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      Martin Fröst review – mellifluous Schumann and understated Mozart

      Wigmore Hall, London
      Miah Persson, Roland Pöntinen and Maxim Rysanov helped the stellar Swedish clarinettist kick off a short residency with a beguiling programme

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      The Virtues of Things review – clear-sighted tale of a family facing the future

      Linbury Studio, London
      Matt Rogers and Sally O’Reilly’s new opera about a prop-making family mysteriously made ill – and the young gun brought in to help them – has plenty of humour, if a bit of instrumental hyperactivity

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      The Rake's Progress review – a rare treat from the Met

      Metropolitan Opera, New York
      The opera’s champion, conductor James Levine, led the orchestra through Stravinsky’s many-layered score to thrilling effect

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