Classical: The five best concerts

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The Philharmonia Tonight

Christoph von Dohnanyi's revealing series of concerts focusing on the musical tumult of turn-of-the-century Vienna reaches Mahler's shattering, heart-rending Ninth Symphony. Royal Festival Hall, London SE (07-960 4242) 7.30pm


Parsifal Today, Tue & Fri

Beg, borrow or steal to get tickets for Nikolaus Lehnhoff's production for English National Opera of Wagner's "sacred music drama".

Coliseum, London WC2 (07-632 8300) today 4pm, Tue & Fri 5pm


LSO/Mutter Mon

Last year she went all around the world playing Beethoven's Violin Sonatas; on Monday, Anne-Sophie Mutter returns to London to play his Violin Concerto under the baton of Andre Previn.

Barbican, London EC2 (07-638 889) 7.30pm


CBSO/Rattle Mon

A not-to-be-missed opportunity to hear Sir Simon Rattle once again champion Nicholas Maw's magnificent - and mammoth - Odyssey, a work of Brucknerian scope and Mahlerian energy that he first conducted 0 years ago.

Royal Festival Hall, London SE (07-960 4242) 7.30pm


Preisner's Requiem Fri

Preisner's Requiem for Kieslowski is a heart-felt tribute to the late, great Polish director (Three Colours Red) and is here given its London premiere by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Royal Festival Hall, London SE (07-960 4242) 7.30pm