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Profiles of events in classical music worth including in your travel plans.

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Xenakis and Japan: The Inner Lives of Ghosts

Xenakis considered the theatrical form of Noh to be a supreme artistic achievement as well as emblematic of his own vision in regard to musical drama.

Agents of Change: Baroque Instruments and the Atlantic Slave Trade

This winter, travellers to Britain with an interest in history and baroque music can hear an unusual programme of Italian violin concertos and visit the blockbuster exhibition on the abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Emerson Plays Complete Beethoven String Quartets

In a series of eight concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Emerson String Quartet explores all 16 Beethoven string quartets and their impact on composers over the last two centuries. Ticket sales are brisk.

Holy Week: Baroque Music, Tapas and a CD Tip

Processions led by men dressed in long hooded gowns reminiscent of the Klu Klux Klan, the American terrorist organization, parade through the streets carrying religious statues (pasos ) to the sound of drums and music.

John Scott Plays Complete Buxtehude Organ Music

The Organist and Director of Music at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue in New York will perform Dietrich Buxtehude’s complete organ works in a series of Saturday afternoon recitals.

Música Viva Festival

Music meets technology at the 12th edition of the Música Viva Festival in Lisbon.

Spanish and Latin-American Music for the New World

This year’s edition of Laus Polyphoniae presents a particularly colourful musical programme performed by mostly Southern European and Latin American ensembles.

Summergarden 2006: New Music for New York

The Museum of Modern Art’s Sculpture Garden will host six free concerts this summer in conjunction with The Juilliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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Bach Concert Cycle in Dresden's Frauenkirche

J.S. Bach's complete organ works and Sunday church music will be performed in 2006 in Dresden's newly rebuilt Frauenkirche.

Celebrity Concerts in Salzburg Mark Mozart's 250th Birthday

Some classical music's biggest starts celebrate Mozart's 250th Birthday in Salzburg with a series of Best of Mozart concerts.

Editor's Pick: Second String Quartet Biennial in Paris and a CD Tip!

For those with a passion for chamber music, the Second String Quartet Biennial in Paris is an excellent pretext to spend a week in the French capital this November.
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