet, Wigmore Hall, London

This anniversary concert offered plenty of virtuosic playing but not much risk-taking

Paul Lewis
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Paul Lewis and friends, Wigmore Hall, London

The British pianist perfomed works from ‘old Vienna’

The operatic version of ‘The Long Christmas Dinner’
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The Long Christmas Dinner, Alice Tully Hall, New York — review

An unexpectedly successful double-header concocted by Leon Botstein

The Hilliard Ensemble
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Hilliard Ensemble Farewell Concert, Wigmore Hall, London — review

A dignified final concert from the vocal quartet

From left, Chiara Skerath, Stéphane Degout and Sabine Devieilhe in 'La Chauve-Souris'
©Pierre Grosbois

La Chauve-Souris, Opéra Comique, Paris — review

This new French version of ‘Die Fledermaus’ is a vulgar travesty

The Berlin Philharmonic with, front, left to right, Jörg Widmann, Simon Rattle and Yefim Bronfman
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Jörg Widmann’s Trauermarsch for Piano and Orchestra, Philharmonie, Berlin — review

The composer’s new piece was gripping, at times dizzying

Richard Thompson on stage at Kings Place
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Thompson Family, Kings Place, London — review

An evening of musical therapy, folk ballads and guitar histrionics

Marianne Cornetti, centre, in ‘Un ballo in maschera’
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Un ballo in maschera, Royal Opera House, London — review

Katharina Thoma’s new production is painfully feeble

Christian Gerhaher with pianist Gerold Huber at Wigmore Hall
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Christian Gerhaher, Wigmore Hall, London — review

The baritone rose to impressive heights in this all-Mahler recital

A Christmas Carol, Houston Grand Opera, Wortham Theater Center, Houston, Texas — review

An astounding performance of Iain Bell’s brilliant new Dickens opera

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Wigmore Hall, London — review

The French pianist’s recital reflected his many strengths

Sophie Bevan, Wigmore Hall, London — review

The soprano delivered an imaginative recital of wartime songs

San Francisco Symphony: SoundBox, Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall, San Francisco — review

Michael Tilson Thomas presided over a relaxed musical experience

Run the Jewels, Koko, London — review

The spirit of old-school rap was pervasive

The Way Back Home, Young Vic, London

ENO’s first opera for children is both beautiful and baffling

Metal Wood Skin, Royal Festival Hall, London

Colin Currie’s percussion festival ends with a new MacMillan work

Siglo de Oro, Spitalfields Winter Festival, St Leonard’s Church, London

The young vocal ensemble, under the assured direction of Patrick Allies, tells of the nativity story with vivacity and poise

Iestyn Davies and Elizabeth Kenny, Shoreditch Church, London — review

A candlelit Christmas concert in which the music shone through

Avishai Cohen’s Triveni, Vortex Jazz Club, London

The trumpeter holds diverse influences together with iron logic